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  1. News - China - HEALTH

    Paint factory in Hunan town closed after state media reports 300 children suffer lead poisoning

    Posted Jun 16th 2014, 04:02am by STEPHEN CHEN

    ... lead poisoning claims A paint factory in Hunan province, which residents blame for lead poisoning in more than 300 children, has been shut following a state media report on Saturday, according ... … [they] put pencils in their mouth and bite, which can also lead to lead poisoning." Higher authorities summoned Su to an "emergency meeting" yesterday, and he was likely to face ...

  2. News - China

    Party scolds official for blaming lead poisoning of 300 children on 'chewing pencils'

    Posted Jun 16th 2014, 04:14pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Beijing A Chinese government official was ridiculed by the Communist Party today after saying lead poisoning in more than 300 children could be due to them chewing ... people – including 53 children fell ill with lead poisoning. US battery maker Johnson Controls was in 2012 blamed for lead pollution in the commercial hub of Shanghai, after 49 children were ...

  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    Do we need a BRICS development bank?

    Posted Jul 17th 2014, 04:45am by Alex Lo

    ... Alex Lo alex.lo@scmp.com Development banks aplenty in the world Does the world need another development bank? Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa have signed an agreement to create the Shanghai-based BRICS development bank. The aim is to create ...

  4. News - China - CRIME

    Chinese-born chemist jailed for life for poisoning husband in America

    Posted Oct 01st 2013, 10:04am by AP

    ... Associated Press in New Brunswick, US Chinese-born Li Tianle killed her partner because he wanted a divorce 'Cruel' chemist jailed for poisoning husband A Chinese-born chemist who worked for a decade for one of America's biggest pharmaceutical companies was a cold, calculating murderer who poisoned her husband with an obscure and toxic metal rather than let him ...

  5. Business - Money

    Chart of the day: Bullish signals for Jakarta stocks

    Posted Aug 22nd 2014, 01:21am by Nicole Elliott

    ... Nicole Elliott Chart of the day: Bullish signals for Jakarta stocks Indonesia's benchmark Jakarta Composite Index is eyeing the record high at 5,250 points set in May last year and doing so in a style that leaves little doubt that it will do so. The strength for the next leg up was gathered during a consolidation phase that came in right above what had previously been ...

  6. Comment - Letters

    Letters to the Editor, June 10, 2014

    Posted Jun 10th 2014, 04:51am by LETTERS

    ... guilty of attempting to poison dogs. I do not understand why people do this. After all, the dogs are well looked after by their owners and do not deserve this fate. Anyone with an ounce ... such as providing more housing. Suen Hoi-ken, Kowloon Tong   Courts must get tough with dog poisoners Poisoning of dogs is a common occurrence in Hong Kong. Over the last decade, many dogs have been ...

  7. Lifestyle - Health

    Anti-anxiety apps offer a cure for depression, but do they work?

    Posted Jul 15th 2014, 09:21am by David Wilson

    ... and evidence is strong that video games, and almost everything else we do rewires our brains," he says. Ofer Leidner, the co-founder of Happify and a technology-trained economist, began exploring ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - ANIMAL WELFARE

    Fury after dog killed on MTR tracks because rail bosses refused to halt services

    Posted Aug 21st 2014, 01:57pm by Bryan Harris

    ... in commemoration of the killed animal, the Chinese-language Apple Daily reported. Wong of the SPCA said such incidents do not happen very often and this was the first time an animal had been killed on the rail lines in recent years. “The MTR has a good mechanism to keep animals off the rails,” he said, in contrast to their readiness for when animals do get on the tracks. A spokesperson ...

  9. News - Asia - DEFENCE

    Japan's military shift is 'what an ally should naturally do', defence minister says

    Posted Jul 13th 2014, 06:06am by AFP, KYODO

    ... military shift 'what ally should do' Japan's new policy on military action would allow its forces to come to the aid of a US naval ship under attack, Tokyo's defence minister ... an ally should naturally do", he said through an interpreter. "That's how this change in policy should be understood." Onodera said the change approved by Prime Minister Shinzo ...

  10. Sport - Rugby

    Emerging sevens players face acid test in Asian Series opener

    Posted Aug 21st 2014, 10:41pm

    ... Kong women’s coach Anna Richards is also happy with her squad’s preparations. “We’ve been back in full training since the start of June and they’re doing well. First and foremost we’ve only really been concentrating on core skills and the players have improved immensely since they first started nearly a year ago,” she said. “The amount of training they’ve been doing really showed up ...




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