from George Chen:

A turning point for China?

By George Chen
July 28, 2011

By George Chen
The opinions expressed are the author’s own.

Is the train crash tragedy becoming a turning point for China's political and economic development?

from George Chen:

Not just an accident

By George Chen
July 25, 2011

By George Chen
The opinions expressed are the author’s own.

We’ve talked about whether China's economy will have a soft or hard landing. In fact, what China needs is a pause. Lots of things in China may be moving way too fast. Including our trains.

from Photographers' Blog:

Trading fear for photos on a stricken plane

May 17, 2011

We took off smoothly for the short flight from Singapore to Jakarta, and I started falling asleep. Suddenly I was woken up by the sound of two bangs, like a bomb or truck tire blowing out. My wife gripped my hand and asked “Do you smell something burning?” Yes, there was a sharp smell stinging my nose. I realized there was something wrong because all the stewardesses ran back with the food carts.

from Photographers' Blog:

Witness to a cobblestone crash

July 8, 2010

I am writing this on the road from rural eastern France at the end of the fourth stage of the month-long Tour de France. It’s hot and dusty outside with temperatures at about 38 degrees Celsius (100 degrees Fahrenheit). On the backs of the motorcycles in protective gear we are suffering as we spend all day in the sun. Fortunately there has been a lot happening in these early stages of the Tour and the images have been worth it.

from India Insight:

Hyderabad airshow crash a wake-up call?

March 4, 2010

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It was a promise that Lt Cdr Rahul Nair could not keep. Some months ago, Nair had promised to return home soon to sample his mother's cooking.

from Olympics Notebook: Vancouver 2010:

Georgian luger dies in horrific crash – update

February 12, 2010

OLYMPICS-LUGE/Georgian luge competitor Nodar Kumaritashvili has been killed after a horrifying crash in training for the Winter Olympics.

from Photographers' Blog:

Remembering the Concorde crash

February 3, 2010

On July 25, 2000, I had returned to Paris after four weeks of covering the Tour de France and was in the office waiting for my flight back to my home base Nice. It was a quiet day for news and that afternoon I relaxed in the office.

from Raw Japan:

Call me “Crasher”

October 19, 2009

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My nickname among the Reuters photographers in Tokyo is "Crasher".

They call me that because I always seem to get pictures right at the moment of a crash whenever I cover motorsports.

from Left field:

Briatore, Symonds step down from Renault

September 16, 2009

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There's an extraordinary story breaking just now, with Formula One team Renault releasing a statement saying they will not contest the charge that last year's Singapore Grand prix was fixed.

from Commentaries:

Algos gone wild

July 31, 2009

The many proponents of high-frequency trading keep saying there's no reason to be concerned about a rogue algorithim sparking a 1987 market-style crash. HFT supporters keep saying show us a case where a rogue algo even caused a minor hiccup in the market.