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  1. That's quite a rash of cases

    Posted Apr 02nd 2007, 12:00am by Suzanne Harrison

    ... Suzanne Harrison There are an estimated 12,600 cases of shingles in Hong Kong at any one time, based on an extrapolation of US figures (one case for every 544 people) by www.wrongdiagnosis.com. For the whole of China, there would be more than 2,375,000 cases. Shingles typically flare in a band around the waist called a dermatome, according to the US National Institute ...

  2. Beijing's protective arms

    Posted Jan 16th 2007, 12:00am by Steven Xu

    ... the country's insatiable demand for energy and raw materials has made it vulnerable to price gouging by foreign companies. So, from certain policymakers' perspective, China has the right to respond ... a number of questions: Is this the latest signal that Beijing is determined to block foreign takeovers it does not like? Or is it simply an eye-for-an-eye reaction to some high-profile failures ...

  3. The Devil Came on Horseback

    Posted Jun 03rd 2007, 12:00am by David Wilson

    ... taken with his digital cameras to the world. The picture he paints is horrific: Steidle describes the bodies of adult Africans with their eyes gouged out or worse by Arab militiamen who have ... doesn't fully explain the general indifference. The reason may have to do with the fact that the world is preoccupied with the slaughter in Iraq and Afghanistan. Perhaps this time, China should ...

  4. Learn from pension case, officials told

    Posted Aug 12th 2007, 12:00am by Raymond Li

    ... and the nation. More than 20 government officials and leaders of state-owned enterprises have been implicated in the scandal, the biggest corruption case on the mainland for a decade. Chen and his alleged ... They must be ready to pass the 'tests'. [Success] will give them strength against corruption,' China News Service quoted Mr Xi as saying. The tests included having strong principles, ...

  5. Glamour gurus

    Posted Apr 01st 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... there could be a more serious problem. There are many causes for eye bags- the most common being lack of sleep, stress, heredity, crying or allergies. Unfortunately, in the majority of cases ... they seem to appear! Excess baggage The skin under my eyes is quite dark and a little baggy. I normally have eight hours of sleep a night, so what could be the cause, and how can I fix it? Baggy ...

  6. All eyes on Shanghai as party holds talks

    Posted May 09th 2007, 12:00am by Bill Savadove

    ... responsible for investigations within the party- which might shed more light on Mr Chen's case. Representatives to a major national party meeting later this year also will be selected. Observers ...

  7. Eye Witness

    Posted Jun 04th 2007, 12:00am by Cliff Buddle

    ... the handover, people saw could be a problematic area. That has proved to be the case. When you look back on the early judgments, do you think the courts tried to fix things which did not need fixing? ... overheard saying 'now for plan B' when leaving court after the landmark right of abode case in 1999. Was there a plan B? It is complete news to me. The suggestion was that plan ...

  8. Increase in cases of red-eye syndrome

    Posted Apr 22nd 2007, 12:00am by Lilian Goh

    ... Lilian Goh Doctors are worried that the peak season for a contagious eye condition has come earlier than usual. Between April 8 and 14, about six in 1,000 people who visited private ... In the week before, less than four in 1,000 patients were infected. The condition, more commonly known as red-eye syndrome, is mostly caused by bacteria and viruses and is transmitted through contact ...

  9. Tianjin eyes special bank for low-cost residences

    Posted Mar 13th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The test-case lender would either be restructured from old banks or newly set up, complementing the nation's employer-and-employee-funded housing accounts and commercial bank loans, said Dai ... Shuqing, the chairman of China Construction Bank, proposed setting up a national firm similar to the Hong Kong Mortgage Corp to finance low-income housing loans. Mr Dai said the Tianjin proposal, ...

  10. 4 admit role in eye-blinding scam

    Posted Jan 12th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... in which mainlanders had their eyes deliberately blinded to make bogus insurance claims totalling HK$23.68 million. Two of the defendants were among four people who had one of their eyes ... possession of identity cards of another person, and unauthorised immigration to Hong Kong. Mr Lai said some of them had agreed to give evidence against three other people charged in the same case ...




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