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  1. Terminal debt and despair hit cancer villages

    Posted Oct 03rd 2005, 12:00am by Josephine Ma

    ... Ms Lu's home are dozens of sprawling chemical factories that are blamed for turning this quiet community just 15km from Tianjin into one of the most infamous cancer villages in China ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/518817/terminal-debt-and-despair-hit-cancer-villages
  2. Out and about

    Posted Nov 23rd 2008, 12:00am by Jason Wordie

    ... Hong Kong's highest peak, dominates the central New Territories and on a smog-free day is visible from Hong Kong Island. When seen from the north, along the Yuen Long plain, the mountain ... mounted on towers, used for decades by the British as listening posts for China. At least one now has an airport-related radar function. The mountain-top can get cold in winter and every few ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/661136/out-and-about
  3. Weight off their minds

    Posted Oct 06th 2003, 12:00am by Joshua Samuel Brown

    ... branches in Asia outside of China, and there are plans to expand into Europe and North America. We also have some English speaking doctors,' she says, noting that the hospital has about 100 ... He says. 'That's all changed now.' The Cangzhuo hospital is one of 22 Aimin Weight Reduction Hospitals in China using this method, a mix of traditional and modern techniques ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/430172/weight-their-minds
  4. As grumbles over 'Olympic tea' simmer, Yunnan retains warm, unique character

    Posted Jun 09th 2008, 12:00am by Peter Simpson

    ... relaxed, serene and enchanting province- a 394,000 sq km area of China that attracts all manner of gushing phrases from travel writers. How best to describe the remote southwestern corner of China- a land of sacred peaks, rivers, lush jungle and fertile plains- a piece of earth that, unlike much of eastern China, has not been covered with several layers of concrete? Official classification ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/640816/grumbles-over-olympic-tea-simmer-yunnan-retains-warm-unique-character
  5. Comment - Blogs

    Ultra crazy: The North Face 100, Hong Kong's latest 100km race

    Posted Jun 30th 2013, 11:07am by Jeanette Wang

    ... for century races that Hong Kong is set to have its fourth this year: The North Face 100 Hong Kong on Dec 14. It joins the Vibram Hong Kong 100, Lantau 100 and Oxfam Trailwalker on the territory’s ... – a set of eight peaks – to the finish.   The North Face athlete Kami Semick, a top American ultra-runner based in Hong Kong, believes runners can expect “a challenging course that best represents ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/blogs/article/1272321/ultra-crazy-north-face-100-hong-kongs-latest-100km-race
  6. War of words doesn't help North Koreans

    Posted Jul 23rd 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... To say it once may be regarded as carelessness; to do it a second time looks like plain foolishness. In a rare criticism, the World Health Organisation has decided to take on Amnesty International after the human rights group released a damning report on the state of North Korea's public health system. So why pick a fight defending what may be the most repressive regime ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/720399/war-words-doesnt-help-north-koreans
  7. News - Asia - HEALTH

    Resistance to malaria drugs spreading in Southeast Asia

    Posted Nov 13th 2013, 03:19pm by Associated Press in Washington

    ... chloroquine, which helped eliminate malaria from Europe, North America, the Caribbean and parts of Asia and South-Central America during the 1950s. Resistance first began appearing on the Thai-Cambodia ... The think tank says that can increase America’s profile in Southeast Asia in a way that will benefit needy people and not be viewed as threatening to strategic rival, China. But securing more funds ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1355142/resistance-malaria-drugs-spreading-southeast-asia
  8. Teamaker brews China growth plan

    Posted Dec 19th 2011, 12:00am

    ... first step to the whole of north Asia and strengthens our resolve to build a global brand,' said Manoj Murjani, chairman and chief executive of TWG Tea, referring to its 1,800 sq ft shop ... Tea for about US$25 million. 'We found that Osim has built great [retail] infrastructure across China that we can leverage,' Murjani said. On the mainland, Osim has 269 outlets in 42 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/988184/teamaker-brews-china-growth-plan
  9. Lifestyle - Health

    Hot pursuits: Hong Kong's country parks are the place to be

    Posted Mar 05th 2013, 12:00am by Jeanette Wang

    ... announced last month- the HK168 and The North Face 100. Participation in the 100-kilometre Trailwalker is rising: last year 4,715 people took part, 12 per cent more than in 2011 With a quota ... of global sales. "Asia-Pacific sales are growing much faster than Europe. Hong Kong is by far the fastest growing market, and recently China and Taiwan have taken off," he says. Last ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/health/article/1176662/hot-pursuits-hong-kongs-country-parks-are-place-be
  10. letters

    Posted Apr 30th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Pets are our friends, not our dinner Many people will buy dogs or cats to become their pets, but people in some countries like to eat them. People from China, North and South Korea, ... zone between North and South Korea. The JSA tour was serious. We had to apply for permission 10 days before the trip. There was a special dress code for visitors, which included no torn jeans, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/999678/letters

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