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  1. Coalition renews call for tax cuts on alcohol

    Posted Dec 19th 2006, 12:00am by Dennis Eng

    ... on alcohol by at least half to bring them to more competitive levels. It has pledged to pass on all the savings to consumers. Previous calls by the Hong Kong Wine and Spirits Industry Coalition ... might be cut by about 50 cents on average. Mr de Vroomen argues that government tax collections on alcohol have suffered or have been relatively stagnant over the years as consumers opt ...

  2. letters

    Posted Mar 06th 2012, 12:00am

    ... by lax alcohol laws Buying alcohol is easier in Hong Kong than in most developed nations. Liquor is sold in convenience stores and supermarkets here. Even though no one under the age of 18 can legally consume alcohol in restaurants and bars, there is no age limit on the sale of alcoholic beverages in venues with liquor licences. So, the number of cases of teenage alcohol abuse ...

  3. HK teen's recycling idea wins top national prize

    Posted Nov 17th 2009, 12:00am by Elaine Yau

    ... Elaine Yau A Hong Kong pupil's invention that transforms fibre waste into alcohol for generating electricity has taken the top prize in a nationwide technology competition. Chu ... secondary students in Hong Kong and at the equivalent level on the mainland. Chu's idea- to convert cellulose from waste fibres, such as sawdust and paper towels, into alcohol to fuel ...

  4. Drinkers taking day trips to avoid high tax

    Posted Feb 18th 2006, 12:00am by Dennis Eng

    ... to cut alcohol tax in next week's budget. Comparisons of supermarket prices show the average cost of a premium beer is $6.21 in Hong Kong, $5.18 in Macau and $2.48 on the mainland, the Hong ... group Riche Monde Hong Kong and a co-chairman of the coalition. The coalition represents more than 80 brands of alcoholic drink. Hong Kong Hotels' Association executive director James Lu ...

  5. Soccer fans given tips on healthy viewing

    Posted Jun 10th 2012, 12:00am

    ... exercises, deep breathing and drinking water'. What's more, the department would like you to choose drinks with lower alcohol content and not get into drinking rounds. The key, it says, ...

  6. Police search casino ship after death of waitress

    Posted Sep 30th 2005, 12:00am by Clifford Lo

    ... illness. As she had taken some alcoholic drinks before her death, we will also check whether her death was linked to her alcohol level,' Mr Wong said. Initial investigations suggested ...

  7. Letters

    Posted Nov 08th 2011, 12:00am

    ... by drink-driving teenagers. I do not accept that drinking is encouraged by cheap access. I believe it has more to do with one's culture and upbringing and how alcohol is regarded in your household. In those countries that produce wine and where it is cheap, I don't think there is a link between the alcohol and criminal acts. Setting a legal age to consume alcohol is sufficient to curb ...

  8. Three in one

    Posted Aug 17th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... categories Bakery products; beverages (alcoholic and non-alcoholic), biscuits, snacks and confectionery; canned, frozen and convenience food; dairy products; fruit and vegetables; health and organic ...

  9. Echoes of slavery as HK wastes time over wage issue

    Posted Dec 07th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... letter 'Retain alcohol taxes' (December 6) misses the point. If the intent of the duty is to recover the health and social costs of excessive alcohol consumption, then the duty should be based on the volume of alcohol in the product, not the value of the product. Under the current system, a HK$1,000 bottle of wine bears duty of HK$800, while a $100 bottle of wine bears duty ...

  10. Talking points

    Posted Sep 08th 2011, 12:00am

    ... of control on drugs and alcohol he does not recall hurling anti-Semitic insults at strangers in a bar earlier this year. The 50-year-old British couturier could face six months in jail and a fine ...




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