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  1. HK throughput falls 2.4pc on port competition

    Posted Dec 19th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... per cent. 'Shipments to Europe decreased last month from a year ago as consumers were concerned about the safety of China-made products such as toys, cradles and food,' said Sunny ...

  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

    ... The latest building safety scandal follows a China Central Television news programme on March 14 that reported on the rampant use of untreated sea sand by Shenzhen developers. Sea sand contains high ... sand after a national television exposé triggered concerns over building safety. The bureau said in its statement that it would release the test results of the remaining eight projects over ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. News - China

    Shenzhen residents mourn man swallowed by massive sink hole

    Posted Mar 28th 2013, 10:33am by Amy Li

    ... for failing to follow correct safety procedures when working on the building. Shenzhen officials said they had ordered a halt to construction and promised to assess the conditions of Jinzhou Mansion ...

  7. News - China - CONSTRUCTION

    Shenzhen to blacklist builders using untreated sea sand

    Posted Mar 21st 2013, 12:00am by He Huifeng, JANE CAI

    ... He Huifeng in Shenzhen and Jane Cai in Beijing Nine measures are introduced after a TV exposé sparked widespread concern on building safety Shenzhen to ban firms using untreated sea sand ... safety. The Shenzhen Housing and Construction Bureau released nine measures yesterday to tighten control on construction material and property development. It will start a system to track and test ...

  8. Shenzhen's rich buy basics in HK

    Posted May 04th 2012, 12:00am

    ... He attributed the trend to the appreciation of the yuan amid high domestic inflation, frequent scandals over food safety and other mainland products, high consumer taxes, as well ... 'It extends to something as basic as toothpaste- the rich want a product made in the US after so many mainland products were caught up in safety scandals.' Lin said heavy taxes were ...

  9. News - China - POLITICS

    Xi Jinping keeps things low key in trip to Shenzhen

    Posted Dec 08th 2012, 12:00am by Fiona Tam, He Huifeng

    ... no extravagant banquets, no massive security precautions and no overly burdensome traffic controls during his visit. "Xi has ordered the serving of simple and unadorned food with no more than six ... low-profile visit is in sharp contrast to that of President Hu Jintao's in 2010 to commemorate the 30th anniversary of China's economic reform. Roads were blocked for that trip and reporters ...

  10. News - China - PROTEST

    Police beat strikers during Xi Jinping's Guangdong tour

    Posted Dec 10th 2012, 12:00am by Li Jing, He Huifeng

    ... continued his low-profile tour of southern China yesterday with a trip to Guangzhou, the capital of Guangdong, after stopping over in Zhuhai and Foshan. The vice-president's first stop in Shenzhen coincided with a strike by about 3,000 workers at a printing factory on Friday evening, witnesses told the South China Morning Post yesterday. Workers started to gather outside the Huacai ...




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