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  1. Tax on furniture trade sparks riot

    Posted Jun 16th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Choi Chi-yuk Thousands rioted in Nankang, Jiangxi province, yesterday after the local government levied new taxes and clamped down on the city's furniture industry. Protesters took to the streets and paralysed traffic. They also attacked government offices and overturned police cars. A statement on the municipal government's website said hundreds of furniture shop owners ...

  2. In Brief

    Posted Aug 29th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... was listed as grade four. Furniture set on fire outside home Police are investigating a suspected case of arson outside a village house in Sha Tin. Police said a man living at Sha Tin Tau village found some furniture outside his house on fire after he was woken up by a barking dog at about 4am. He managed to extinguish the flames and then called police for help. Firemen later found four ...

  3. Bogus mattresses filled with rubbish

    Posted Oct 09th 2004, 12:00am by Clifford Lo, Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... the Beautyrest brand of American manufacturer Simmons- posed fire and health hazards. The mattresses were seized during raids on five outlets and a warehouse owned by Better House Furniture Square ... for the furniture chain's other owner, a woman. Customs and Excise Department senior inspector Leung Wai-shing said investigations revealed that the mattresses were made in Shunde, Guangdong. 'We ...

  4. Expert Advice

    Posted Jul 27th 2003, 12:00am by Andrew Dembina

    ... Collecting tips from those in the know Q With certain pieces of 20th-century western furniture now commanding high prices as collectors' items, I was wondering which contemporary ... of today's designers,' says David Chiu, owner of local furniture store Aluminium, which specialises in vintage and contemporary furniture. 'His WW stool (right) is already ...

  5. Touch wood

    Posted Jul 20th 2008, 12:00am by Jin Peh

    ... energy, or living chi, present within them. Similarly, wooden furniture is thought of as dead wood in fung shui and therefore does not have any curative effects. The interactions between the five ...

  6. Blaze deaths 'unavoidable'

    Posted Nov 02nd 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... They died of carbon monoxide poisoning from burning plastic furniture, the court heard. Liu said at least five people had heard Siu's call for help on the radio when his oxygen was running out. ...

  7. Seven killed in chemical blast

    Posted Jul 16th 2009, 12:00am by Chloe Lai, Kelly Chan

    ... was unharmed. According to local residents, workers' dormitory doors were blown off their hinges, furniture flew across rooms and the sky turned red as the factory burned. Electricity supplies were ...

  8. Tyre recycler issues Eco Park writ

    Posted Sep 05th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The company, listed in Singapore, was one of the biggest tyre recyclers in Hong Kong, turning waste into mats and garden furniture. Last month, its factory in Tai Po was hit by a fire. The spokesman ...

  9. Expert Advice

    Posted Sep 14th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Collecting tips from those in the know Q What is kiri wood? I'd like to buy some furniture to store clothing but don't want any more Chinese pieces. Is a Japanese tansu a good ... and the back,' says Glenn Vessa. 'Sometimes as a cost-saving measure, they'd just make the front of the chest of kiri and use some lesser wood on the back. With Japanese furniture, unlike from ...

  10. Starck- Taschen 25- Special Edition

    Posted Jan 30th 2011, 12:00am by Tessa Chan

    ... Taschen's anniversary edition charts this prolific career, from his architectural works and interiors to his furniture and quirky home products. Starck fans can flick through page after glossy page ...




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