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  1. News - Hong Kong - FOOD SAFETY

    McDonald's Hong Kong imported meat from factory at centre of rotten food scandal

    Posted Jul 25th 2014, 03:27am by Staff Reporters

    ... as they contained ingredients supplied by the food processing company at the heart of scandal. This comes after the Hong Kong’s government confirmed that McDonald's Hong Kong imported chicken and pork ... imports of food products from Husi Food Company, owned by the Illinois-based OSI Group. McDonalds said that the dishes included food ingredients supplied by Husi operations in Hebei province ...

  2. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Hong Kong and China must close the door on import of illegal timber

    Posted Jul 24th 2014, 11:10am by Wilson Lau

    ... Wilson Lau Wilson Lau calls on Hong Kong and the mainland to ban the import of illegal timber, especially as Chinese demand is exacerbating the problem Logging out Recently, a shipment ... that bans the trade in illegal timber, and places the onus on importers to make certain the necessary checks have been carried out all along the supply chain to ensure the wood is legally sourced. ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - FOOD SAFETY

    'Rotten meat' firm licensed to supply to Hong Kong; lawmakers call for tests on mainland imports

    Posted Jul 22nd 2014, 02:42pm by SHIRLEY ZHAO

    ... Hong Kong’s Centre for Food Safety today said its records suggest that no meat from a Shanghai factory at the centre of a food safety scandal had been imported into the territory this year, as evidence emerged that tainted food was sold in Japan. After enquiries made by the Post, the Centre said it had no records of meat imports this year from the Shanghai Husi Food Company, which ...

  4. Business - Companies - FUEL

    Hong Kong biodiesel firms urge government controls on imports

    Posted Jul 21st 2014, 03:18am by Eric Ng

    ... action on imports Hong Kong biodiesel makers are urging the government to regulate cheaper imports that they say are derived from less sustainable sources. The local firms welcome ... to remain elusive. They say it is impossible to compete with cheaper imported crop or palm-based biodiesel from Southeast Asia, where both land and labour are cheap, even though such oil has a far ...

  5. Business - Economy - TRADE

    How trade really adds up

    Posted Mar 05th 2014, 11:00am by PATRICK LOW

    ... Not least because a country taking action to curb imports could easily damage its own exports. That is why breaking down where the value is created in a US$425 export matters. The Fung Global ... import statistics as a wholly Chinese product. That could hardly be further from the truth. The jacket was put together in China from parts (fabric, lining, trimming, stitching, buttons, labels ...

  6. Business - Commodities - PRECIOUS METALS

    Chinese gold imports tipped to drop in loan deals fallout

    Posted Jul 04th 2014, 01:41am by Reuters

    ... Reuters in London Gold imports expected to drop on financing curbs Chinese gold imports could fall by up to 400 tonnes this year as the central government tightens controls on gold ... authorities were once again moving to rein in abuse of gold lending, after a crackdown on commodity financing last year. He said weaker import volumes in recent months- the mainland's gold ...

  7. Business - Commodities

    Commodity financing probe extends to petrochemical imports

    Posted Jul 04th 2014, 01:41am by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Beijing Investigation at Tianjin port highlights extentof the use of industrial materials in financing Petrochemical imports fallunder spotlight Mainland petrochemical imports have become the latest commodity financing tool to come under investigation for possible fraud, highlighting the risks from the widespread use of raw materials as collateral to raise loans ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - ELECTRICITY

    Free-market concerns over mainland power imports

    Posted Jun 25th 2014, 04:49am by CHEUNG CHI-FAI

    ... Cheung Chi-fai chifai.cheung@scmp.com Option could be a step back for city's liberalised economy, argues Chamber of Commerce Free-market concerns over mainland power imports A government proposal to import a third of power from the mainland grid could prove a step backwards for Hong Kong's free-market economy, the city's business sector has warned. In its final ...

  9. Business - Commodities - COMMODITIES

    Palm oil imports seen falling as economy slows

    Posted Jun 25th 2014, 02:37am by Bloomberg

    ... Bloomberg in Beijing Palm oil imports seen falling as economy slows Palm oil purchases by China, the second-biggest buyer, may decline by about 11 per cent this year as economic expansion slows and banks tighten lending to commodity importers, a survey shows. Imports may fall to 5.9 million tonnes in the 12 months to September 30 from a year earlier, according to the median ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - ENERGY

    Hong Kong business groups give thumbs down to electricity imports from mainland

    Posted Jun 17th 2014, 11:38pm by Cheung Chi Fai

    ... Thumbs down for power imports Elite business groups have come out against a government proposal to import 30 per cent of Hong Kong's electricity from the mainland, favouring the present high ... kilowatt-hours, or half, of the city's electricity, cited concerns over the reliability of power sourced from the mainland grid. "The import option should only be considered when we ...




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