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  1. Anhui children fall ill with lead poisoning

    Posted Jan 07th 2011, 12:00am by Shi Jiangtao

    ... Shi Jiangtao in Beijing and Laura Zhou Another toxic metal pollution scandal has erupted on the mainland, this time in Anhui province, with at least 24 children, aged between nine months and 16 years, being admitted to hospital for lead poisoning. They were among more than 200 children in Gaohe town, Huaining county, who were found with excessive concentrations of lead ...

  2. Children drive profits at illegal fireworks plants

    Posted Feb 23rd 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Choi Chi-yuk Thousands of children work long, dangerous hours on the mainland, helping make festive firecrackers before the Lunar New Year. Their pay, about 30 yuan (HK$34) per 50,000 ... and night, and dozens, if not hundreds, of them lose their lives each year as a result of explosions caused by poor safety standards and working conditions. Thirteen children died in an explosion ...

  3. Barney's Space Adventures

    Posted Jan 27th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... starring Winnie the Pooh, Thomas the Tank Engine, the Tweenies and other iconic children's story characters, it seems children's entertainment is really the new rock 'n' roll. ... Their destination is the Perfectly Purple Planet, inhabited by oh-so-friendly aliens. The rulers of the planet, King Morado and Queen Purpurina, host a grand ball to celebrate Barney's love of children ...

  4. Child death toll rises after blast

    Posted Dec 01st 2009, 12:00am by Ivan Zhai

    ... Ivan Zhai Guangxi health officials have admitted the number of children killed in an illegal fireworks factory explosion last month was more than first announced, but they would not reveal how many have died, fearing the public' reaction. A senior staff member at the Hezhou Health Bureau told the South China Morning Post that more dead children had been reported in addition ...

  5. Pause for thought amid Tiger Mother hyperbole

    Posted Jan 16th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... style of child-rearing that she characterises as Chinese and likely to produce more accomplished children. She outraged readers by recounting that she called one of her two young daughters ... exceedingly adoring of her children. 'In the end she doesn't argue in favour of shaming or verbally abusing children, but she does make a strong case that children end up appreciating being ...

  6. Mother gets probation for neglect

    Posted Jul 10th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Loretta Fong A mother has been placed on 12 months' probation for neglecting her two young children, who were burned after being left at home. The son, three, had recovered ... children. The couple, particularly the mother, had shown great remorse and guilt for the accident and her children's injuries, the court heard. The report said Tsang broke down whenever she ...

  7. Warning on accidental poisoning of under-fives

    Posted Feb 07th 2011, 12:00am by Ada Lee

    ... Ada Lee More caution should be taken to prevent unintentional poisoning of children, the Hospital Authority says. The Poison Information Centre, under the authority, recorded 4,420 cases of poisoning last year. Among the 981 unintentional poisoning cases, 26.6 per cent were of children under five. Dr Tse Man-li, deputy director of the centre, told of two cases, one fatal, in which ...

  8. Zhejiang villagers become the latest victims of lead poisoning

    Posted Mar 25th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... He Huifeng More than 130 villagers in Zhejiang- including at least 35 children aged between 14 months and 10 years- are suffering from lead poisoning caused by a battery factory ... poisoning cases. In January, over 200 children fell ill with lead poisoning from emissions by a battery factory in Anhui's Huaining county. In August, more than 600 children in Fengxiang ...

  9. letters

    Posted Jan 26th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... in educating new generations about gender equality. Parents and teachers can lead by example. Fathers should help out at home with housework, instead of leaving it all to their wives. Children copy ... gadgets not because they need them but because they want them. Most parents give in to their children's demands for expensive gadgets. They think by giving lots of pocket money ...

  10. Reza Deghati

    Posted Sep 19th 2010, 12:00am by Yvonne Lai

    ... INACTIVE LINK The transmission of cultural traditions is important. This is something parents and grandparents used to provide for children; now it has been replaced by Google. We are travelling more for work. When we are at home, we are the slaves of BlackBerries and iPhones, e-mail and such. Our children are distracted by Facebook, PSPs and all that, so, even when we are physically ...




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