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  1. Patients' group concerned raids not uncovering counterfeit drugs

    Posted Dec 04th 2009, 12:00am by Austin Chiu

    ... A patients' group yesterday voiced concern that only 6 per cent of raids on pharmacies this year had uncovered bogus drugs, while a survey found a much higher level of abuse. About 40 per cent of long-term patients and 18 per cent of the general publ ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/700264/patients-group-concerned-raids-not-uncovering-counterfeit-drugs
  2. ATV chief claims unfair competition

    Posted Jul 01st 2009, 12:00am by Austin Chiu

    ... Austin Chiu Unfair competition existed in the free-to-air television market, ATV's head told a Legislative Council meeting yesterday. The revelation came as ATV chief executive Nancy Hu Gin-ing answered questions about the business of free television at a meeting of Legco's information technology and broadcasting panel. Ms Hu said: 'There is unfair competition ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/685453/atv-chief-claims-unfair-competition
  3. Gay youth survey sparks plea for aid to stop campus discrimination

    Posted Aug 11th 2009, 12:00am by Austin Chiu

    ... Austin Chiu A youth group urged the government yesterday to dedicate more resources to educating teachers and social workers on homosexuality and related issues after a survey found a third of openly gay students faced discrimination on campus. The online survey last month by the Boys' and Girls' Clubs Association found boys faced double the problems of girls after ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/689410/gay-youth-survey-sparks-plea-aid-stop-campus-discrimination
  4. My Nina would slap Tony Chan's face, tycoon's brother says

    Posted Aug 09th 2009, 12:00am by Austin Chiu

    ... Austin Chiu Self-professed fung shui master Tony Chan Chun-chuen's wish to mourn Nina Wang Kung Yu-sum won't come true if the late tycoon's brother has anything to do with it. Wang's brother Kung Yan-sum yesterday strongly rejected Mr Chan's self-claimed right to kneel before her grave as her husband. 'If my sister knew of his claim, she would ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/689319/my-nina-would-slap-tony-chans-face-tycoons-brother-says
  5. A greener Mong Kok is in the pipeline

    Posted Jul 22nd 2009, 12:00am by Austin Chiu

    ... Austin Chiu The congested shopping streets of Mong Kok are edging closer to a greener and more pedestrian-friendly environment after six improvement proposals were singled out for detailed designs to be developed. The aim is to maintain Mong Kok's identity as a shopping area while introducing more plants, better landscaping and more open space. Pedestrian links across Nathan ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/687551/greener-mong-kok-pipeline
  6. Quiz winners receive cash awards for year-long US scholarship

    Posted Mar 25th 2009, 12:00am by Austin Chiu

    ... Austin Chiu Three Form Five students who took part in an online quiz received scholarships for a year-long exchange programme in the United States. A total of 1,037 secondary students from more than 80 local schools participated in the competition organised by Education First (EF) earlier this year. They were tested on their knowledge of the US. The prizes were awarded on March ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/674446/quiz-winners-receive-cash-awards-year-long-us-scholarship
  7. Search for travellers as Taiwan gets third case

    Posted May 22nd 2009, 12:00am by Austin Chiu

    ... Austin Chiu Taiwan reported its third case of swine flu last night, in a 23-year-old Taiwanese woman who had just returned from a language course in San Francisco, a Taiwan Centres for Disease Control spokesman said. This came as officials in Taiwan and Hong Kong scrambled to find passengers on other flights on which another infected woman flew. The 23-year-old flew from New ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/681025/search-travellers-taiwan-gets-third-case
  8. Search for travellers as Taiwan gets second case

    Posted May 22nd 2009, 12:00am by Austin Chiu

    ... Austin Chiu Hong Kong and Taiwanese health officials are trying to trace passengers on the plane with a young woman who has become Taiwan's second confirmed case of human swine flu. Hong Kong's health department said it was working closely with relevant parties to trace people who sat near the woman on Cathay Pacific flights CX831 and CX468. Taiwan's health ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/681047/search-travellers-taiwan-gets-second-case
  9. Taking the lead

    Posted May 05th 2009, 12:00am by Austin Chiu

    ... Austin Chiu Perry So Pak-kin, 27, believes his aversion to taking exams might very well be the reason for his extraordinary success. 'I didn't like taking music exams when I was small,' he says. 'I think this saved my life.' So is the youngest ever conductor in Hong Kong, and he will make his debut later this month when he leads the Hong Kong Philharmonic ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/679107/taking-lead
  10. Out and about

    Posted Dec 06th 2009, 12:00am by Jason Wordie

    ... Jason Wordie Possibly the only popular English-language classic that Hong Kong's small-pond literary scene has generated is Myself a Mandarin, Austin Coates' perennially ... Cheung Chau and Ma On Shan. Coates (bottom) successfully melds people, places and situations into broadly accurate yet individually unrecognisable composites. One literal-minded contemporary ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/700381/out-and-about

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