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  1. Malls make life hard for department stores

    Posted Feb 22nd 2010, 12:00am by Celine Sun

    ... Celine Sun Brand-crazy mainland shoppers are adding to the woes of Hong Kong's once mighty department stores as they shun them in favour of upscale malls and luxury goods outlets. Traditional department stores, which once boomed in the city, have fac ...

  2. Life getting back to normal in Xinjiang

    Posted Jul 27th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Choi Chi-yuk A drop in reported crime and a limited resumption of internet and mobile text-messaging services are two signs that life in Xinjiang is returning to normal, three weeks after almost 200 people died in ethnic clashes. Police in the regional capital, Urumqi, had reported an average of 20.5 criminal cases a day, including robberies, thefts, pickpocketing and fraud, from ...

  3. Drugs recalled after shelf-life error

    Posted Mar 12th 2009, 12:00am by Martin Wong

    ... Martin Wong The government has ordered the recall of all 216 pharmaceutical products made by local company MPL Holdings because the expiry date on the labels extended beyond the shelf life ... the labels said their shelf life was three years, laboratory tests showed only two years. 'We must thoroughly investigate the problem before making an announcement,' he said. 'An ...

  4. Life on mercury

    Posted Mar 08th 2009, 12:00am by Simon Parry

    ... Tongzai, 67, pants for breath as he chops up firewood with a small axe. A miner for 31 years, he spent his working life with mercury and knows its dangers well. 'We worked in mines up ... yuan in a monthly pension and it has to cover all my family expenses. I can't even afford to buy coal to keep us warm in the winter. Life is just too hard for us now there is no work. ...

  5. Boy, 6, loses life to rare infection

    Posted Feb 12th 2009, 12:00am by Ella Lee

    ... Ella Lee and Ng Yuk-hang Queen Mary suspends bone marrow transplants; two other leukaemia patients ill A six-year-old boy was killed and two other leukaemia patients made ill by an outbreak of a rare fungal infection in at Queen Mary Hospital. Another thr ...

  6. Taking toxic mud from Loop 'a risk to bird life'

    Posted Jan 01st 2009, 12:00am by Olga Wong

    ... Olga Wong Fish ponds adjoining the Mai Po wetlands- and the waterfowl they support- could be threatened by the removal of a million cubic metres of toxic mud from the Lok Ma Chau Loop to allow development of the site, the government admits. The health of ...

  7. Slice of Life

    Posted Oct 28th 2008, 12:00am by Sandra Lowe

    ... Compiled by Sandra Lowe From the South China Morning Post this week in: 1905 On Bond Street in London, a charwoman destroyed a $60,000 Turner watercolour and a painting in oils hung beside it. The owner pointed to the painting and said: 'That picture ...

  8. A life in pictures for 'darkroom master'

    Posted Oct 26th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Chen Shilin spoke to Ng Tze-wei Chen Shilin, 79, started developing, colouring and retouching photographs in 1944 and went on to help the famed International Photo Supply Company set up offices in Hong Kong and Taiwan. He returned to the mainland in 1950 ...

  9. HKMA offers life support, not a cure for ailing banks

    Posted Oct 09th 2008, 12:00am by Tom Holland

    ... with Tom Holland Yesterday's announcement by the Hong Kong Monetary Authority that it will cut the interest rate banks pay to access short-term funding was a good and sensible move at a time of worsening financial crisis. But like the HKMA's liq ...

  10. 'Domino' effect gives new lease of life

    Posted Mar 03rd 2004, 12:00am by Patsy Moy

    ... in view of the serious shortage of liver donors in Hong Kong. 'Each liver carries the hope of saving one life,' Professor Lo said. 'So we need to make the best use of every organ we ... a liver. I guess the transplant is the best way of saving his life.' The operations were carried out simultaneously over 13 hours on February 19. Mr Wong said he was happy to receive ...




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