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41 injured as scaffolding gives way at Tianjin site

Forty-one people were injured, six severely, when a scaffolding platform plummeted 27 floors to the ground at a Games construction site in Tianjin , local media reported yesterday.

Tuesday, 8 July, 2008, 12:00am

41 injured as scaffolding gives way at Tianjin site

Forty-one people were injured, six severely, when a scaffolding platform plummeted 27 floors to the ground at a Games construction site in Tianjin , local media reported yesterday. All the injured were taken to hospital from the site, where the port city's multimedia centre is under construction.

8 Jul 2008 - 12:00am

Quotes of The Week

Sturgeons don't co-exist with barracuda in the sea. The docile ancient fish would have no place to go when encountering the carnivorous barracuda in an aquarium.

Liu Huanzhang, a Wuhan-based hydrobiology researcher from the Chinese Academy of Sciences, after a Chinese sturgeon - a gift from Beijing - died from the bite of a barracuda at Ocean Park's Atoll Reef

28 Jun 2008 - 12:00am

Kingway shares dive 10.3pc after company predicts first-half loss

Shares of Guangdong-based Kingway Brewery declined 10.34 per cent to HK$1.04 yesterday after the company issued a profit warning for the first half.

Analysts said intense competition in southern China and surging operating costs would make 2008 a challenging year for the company.

18 Jun 2008 - 12:00am

'Business as usual' for China team

China's chief team administrator claimed yesterday it was business as usual for the national team, despite a public broadside over its poor World Cup qualifying campaign and intense media speculation on a power struggle at the helm of the side.

13 Jun 2008 - 12:00am

Tianjin firm budgets HK$2b for property

Tianjin Development Holdings, which mainly engages in utility and infrastructure operations in its northern home base, will budget up to HK$2 billion for commercial properties this year to add real estate investment as a core business.

18 Apr 2008 - 12:00am

Curious gather outside court

There was no word of Chen Liangyu's expected court appearance in Tianjin's newspapers yesterday, but that did not stop a crowd of residents forming near a city courthouse for a glimpse of Shanghai's disgraced former Communist Party boss.

12 Apr 2008 - 12:00am

Tianjin Pipe to seek Shanghai listing

Tianjin Pipe, the mainland's largest producer of steel pipes used in the oil and gas industry, aims to list on the Shanghai stock market this year.

The company, which has about 50 per cent of the mainland oil drilling steel pipe products market, has appointed a few investment banks to underwrite its initial public offering, chairman Liu Yunsheng said.

24 Mar 2008 - 12:00am

Tianjin Tianlian eyes parent firm's assets

Tianjin Tianlian Public Utilities plans to raise four billion yuan (HK$4.41 billion) to five billion yuan in the next three years to fund the purchase of the remaining assets of parent company, Tianjin Gas, chairman Sun Boquan said.

The firm, which is listed on the Growth Enterprise Market, sells and distributes piped gas to residential and industrial customers in Tianjin.

22 Mar 2008 - 12:00am

Quiet achiever faces challenges after winter transport chaos

New Transport Minister Li Shenglin has earned a reputation for quiet achievement. But his challenge will be to improve efficiency to avoid a repeat of the traffic chaos that paralysed the mainland following snowstorms.

18 Mar 2008 - 12:00am