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  1. Driven to drink

    Posted Jan 07th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... B. J. Lee South Korea must be a drinkers' paradise. It is an essential part of the work culture. At the end of the day, colleagues frequently go out for dinner together, which is usually accompanied, or followed, by a drinking binge. It is not uncommon to find male co-workers indulging until the small hours; never mind the wife and children awaiting their return. Indeed, ...

  2. Coca-Cola apology as drinks canned

    Posted Apr 30th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Mimi Lau in Guangzhou mimi.lau@scmp.com Provincial authorities have ordered Coca-Cola (Shanxi) to suspend production after confirming media reports that about 120,000 boxes of soft drinks ... of drinks for internal inspection. According to an online notice posted by the provincial Bureau of Quality and Technical Supervision on Saturday, an investigative panel was set up on April 19 ...

  3. Dead fish, toxic drinking water... Now for the human toll

    Posted Feb 17th 2012, 12:00am

    ... as serious long-term implications. Villagers living along the river are still being given bottled water by the government and warned off drinking from local water sources. Hechi and the surrounding ... 'We've never seen contamination on this scale and it is the first time that local authorities have explicitly warned us against drinking from the river,' said the 40-year-old, who has been ...

  4. The village that's too scared to drink

    Posted Feb 04th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Shi Jiangtao in Yizhou, Guangxi jiangtao.shi@scmp.com At least 200 villagers living next to a poisoned river say they have been left to drink polluted water while people living on the opposite bank are being told their drinking water is contaminated and they must drink bottled water only. The allegation came as authorities in Guangxi autonomous region tried to show ...

  5. Dairy drink pulled off shelves after boy dies

    Posted Dec 02nd 2011, 12:00am

    ... Zhuang Pinghui pinghui.zhuang@scmp.com Food-safety authorities in Changchun, Jilin, have warned residents not to drink a dairy beverage made by Coca-Cola after a boy about 10 died and one ... a televised warning advising residents not to drink the beverage and to contact the Administration for Industry and Commerce if they had any left. The precautions were ordered after the boy died ...

  6. Time is right for drug-driving tests

    Posted Mar 15th 2012, 12:00am

    ... The city lagged behind other advanced jurisdictions in introducing random breath-testing and tougher penalties for drink driving that fit a serious crime against society. Those deterrents ... accident victims there is no certainty they caused the crashes, but it is a worry. Surveys overseas reveal an alarming prevalence of drug-driving among people under 30, and we know a drug culture ...

  7. City bans tainted sports drinks

    Posted Jun 01st 2011, 12:00am

    ... Staff reporters Hong Kong has banned two imported sports drinks contaminated by cancer-causing chemical DEHP from Taiwan. DEHP levels found in Speed Sports Drink, Speed Sports Drink (Lemon Flavour) and also Brand's Calcium Grow Chewable Tablets exceeded the World Health Organisation safety levels by up to 17 times. Hong Kong health officials have banned the two drinks from sale. ...

  8. Does every drink-driver have to be put in prison?

    Posted May 23rd 2011, 12:00am

    ... Ng Tze-wei tzewei.ng@scmp.com Following conflicting messages from authorities, debate is raging over a law change that has made drink-driving a criminal offence on the mainland since ... the new law- introduced during the latest round of amendments to the country's Criminal Code- went into effect on May 1, authorities have cracked down on drink-driving all over the country, ...

  9. HK bans tainted Taiwan drinks

    Posted May 31st 2011, 12:00am

    ... Ng Yuk-hang and Lawrence Chung in Taipei Hong Kong has banned two imported sports drinks contaminated by cancer-causing chemical DEHP as Taiwan struggles to contain its worst food scare in a decade. The level of DEHP detected in Speed Sports Drink, Speed Sports Drink (Lemon Flavour) and Brand's Calcium Grow Chewable Tablets exceeded the WHO safety levels by one to 17 times, Hong ...

  10. TV talent judge jailed six months for drink-driving

    Posted May 18th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Choi Chi-yuk chiyuk.choi@scmp.com Musician Gao Xiaosong was jailed for six months and fined 4,000 yuan (HK$4,800) over a drink-driving incident. Gao, 42, a judge for the popular show China's Got Talent, is the first prominent figure to receive the maximum jail term since a legal amendment making drink-driving a crime took effect this month. Sina.com reported that Gao pleaded ...




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