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  1. News - China - PEARL BRIEFING

    Fears of tainted rice turn delta shoppers to Hong Kong

    Posted Jun 08th 2013, 12:00am by He Huifeng

    ... Food and Drug Administration disclosed that it had checked 18 batches of rice between January and March and found cadmium levels in eight batches exceeded the national safety standard. A week ... are starting to look for a solution or at least a way to avoid eating tainted rice. Safe choices seem limited to changing a centuries-old habit of regarding rice as a staple food or buying rice in Hong ...

  2. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Hong Kong's prosperity is tied to rejuvenation of Pearl River Delta

    Posted May 06th 2013, 12:00am by WINSTON MOK

    ... to leave. This emigration is driving up world property prices from Vancouver to Sydney. Beijing, however, has the will to fix its pollution, food safety and traffic congestion problems. China ...

  3. News - China - DEVELOPMENT

    Can real reform take root in Qianhai?

    Posted Mar 04th 2013, 12:00am by He Huifeng

    ... as a laboratory where the mainland could pilot administrative and legal reforms based on the Hong Kong model. There was talk of a new graft watchdog along similar lines to the Independent Commission ... and telecommunications. Xi's visit raised hopes that the administrative and legal side of the experiment would be revived. While in Qianhai, Xi told local officials: "Please carry out reform boldly. ...

  4. Business - Economy - SHIPPING

    Port Everglades agent bound for Pearl River Delta in exports push

    Posted Dec 12th 2012, 12:00am by Keith Wallis

    ... such as the west coast of South America. While the canal administration and Long Beach renewed a trade accord last week, Vanderbeek said the two Californian ports have growth caps as residents do not want ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - DEVELOPMENT

    CY Leung says Hong Kong's connections can help pan-Pearl River Delta develop

    Posted Dec 10th 2012, 12:00am by LAUREN HO

    ... create career development and business opportunities for Hong Kong people and enterprises in various sectors." The grouping comprises the special administrative regions of Hong Kong ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Emissions control area for ships in Pearl River Delta proposed

    Posted Oct 23rd 2012, 12:00am by Ada Lee

    ... Ada Lee ada.lee@scmp.com Administration says it will work with neighbours to save lives by reducing maritime pollution in waters around city Clean-fuel zone for ships in delta eyed The government is determined to set up an emissions control area for ships in the Pearl River Delta, environment undersecretary Christine Loh Kung-wai said yesterday. It would be the first such region ...

  7. Comment - Letters

    Letters to the Editor, October 9, 2012

    Posted Oct 09th 2012, 12:00am by STAFF

    ... swamped with hundreds of thousands of people, sparking traffic mayhem and clashes between tourists and administrators. Two tourists were even stabbed, allegedly by security guards, over a dispute. ... and in other big cities. I suspect that Ms Cheung has probably neither used the Tube in London- where empty food containers and bottles and cans are a common sight- nor visited barbecue sites ...

  8. Magazines - Style

    Jennifer Cheung: The ex-banker who turned her sweet-tooth into a thriving business

    Posted Oct 09th 2012, 12:00am by Bernice Chan

    ... for it "Looking back on six years of experience, it was so painful as starting a business is not easy. But when you're 25 years old in the F&B [food and beverage] industry with no experience, you ...

  9. Lifestyle - Arts & Culture

    Macau International Music Festival even more diverse

    Posted Sep 09th 2012, 12:00am by Andrew Sun

    ... administration. Now in his 13th festival, the Hong Kong opera singer has kept the event delectably diverse. "I think every year is pretty international. That's what it's all about," ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - TOURISM

    Businesses count the cost of decision to block extra Shenzhen visitors

    Posted Sep 08th 2012, 12:00am by Amy Nip, Fiona Tam, JOLIE HO

    ... an additional HK$1 billion turnover for the industry," Wong said. Mainland visitors spent HK$5 billion on food last year, 5 per cent of the catering industry's overall turnover. Per capita spending by mainland visitors on food dropped from about HK$1,000 in 2003 to HK$200, he said, reflecting changes in consumption patterns. "People would rather shop than dine," he said. ...




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