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  1. More of the poison may provide cure

    Posted May 18th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Lulu Chen lulu.chen@scmp.com Just as the fallout from the mainland's last lending binge starts to show, Beijing faces a quandary: whether to fall back on a similar stimulus to boost its slowing economy. Mainland banks' bad loans increased for a ...

  2. Mass-poisoning fears halt school snacks

    Posted Jul 21st 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Snacks will no longer be provided to primary and secondary school students in Beijing in an effort to cut the number of mass poisoning cases in the capital, the education commission has announced. In recent years, the municipal government has handed out milk, bread, yoghurt and other snacks during breaks to improve children's diets. But following a spate of mass poisonings ...

  3. Lawyer for Bo's wife rules out trial role

    Posted Jul 28th 2012, 12:00am

    ... had 'economic conflicts' with Heywood. Fearing he posed a threat to her son, Gu and Zhang poisoned Heywood, it said. Heywood's body was found at a hotel in Chongqing in November last year. The cause of death was initially recorded as alcohol poisoning. The British government has asked the Chinese authorities to look into the case. A spokesman for the British embassy ...

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    How they see it: China's smog

    Posted Jan 20th 2013, 12:00am

    ... media. The government's principal propaganda organs essentially surrendered to public sentiment, breaking their silence and … calling the pollution "choking, dirty and poisonous ...

  5. Tainted food ruled out in death of diplomat

    Posted Sep 06th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Kristine Kwok Food poisoning has been ruled out as the cause of the sudden death of a South Korean diplomat in Beijing, Health Minister Chen Zhu said yesterday. Without revealing the exact cause, Professor Chen said in Beijing that the report of an investigation into the death of Whang Joung-il, 52, on July 29 had been handed over to South Korean authorities. A spokesman ...

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    China Digest

    Posted Aug 16th 2012, 12:00am

    ... taken to a wildlife-protection centre on Monday. Police said some of the snakes were poisonous. Pair jailed for leaflets attack Two men were sentenced to jail terms of four and six months ...

  7. Subway security to remain tight

    Posted Mar 19th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... are, in theory, required to put bags and luggage through X-ray scanners. Articles such as liquids, guns, ammunition, knives, explosives and poisonous substances are prohibited on the subway. ...

  8. Efforts to politicise trade tensions fuel mistrust

    Posted May 28th 2007, 12:00am by Wang Xiangwei

    ... week's dialogue. Until recently, the mainland's terrible food safety record, which has been characterised by widespread poisoning from tainted foods, had remained a domestic issue. ... of poisonings from tainted foods, from which Hong Kong suffers regularly. Mounting overseas pressure, particularly from Washington, will force the mainland leadership to focus more attention ...

  9. Posted Sep 29th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... into vat of cyanide HENAN - Sixteen farmers from Qiaoying village, Lingbao , fell through rotten boards into a tank of cyanide on Thursday. Nine died from drowning or poisoning, and seven were ... Police suspected he had been poisoned by the cyanide. The cyanide had been abandoned years ago by gold miners, who used it to separate gold from ore. West Compensation for child's death ...

  10. Blind masseur yearns for day he can prove himself to detractors

    Posted Feb 27th 2011, 12:00am by Mimi Lau

    ... to kill myself: jumping into the river, but I'm a good swimmer; hanging myself, but it would be such a cruel way to die; consuming poison or sleeping pills, but I didn't know where ...




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