Some 100 people evacuated and 13 lift passengers briefly trapped during lunchtime incident.Tuesday, 11 March, 2014, 4:33pm
Flat owners of Shenzhen's Jiayu Garden, who suspect that the developer had used cheap sea sand in the concrete, are shocked to learn that a sample from their block barely passed Hong Kong's standard for chloride ions.11 Apr 2013 - 5:44am 1 comment
The Shenzhen Housing and Construction Bureau released a statement on its official website yesterday saying six major property projects in the city, including Jiayu Garden and Ping An International Financial Centre, which at 660 metres will be the city's tallest building when completed, were safe and met national standards for concrete.24 Mar 2013 - 5:57am
Over the past two decades, Shenzhen has awed many with its construction prowess, building upwards and sideways at jaw-dropping speed and scale. But recently, reports of some property developers using unsuitable materials for construction have rung the alarm bells over building and public safety. Urgent investigation is needed.20 Mar 2013 - 3:11am
Paul Chan Mo-po, on his official blog yesterday, wrote that the lift and escalator safety advisory committee would be represented by the lift trade and "outside-sector parties" such as property management firms, property owners and consumers.18 Mar 2013 - 4:44am
Although Hong Kong is not totally free of violent crime, it is a remarkably safe place to live in. Comparable communities in developed Asia, like Japan, Korea and Singapore, also have markedly lower crime rates than most Western societies.22 Feb 2013 - 4:04am
When a major public health crisis occurs, the first thing a government should do is to alert the people and do whatever it can to protect them. Regrettably, municipal authorities across the border seem to do things differently. Whenever anything goes wrong on the mainland, a cover-up appears to be the first step to take.12 Jan 2013 - 8:08am
All above-ground train services will be suspended when a No 9 typhoon signal or higher is hoisted, the MTR Corporation said.
Miranda Leung Chan Che-ming, MTR Corp's corporate relations general manager, said the decision came after the railway registered complaints from hundreds of passengers stranded in stations when Typhoon Vicente hit the city in July.31 Dec 2012 - 5:35am
Public concern about the abuse of guns by police is increasing, with a newspaper reporting yesterday that police in Shenzhen had been encouraged to "pull the trigger" promptly when required.
There have been two recent cases of Shenzhen policemen shooting people dead in personal disputes.14 Dec 2012 - 3:59am
About 45 people were in injured on Tuesday when three buses were involved in a pile-up shortly before 7pm on Johnston Road in Wan Chai during peak rush hour.27 Nov 2012 - 10:20pm 1 comment
Goliath's Revenge, Tank, Epic Thunder and Gracie's Eclipse cause quite a stir on their daily walks around Discovery Bay's North Plaza area. Each stands two metres high and weighs about 500kg.
But not everyone is delighted to see the four giants on their sleepy patch and some local residents fear that there may be accidents.23 Sep 2012 - 3:08am
Manila Mayor Alfredo Lim23 Aug 2012 - 4:00am
Beach-goers and swimmers can breathe a sigh of relief. Lifeguards agreed to a last-minute deal with the government for extra staff and called off a strike planned for tomorrow.
The Hong Kong and Kowloon Life Guards' Union claimed victory yesterday after the Leisure and Cultural Services Department agreed to hire an extra of 50 lifeguards this summer to ease workloads.15 Aug 2012 - 10:58pm
A dozen lifeguards protested at Kowloon Park Swimming Pool yesterday as the Leisure and Cultural Services Department tried to hire temporary lifeguards to cope with a strike planned for the weekend.
About 800 lifeguards will strike on Sunday - the city's official Sport For All Day - as part of their campaign for an additional 400 staff to improve services at beaches and pools.15 Aug 2012 - 10:54pm
About 100 people gathered under close police watch for about 20 minutes yesterday afternoon to mourn those killed in last weekend's floods in Beijing.
Despite the police presence, a small group of people began to gather at about 2pm at the Guangqumen Bridge, where several of the 77 known victims drowned.29 Jul 2012 - 12:00am