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  1. News - Hong Kong - CONSUMER SAFETY

    Consumer Council issues warning on two eyeshadow products

    Posted Sep 17th 2012, 01:04pm by Thomas Chan

    ... Thomas Chan thomas.chan@scmp.com Consumers should stop using two eyeshadow products that contain excessive levels of lead and bacteria, the Consumer Council warned on Monday. Testing by the council found that one product, VOV Eyeshadow Soft-light Shine, had a lead content of 400 parts per million (ppm) – far above the 40ppm safety limit set by the Mainland Hygienic Standard ...

  2. News - China - AGRICULTURE

    Party's first policy plan to focus on rural issues, say experts

    Posted Dec 21st 2012, 12:00am by MANDY ZUO

    ... Mandy Zuo mandy.zuo@scmp.com Experts say policy blueprint likely to focus on diversifying patterns of farm production Party planto focus onrural issues The Communist Party's first policy blueprint next year will continue to focus on rural issues, with priority likely to be given to diversifying patterns of agricultural production to encourage more specialised, large-scale ...

  3. Bocom gets ready for loan-backed product launch

    Posted Jul 16th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Daniel Ren in Shanghai ren.wei@scmp.com Bank of Communications (Bocom) is gearing up to issue a securities product backed by collateral loans as Beijing prepares to reopen the asset-backed ... with knowledge of the matter said Bocom was poised to spearhead the sale of ABS products among its domestic rivals and expected to issue three billion yuan worth of the loan-backed product ...

  4. News - World - UNITED STATES

    Employers rein in after-hours e-mails to boost productivity

    Posted Nov 19th 2012, 12:00am by Agence France-Presse in Washington

    ... Agence France-Presse in Washington Demands of round-the-clock communications putting too much stress on workers' private lives Employers rein inafter-hours e-mailsto lift productivity ... issued guidelines to curb after-hours e-mailing. E-mail has no doubt helped to speed up communication, but Musslewhite sees a "growing sentiment" that its growth has crossed a stage ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Carrie Lam says government's first four months 'productive'

    Posted Nov 15th 2012, 12:00am by Tanna Chong

    ... CLAIMSPRODUCTIVEFIRST FOUR MONTHS The first four months of government under Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying were "productive", with the team having a "strong determination to get things done", according to Chief Secretary Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor. Despite big demonstrations on issues such as national education, these would have generated just as much controversy if they had ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - TOURISM

    Mainland tourists forced to shop for fake products

    Posted Oct 30th 2012, 12:00am by He Huifeng, Johnny Tam

    ... He Huifeng and Johnny Tam A mainland tourist tells of being steered into buildings and pressured to buy fake products Visitors locked in stores 'til they buy Kou Qian, ... in the city. "We're disappointed in Hong Kong," she said. "The city is famous for selling high-quality products but we only experienced forced shopping for fakes." She said her ...

  7. Business - Companies - AUTOMOTIVE

    Toyota, Nissan trim China production after protests

    Posted Sep 26th 2012, 08:55am by Tokyo

    ... Reuters in Tokyo Japanese automakers Toyota Motor, Nissan Motor and Suzuki are curtailing production in China in the wake of anti-Japan protests that shuttered dealerships and darkened their sales prospects in the world’s top car market. Nissan, Japan’s top automaker in China, said it would halt production at a joint venture in China starting on Thursday, three days earlier than ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - BROADCASTING

    Filmmakers call for speedy decision on issuing TV licences

    Posted Dec 13th 2012, 12:00am by Vivienne Chow, Phila Siu

    ... Three-year delay in granting free-to-air permits to broadcasters 'is harming creative industry' Hong Kong filmmakers have demanded that the government issue new free-to-air ... The government should issue these three licences now. The future of Hong Kong's culture and creativity is at stake." Award-winning director Derek Yee Tung-sing, chairman of the Hong Kong Film ...

  9. No contamination in Coke products, watchdog says

    Posted Apr 19th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Alice Yan ting.yan@scmp.com A product quality-control body in northern Shanxi province has refuted widely reported claims that Coca-Cola products were found to be contaminated ... to make the beverages. The firm allegedly found a high concentration of chlorine, which is commonly used as a disinfectant. In addition, the report said Coca-Cola had temporarily ceased production ...

  10. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Chinese boycott of Japanese products over Diaoyus makes no sense

    Posted Sep 19th 2012, 12:00am by John Gong

    ... John Gong John Gong says any Chinese boycott of Japanese products will prove ineffective, given that it will be hard to sustain and, more importantly, will hurt China's economy just ... that a boycott of Japanese products might be a tough sell. First, I should say that I am on the government's side in the dispute: the Diaoyu Islands belong to China, no matter from what angle one ...




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