August 2011

Media blackout says a lot more than nothing
(Wednesday, 3 August 2011 )

WENZHOU (Agencies) : A media blackout coming just seven days after the terrible tragedy that killed at least 42 people and left over 400 injured on July 23, when a speeding train rammed into the back of a stalled one on a viaduct in Wenzhou, says a lot more than nothing.

The accident has put more than a dent in the rolling stock of the much vaunted high speed railway system in China.

The terrible loss of life and injuries incurred have magnified the importance of the signal...

No borders to humanitarian context of the famine in Somalia
(Wednesday, 3 August 2011 )

HONG KONG (SE): “Now is the time to act over the famine in Somalia,” Hong Kong resident, Mark Mullan, told the Sunday Examiner. “This is a humanitarian crisis and the humanitarian community should be involved with saving the lives of the hundreds of thousands, even millions of people who are literally starving.”

Mullan explained that the long running drought that has left the country bereft of food and water should not be looked at so much in the political...