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  1. Schiavo starved to death- this was not euthanasia

    Posted Apr 02nd 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Schiavo's case is just the start. Other cases will ensue. If the US legislature and other places, including Hong Kong, do not learn from this and respond accordingly, the problem will not end. SAM ...

  2. CASE STUDY: the asthma sufferer

    Posted Jan 13th 2005, 12:00am by Ella Lee

    ... Ella Lee Asthma patient Sung Ting-kin says Tung Chee-hwa's measures to combat pollution will not help ease his pain. Mr Sung, 66, has been suffering from asthma for four years. Each day, he travels from his Ma On Shan home to work in a bakery in Sha ...

  3. Minister not guilty as accused in pollution case

    Posted Oct 18th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... I refer to the letter from Christian Masset, of Clear The Air ('Government gave power plant right to pollute more', October 8). First, permitted levels of pollutants emitted by power plants are determined by the director of environmental protect ...

  4. In Brief

    Posted Dec 15th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Filipino politician's lawyers delay drugs case again A drug trafficking case involving Philippine Congressman Ronald Singson was delayed for at least another two weeks as his legal team yesterday asked a court for time to study the city's policy on people arrested at the airport in relation to drugs. Singson's case has made little progress since he first ...

  5. A climate of conflict

    Posted Jan 13th 2011, 12:00am by Michael Edesess

    ... in a negative light by comparison. As Zhang Guobao, the head of China's National Energy Administration, put it, if the US brings the case before the World Trade Organisation (WTO), 'the only ... requirements, that is, dependent on the grantee using parts and components that are made in China. This case rests on whether the effect of China's actions is only to protect its local industries ...

  6. Fines for harming scenic beach too low, greens say

    Posted Jan 19th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... that caused a public uproar. The cases were brought by the Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department under the Country Park Ordinance and were heard in Kowloon City Court 12 days ago. ... to tiny portion of the fuel costs they paid,' he said. In related cases brought by the Lands Department, fines of HK$1,000 to HK$30,000 were handed down on unnamed parties for illegally ...

  7. The shark fin message is not getting through

    Posted Dec 10th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... influential food guide, Michelin, has honoured the eatery by giving it its highest accolade, three stars. The rating is about culinary skills, but in this case it has also ignored the long-running, ... it is the cruelty that provokes most anger. In some cases the fins are hacked from live sharks and the bodies tossed overboard. It is not known how widespread the practice is, but there is ample evidence ...

  8. Crackdown on forest vandals

    Posted Mar 31st 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... yesterday while announcing a two-month nationwide crackdown in a joint meeting with the Ministry of Public Security. He also referred to 10 recent cases involving illegal logging, smuggling, poaching of wild animals and encroachment on forests in provinces including Heilongjiang, Hubei, Sichuan, Yunnan and Shanxi. 'We will not rest until we get to the bottom of these cases ...

  9. Green offenders laugh all the way to court

    Posted Jun 23rd 2008, 12:00am by Markus Shaw

    ... came to the attention of the authorities through the vigilance of a member of the public. The case recently came to court, at great public expense of time and money. The perpetrator was fined ... in identifying and enforcing these and other illegal activities in rural areas. These cases are difficult to put together and involve a lot of time. But it must be galling for government departments ...

  10. HK not covered if Daya Bay reactor leaks, insurer warns

    Posted Mar 27th 2011, 12:00am by John Carney

    ... on the basis that nuclear consequences are catastrophic, both at a personal and economic level. This then is not a risk for the insurance industry to take but the government, in which case ... the operators of the plants, the Guangdong Nuclear Power Joint Venture Company Limited or the Lingao Nuclear Power Company Limited as the case may be, both at Nuclear Power Building, Shennan Road, ...




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