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  1. News - China Insider - FOOD

    'Vampire drinks' banned by China’s food safety authority

    Posted Jul 15th 2014, 05:53pm by Chris Luo

    ... through its creative plastic packaging, is being sold by novelty-drinks vendors and online shops. Drinking it would seem like a scene out of a vampire film, where the immortal undead could sip on human blood as if it were a soft drink. However, the China Food and Drug Administration (CFDA) has thrown cold water on this fantasy. On Monday, it issued a ban on the sales of all “vampire ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china-insider/article/1554772/vampire-drinks-banned-chinas-food-safety-authority
  2. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Wine tax could be reintroduced to curb Hong Kong's binge drinking

    Posted May 16th 2014, 03:12am by LO WEI

    ... and students should know more about the harmful effects of drinking." Ching said many local students picked up the habit at university, from overseas students who brought in the drinking culture ... binge-drinking Health officials will look into controls on alcohol advertisements and a possible reintroduction of the wine tax to combat growing consumption of alcohol, particularly among young people. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1512953/officials-look-taxes-and-ads-curb-binge-drinking
  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    Push Up Drink was bound to be a bust with its breast boosting claim

    Posted Aug 15th 2014, 03:40am by Hari Kumar

    ... that its dietary supplement drink can help women develop a perfect heart-shaped chest has been deflated by experts, who say there is no scientific evidence to support this. The distributor of this made-in-Japan potion, suggestively named Push Up Drink, claims that a study undertaken by Thailand's medicinal plant research institute found that some ingredients contained in the drink do help ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1573757/push-drink-was-bound-be-bust-its-breast-boosting-claim
  4. News - Hong Kong - CULTURE

    History enthusiasts pull up a chair at Heritage Museum exhibition exploring the role of seating as a cultural artefact

    Posted Jun 22nd 2014, 04:30am by Jessie Lau

    ... Jessie Lau jessie.lau@scmp.com A museum exhibition explores the role of seating as a cultural artefact History enthusiasts pull up a chair Slightly faded and elegantly curved, the wooden ... the exhibition explores the role of chairs as cultural artefacts. It is part of a larger event on the theme of chairs at the museum called Please Have a Seat. Visitors can learn about the artistic ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1537986/history-enthusiasts-pull-chair-heritage-museum-exhibition-exploring
  5. News - Asia - CULTURE

    'Fish listeners', Malaysia's mysterious culture, may be dying out

    Posted Aug 19th 2014, 06:41pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Malaysia Men profess to be able to hunt fish by 'hearing' their songs, but those are being drowned out by dredging and other modern threats WATCH: Disquieting times for Malaysia's fish listeners One hand clinging to ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1576994/fish-listeners-malaysias-mysterious-culture-may-be-dying-out
  6. News - China Insider - Ethnic tensions

    Retired Chinese Minister of Culture Wang Meng makes moderate plea for Xinjiang unity

    Posted Aug 18th 2014, 04:10pm by Patrick Boehler

    ... the Great Cultural Revolution. One of China’s most prominent living writers, the now octogenarian Wang has returned to Xinjiang in recent months, where he made a plea for ethnic harmony, according ... In his lecture to Xinjiang cadres, the former minister of culture said he hoped Han people, including those sent from elsewhere in China to Xinjiang, would study the region’s traditional cultures ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china-insider/article/1576053/retired-chinese-minister-culture-wang-meng-makes-moderate-plea
  7. News - China - CULTURE

    China dusts off 1930s film classics in culture war

    Posted Aug 13th 2014, 05:05am by AFP

    ... prostitute with a heart of gold- played by a doomed actress- to arouse a cinematic renaissance and fend off a cultural onslaught from Hollywood. A new digital restoration of The Goddess, a 1934 ... money, ending up in jail. It is one of several remasterings that come as Beijing tries to extend its soft power by exporting Chinese culture around the world, and build a stronger movie industry ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1572392/china-dusts-1930s-film-classics-culture-war
  8. News - Hong Kong - CULTURE

    Milk tea kings brew up something special

    Posted Jul 29th 2014, 03:38am by Jessie Lau

    ... and Chan Wai-ching, 2009 winner, a month after the drink was declared one of the city's 480 intangible cultural heritage items. "To every milk-tea brewer, this is confirmation," said ... heritage list contains items said to represent Hong Kong culture. The Association of Coffee and Tea of Hong Kong applied for the drink to be listed in 2010 and it officially became a heritage item ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1561343/milk-tea-kings-brew-something-special
  9. News - World - UNITED STATES

    Teenage inmates endure 'culture of violence' at Rikers Island prison

    Posted Aug 05th 2014, 09:25pm by MCT

    ... rights investigation has concluded that adolescent male inmates at Rikers Island endured a "culture of violence" in one of New York's most historic and congested detention centres, ... that at the three Rikers Island facilities that housed adolescent males, "a culture of violence endures even while a code of silence prevails". A separate 79-page report said a "pattern ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1567063/teenage-inmates-endure-culture-violence-rikers-island-prison
  10. News - China - SUICIDE

    7 petitioners attempt suicide by drinking poison outside HQ of state-run newspaper

    Posted Jul 16th 2014, 05:34pm by Kathy Gao

    ... Kathy Gao kathy.gao@scmp.com Petitioners attempt suicide at paper HQ Seven people attempted suicide by drinking a poisonous liquid outside the gates of the China Youth Daily in Beijing yesterday morning, the newspaper said on its social media account. Pictures circulated online showed five men and two women lying on the pavement outside the newspaper building. A stream of white ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1555376/seven-people-try-commit-suicide-over-housing-payments

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