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  1. Loopholes in the monitoring system

    Posted Apr 15th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The discovery that the capsule and powder forms of the popular Po Chai Pills contained harmful chemicals has led critics to question the monitoring system for Chinese medicines. They say ... registered. The remaining 350- those already in operation before 2000- are allowed to manufacture traditional medicines on 'transitional licences' while waiting to pass registration ...

  2. Use tracking system to fight robbers, says hikers' group

    Posted Jun 07th 2004, 12:00am by Agnes Lam

    ... made SIM card to be inserted into mobile phones. The card is linked to a telecommunication system and sends data about a hiker's location via the mobile phone to an operator every 15 minutes. If no signal is received for more than one hour, the system generates a warning to the operator. Users can request the operator to contact their families or the police when this occurs. ...

  3. Tainted pills are symptom of a system in trouble

    Posted Mar 08th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... in public hospitals, and the systems they use, to ensure they operate in an open and transparent manner. That is the only way to restore public confidence. ... risk because their immune systems are weak. Testing has found the drug contains 100 times the safe level of a naturally occurring fungus which can trigger an infection, mucormycosis. Healthy ...

  4. Milk scandal reveals faulty supply system

    Posted Sep 29th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... social morals. A closer look at the supply chain of the once fast-growing dairy industry reveals a more fundamental problem- the supply of raw milk without an integrated system of processing. ... to do so. Feng Shengcai, from Wuchuan county, about 60 kilometres north of Hohhot, Inner Mongolia, said nobody had ever told him how a big ranch would operate. In addition, farmers such as Mr ...

  5. Daya Bay operator reassures HK

    Posted Mar 25th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Cheung Chi-fai The operator of the Daya Bay nuclear power plant has gone on a public relations blitz to reassure Hongkongers a nuclear accident similar to Japan's present crisis is virtually impossible. The plant was built to stringent designs and standards, which enabled it to withstand a powerful earthquake, the operator said yesterday. Moreover, its location meant tidal ...

  6. Desperately ill employee battles port operator for compensation

    Posted Nov 10th 2009, 12:00am by Celine Sun

    ... in the current Employees' Compensation Ordinance. So far, Leung has not received any compensation from the container port operator, said lawmaker Priscilla Leung Mei-fun, who held a media conference ...

  7. System setback for Philippine polls

    Posted May 05th 2010, 12:00am by Alan Robles

    ... Alan Robles in Manila With only five days left before national elections, tests of a controversial automated system have shown error rates near 90 per cent, feeding fears the May 10 polls ... 10 will be the first time an automated system has ever been used for a national election, an exercise traditionally marked by violence, inefficiency, slow counts and massive fraud. ...

  8. The mainland public defenders who want to reform the system

    Posted Sep 08th 2009, 12:00am by Mark O'Neill

    ... dissident movement and other opponents of the communist government in that they accept the existing system and work within the law. They believe the system can be reformed by improving the legal system, better implementation of existing laws and regulations and increased freedom of the media. Zhou Xiaozheng, professor of sociology at Renmin University, said public interest law firms were ...

  9. Mother's Day misery: the victims of a 'faulty' immigration system

    Posted May 11th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Tiffany Lam Mother's Day is a happy occasion for many families, but for single-parent families split between the mainland and Hong Kong, it proved to be a teary affair as mothers recounted their woes. Hong Kong's faulty immigration system had kept about 5,000 single mothers apart from their children in the city, Sze Lai-shan of the Society for Community Organisation ...

  10. Drug scare sparks revamp of safety system

    Posted Mar 10th 2009, 12:00am by Ella Lee, Martin Wong

    ... Martin Wong and Ella Lee The Food and Health Bureau has decided to revamp the pharmaceutical safety system in Hong Kong after a drug contamination scare. The Department of Health announced on Friday that the drug allopurinol, used by 40,000 people for chronic gout, was linked to the rare fungal infection that has killed at least five patients at Queen Mary Hospital. These patients ...




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