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  1. News - China - FOOD SAFETY

    Consumer advocate sues top mainland dairy for mislabelling

    Posted Aug 19th 2014, 01:26pm by Alice Yan

    ... after it was filed by Ye Guang, a Chongqing-based professional fraud buster. Ye said Mengniu uses big characters on the front of the carton, proclaiming it is “Future Star Children’s Growth ... and the name should represent the product’s true nature,” Ye was quoted as saying. By mislabelling, Mengniu has infringed consumers’ right to know, he said. What’s more, Ye said the company has ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1576783/consumer-advocate-sues-top-mainland-dairy-mislabelling
  2. How kind-hearted young fall for scams

    Posted Feb 22nd 2010, 12:00am by Elaine Yau

    ... under pressure, they buckle and succumb easily to threats. The police say street deceptions, modelling frauds and timeshare schemes where high-pressure sales tactics are used to urge customers ... to produce evidence of deception. The Consumer Council received 5,568 complaints involving unscrupulous sales tactics in the services sector from January to November last year. Police figures show 52 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/706652/how-kind-hearted-young-fall-scams
  3. News - Hong Kong - COURTS

    Businessman Balram Chainrai's ex-secretary faces 11 new counts of theft and fraud

    Posted Aug 16th 2014, 02:57am by CHRIS LAU

    ... Chainrai's former secretary Tong Sze-kiu, 40, first appeared in court in March to face 19 counts of theft and fraud against Chainrai and other unidentified victims. Tong will face the new charges at Eastern Court, as the prosecution applied to consolidate its case with that of another defendant, Law Ka-shing. Law is accused of helping Tong launder money from the alleged theft and fraud. Law ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1574406/secretary-accused-stealing-balram-chainrai-faces-11-new-counts-theft
  4. News - China - Beijing

    Half of the silk on sale in Beijing contains little or no silk, study finds

    Posted May 20th 2013, 12:19pm by Ernest Kao

    ... Ernest Kao ernest.kao@scmp.com Study finds some silk on sale in Beijing doesn't contain any silk Another product has been added to the list of unsafe Chinese exports, but consumers ... not meet safety and quality standards, according to a Beijing Consumers Association study, with most cases finding that the product contained little or no silk at all. The study tested 40 types ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1241859/beijing-silk-products-fail-quality-tests
  5. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Beijing's new advertising law offers consumer protection

    Posted Sep 01st 2014, 03:40am by SCMP Editorial

    ... is as good as it is advertised, the use of celebrities merely amplifies the message. Unfortunately, endorsement sometimes comes without the celebrities trying out the product. Consumers may get ... for non-compliance, those who have undermined consumers' interests may also face legal liability. Belated as it is, the change will bring the mainland advertising industry in line with those in some ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1582500/beijings-new-advertising-law-offers-long-overdue-protection
  6. News - China - CONSUMERISM

    Shocked housewife's bargain eggs no yolk

    Posted Nov 07th 2012, 12:00am by Fiona Tam

    ... Fiona Tam fiona.tam@scmp.com They tasted like rubber bands with a congealed mass inside, says woman after market con Housewife's bargain egg shock no yolk A Henan housewife who was conned into buying 2.5 kilograms of fake eggs at the weekend found th ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1076594/shocked-housewifes-bargain-eggs-no-yolk
  7. Business - Companies - INVESTIGATIONS

    Tianhe Chemicals hits back at analysts' claims of fraud

    Posted Sep 02nd 2014, 01:06pm by Toh Han Shih

    ... back at claims of fraud Tianhe Chemicals Group has strongly denied allegations of fraud by Anonymous Analytics, a US group of anonymous analysts, and threatened to sue it for damages. ... shortly after Anonymous Analytics issued a report that alleged fraud, accusing Tianhe of inflating its sales and profits. "The report contains errors, misleading statements and malicious ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/companies/article/1583571/tianhe-trading-halted-after-anonymous-analytics-allegations
  8. News - Hong Kong - ECONOMY

    Hong Kong retail sales slump by 3.1pc in July as consumers scrimp on luxury

    Posted Aug 28th 2014, 05:54pm by Amy Nip

    ... Amy Nip amy.nip@scmp.com Takings for last month were down 3.1pc on last year as mainland graft drive continued to bite Retail sales still gloomy despite summer holiday The summer holidays brought no relief for hard-pressed shopkeepers as retail sales decl ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1581472/hong-kong-retail-sales-slump-31pc-july-consumers-scrimp-luxury
  9. Business - Economy - CHINA

    Mainland consumers more pessimistic this month

    Posted Aug 27th 2014, 10:33am by Victoria Ruan

    ... Victoria Ruan in Beijing victoria.ruan@scmp.com Consumer mood dip highlights China fragility Consumer sentiment on the mainland became more pessimistic in August as confidence about ... intensifies its stimulus policy, some economists believe. The Westpac MNI China Consumer Sentiment Indicator fell to 113.3 from 114.8 in July and significantly below the 121.7 reading at the beginning ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/economy/article/1581060/mainland-consumers-more-pessimistic-month
  10. News - World - FRANCE

    IMF chief Christine Lagarde placed under investigation in French fraud case

    Posted Aug 27th 2014, 06:23pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Paris Lagarde under formal investigation for negligence; IMF chief says she will appeal Lagarde charged over French graft case IMF chief Christine Lagarde has been put under formal investigation by French magistrates for negligence in a political fraud affair dating from 2008 when she was finance minister. Lagarde, who this week was questioned by magistrates in Paris ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1581196/imf-chief-christine-lagarde-placed-under-investigation-french-fraud-case

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