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  1. Elephant tears

    Posted Aug 26th 2008, 12:00am by Rebecca Tsui

    ... The temporary lifting of a ban on ivory trade may again threaten Africa's tuskers, writes Rebecca Tsui Amid an international outcry over the decision to allow China to import 108 tonnes of elephant ivory from Africa, shopkeepers in Hong Kong said that any stock on sale is legal, and dates back to before trade in ivory was banned. The United Nations agreed in July China ...

  2. Narwhals: the unicorns of the sea

    Posted Oct 08th 2008, 12:00am by Ellen Whyte

    ... a handicap. Hunters like to kill elephants, walruses and narwhals for their tusks. A worldwide ivory trade ban in 1989 helped protect animals with tusks. But if people continue to buy ivory illegally, ... 1,000 narwhals every year. They eat the meat and use the oil from the narwhals' bodies to make candles. They also make money by selling the tusks. It is illegal to import ivory into many ...

  3. Ivory out of Africa again

    Posted Aug 26th 2008, 12:00am by Rebecca Tsui

    ... for ivory. The Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (Cites) recently approved China as an importer of ivory. This has focused public concern on the welfare of elephants which once suffered heavily under the guns of poachers eager to make money from selling their tusks. 'We believe this trade will encourage illegal trading of elephant tusks not only in South Africa ...

  4. Chocolate power

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

    ... Do you know nearly half of the world's cocoa is harvested on the Ivory Coast? It was reported in 2002 that 284,000 children were being trafficked there and were denied education, ... Thousands of boxes of chocolates are sold every year, and how many hours of exploited child labour go into these boxes? Now people are finally becoming more aware and fair trade coffee is starting ...

  5. Schools of thought

    Posted Apr 27th 2008, 12:00am by Vaudine England

    ... sold everything from bone masquerading as ivory to bamboo-paper toilet rolls. Barbers and dentists plied their trades; wet laundry dripped on the coolies, and chair-pullers gathered outside ...

  6. Public Eye

    Posted Oct 29th 2008, 12:00am by Michael Chugani

    ... it, even when financial markets are crumbling and global recession looms. They abolish wine taxes, give up our heritage sites to the trade and now they even want to sacrifice valuable harbourfront land for a vineyard in an arts centre. And you wonder why our ivory tower-dwelling officials are so out of touch with the common people. Never mind, the grass is always greener ...

  7. Collector's passion for antique Buddhas sheds light on how he found his destiny

    Posted Oct 19th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... the stains off at home, I was surprised to find that it was gilded and much more valuable. From then on, I have refused to trade it no matter how much people offer. I've collected more than 200 Buddha statues made from materials such as gold, silver, copper, jade, wood, stone and ivory. What is your favourite Buddha statue? My favourite is not the precious one I just mentioned, ...

  8. Style bites

    Posted Dec 31st 2008, 12:00am by Divia Harilela

    ... collection as well as clothing, outerwear and cosmetics for young women. Peach John, 2/F World Trade Centre, Causeway Bay. Lucky dip Agnes b. has launched its so-called Fortune Bag (HK$250), ... the boutique is decked out in hues of ivory, light grey and chocolate brown, with lacquered wood furniture and wall shelves resembling bookshelves. Expect to find both women's and men's ...

  9. Lai See

    Posted Jun 25th 2008, 12:00am by Ben Kwok

    ... layoffs, it might not be a bad idea for some of them to find an ivory tower to take shelter from the storms in the global equity markets. Paying it forward The business sector may have reaped ... listing candidates to pick their lucky trading stock codes for a donation of between HK$500,000 and HK$1 million. Hong Kong's biggest charity, which celebrates its 40th anniversary ...

  10. Small-business pioneer started with buttons

    Posted Dec 04th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... but nowhere thrived more than in Guangdong, with its proximity to Hong Kong and overseas connections. Wenzhou, on the other hand, was nowhere. A coastal city with a long history of business and trade ... businesses on the mainland. The market was so big that a keen entrepreneur could make money in virtually any trade. Ms Zhang's button business surged as young men and women began to wear jeans, ...




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