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  1. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Authorities may scrap limit on milk powder

    Posted Sep 24th 2013, 08:38pm by SAMUEL CHAN

    ... Samuel Chan samuel.chan@scmp.com Authorities may scrap limit on milk powder The government may abandon the two-tin limit on infant formula for outbound travellers, Secretary for Food and Health Dr Ko Wing-man said yesterday. Ko said in a radio interview authorities would assess whether an adequate supply of the milk powder could be guaranteed for locals before and after ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Hong Kong should 'work harder to ease cross-border tensions'

    Posted Mar 22nd 2013, 12:00am by GRY CHEUNG, Tony Cheung

    ... a positive perception of Hong Kong because of its freedom and rule of law. "But a growing number of mainlanders are now unhappy with Hongkongers in the wake of limits on infant milk powder ... of limits on infant milk powder exports and the heavy stamp duty imposed on non-permanent residents buying property "Those restrictions go against the value of rule of law and freedom which ...

  3. News - China - POLITICS

    Milk powder restriction a formula for heated debate at congress

    Posted Mar 05th 2013, 12:00am by Minnie Chan, Colleen Lee, Gary Cheung

    ... Minnie Chan, Colleen Lee and Gary Cheung in Beijing Criticism flies as delegates get wound up about HK curb on baby powder Restriction a formula for heated debate A curb on baby milk ... the top". "It just takes care of local children without considering our mainland babies," he said. "They not only confiscate offenders' milk powder, they also want to put them ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Lawmakers' bid to amend the milk ban lapses

    Posted Apr 18th 2013, 12:00am by Tony Cheung

    ... Tony Cheung tony.cheung@scmp.com Meeting suspended when not enough legislators show up for quorum, allowing controversial curbs to continue for now Lawmakers' bid to amend the milk ban lapses Lawmakers' efforts to amend the government's curbs on milk-powder exports lapsed last night after a Legislative Council meeting that was due to discuss them was suspended. ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Beijing hints at displeasure over Hong Kong's handling of baby formula issue

    Posted Sep 25th 2013, 12:00am by Adrian Wan in Beijing, Joshua But and Jeffie Lam

    ... on the mainland. Citing the controversy over the limit on mainlanders taking baby milk formula across the border, Wang Guangya, director of the Hong Kong and Macau Affairs Office, said there was a need ... Wang's mention of the baby milk formula controversy reflected Beijing's disappointment over how Hong Kong had handled an issue that affected the lives of mainlanders. But Civic Party ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Carnival spirit for most part despite the slow progress

    Posted Jul 02nd 2014, 03:16am by Joyce Ng, LO WEI, FANNY FUNG, Johnny Tam, Jennifer Ngo, SHIRLEY ZHAO, Phila Siu, Emily Tsang, JEFFIE LAM, DANNY LEE

    ... and remain an example for the mainland to achieve democracy. Mr Sham, a restaurant owner in Causeway Bay, set up a booth selling chilled bottled water and soya bean milk. "I don't care ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Carrie Lam calls on Legco to approve funding for new-towns project

    Posted Jun 25th 2014, 04:58pm by Tony Cheung

    ... Dozens of people were kept outside the meeting in Fanling last night and only villagers who had registered in advance were allowed inside. A woman carrying a baby tried to force her way in, ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    CY phoned Beijing to clear stamp duty policy

    Posted Mar 26th 2013, 12:00am by Stuart Lau

    ... of certain issues." The Leung administration has repeatedly tried to calm residents' fears of mainland pressure on a range of issues, from restrictions on baby milk formula exports ... definition of infant "powdered formula" under the Import and Export (General) Regulations, saying the present wording was too equivocal. Civic Party lawmaker Dennis Kwok Wing-hang said even ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    CY Leung to meet Xi Jinping in Beijing and explain cross-border policies

    Posted Mar 17th 2013, 12:00am by Tony Cheung, JOLIE HO

    ... executive's stated policy of putting Hong Kong people first - and particularly the drastic curbs imposed on milk powder exports to the mainland - has raised eyebrows in Beijing. Although top leaders ... said. Leung is expected to explain the policy and help officials understand that the limit on baby formula exports is only temporary and was introduced in urgent response to strong public ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Blame game on for lawmakers as budget bill debate postponed after filibuster

    Posted Apr 30th 2014, 11:40pm by TANNA CHONG AND TONY CHEUNG

    ... have fallen short of their responsibilities. When I called for a quorum, Wong Kwok-hing left the chamber for a milk tea," said Leung, referring to the Federation of Trade Unions lawmaker. ...




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