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Natural Disaster

Alert over ship from Fukushima sparks quarantine checks

Ships seeking to enter Hong Kong that began their voyage within 80 kilometres of Japan's Fukushima prefecture, site of a nuclear power plant crippled by a March 11 earthquake and tsunami, are to be quarantined for radiation checks off Lamma Island.

Saturday, 26 March, 2011, 12:00am

Two Japanese tourists treated for high levels of radiation

Two Japanese tourists were treated at a Jiangsu hospital after airport checks found they showed severe levels of radiation on arrival from Tokyo, the mainland's safety watchdog said yesterday.

26 Mar 2011 - 12:00am

Activist back behind bars over articles

A mainland political activist who had already spent nearly a decade in prison was jailed for another 10 years yesterday for writing articles urging democratic reform, an unusually harsh sentence that rights groups say shows the authorities are intent on silencing their critics.

26 Mar 2011 - 12:00am

TPV plans bigger LCD business on mainland demand

TPV Technology, the world's biggest contract manufacturer of computer monitors, is gearing up to expand its television business this year as the mainland becomes the industry's largest market for liquid-crystal display (LCD) televisions.

25 Mar 2011 - 12:00am

Last milk batch from affected prefecture arriving in 3 days

The last batch of a popular brand of Japanese milk formula produced in a quake-affected prefecture arrives in Hong Kong in three days.

25 Mar 2011 - 12:00am


Time to lift freeze on ESF subvention

I could not agree more with those who have been urging the government to end the freeze on its subvention to the English Schools Foundation.

25 Mar 2011 - 12:00am

The proof that we can pull together in a crisis

I have been getting e-mails from friends in Japan. Here is a typical description of Tokyo in late evening on the day of the earthquake.

25 Mar 2011 - 12:00am

BRICS will become a force to be reckoned with, say researchers

Government researchers say the BRICS countries - a grouping that represents the economies of Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa - will grow into a force to strive for developing countries' interests and rights in the world.

25 Mar 2011 - 12:00am


The rewards of being a volunteer

Volunteering should be done voluntarily. You shouldn't volunteer just because your parents or teachers force you to do so. You should volunteer because you are willing to use your time and abilities to lend a helping hand to others.

25 Mar 2011 - 12:00am

Clean up the rules and this game will fly, says Aussie O'Connor

What is a ruck? That's the question Australian coach Michael O'Connor would love to have dissected. O'Connor feels the laws which apply to 15s cannot be applied to sevens and has called for the IRB to clean up this vexed area.

25 Mar 2011 - 12:00am