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  1. State council acts to rebuild public faith

    Posted Oct 20th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Ed Zhang in Beijing ed.zhang@scmp.com A State Council meeting chaired by Premier Wen Jiabao yesterday vowed to improve the level of credibility and integrity in mainland society, following ... milk powder to the mislabelling of cheap goods as superior products to boost profits. The widespread recycling of gutter oil and news that more than a dozen people ignored an injured ...

  2. State Council to consider tax plan to help less well-off working classes

    Posted Feb 28th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Zhuang Pinghui The State Council will discuss on Wednesday changes to the nation's system for income tax deductions designed to help medium- and low-income individuals, Premier Wen ... of their living expenses. According to Xinhua, the State Council submitted a report to the NPC on the widening wealth gap, saying the present individual income tax system fails to factor in the number ...

  3. What, exactly, is left for the Trade Development Council to develop?

    Posted Apr 14th 2011, 12:00am

    ... with Jake van der Kamp This week sees the confluence of three important fairs as the Hong Kong Trade Development Council capitalises on its reputation for hosting some of the world's ... are now the equivalent of only 4 per cent of our gross domestic product, down from more than 50 per cent 25 years ago. That residual 4 per cent is mostly due to a lingering export activity ...

  4. Consumer Council to speed up naming and shaming

    Posted Jan 28th 2011, 12:00am by Amy Nip

    ... and increased public awareness about financial products, after the Lehman Brothers incident, reduced the number of complaints on banking and financial services by 85 per cent to 742 cases, council ... Amy Nip Unscrupulous companies be warned. The Consumer Council is speeding up the process to name the bad guys and prevent shoppers from falling into their hands. Naming companies is a way ...

  5. 18 pharmacies selling fake products named

    Posted Feb 16th 2011, 12:00am by Amy Nip

    ... Amy Nip Pharmacies selling fake products would be named and shamed, the Consumer Council said yesterday as it identified 18 pharmacies caught selling counterfeit drugs. In its monthly ... involved in the fraudulent practice, including libido booster Viagra, medicinal oils Wong To Yick Wood Lock and Tiger Balm, human albumin products, digestive drugs and pain suppressors. Counterfeit ...

  6. HK green products have edge on mainland

    Posted Oct 21st 2011, 12:00am

    ... Anita Lam Anita.lam@scmp.com Hong Kong may be best-positioned in the mainland's booming green product market as locally made food and related products not only enjoy higher demand than those produced over the border but also have price competitiveness against foreign products. A survey conducted by the Trade Development Council has found mainland consumers are willing ...

  7. Innovative products set to take centre stage

    Posted Jul 05th 2011, 12:00am

    ... for people with sensitive skin, which has been made from cotton seeds. These are among the innovative products on show at the annual Hong Kong Fashion Week for Spring/Summer which opened yesterday, ... Development Council, which organises the event, said: 'Hong Kong fashion designers are trendsetters who understand the market. With such talent on hand, Hong Kong Fashion Week is an ideal ...

  8. Fake sex products trigger warning

    Posted Apr 21st 2011, 12:00am

    ... Minnie Chan More than 90 per cent of unlicensed sex-related products sold online on the mainland are counterfeit or of substandard quality with harmful side effects, and that is why Beijing is launching a crackdown on both the products and online advertising about them. A statement issued jointly by six ministry-level government departments yesterday said the drive would aim ...

  9. Dishing the dirt on cleaning products

    Posted May 24th 2011, 12:00am

    ..., the Hong Kong Green Council is trying to establish local standards through the independent and voluntary Green Label scheme. So far, more than 100 consumer and industrial products have been tested ... Margaret Wee healthpost@scmp.com When Hong Kong mother of two Tracey Kwong goes to the supermarket, she takes time to read the labels on household products. She avoids any product ...

  10. Forget baby milk ads, focus on supply, watchdog says

    Posted Nov 16th 2011, 12:00am

    ... the Consumer Council says. Descriptions of beneficial ingredients might be misleading or exaggerated, the council warned. Some nutrients are not essential for babies; others are used by most producers, making their products similar. While individual studies show commonly used ingredients- such as probiotics, soluble fibres, DHAs (docosahexaenoic acids), AA (arachidonic acids), and PhD ...




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