Germany yesterday sent thousands of soldiers to help cities and towns cope with flooding from the rain-swollen Danube and other southern rivers, a day after the Bavarian city of Passau saw its worst flooding since 1501.Wednesday, 5 June, 2013, 1:03am
Volunteers piled up sandbags to keep a swollen river from overwhelming the Czech capital's historic centre yesterday after floods across central Europe forced factories to close, drove thousands from their homes and killed at least seven people.4 Jun 2013 - 3:57am
Tokyo, the world's most populated city, is building defences for a once-in-200-years flood that could dwarf the damage Hurricane Sandy wrought on the US east coast.1 Jun 2013 - 3:58am
A return to the epicentre of the 2008 disaster brings an emotional reunion and mixed feelings for a journalist who was among the first outsiders to reach flattened Yingxiu as it mourned its lost children12 May 2013 - 2:36pm
Relief teams battled to gain access to isolated areas in quake-hit Sichuan province as the death toll rose to 188 yesterday, with more than 11,000 injured and 21 still missing.24 Apr 2013 - 10:01am 1 comment
Remarkable tales of courage and survival continued to appear in mainland media yesterday, a day after a magnitude-7.0 earthquake struck Sichuan.22 Apr 2013 - 7:49am
In stark contrast to the Great Sichuan Earthquake five years ago, the central government and the army showed yesterday that they could respond quickly to natural disasters. And volunteer groups said they were better equipped to help out.21 Apr 2013 - 1:59pm
A desperate search for three people missing in a landslide in southwestern China ended on Saturday when their bodies were pulled from the mud, taking the final death toll to 46 - many of them children.12 Jan 2013 - 2:16pm
While many companies are shifting to countries with cheaper rents or lower wages, they had better check with the weather bureau and their insurers.
Why? Ask the Japanese carmakers and they will tell you their sad stories.
The carmakers first received a blow in March last year when the earthquake and tsunami hit their manufacturing base in Japan.13 Nov 2012 - 3:53am
Dongfeng Motor Group, the largest Hong Kong-listed carmaker by market value, plans to invest 30 billion yuan (HK$35.58 billion) in the next two years to boost production and research and development capacity to meet booming demand in the world's largest car market.31 Mar 2011 - 12:00am
Luxury hotel owner and operator Shangri-La Asia, which saw profit before non-operating items jump 163.98 per cent to US$144.4 million last year, warned that the economic outlook in North America and Europe remained weak.31 Mar 2011 - 12:00am
SBI Holdings, a Japanese online financial services and venture capital firm which is seeking up to HK$2.55 billion in a secondary listing in Hong Kong, said the country's nuclear crisis would have little impact on its business.31 Mar 2011 - 12:00am
A record price for copper may be set in the coming year even though the mainland's biggest copper producer aimed at increasing the metal's production by 66 per cent to 1.5 million tonnes in the next five years.31 Mar 2011 - 12:00am
The health of our customers is our number one concern,' says Erik Idos, the executive chef of Nobu InterContinental in Tsim Sha Tsui. 'The sushi chef and I made a map of where all our fish comes from.31 Mar 2011 - 12:00am
City University is to launch Hong Kong's first degree course in nuclear and risk engineering - a decision made before the crisis at the Fukushima reactor in Japan.
The magnitude-9 earthquake and the devastating tsunami that hit northeast Japan on March 11, crippling the nuclear power plant, has triggered a global backlash against nuclear power.31 Mar 2011 - 12:00am