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  1. SFDA warns against online drugs retailers

    Posted Aug 09th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Online shoppers have reason to question the safety of pharmaceuticals bought from mainland-based internet drug vendors, given that just four websites are authorised. State Food and Drug Administration (SFDA) spokeswoman Yan Jiangying named the accredited pharmacies amid rising controversy about drugs safety. Ms Yan said there were also 1,211 authorised websites providing information. ...

  2. Daya Bay drill to test safety plans

    Posted Apr 21st 2012, 12:00am

    ... is concerned, that would affect only a few residents and tourists on Tung Ping Chau, on the far side of Mirs Bay. An 85 kilometre emergency control zone, including Hong Kong, would be set up for food monitoring. Experts from France, Britain and the mainland's nuclear safety regulators have been invited to observe the drill, along with officials from the International Atomic Energy Agency. ...

  3. Electric-car safety tests faulted

    Posted May 30th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Fiona Tam fiona.tam@scmp.com Experts have questioned whether the mainland's safety tests for electric cars were rigorous enough after an electric taxi burst into flames, killing ... severe real-life crashes. Wang Zidong, who is in charge of car-battery testing at the China North Vehicle Research Institute, told the Economic Information Daily that collision tests ...

  4. Business - China Business - MR. SHANGKONG

    Greedy Shanghai taxi drivers show the 'evil' side of new technology

    Posted Mar 03rd 2014, 02:59am by George Chen

    ... George Chen george.chen@scmp.com Taxi-booking apps offering bonuses to drivers illustrate how technology can have a detrimental impact on society, especially the elderly Shanghai cabbies show the 'evil' side of new technology Google once had an ...

  5. Quality key to future success of China brand

    Posted Aug 04th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... the mainland's major customers have legitimate concerns on consumer-interest grounds. This week's agreement between Beijing and Washington to step up co-operation to ensure product and food safety ... rules, the mainland has the chance to win the right to make the real thing. The prospect of Swiss soldiers carrying a 'made-in-China' knife in their knapsacks has caused such concern ...

  6. Fear factor high despite city's reputation for safety

    Posted May 04th 2007, 12:00am by Barclay Crawford

    ... Barclay Crawford Hong Kong residents are more worried about security than many other people in the Asia-Pacific region, even though the city is often called one of the world's safest. In a survey, the only place where the fear factor was higher than ...

  7. Brain food

    Posted Jan 30th 2011, 12:00am by Richard James Havis

    ... talk by economist Martin Jacques called 'Understanding The Rise of China'. Jacques points out that by 2020 China will have a bigger economy than the US. Never before has a developing country been the biggest economy in the world, says Jacques. He also says that China will never modernise in the same way as the West- why should it? The West should not try to understand China ...

  8. News - China

    China to invest 2 trillion yuan to expand broadband

    Posted Sep 18th 2013, 08:40pm

    ... Reuters in Singapore Beijing plans to invest in improving and expanding internet networks on the mainland, vice-minister says China plans to invest 2 trillion yuan (US$323 billion) ... and wireless connectivity throughout China, home to the largest number of mobile phone users in the world despite only 45 per cent of the population have access to the internet. China’s investment ...

  9. Little demand for online interpreter

    Posted Feb 21st 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... on the government's website allows users to compare the nutrition content of food products, even if they are presented in different units- labels can list items per 100g or per serving size. The widget also tells users whether a product is high in sugar, salt or fat. Since the website was launched by the Centre for Food Safety in March last year, there have only been 7,200 visits. Dietitian Flavia ...

  10. Business - Companies - TECHNOLOGY

    Ex-Apple CEO Sculley mulling BlackBerry bid

    Posted Oct 24th 2013, 12:02pm by Reuters in Toronto

    ... and Douglas Fregin are also considering a bid, a securities filing showed earlier this month. China’s computer maker Lenovo has also been cited as a potential buyer.   ...




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