A fire ripped through the stilt homes - built mainly from wooden planks and metal sheets - on May 2. No one was injured, but 10 families were left homeless.Thursday, 13 June, 2013, 5:05am
President Xi Jinping yesterday visited areas of Sichuan hit hardest by last month's magnitude 7 earthquake, meeting survivors and inspecting reconstruction work at a Hong Kong-funded school building.22 May 2013 - 8:22am
In a race against time, a charity is attempting to rebuild quake-damaged homes in Sichuan before the arrival of winter, and the group has asked Hongkongers for help.20 May 2013 - 5:27am
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
Since the Yaan earthquake on April 20, Oxfam staff have often been asked how to best ensure donations are well spent in the community. This is a healthy reminder that keeps pushing us to refine our monitoring systems.12 May 2013 - 4:00am
Qiu Jian, chief housing planner with the Sichuan government, said a preliminary survey by more than 400 inspectors had found that that no buildings rebuilt after the 2008 earthquake had "completely collapsed".26 Apr 2013 - 5:05am
Two years after a quake and tsunami hit Japan's northeast, there is a fresh impetus to find the 2,676 people whose bodies have never been recovered.11 Mar 2013 - 10:52pm
Japan’s government has suspended 35 projects included in a budget for reconstruction from the March 2011 earthquake and tsunami after criticism the spending was not directly related to recovery from the disasters.28 Nov 2012 - 5:04pm
Cash earmarked for tsunami reconstruction work was diverted to unrelated projects, a Japanese government audit showed as residents of the devastated northeast voiced frustration over the slow pace of rebuilding.7 Mar 2013 - 6:24pm
Public opposes traffic fees11 Oct 2012 - 4:40am
Dealt successive blows by the massive earthquake, tsunami and the damage to the nuclear power plant, the Japanese economy is still reeling from its greatest shock since the end of the second world war.
In considering the measures required to cope, we need to take into account two phases.13 Apr 2011 - 12:00am
The estimated 10,000 Hong Kong tourists who explore Poland each year are inevitably confused by the historic Old Town of Warsaw. In some ways it appears old, but in others not.
The capital owes its unique discrepancy to World War II. Warsaw was one of central Europe's most beautiful and sophisticated cities until it was almost destroyed during the war.3 May 1999 - 12:00am
DISABLED people have won the right to be reinstated if they lose their jobs through discrimination.
The Disability Discrimination Bill makes it unlawful for anyone to discriminate or harass a disabled person including those with chronic diseases such as AIDS, in employment, education, access to buildings and services, transport, clubs and sports.29 Jul 1995 - 12:00am
'We are not carpetbaggers seeking to cut and run with the loot.' - Foreign Secretary Douglas Hurd, defending accusations that Britain was eager to 'make a killing' in Hong Kong before 1997.6 Nov 1994 - 12:00am
LEGISLATORS last night endorsed controversial legal changes giving women equal inheritance rights to New Territories land.
Almost all the major political parties - the Liberal Party, the United Democrats and Meeting Point - and many independent legislators supported the amendment to the New Territories Land (Exemption) Bill.23 Jun 1994 - 12:00am