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  1. News - China

    China still tests bottled drinking water using 'Soviet standards'

    Posted May 02nd 2013, 08:29am by Patrick Boehler

    ... Patrick Boehler China still follows regulations adopted from the Soviet Union to test bottled drinking water, the Beijing News reported on Thursday. "When the World Health Organisation updated its detection methods, [we] updated the standard for tap water, but not for bottled water," an unnamed expert with the Institute for Environmental Health and Related Product ...

  2. Business - Economy - TRADE

    EU tariff threat on Chinese solar glass

    Posted Mar 02nd 2013, 12:00am by Bloomberg

    ... Bloomberg in Brussels EU tariff threat on Chinese solar glass The European Union has threatened to impose tariffs on solar glass from China to curb import competition for EU producers, heightening trade tensions over renewable energy. The EU opened an inquiry into whether Chinese makers of solar glass sell it in the 27-nation bloc below cost, a practice known as dumping. The glass ...

  3. Leading women ponder the political glass ceiling

    Posted Jul 27th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Joanna Chiu joanna.chiu@scmp.com A panel of leading local women discussed the 'glass ceiling' that limits women's roles in Hong Kong politics, touching on Margaret Thatcher ... the figure in many developed countries- such as New Zealand, where women comprise 35 per cent of the legislature. Addressing the topic 'Iron Ladies and Glass Ceilings: Women, Politics ...

  4. Is China's glass half empty or half full?

    Posted Jan 04th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Alex Lo alex.lo@scmp.com Thesis: China is a ruthless dictatorship that denies its people their basic rights, jails and tortures its critics, destroys its natural environment, rewrites history, manipulates its currency and global trade rules and bullies ne ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - TRADE

    China's wine trade 'not reached maturity' experts say

    Posted Nov 09th 2012, 12:00am by AMY NIP AND ADA LEE

    ... Amy Nip and Ada Lee Glass half full in China for global wine industry Despite dampened expectations in the wine trade this year, Hong Kong and the mainland remain more buoyant markets than ... drinkers instead of daily ones," he added. Fewer traders expected sales of French wines to rise this year, but their expectations for Italian bottles remained constant over the past two years. ...

  6. Raising a glass to a successful experiment

    Posted Jun 30th 2007, 12:00am by Tom Plate

    ... If 'one country, two systems' has worked once, why not twice? And, so, starting tomorrow, let us all hoist a glass to toast the 10-year experiment of the new China-led Hong Kong. Its success ... been a stellar and bipartisan success for American diplomacy in Asia. Indeed, for that alone let us raise yet another glass in gratitude, celebration and perhaps a little astonishment. ...

  7. Contemporary arrangement

    Posted Jun 04th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... When Uli Sigg first arrived on the mainland, he set about collecting the nation's modern art with the diligence of an archivist. Now, he is the foremost authority on the subject. With enthusiasm for such work running at an all-time high, Desiree Au f ...

  8. Business - China Business - CONSUMER GOODS

    Beijing bars bogus bubbly from identity abuse

    Posted May 29th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... from 50,000 bottles in 2001 to one million in 2010 and two million last year, making it the fifth-largest market outside the European Union. But in a country famed for mass-producing fake ... Dowager Cixi once broke a vase while uncorking a bottle, according to the CIVC's director-general, Jean-Luc Barbier. French champagne makers are still lobbying the United States and Russia ...

  9. News - China

    China Digest

    Posted Aug 16th 2012, 12:00am

    ... often mention the man during arguments, leading the husband to think she was having an affair with him. The victim was killed by a glass bottle to the head on July 25 of last year in Haidian ... and the abnormality was confirmed by a biology professor, who said it could have been due to irregular hormone distribution in the animal. 15 years for bottle killing A 32-year-old man was sentenced this week ...

  10. Letters

    Posted Dec 11th 2011, 12:00am

    ... to recycle their newspapers at the end of a train or bus journey; Recycle more glass. We recycle less than 5 per cent of our glass; Replace the plastic bottles for juice and water sold at coffee ... and Educate consumers. If everyone knew that aprons could be made from water bottles and polystyrene and melamine in food courts are extremely unhealthy, we would make the change. Hong Kong could lead ...




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