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  1. Pact aims to boost food safety

    Posted Sep 06th 2005, 12:00am by Gary Cheung

    ... on food safety across the border, with both sides promising to report suspected cases to each other. Speaking after attending the Shenzhen-Hong Kong co-operation meeting, Secretary for Health, Welfare and Food York Chow Yat-ngok said the two governments would appoint food-safety liaison officers to improve communication. Dr Chow said officials from the two cities would hold several ...

  2. Property - Hong Kong & China - PROPERTY

    Exposé cracks confidence in building safety

    Posted Mar 19th 2013, 12:00am by He Huifeng

    ... He Huifeng huifeng.he@scmp.com Claims over poor-quality cement could become industry's milk powder scandal, developer says Exposé cracks confidence in building safety Safety fears ... being tested. The crackdown came after a China Central Television (CCTV) exposé on Thursday on how Shenzhen's developers replaced river sand with much cheaper, substandard sea sand ...

  3. News - China - PROPERTY

    Hong Kong concrete test result shocks Jiayu Garden flat owners

    Posted Apr 11th 2013, 12:00am by STAFF

    ... The sample, provided by a flat owner at Block 8B, contained 0.34 per cent chloride ions, just below the maximum limit of 0.35 per cent, according to a laboratory test that The South China Morning Post ... for untreated sea sand after a national television expose triggered concerns over building safety. Sea sand contains high levels of salt and chloride that can corrode steel reinforcement bars, weakening ...

  4. News - China - PROPERTY

    Flat owners reject official test results on suspected substandard concrete

    Posted Mar 24th 2013, 12:00am by He Huifeng

    ... respectively. Sea sand must be processed for use in reinforced concrete, and is banned in pre-stressed concrete. The latest building safety scandal follows a China Central Television news programme ... safety. The bureau said in its statement that it would release the test results of the remaining eight projects over the coming week. The government said its tests were based on the code ...

  5. Shenzhen mayor vows to get tough with food supply

    Posted Sep 08th 2005, 12:00am by Felix Chan

    ... Felix Chan Shenzhen's mayor admitted yesterday the mainland city's food-safety system needed strengthening and pledged to co-operate with Hong Kong to improve monitoring ... of food safety, we still need to greatly strengthen the system. There is a process for it,' he said. 'We will get tough with our food supply to Hong Kong and will create a control ...

  6. News - China - CONSTRUCTION

    Shenzhen construction on hold after alert over cheap sand in concrete

    Posted Mar 16th 2013, 12:00am by HUIFENG HE

    ... safety alert Several major property projects in Shenzhen- including what will be the city's highest building- have been ordered to suspend construction after CCTV reported that concrete used ... government's press conference. China Central Television reported on Thursday that many Shenzhen developers replaced expensive river sand with much cheaper sea sand as a building material. It named ...

  7. On a flight from a different era

    Posted Jan 08th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Wang Qiong spoke to Fiona Tam In 1980, Wang Qiong was among the first generation of flight attendants in China after civil aviation in the country was separated from the air force. Today, having retired from the high-flying job last year, Wang, 51, oversees more than 500 attendants from China Southern Airlines' Shenzhen base. She talks about her 31 years spent in the cabin. ...

  8. Video boost for vegetable import surveillance

    Posted Mar 13th 2010, 12:00am by Amy Nip

    ... Shenzhen authorities have set up two electronic systems to monitor the safety of vegetables being exported to Hong Kong. The two systems costing more than a million yuan (HK$1.13 million) were installed after the mainland passed its first food safety law in September. One is a closed-circuit television network that scrutinises all vegetable processing companies in Shenzhen. ...

  9. Warning over electric blankets

    Posted Dec 16th 2006, 12:00am by Celine Sun

    ... impression to consumers that the liquid is harmless even if food with residue from the cleaning agent is eaten, which is not true,' Mr Kwok said. He said research by the Centre for Food Safety ... Celine Sun The Consumer Council yesterday reminded the public to be wary of electric blankets after safety faults were found in tests of 11 samples. The council tested the samples- nine ...

  10. HK group acquires Shenzhen Food stake

    Posted Oct 01st 2003, 12:00am by Christine Chan

    ... Ng Fung Hong, Hong Kong's largest importer of live and frozen food from the mainland, will take a 70 per cent stake in one of Shenzhen's biggest state-owned pork processors. The company, privatised by red chip China Resources Enterprise in 2000, will pay 380 million yuan (HK$356.17 million) for the stake in Shenzhen Food General Corp under a principle agreement reached ...




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