China tightens embrace of Hong Kong with bullet train, other mega projects

By James Pomfret HONG KONG, Sep 21 : Hong Kong’s first bullet train glides out of a sleek harbourfront railway station bound for mainland China on Saturday, launching a new era of integration and raising fears for some for the territory’s cherished freedoms. Unlike other cross-border connections, the $11 billion train project has stoked considerable […]

Super typhoon slams into China after pummelling Philippines

By James Pomfret and Enrico Dela Cruz HONG KONG/MANILA, Sept 16 : A super typhoon made landfall in China’s Guangdong on Sunday, the country’s most populous province, after wreaking havoc in Hong Kong and Macau and killing potentially more than 50 people in the Philippines. Packing winds of more than 200 kph (125 mph) at […]

Super typhoon slams into China after pummelling Philippines

By James Pomfret and Enrico Dela Cruz HONG KONG/MANILA, Sept 16 : A super typhoon made landfall in China’s Guangdong on Sunday, the country’s most populous province, after wreaking havoc in Hong Kong and Macau and killing potentially more than 50 people in the Philippines. Packing winds of more than 200 kph (125 mph), tropical […]

Super typhoon slams into China after pummelling Philippines

By James Pomfret and Enrico Dela Cruz HONG KONG/MANILA, Sept 16 : A super typhoon made landfall in China’s Guangdong on Sunday, the country’s most populous province, after wreaking havoc in Hong Kong and Macau and killing at least 29 people in the Philippines. Packing gale force winds of more than 200 kph (125 mph), […]

Super typhoon smashes towards China after pummelling Philippines

By James Pomfret and Enrico Dela Cruz HONG KONG/MANILA, Sept 16 : A super typhoon swirled past Hong Kong on Sunday, barrelling towards the Chinese coast and gaining strength over the South China Sea after it wreaked havoc in the Philippines and killed at least 29 people. Packing gale force winds of more than 200 […]

Super typhoon smashes towards China after pummelling Philippines

By James Pomfret and Enrico Dela Cruz HONG KONG/MANILA, Sept 16 : A super typhoon swirled past Hong Kong on Sunday, barrelling towards the Chinese coast and gaining strength over the South China Sea after it wreaked havoc in the Philippines and killed at least 29 people. Packing gale force winds of more than 200 […]