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  1. Hip, cool and British Council

    Posted Sep 12th 2006, 12:00am by Andrew Sun

    ... Andrew Sun The Citizen's Band may have been shut down by the government, but the British Council is launching its own radio programme online. It may be just a two-hour-a-week English pop music show, but the council guarantees it will feature some of the hippest, coolest tunes around. The council has commissioned the widely syndicated show The Selector, produced by one ...

  2. Sugar warning on yoghurt products

    Posted May 16th 2006, 12:00am by Agnes Lam

    ... taking such products. The Consumer Council commissioned International Consumer Research and Testing to examine four yoghurts, three yoghurt drinks and one lactobacillus drink. Results showed all ... such as yoghurt products from Nestle Dairy Farm and Danone. The council's deputy chief executive, Connie Lau Yin-hing, said sugar was often added to improve taste and neutralise the acidic or sour ...

  3. Lawmakers to vote for investigative reporting council

    Posted Jul 11th 2006, 12:00am by Enoch Yiu

    ... Enoch Yiu It has taken nearly three years, but our lawmakers are expected to vote for the establishment of the Financial Reporting Council tomorrow. Prompted by huge global financial scandals such as Enron in the US and the collapse of Euro-Asia Agricultural Holdings closer to home, the council, made up of professionals and headed by a chief executive, will take over ...

  4. Consumer Council unimpressed with weight-loss devices

    Posted Jul 14th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... motors and vibrates around the body. The two products, which cost thousands of dollars each, have recently become popular in Hong Kong. A council spokesman said experts from the Hong Kong ... LAI YING-KIT Updated at 6.51pm: The Consumer Council on Friday expressed concern about two weight-loss devices available in Hong Kong. The council was releasing its latest findings ...

  5. No need to insure air tickets, says council

    Posted Feb 21st 2006, 12:00am by Dennis Eng

    ... Dennis Eng There is no need to extend coverage of the travel trade's compensation fund to airline tickets for the time being, Travel Industry Council executive director Joseph Tung ... in purchasing air tickets if travel agents went bust. The council will meet the Consumer Council and airlines this month to discuss the issue. 'The risk to consumers is minimal as you usually get ...

  6. Our self-serving Trade Development Council past its sell-by date

    Posted Nov 27th 2006, 12:00am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... with Jake van der Kamp 'To conclude that industry is of little relevance to the Hong Kong economy is mistaken.' Study on manufacturing and trading Trade Development Council LET'S SET THE scene here. We once had a big manufacturing sector in Hong Kong. It accounted for more than 20 per cent of gross domestic product and its domestic exports alone were the equivalent ...

  7. Expose of sham hair products has doctors demanding advert ban

    Posted Nov 16th 2006, 12:00am by Barclay Crawford

    ... Barclay Crawford The medical sector is calling for sweeping changes to advertising laws after a Consumer Council warning that only two hair-loss products on the market actually work. ... saw palmetto, a herbal product that suppresses hormones and stops hair loss. This had been proven by science that it did not work, the council said. 'There are many local products out ...

  8. Regulatory super-agency proposal goes to State Council

    Posted Aug 14th 2006, 12:00am by Jamil Anderlini

    ... Jamil Anderlini in Beijing The State Council will consider a draft proposal to establish a financial 'super-agency' at the end of this month that would co-ordinate policy ... Development and Reform Commission (NDRC)- had been meeting for several months to assess the feasibility of the new super-agency and advise the State Council on how it should be established, sources ...

  9. Poor cleaning product labels risking lives, says watchdog

    Posted Apr 14th 2006, 12:00am by Barclay Crawford

    ... Barclay Crawford Children's lives are being endangered because the makers of household cleaning products are failing to provide adequate warnings on containers, the consumer watchdog claims. A Consumer Council survey has found that vital information on the ingredients and their concentrations was not clearly labelled, making it difficult for doctors to treat people who had ...

  10. Deals with Tehran in arms, energy block council's unity

    Posted Apr 28th 2006, 12:00am by Robert Tait

    ... members of the UN Security Council is paramount to any prospect of punitive action against Iran over its nuclear ambitions. Meaningful economic sanctions- to say nothing of military strikes- ... expiry of the security council's 30-day deadline for Iran to abandon its enrichment activities. The US Secretary of State, Condoleezza Rice, said on Tuesday that the time had come ...




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