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  1. HK to tighten safe level for lead in food

    Posted Feb 08th 2009, 12:00am by Nick Gentle

    ... investigation found Hong Kong's standard is 60 times that recommended by the World Health Organisation. As part of our investigation, we asked a laboratory to test for heavy metals, pesticide ... majority of foods entering Hong Kong are safe to eat. Three of the 25 items we tested had lead levels marginally above the level the World Health Organisation considers safe (below 0.1milligrams ...

  2. Hong Kong sees blue skies ahead, 3 surveys reveal

    Posted Feb 01st 2005, 12:00am by Nick Gentle

    ... and retail, and property, business services and telecommunications sectors, where positive sentiment far exceeded the negative. 'You can see that global economic growth and Hong Kong economic growth have been quite strong in recent months and this has made people a bit more positive,' said Hong Kong Productivity Council general manager Vincent Li Kai-lun, whose organisation ...

  3. Girls reaching puberty before the age of 10

    Posted Jul 13th 2008, 12:00am by Nick Gentle

    ... Nick Gentle Earlier maturity linked to rise in living standards Hong Kong children are maturing physically at a younger age than ever, doctors say. The global decline in the age at which children of both sexes begin puberty is manifesting itself, with the average age of onset now 10 for girls and 11 for boys. Louis Low Chung-kai, editor-in-chief of the Hong Kong Journal ...

  4. Singapore beats HK in survey of Asian expats

    Posted Mar 12th 2009, 12:00am by Nick Gentle

    ... of criteria including health care, air quality and crime, is designed to be used by firms to determine whether they need to pay so-called hardship allowances to expatriate workers. Hong Kong ... Nick Gentle Singapore appears to have finally achieved its dream of being better than Hong Kong at something. The Lion City was yesterday named the most desirable destination ...

  5. Hong Kong role in extradition of sexual predator sends clear message to fugitives

    Posted Dec 21st 2008, 12:00am by Nick Gentle

    ... into Hong Kong from the mainland for a holiday. One of America's most wanted fugitives, he had been on the run in China for a little more than a year. That was all about to end. Hong Kong ... return... are powerful reminders that the world's sexual predators increasingly have no place to hide.' The story of how Freeman was tracked to the mainland, arrested in Hong Kong ...

  6. Alarms raised on crime against Chinese students

    Posted Aug 10th 2008, 12:00am by Nick Gentle

    ... Education Festival, which ends today at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, he said there was no evidence Chinese students in Australia were any more likely to suffer from criminal acts ... unit that could be approached about any problems. Most institutions catering to international students have similar safeguards in place. Australian consul general to Hong Kong Les Luck said ...

  7. Australia wants EU to focus on the real issue

    Posted Dec 16th 2005, 12:00am by Nick Gentle

    ... to avoid talking about the real issue for the Hong Kong meeting- market access. Mark Vaile said EU Trade Commissioner Peter Mandelson's repeated attempts to focus debate on export assistance ... is to get back to the critical issue that we want them to focus on, and that is market access in terms of a formula [for tariff reduction] and sensitive products,' Mr Vaile said. 'The ...

  8. Friends aid cricketer in run of his life

    Posted Apr 06th 2005, 12:00am by Nick Gentle

    ... Nick Gentle Community rallies to raise funds for private treatment of his cancer Hong Kong's cricketing community came together on Monday night to help save one of their own. More ... was diagnosed with the disease in February. Afraid of the waiting times in Hong Kong's public system, and unable to afford private treatment in the city, he returned with his wife and two children ...

  9. Early deaths at hands of silent killer

    Posted Feb 25th 2005, 12:00am by Nick Gentle

    ... Nick Gentle Air pollution could be a factor in up to 15,000 deaths a year in Hong Kong, according to figures cited by a local researcher. Alexis Lau Kai-hon, the acting director of the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology's Centre for Coastal and Atmospheric Research, said increasing levels of particulate pollution from industries in the Pearl River Delta were ...

  10. Doctor fights kickbacks case ruling

    Posted Jul 01st 2006, 12:00am by Nick Gentle

    ... as to how the Medical Council should deal with these extremely important issues.' The application says Dr Mann became aware during 10 years of practice in Hong Kong that some general ... secretly recorded conversations with the doctors. Those conversations concerned 'the issue of referrals, percentages charged by the doctors, the creation of 'flexible relationships' ...




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