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  1. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Rule of law more important to Hongkongers than democracy: poll

    Posted Oct 31st 2014, 04:33am by Ng Kang Chung

    ... of law more important than democracy The rule of law has been picked as society's most important core value, with democracy ranked fourth and family bottom in a Chinese University poll. But the results, released yesterday as democracy activists continued to occupy roads in Admiralty and Mong Kok, also showed that young people rank democracy most important. Overall, about 23 per cent ...

  2. News - Asia - FOOD SECURITY

    Japan imports emergency supplies of butter and powdered milk

    Posted Oct 27th 2014, 10:47pm by Julian Ryall

    ... Julian Ryall in Tokyo Japan forced to import emergency supplies of butter, powdered milk Japan has announced plans for emergency imports of 3,000 tonnes of butter and 10,000 tonnes of powdered milk, underlining its eroding food security. Another 7,000 tonnes of butter were imported earlier this year, although the purchase of skimmed milk is a first since 1997 and the largest ...

  3. Business - China Business - COMPANIES

    Chinese consumers develop taste for premium salt imports

    Posted Oct 27th 2014, 05:19am by Daniel Ren

    ... Daniel Ren in Shanghai ren.wei@scmp.com Foreign suppliers to tap rising demand for quality products as mainland market opens Consumers develop taste for premium salt imports Foreign companies are hoping to find space at the table as the tightly controlled salt industry on the mainland is gradually opened up, boosted by rising demand for higher quality imports. "I ...

  4. Lifestyle - Technology - SCIENCE FOCUS

    What insomniac fruit flies tell us about the importance of a good sleep

    Posted Oct 26th 2014, 05:19am by Martin Williams

    ... Martin Williams A variety of studies, some quite bizarre, have shed light on the importance of sleep and what happens if we don't get enough Insomniac fruit flies, mad women and brainwashing If you're reading this after a long night's sleep, maybe catching up on some shut-eye after being awake too long on weekdays, ponder this: Nasa is funding research into extremely ...

  5. Sport - Soccer - SPANISH PRIMERA LIGA

    Barcelona winning is more important than breaking La Liga scoring record, says Messi

    Posted Oct 22nd 2014, 09:33pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Barcelona Argentinian star just wants to savour victory over arch-rivals Real Madrid in El Clasico Barca more important than Liga record: Messi Four-time world player of the year Lionel Messi has said victory in the season's first El Clasico against Real Madrid on Saturday is more important than the personal glory of becoming La Liga's ...

  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    China should impose tougher checks on genetically modified soy imports

    Posted Oct 21st 2014, 05:38pm by kamilia Lahrichi

    ... Kamilia Lahrichi Kamilia Lahrichi says action needed amid warnings of herbicide overuse China should impose tougher checks on GM soy imports As the international community raised awareness of food security on World Food Day last week, 1.3 billion Chinese people are facing critical health risks due to imports of genetically modified soybeans, including those from Argentina, ...

  7. Comment - Letters

    Recognise growing importance of Chinese medicine practitioners

    Posted Oct 19th 2014, 04:31am by LETTERS

    ... Recognise growing importance of Chinese medicine practitioners I am a year-five local Chinese medicine student studying at Baptist University and undertaking a final year internship in Guangzhou. I write to point out that currently the Hong Kong government, while quite rightly addressing Western medicine practitioners, dentists, chiropractors and veterinarians as "Dr" ...

  8. Lifestyle - Food & Wine - WINE OPINION SARAH HELLER

    The importance of 'somewhereness' in the winemaking world

    Posted Oct 16th 2014, 04:28pm by SARAH HELLER

    ... How the world of viniculture got caught up in the plots Anyone reading the newspaper of late can be left in no doubt that the question of who holds power is on everyone's mind. In the realm of politics, it is hard for us to come to an agreement, but ...

  9. Business - Commodities - MINING

    Monsoon to disrupt China nickel imports from Philippines

    Posted Oct 15th 2014, 12:10pm by Reuters

    ... to be caught short,” said Daniel Hynes, analyst at ANZ in Sydney. “Obviously, they’ll just have to dig into their inventory to meet demand in the shorter term or look at importing some ferronickel from ... entering the monsoon season, exports should be falling off dramatically in the following weeks. Nickel pig iron producers will be running through these inventories.” China’s imports of nickel ore ...

  10. News - World

    Russia's food import bans leave opening for Philippines crocodile

    Posted Oct 13th 2014, 04:25am by GDN

    ... banned imports of meat from the United States, the EU, Australia, Canada and Norway for a year in August, in retaliation at sanctions imposed by those countries on Russia over actions in Ukraine. Imports of fish, dairy, fruit and vegetables also have been banned. Dairy has caused particular concern among wealthier Russians, accustomed to European cheeses and yoghurts in recent years. ...




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