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  1. Urn niche buyers fretting over the legality of their purchases

    Posted Feb 05th 2010, 12:00am by Amy Nip

    ... Amy Nip People who bought urn niches are ringing the Consumer Council because they are uncertain if the niches are legal. Complaints to the council against funeral services rose from just nine in 2008 to 31 cases last year, including 29 related to urn nic ...

  2. Business - China Business - LISTINGS

    IPO hopeful's business is built on a dead certainty: hundreds of millions of Chinese will die one day

    Posted Dec 03rd 2013, 01:57pm by George Chen

    ... George Chen george.chen@scmp.com Ageing society boosts appeal of Fu Shou Yuan for HK pitch, bankers say 'Death care' IPO shows plenty of life Before Santa Claus visits Hong Kong this Christmas, a mainland firm in the “death care” business aims to go public in the city, offering investors the gift of a rare opportunity to make some quick cash, bankers say. Shanghai-based Fu Shou ...

  3. Mourning period observed across HK

    Posted May 19th 2008, 12:00am by Jimmy Cheung, Peter So

    ... Jimmy Cheung, Ng Kan-chung and Peter So Government, schools and Legco pay tribute The State Council's decision to declare a three-day mourning period from today will see the Hong Kong government and different sectors follow the national lead in mourn ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Blood therapy death at beauty centre prompts legal review

    Posted Oct 10th 2012, 11:37am by Lai Ying-kit

    ... Lai Ying-kit The government set up a committee on Thursday to tighten the supervision of high-risk beauty treatments, following the death of a woman who was given a blood transfusion. ... under regulatory controls in the wake of the medical blunder. Also on Thursday, police ramped up their investigation of the woman’s death. Restaurant boss Chan Yuen-lam, 46, died on Wednesday, ...

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    Minibus driver arrested after death of pedestrian

    Posted Oct 12th 2012, 12:39pm by Lai Ying-kit

    ... was arrested for dangerous driving causing death. The minibus was travelling south on Nathan Road, and the pedestrian was crossing the street at the time. Many all-night minibuses have a stop ...

  6. News - Hong Kong

    Man kills wife before jumping to death

    Posted Sep 29th 2012, 01:40pm by Jennifer Ngo

    ... Jennifer Ngo A man stabbed his wife to death before jumping to his death from a 38-floor flat in Sau Mau Ping on Friday night. Police superintendent Remus Chong Siu-hing said the case has been classified as a murder-suicide and was being investigated by the Sau Mau Ping district crime squad. Around 8pm on Friday, police received a 999 emergency call from the man’s mother. When ...

  7. Burning issue

    Posted Sep 18th 2010, 12:00am by Albert Chen, Albert Cheng

    ... Albert Cheng Given Hong Kong's ageing population, the number of deaths in the city has put a lot of pressure on columbariums. Not only does the government face an uphill battle ... to dispel the fear of death and superstitious thinking. Our densely populated city has very limited space for urn niches so those who are reluctant to accept the development of these facilities ...

  8. Policy shift on columbariums opens loophole

    Posted Mar 24th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Cheung Chi-fai The Lands Department has quietly introduced a change to the terms of small-house grants that rural leaders say may signal a huge loophole in controls over the development of cremation ash storage facilities in older village houses. The chan ...

  9. Open inquiry into Li's death needed

    Posted Jun 17th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Mainland authorities have bowed to public pressure by ordering a new investigation into the suspicious death in hospital of June 4 activist Li Wangyang. That doesn't happen often, but what sets this instance apart is the role played by Hong Kong. Hunan provincial authorities admit that persistent questions from outside media and the public about Li's death prompted them ...

  10. New probe of June 4 activist's death launched

    Posted Jun 15th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Shi Jiangtao in Shaoyang, Hunan and Peter So Hunan provincial authorities have launched a new probe into the suspicious death of June 4 activist Li Wangyang, calling in a team of criminal ... for the Hunan provincial public security bureau as saying yesterday. The announcement indicates authorities no longer consider the death of Li (pictured) suicide, as first reported, or accidental, ...




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