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  1. Safety laws target high-speed railways

    Posted Jun 20th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Mimi Lau in Guangzhou mimi.lau@scmp.com The central government is considering legislation that would make China's railway system safer, in part by banning the hasty completion of high-speed lines. The drafted legislation comes as the national auditor ...

  2. Capital airs life ban for breaches of food safety law

    Posted Apr 10th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Zhuang Pinghui pinghui.zhuang@scmp.com Beijing plans to ban people convicted of food-safety crimes from investing in or operating food businesses. It is one of several proposed amendments to toughen city laws. Draft changes to food-safety regulations posted on the city government website for public comment until April 25 also include new measures to deal with problem foods, ...

  3. Enforce safety law on subdivided flats

    Posted Mar 06th 2012, 12:00am

    ... been issued requesting owners and tenants in the 11 buildings to make improvements and comply with the law or face prosecution. Since subdivided flats will probably remain part of the housing ...

  4. Annual ride to push helmet law

    Posted Aug 19th 2011, 12:00am

    ... for a helmet law. About 5,000 riders hope to raise HK$6 million for Pok Oi Hospital's elderly dental services. They will follow a 10-kilometre circular route between Lau Fau Shan Fire Station ... the wearing of helmets depends on the public's acceptance. So far, the views are quite diverse. 'Also, some studies in overseas countries show that helmet laws discourage cycling activities ...

  5. Laws alone cannot make roads safer

    Posted Jun 22nd 2011, 12:00am

    ... there is evidence of a change of attitude with the drink-driving law that took effect last month. With the number of fatalities from accidents involving alcohol sharply rising, the National People's Congress last August amended the Road Traffic Safety Law to make the offence a crime. Previously offenders were detained for up to 15 days; now they face one to six months in jail, a fine ...

  6. Law on building inspections being drafted

    Posted Oct 06th 2008, 12:00am by Agnes Lam

    ... Agnes Lam The government was drafting legislation for a mandatory building inspection scheme and a mandatory window inspection scheme to require private building owners to check their buildings and windows regularly, Secretary for Development Carrie Lam C ...

  7. Public gets first look at proposed food safety law

    Posted Apr 21st 2008, 12:00am by Shi Jiangtao

    ... image, tarnished by a string of scandals. The much-anticipated draft Food Safety Law, based on the existing Food Hygiene Law, would impose tougher penalties on food manufacturers and suppliers ... on poor product quality last year and have fast-tracked the legislation. Although the law was not included in the last legislature's five-year plan, the NPC Standing Committee gave the draft ...

  8. Mandatory recycling laws urgently needed

    Posted Apr 07th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... tubes to make glass and shredding plastic housing for use in concrete, as happens in countries with strict laws; rather, it is passing a problem on to someone else to resolve. Without firm ... a mandatory scheme backed by law can this be effectively done. The approach as envisaged in 2005 should be taken up by authorities as a matter of urgency. If lawmakers give the issue prompt ...

  9. Laws on handling disasters and creating jobs passed

    Posted Aug 31st 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Vivian Wu Legislators have adopted a controversial law regulating responses to emergencies and another promoting employment and equal opportunities. The Emergency Response Law was adopted ... crises. Also adopted was the Employment Promotion Law, which aims to set up a 'long-term systemic framework of promoting employment by governmental actions and policies', committee ...

  10. Most people ignore minibus seat-belt law

    Posted Nov 01st 2007, 12:00am by Anita Lam

    ... August 2004, when a law requiring passengers to buckle up came into effect. Only 1,840, or 42 per cent of all public light buses in Hong Kong are equipped with seat belts and high back seats. ... the law. Passengers who breach the seat-belt requirement are liable to a maximum fine of HK$5,000 and three months' imprisonment. In a written reply to a question from Cheung Hok-ming, ...




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