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  1. Refreshing honesty as top leader 'embarrassed' by food safety

    Posted Mar 07th 2011, 12:00am by Wang Xiangwei

    ... 'very much embarrassed' by the country's food safety record, after praising the Communist Party for spending so much energy to ensure adequate food for the country's 1.3 billion people. 'But now we are very embarrassed. Just as we have enough to eat, we have the food safety issue,' Wang was quoted as saying. In fact, according to someone present at the meeting, ...

  2. Mob takes control of Taizinai factory over debt to builder

    Posted Jun 08th 2010, 12:00am by Naomi Rovnick

    ... because of the earthquakes in western China and the melamine scandal that rocked the mainland dairy industry. Several dairy companies laced their products with the harmful chemical, which left six ... the surname Xia, said he had no knowledge of any disputes. Taizinai has been hit by a spate of lawsuits from unpaid suppliers in China and is in danger of running out of money from shelling out ...

  3. Reforms a priority in the milk scandal

    Posted Jan 23rd 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... of it became a national disgrace, highlighting the incompetence and corruption that plagues the country's food and drug safety regime. They must not be allowed to become convenient scapegoats ... also sparked much-needed moves to drastically overhaul the country's entire food-safety system. While it is important to bring the perpetrators to justice and fairly compensate the parents ...

  4. China Resources plans internal lending scheme

    Posted Dec 20th 2010, 12:00am by Lulu Chen

    ... China Resources Power Holdings, China Resources Cement Holdings and China Resources Gas Group. Some market watchers have questioned the safety of the proposal, saying that it could expose ... Lulu Chen China Resources Holdings said six of its Hong Kong listed subsidiaries were seeking approval from shareholders to lend money to one another, a strategy the group said would make ...

  5. Safety in action, not just in words

    Posted Jan 15th 2004, 12:00am by Hu Shuli

    ... to be put in place. When, finally, the oil industry's safety mechanisms are implemented, in line with market principles and China-specific conditions, it will nurture a healthier development ... Hu Shuli It is not enough just to hold China National Petroleum Corp accountable for the Chongqing gas blast; the system is also to blame for the disaster. It is imperative to bring ...

  6. Beijing's reassuring response to an air crash

    Posted Sep 03rd 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... on the safety of their planes to drive their companies forward. With China being their biggest customer and the fastest growing market, their expertise, standards and expectations have helped pull ... The fatal crash of a passenger plane in Heilongjiang province last week set off alarm bells. Mainland aircraft safety is a touchy subject because of its record during the 1990s, which gave ...

  7. TV report on clenbuterol in pigs sees 22 people held

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

    ... of livestock bureaus in Mengzhou, Qinyang and Wen county, who were suspended from duty. The Henan Food Safety Office told Xinhua that provincial authorities had isolated and tested 1,512 pigs from nine ... to dispel public concerns about food safety. Four executives at the Jiyuan branch had been sacked, the statement said. The group also promised to step up oversight at all its plants. Farm raids ...

  8. Chewing over KFC's fast-food revolution

    Posted Sep 08th 2008, 12:00am by Samantha Kierath

    ... ago KFC first planted its flag on the mainland and began rolling out a fast-food network that today extends into almost all of the country's administrative regions. In the beginning, some ... McDonald's, which has about half that number of branches. The secret recipe for success, as Warren Liu tells it in KFC in China, was not just in the combination of herbs and spices ...

  9. Cafe de Coral slows rise up fast food chain as foreign profits dip

    Posted Oct 31st 2003, 12:00am by Sandy Li

    ... Sandy Li Fast food group clips expansion Cafe de Coral Holdings, the world's biggest Chinese fast food chain, is slowing its Hong Kong expansion drive after disappointing results at its North American operations. Chairman Michael Chan Yue-kwong said the company would postpone a plan to buy an unnamed western restaurant chain in Hong Kong and a mainland food processing ...

  10. China, US edge towards closer co-operation

    Posted May 26th 2010, 12:00am by Cary Huang

    ... of co-operation in nuclear energy safety, public health and environmental protection. Geithner said that the 'US welcomes China's commitment to submit a revised offer on joining the WTO ... applications. China, which holds some US$895 billion of US Treasury debt, has also expressed concern over the size of US deficits and the safety of Chinese investments. US Commerce Secretary Gary Locke ...




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