Lushan county mourns quake victims

A girl sheds tears as students at Lushan Middle School in Lushan county take part in a public mourning ceremony yesterday in memory of those who perished in the magnitude 7 earthquake that hit the area in the southwestern province of Sichuan eight days ago. Nearly 200 lives were lost. Photo: Xinhua

Crowds gathered in devastated Lushan county yesterday as a day of mourning was held across Sichuan province for those killed in the last weekend's magnitude 7 earthquake.

Sunday, 28 April, 2013, 5:31am

Hong Kong shares ferry victims' agony as mourning draws to a close

A woman weeps during a ritual session mourning those killed in the ferry crash. Photo: Sam Tsang

With the death of nine-year-old Tsui Hoi-ying on Friday - the 39th victim of the disaster - people who visited a condolence point yesterday said they could viscerally feel the agony of her mother, who had already lost her husband in the tragedy.

7 Oct 2012 - 11:34am

Shattering disaster binds millions in silent solidarity

Mourning gives way to shouts of 'Long live China'

From Hong Kong's teeming business district to the Gobi desert, sirens and car horns wailed as the nation came to a standstill in mourning for the tens of thousands killed in the Sichuan earthquake.

20 May 2008 - 12:00am

Death and the depths of emotion

One odd thing about the highly 'psychologised' westerner is that he or she continues to be so influenced by Freud, while psychology professors can go through their entire career without giving him a passing thought. Take the standard western way to grieve, for example.

23 Apr 2005 - 12:00am

Heartless mainlanders' double standards

At the time of the attacks against the World Trade Centre and the Pentagon, two of my Hong Kong employees were on business on the mainland.

The mainland business people they encountered were pleased by, and in some cases openly celebrating, these horrific attacks.

20 Sep 2001 - 12:00am

Territory blasts its farewell on land and sea

Typical of Hong Kong, the territory marked the funeral of the man who masterminded its return to Chinese rule with a deafening blast of noise.

While some people observed a minute's silence, a cacophony of horns - on land and sea - was the most telling reminder that Deng's memorial had begun in Beijing.

26 Feb 1997 - 12:00am

Kuk plans protest

THOUSANDS of New Territories village households will switch off their lights for several minutes on Wednesday in ''mourning'' if a bill ending exclusive land inheritance rights along the male line is passed in the Legislative Council.

About 1,000 rural leaders are expected to swamp the area outside the Legco chamber in protest.

18 Jun 1994 - 12:00am