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  1. News - Asia

    Bangladesh factory owners sweat it out over safety inspections

    Posted Jun 29th 2014, 11:46pm by Reuters

    ... of the Accord on Fire and Building Safety, an inspection group led by European retailers, and the North American brands-led Alliance for Bangladesh Worker Safety, which together are scrutinising around ... Reuters in Dhaka Manufacturers in Bangladesh facing worries over safety inspections express concern over the erratic nature of the process Sweating it out over factory checks It took ...

  2. News - China - TAIWAN AIR CRASH

    International experts inspect Taiwan plane crash site for clues to cause

    Posted Jul 26th 2014, 08:29pm by Agence France-Presse in Taipei

    ... cockpit voice and other in-flight data – while the rest flew to Magong earlier on Saturday to examine the wreckage that was moved to an air force base and inspect the crash site, officials said. ... by local workers from woods located a few hundred metres from the crash site. The foreign experts were also seen inspecting the woods and the crash site. Local media speculated the pilot might have ...

  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    Why bother inspecting a Hong Kong investment flat?

    Posted Jul 22nd 2014, 05:25am by Alex Lo

    ... Alex Lo alex.lo@scmp.com Why bother inspecting an investment flat? Would you buy a flat without inspecting it first? Many in Hong Kong would say yes, provided you don't plan on living ... why bother inspecting it? ...

  4. News - Asia

    Retailers launch Bangladesh factory inspection

    Posted Feb 18th 2014, 04:05pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Dhaka Safety experts hired by Western retailers will begin a mass inspection on Wednesday Safety experts hired by Western retailers such as H&M and Benetton will begin a mass inspection on Wednesday of clothing factories in Bangladesh, nearly a year after 1,135 garment workers died in a building collapse. Dozens of fire officers and structural engineers ...

  5. News - China - CORRUPTION

    Ten provinces among targets of latest anti-graft inspections

    Posted Jul 17th 2014, 04:45am by Keith Zhai, Keira Lu Huang, HUIFENG HE

    ... Keith Zhai, Keira Lu Huang and Huifeng He Investigators will also be sent to top research institute and large state-owned carmaker Graft inspection teams to target 10 provinces The mainland's anti-graft chief vowed zero tolerance for corruption as he announced the latest round of team inspections. Wang Qishan, secretary of the Central Commission for Discipline Inspection ...

  6. News - World - RUSSIA

    Putin skis slopes of Sochi on inspection tour of Olympic venues

    Posted Jan 04th 2014, 02:26am by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Moscow Putin checks out the slopes of Sochi Russian President Vladimir Putin began inspecting Winter Olympic venues in the Black Sea resort of Sochi yesterday, five weeks before ... glasses and a helmet. He and Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev also met surprised athletes and inspected hotels in the city. Putin's spokesman said he would check out all venues "in ...

  7. News - China - CORRUPTION

    Top food maker, Fudan University flagged up in graft inspection tour

    Posted Jul 07th 2014, 01:36pm by Keira Lu Huang, LAURA ZHOU

    ... Keira Lu Huang and Laura Zhou Graft-busters release inspection tour findings The mainland's anti-graft watchdog has published discoveries made from five on-site investigations in its first round of inspections for the year, which covered 10 provinces, regions and municipalities. Disciplinary breaches and potential corruption issues were found in Gansu, Henan and Liaoning, ...

  8. Property - Hong Kong & China - REGULATION

    Clean up buildings renovation sector, Hong Kong Institute of Surveyors says

    Posted May 28th 2014, 05:08am by Yvonne Liu

    ... Yvonne Liu yvonne.liu@scmp.com Industry group calls for government authority be set up to combat increasing graft and malpractice in the renovation of old buildings Stop rot in repairs trade, say surveyors The government needs to address growing malpractice and corruption in the renovation of old buildings, according to a professional industry group. A Hong Kong Institute ...

  9. News - China - MILITARY

    Two Taiwan pilots injured as Apache chopper crashes into building

    Posted Apr 25th 2014, 01:37pm by AFP

    ... hurt, a military official said. Television footage showed uniformed men inspecting the wreckage of the chopper on top of the building, which was also partly damaged by the impact. “The incident ... Associated Press in Taipei Two Taiwanese pilots were injured on Friday when their Apache AH-64E attack helicopter crash landed on a building in northern Taiwan during a routine training ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - CONSERVATION

    Call for Hong Kong to get tough on preserving historic buildings

    Posted Jul 30th 2014, 04:38am by FANNY FUNG

    ... Fanny W. Y. Fung fanny.fung@scmp.com Conservancy Association calls for harsher rules to protect buildings of historical significance from demolition, alteration or redevelopment 'Time ... whether legislation should be passed to restrict the alteration or demolition of privately owned buildings that are graded for historical significance, whether more economic incentives should ...




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