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  1. 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

    ... 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 can breathe a sigh of relief ... 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 of silk products bought from ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1241859/beijing-silk-products-fail-quality-tests
  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

    Secretary faces HK$42m fraud charges

    Posted Mar 14th 2014, 04:32am by JULIE CHU

    ... Julie Chu julie.chu@scmp.com Secretary faces HK$42m fraud charges A secretary who allegedly stole more than HK$42 million from Balram Chainrai, the former owner of English soccer club ... Tong, who claimed to be unemployed now, entered no plea to 10 charges of theft and nine counts of fraud. Magistrate Bina Chainrai adjourned the case to May 16 to allow the prosecution time ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1448026/secretary-faces-hk42m-fraud-charges
  4. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Desperate singles fall for Japan apartment ‘fraud’

    Posted Feb 26th 2014, 04:25pm by AFP

    ... made to purchase the real estate sometimes at prices 30 to 40 per cent above the market rate,” he said. The National Consumer Information Centre has warned that this kind of alleged deception ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1435632/desperate-singles-fall-japan-apartment-fraud
  5. News - China - CONSUMERISM

    Shocked housewife's bargain eggs no yolk

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

    ... They tasted like rubber bands with a congealed mass inside, says woman after market con A Henan housewife who was conned into buying 2.5 kilograms of fake eggs at the weekend found they were inedible after she boiled them. She told the Dahe Daily that she ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1076594/shocked-housewifes-bargain-eggs-no-yolk
  6. News - China Insider - GM food

    China's raging GM food debate leads to libel suit between fraud-buster, TV anchorman

    Posted Jan 14th 2014, 04:32pm by Chris Luo

    ... Chris Luo chris.luo@scmp.com Anti-fraud campaigner Fang Shimin on Monday moved to sue former veteran CCTV anchor Cui Yongyuan for damaging his reputation, aiming to end a months-long debate with him over genetically-modified food. Fang, better known by his pen name, Fang Zhouzi, is a controversial US-educated biochemist famous for years of anti-fraud efforts in areas of life ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china-insider/article/1405435/anti-fraud-campaigner-fang-zhouzi-sues-former-cctv-veteran-gm
  7. News - China Insider - CORRUPTION

    Lawmaker accused of rape by TV anchor sentenced to 11 years for corruption and fraud

    Posted Apr 16th 2014, 01:23pm by Andrea Chen

    ... for corruption and fraud A rich businessman and former lawmaker from Heilongjiang province accused of rape by a former television anchorwoman was sentenced to 11 years in prison for corruption and fraud, state media reported on Tuesday. A local court in Shuangcheng city gave Sun Dejiang, a former member of the city’s municipal People’s Congress, an 11-year sentence for corruption and fraud ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china-insider/article/1483763/lawmaker-accused-rape-tv-anchor-sentenced-11-years-corruption-and
  8. News - World - ITALY

    Berlusconi ordered to community service in Italy tax fraud case

    Posted Apr 16th 2014, 01:33am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Rome Berlusconi gets community service An Italian court yesterday ordered former prime minister Silvio Berlusconi to do a year of community service in a senior citizens' home run by the Catholic Church in a symbolic but humiliating punishment for tax fraud. The flamboyant billionaire, 77, will have to work at the centre "one day a week ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1483400/berlusconi-ordered-community-service-italy-tax-fraud-case
  9. News - China

    China becomes world's second biggest consumer of high-priced wine

    Posted Apr 09th 2014, 04:25am by Mischa Moselle

    ... Mischa Moselle mischa.moselle@scmp.com Country also the biggest consumer of red wine, and industry sees sales continuing to grow China No 2 buyer of pricier wines Propelled by a love of "lucky" red wine, China's drinkers are now the second-biggest consumers of high-priced wine in the world, new figures show. Tipplers on the mainland and in Hong Kong, who are lumped together ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1470017/china-now-second-biggest-consumer-high-priced-wine
  10. Business - Economy

    Singapore firms to chase consumer boom in China

    Posted Apr 08th 2014, 01:08am by BLOOM

    ... Bloomberg in Singapore City state looks to boost exports to the country and woo investors in Shandong Singapore firms eye consumer boom in China Singapore is encouraging companies ... chairman of International Enterprise Singapore, a trade promotion agency, said the city state's shipments to China would probably increase as a share of total exports, driven by consumer ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/economy/article/1467930/singapore-firms-chase-consumer-boom-china

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