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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. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  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. News - China - HAINAN

    Sanya scuba tours accused of price gouging with photo packages

    Posted Feb 18th 2013, 12:28pm by Ernest Kao

    ... Ernest Kao Hainan authorities have come under fire once again after a recent report found scuba diving tour operators were duping tourists into paying more during the recent Spring Festival holiday. Last year, similar allegations had immersed the province ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1153012/sanya-scuba-tours-accused-price-gouging-photo-packages

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