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Natural Disaster

We must learn our lessons from Japan meltdown fears

It may be prime time for green activists to focus on the multiple nuclear meltdowns and explosions, following the powerful earthquake in Japan last week.

Thursday, 17 March, 2011, 12:00am

Duathlon victory is special for quake survivor

Timmy Law, a survivor of the recent Christchurch earthquake, says his victory in the 2011 Duathlon Series - Race 3 is truly special. Last Sunday, Law claimed his first title of the year, winning the male elite junior category at Bride's Pool Road, Pat Sin Leng.

17 Mar 2011 - 12:00am

Post takes 11 prizes at 2010 news awards

The South China Morning Post has won 11 prizes in the 2010 Hong Kong News Awards.

The Post scooped the prize pool last night in the Best Business News Writing (English category) for the second year in a row, took the top prize in Best News Writing (English category), was second runner-up in the Best Scoop and took second prize in the best science news reporting category.

17 Mar 2011 - 12:00am

Jittery investors dump stocks amid nuclear fears in Japan

Fears over the safety of Japanese nuclear reactors sent shockwaves through Asian markets yesterday after Prime Minister Naoto Kan warned of increasing risk of further radiation leaks following a blast at a nuclear power plant in Fukushima.

16 Mar 2011 - 12:00am

Lai See

Microsoft marketing heads fail with Bing earthquake ploy

We know marketing people are quite often driven types but you have to wonder what was going through those heads at Microsoft when they decided that the Japanese earthquake was an opportunity.

16 Mar 2011 - 12:00am

Great value on offer as appeal for calm triggers panic attack

The sight of Japanese prime minister Naoto Kan dressed in his blue-grey emergency overalls and appealing for calm triggered a full-blown panic attack in financial markets yesterday.

16 Mar 2011 - 12:00am

Sichuan iron ore miner digs up 3b yuan budget to double its resources

China Vanadium Titano-Magnetite Mining, a major producer of iron ore in Sichuan, plans to spend three billion yuan (HK$3.5 billion) in the next three to five years to acquire mines and virtually double its resources.

Executive director Yu Xingyuan yesterday said the budget will be funded by its own cash inflow from operations, averaging one billion yuan annually.

16 Mar 2011 - 12:00am

Electronic goods in China face price rise

With Japanese suppliers overwhelmed by the damage to the transport and power infrastructure caused by last week's earthquake, a shortage of key electronic components and higher prices for these devices now loom for China's manufacturers.

16 Mar 2011 - 12:00am

HK factories suffer from overseas turmoil

Japan's earthquake and the Middle East turmoil have dealt yet another blow to Hong Kong manufacturers across the border, according to the Federation of Hong Kong Industries.

16 Mar 2011 - 12:00am

HSBC banker predicts growth in trade will continue into next year

Trade growth should continue into 2012 despite concerns about political events in the Middle East, economic wobbles in Europe and uncertainties over the mainland economy, a senior banker told Hong Kong shipowners yesterday.

16 Mar 2011 - 12:00am

Dry bulk cargo market facing rough seas, Jinhui Holdings says

The dry bulk cargo market is facing rougher seas from a surge in ship deliveries that are forcing down freight rates and which risk charter defaults as ship owners struggle to make lease payments.

16 Mar 2011 - 12:00am

Public Eye

Wen hears the people, but HK leaders are deaf

16 Mar 2011 - 12:00am

HK extends black travel warning to 3 more regions

The Hong Kong government last night extended the black travel warning to three more regions of Japan surrounding Fukushima.

The highest travel warning means people should avoid all travel to Miyagi, Ibaraki and Iwate, as well as Fukushima. The red travel warning - which advises against non-essential travel - is in force for the rest of Japan.

16 Mar 2011 - 12:00am

Hong Kong mother's joy at birth of boy in devastated city

For a Hong Kong mother caught up in the disaster-struck Japanese city of Sendai, the arrival of a baby boy is a ray of hope amid the devastated landscape.

Frances Ku Ying-hung, a missionary who is married to Japanese pastor Takahiro Ami, gave birth early yesterday.

16 Mar 2011 - 12:00am

Radioactive cloud unlikely to reach Hong Kong

The Observatory says radioactive material from Fukushima nuclear plant is unlikely to reach Hong Kong.

Predicting the probable trajectory of spewed materials from the damaged plant more than 3,000 kilometres from Hong Kong, the weather scientists said the city would be under the influence of a westerly air flow from China until Friday.

16 Mar 2011 - 12:00am