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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. 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
  3. 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
  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. 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
  6. News - Hong Kong

    Keep track of your phone contracts or risk paying more: Consumer Council

    Posted Aug 15th 2014, 04:06am by Ernest Kao

    ... Ernest Kao ernest.kao@scmp.com 'Keep track of contracts or risk paying more' The consumer watchdog has warned people to watch out for hidden charges relating to telecoms service ... of such complaints to a new high of 2,469 in the first half of this year, a 17 per cent increase over the same period last year. The first pitfall, the Consumer Council said, involved contracts being allowed ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1573769/keep-track-your-phone-contracts-or-risk-paying-more-consumer-council
  7. Business - Economy

    Australian consumer sentiment strong, but wages at 16-year lows

    Posted Aug 13th 2014, 02:56pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Sydney Australia sees bounce in consumer confidence A measure of Australian consumer sentiment rose strongly this month as households grew more optimistic on the near-term ... of consumer sentiment rose a seasonally adjusted 3.8 per cent in August, from July when it had gained 1.9 per cent. "The rebound in confidence augurs well for a continuation of the lift in retail ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/economy/article/1572825/australian-consumer-sentiment-strong-wages-16-year-lows
  8. News - China - FOOD SAFETY

    Food traceability systems little more than gimmicks, say producers and consumers

    Posted Aug 13th 2014, 03:32am by MANDY ZUO

    ... Mandy Zuo mandy.zuo@scmp.com Retailers and producers say that after a decade, the mainland's food traceability programmes are too costly and fail to protect consumers Systems to track ... government launched pilot programmes a decade ago to trace food from its source of production all the way to the consumer. But even today, their effectiveness is patchy- at fresh produce sections ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1572397/food-traceability-systems-little-more-gimmicks-say-producers-and
  9. Business - Economy - CHINA

    China's consumer inflation tame in July, but producer deflation stubborn

    Posted Aug 10th 2014, 05:53am by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Shanghai Rate remains steady at 2.3pc but producer deflation proves stubborn Mainland consumer inflation stays tame at 2.3pc The mainland posted mild consumer inflation ... rebound. Data from the National Bureau of Statistics showed that the consumer price index held steady at 2.3 per cent year-on-year in July, while the producer price index fell 0.9 per cent ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/economy/article/1570236/chinas-consumer-inflation-tame-july-producer-deflation-stubborn
  10. Only Cambodia beats HK for consumer fraud

    Posted Oct 07th 2006, 12:00am by Barclay Crawford

    ... The UN survey showed just over half of Hongkongers' complaints of consumer fraud related to shopping and nearly a third to unscrupulous mobile phone operators. Most of the rest related ... Survey co-author Rod Broadhurst, from the School of Justice Studies at the Queensland University of Technology, said the level of consumer fraud was a 'blemish' on Hong Kong's ...

    http://www.scmp.com/node/566796

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