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  1. Poisoned workers at Suzhou plant demand compensation from Apple

    Posted Mar 17th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... He Huifeng Angry workers suffering from chemical poisoning at a factory that supplies components for Apple iPads say they are taking their demands for compensation and medical care ... medical treatment for the effects of the poisoning and fair compensation, saying their health is still affected and that some have permanent disabilities. 'Our representatives left ...

  2. Racial hatred poisons society's core values

    Posted Jun 07th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... of tolerance. Incitement of racial hatred must not be allowed to go unchecked or unpunished. It is poisonous to Hong Kong's social harmony and stains our image as an international, multicultural ...

  3. Bonus cuts, poisoning spark protest

    Posted Jan 16th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... were also protesting against poisoning caused by a chemical used in production. Protests have been rare in Suzhou and other Yangtze delta cities, where migrant workers receive better social ... was diagnosed with n-hexane poisoning. At least four other workers suffered the same problem. The workers reported the case to the Suzhou Administration of Work Safety. On August 24, the department said ...

  4. Review rejected over 2004 food poisoning

    Posted Sep 11th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Peter Brieger A food-poisoning outbreak that left 89 people ill in 2004 was a serious public health issue that should result in the temporary suspension of a Sha Tin hotel's food licence, the High Court ruled yesterday. The judge rejected Regal Riverside's bid for a judicial review, upholding an order to shut its restaurant for one week. The hotel pleaded guilty, paid ...

  5. 700 in food poisoning

    Posted Jan 10th 2008, 12:00am by Fiona Tam

    ... Fiona Tam About 700 migrant workers at a Hong Kong-invested factory in Shenzhen were admitted to hospital yesterday with food poisoning, which health authorities blamed on kidney beans in the workers' lunch. They were all in stable condition late yesterday. Emergency rooms in Pinghu, Shanxia and Shenlian hospitals were overwhelmed and witnesses said patients had to sit on the floor ...

  6. Ring the changes

    Posted Mar 05th 2011, 12:00am by Chang Ping

    ... and beggars. I mention the Foxconn suicides because the latest case of worker poisoning in Jiangsu made me think about what I should and can do. The harm suffered by the poisoned workers is upsetting, ... Chang Ping I am a user of Apple products. On the day news emerged that some workers at a company that made Apple parts had fallen ill from chemical poisoning, a friend said to me, ...

  7. Food poisoning puts 80 in hospital

    Posted Aug 25th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... More than 80 people were admitted to hospitals after two food poisoning incidents in Jiangsu province over the weekend. On Saturday, 269 migrant workers, who had been building a factory in Suzhou Industrial Park for electronics giant Samsung, were taken to hospital with symptoms of food poisoning like vomiting, stomach aches and fever. Xinhua said 243 were diagnosed ...

  8. More than one million sign petition on poison-gas bombs

    Posted Sep 18th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... province. They will carry a poster of Li Guizhen, a 33-year-old migrant worker who was killed in the Qiqihar poisoning. 'We want to mourn our compatriot who died [in the incident], show our ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - ON SECOND THOUGHT

    Hong Kong needs to do more to counter pregnancy discrimination

    Posted Aug 20th 2012, 12:00am by LAM WOON-KWONG

    ... Lam Woon-kwong Much more needs to be done if we are to relieve the pressure placed upon women No one benefits from pregnancy discrimination Last month's appointment of Marissa Mayer as chief executive of Yahoo had the world buzzing, not least because ...

  10. Death rate in poisoning cases takes big jump

    Posted Oct 05th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The mortality rate of poisonings has more than quadrupled over the past 12 years, leading a drug safety expert to raise concerns over drug abuse and the growing number of suicides caused by charcoal burning. Chinese University's Centre for Food and Drug Safety said that of reported poisoning cases, the death rate had jumped nearly five times, from 3.4 per cent in 1992 to 15.2 per ...




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