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  1. Death penalty cited in new food safety blitz

    Posted Sep 17th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Zhuang Pinghui The worst violators of the mainland's food safety rules could receive the death penalty in a tough new crackdown on such crimes, official state media said. Xinhua cited ... punished. 'Those deserving death penalties should be resolutely sentenced to death,' Xinhua quoted the notice as saying on Wednesday. It also promised harsher punishments for government ...

  2. Repeat offender jailed 31/2 years for drink-drive death of student

    Posted Feb 19th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... driving causing death. He was sentenced under a system of tougher penalties introduced on July 4, 2008, which increased the maximum penalty for the offence from five years' jail to 10. He had ...

  3. Driver cleared of dangerous driving over death

    Posted Sep 22nd 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Fanny W. Y. Fung A driver who accidentally killed a pedestrian was cleared of dangerous driving causing death, as the court found that the pedestrian was jaywalking at the time ... level was 21 micrograms per 100 millilitres of breath, under the legal limit of 22mcg/100ml. The defendant had earlier pleaded not guilty to dangerous driving causing death, and pleaded guilty ...

  4. Punishments up to death for breaking dairy laws

    Posted Oct 11th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... products, that range all the way to the death sentence for adding illegal substances to fresh milk, the regulation said. But the announcement meant little to parents who are seeking justice ...

  5. Hospital heads fired after deaths of eight newborns within 11 days

    Posted Sep 30th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... of the hospital and his deputy over the scandal on Sunday. A team of experts from the Health Ministry and the Health Department of Shaanxi province found the babies' deaths were caused by 'lax ... of baby deaths has further dented public faith in the country's medical and food industry. Vice-Premier Li Keqiang has ordered relevant governments and departments to 'severely punish ...

  6. Drug firm linked to 6 deaths to face court over sale of tainted medicine

    Posted Apr 15th 2009, 12:00am by Amy Nip

    ... other food sources. He said it was a complicated business for the Coroner's Court to determine the cause of death of the patients- whether they died from the fungal infection or from ...

  7. Singer's brother admits drink-driving causing death

    Posted Feb 28th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... causing death; dangerous driving; failing to stop after an accident whereby damage was caused to another vehicle; failing to report an accident involving damage; driving above the legal limit; ... for dangerous driving causing death was increased from five years to 10 years in prison. Family members of Au and the dead motorcyclist were at the court. The elderly mother of the deceased broke down ...

  8. Hospital identifies third death from rare infection

    Posted Feb 14th 2009, 12:00am by Ella Lee

    ... of deaths that could have been caused by gastrointestinal mucormycosis. The disease is an infection in the intestines caused by spores from a group of fungi called murorales. People with low ...

  9. Hubei officials deny baby's death linked to tainted formula

    Posted Dec 11th 2008, 12:00am by Fiona Tam

    ... Fiona Tam Hubei's health bureau has denied that an 11-month-old baby girl's death was linked to the melamine-tainted milk formula she had drunk for eight months. And health authorities have refused her parents' request for an autopsy to determine the cause of death. The victim, Ma Xuefei, died in Macheng in Hubei last Thursday after four months of medical treatment ...

  10. Work accident death toll 70,000, says watchdog

    Posted Nov 04th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Stephen Chen Work accidents, typically mine explosions, train collisions and blazes, have killed nearly 70,000 people this year, the mainland's work safety authority said yesterday. The death toll is more than 10 times the annual figure for the United States, but the State Administration of Work Safety said it had dropped significantly from the same period last year. The number ...




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