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  1. Sweeping food-safety law needed: watchdog

    Posted Mar 06th 2004, 12:00am by Josephine Ma

    ... organisation among government departments and new laws were needed to tackle China's food safety problem. 'Different departments have many regulations. They have their professional ... products such as distilled water and sesame oil. According to state media, government inspections found that one-fifth of the food sold in China last year did not meet safety standards. ...

  2. New standards loom to ensure product safety

    Posted Mar 06th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... another attempt to restore confidence in the 'made-in-China label', Mr Wen said all requirements and testing methods for the safety and quality of consumer goods would comply ... pesticides detected in frozen dumplings from a Hebei factory have been blamed for making at least 10 people in Japan ill. China said the dumplings were sabotaged, probably in Japan. Under Mr ...

  3. Getting to grips with food safety

    Posted Jul 09th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Food security is the abiding concern of many countries- few more so than China, with a fifth of the world's population. Come storm, flood or drought, the first concern after life ... by melamine-tainted baby milk and other food-safety scandals that have tarnished China's brand image, the party and government should take the lawmakers' suggestion seriously. Confidence in food ...

  4. Police team will visit Japan to work on tainted dumplings case

    Posted Mar 14th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... the invitation when he met the Ministry of Public Security's criminal investigation department head, Du Hangwei, on Tuesday, according to Mr Li. 'China's police have also extended ...

  5. Public gets first look at proposed food safety law

    Posted Apr 21st 2008, 12:00am by Shi Jiangtao

    ... safety to salvage the country's reputation and restore domestic and international consumers' faith in the 'made-in-China label'. 'Food safety is vital to improving ...

  6. Power sector should be fired by market forces

    Posted Dec 23rd 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... beyond the economy's ability to service the demand. The Achilles' heel of China's booming factory-based economy is a lack of power. Endemic shortages have forced Beijing ... expensive. Such bottlenecks mean China is a substantial coal exporter even though it remains a net importer on an economy-wide basis. Higher coal prices are the inevitable result of scarcity. ...

  7. Call to make food safety a national security issue

    Posted Jul 01st 2011, 12:00am

    ... Zhuang Pinghui pinghui.zhuang@scmp.com China's top lawmakers have proposed making food safety a matter of national security after a nationwide inspection found major problems. A team of legislators that conducted a national inspection from March to May into the implementation of the Food Safety Law found a lack of understanding of the law, dirty and dishonest handling of food ...

  8. Taiwan toughens toxic food penalties

    Posted Jun 11th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Lawrence Chung in Taipei lawrence.chung@scmp.com Taiwan has introduced stiffer prison terms for those found guilty of making and selling toxic foods, and raised maximum fines to NT$10 million (HK$2.7 million) per case in efforts to safeguard consumers and ...

  9. Experts hail approval of food safety law

    Posted Nov 01st 2007, 12:00am by Ting Shi

    ... international scrutiny for the past few months. 'It's China's first law entirely devoted to food safety issues,' said Li Jianrong, a professor at Zhejiang Industry and Commerce ... China's food safety situation and guarantee food safety and people's health.' Xinhua said the legislation focused on weak links in the food safety supervision system and expanded upon ...

  10. Letters

    Posted Aug 20th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... struggle with Mandarin at times). I never could figure out whether the staff were ill-informed, untrained or truly lazy and did not give a damn. Although China has made great strides in its economy, it has a long way to go in human resources development. I too had mixed feelings when Beijing got the 2008 Olympics. It will be incentive for the city to aim to meet international ...




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