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  1. HIV activists take on court of public opinion

    Posted Sep 22nd 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Two young men, both recently graduated from university, are fighting legal battles this month, one in Henan and the other in Anhui . But their battles go beyond the courtrooms: they are both victims of the Aids epidemic on the mainland and the discriminat ...

  2. The mainland public defenders who want to reform the system

    Posted Sep 08th 2009, 12:00am by Mark O'Neill

    ... the form of communication that is hardest for the government to control. They argue their cases and speak to the public through their blogs and their websites, using public opinion as a powerful ... The pair, partners at the 11-year-old Beijing Huayi Law Firm, are part of the mainland's small but growing number of public interest lawyers, prepared to take on cases for no fee which ...

  3. Mining, energy firms aim to raise billions from HK public offerings

    Posted Sep 20th 2010, 12:00am by Eric Ng

    ... Eric Ng Hong Kong's initial public offering market is set to sizzle this month, with four companies, including Mongolia Mining and Trony Solar, aiming to raise a combined HK$15.3 ... an initial public offering. Citi and China International Capital are the joint book runners. Focusing solely on the Intra-Asia trade market, it posted a net profit of US$51.1 million ...

  4. Filthy air a clear dereliction of public duty

    Posted May 23rd 2010, 12:00am by Philip Bowring

    ... was public health. A combination of rapid economic expansion, new technologies and engineering skills raised demands for government action against rampant disease- through safe water supplies ... The dangers to public health from breathing filthy air may take longer to become apparent than drinking contaminated water, but they are no less real. It has been made clear time and again that poor ...

  5. public health

    Posted Apr 15th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Reading comprehension Answer the following questions: 1 What was found in Po Chai Pills? a. a dangerous level of bacteria b. two heavy metals c. two chemicals with serious side-effects d. one heavy metal and one chemical 2 When did Li Chung Shing Tong Hol ...

  6. Falling glass- an urgent matter of public safety

    Posted Jul 25th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Falling objects from old or poorly maintained buildings in Hong Kong's concrete jungle are nothing new. Most people, however, do not expect to encounter such hazards from newly built luxury estates in exclusive neighbourhoods. Yet, such is the danger ...

  7. Public failings

    Posted Nov 08th 2008, 12:00am by Albert Chen, Albert Cheng

    ... reveals nothing but a total ignorance of the responsibility of a public broadcaster, which it clearly is not. In short, the justification for its financial programmes is that investment ... that RTHK is wrong in asserting that public broadcasting is about providing programmes for a mainstream audience. RTHK should know that a public broadcaster needs to uphold the interests ...

  8. Public loses out as Beijing puts image before safety

    Posted Oct 01st 2008, 12:00am by David Eimer

    ... it is the public who loses out. Local officials knew in June that much of the powdered milk being produced contained melamine. But they sat on the information, because the Olympics were just around ... programme. But the three astronauts will have blasted off safe in the knowledge that, unlike the public, they didn't have to worry about drinking contaminated milk powder. The launch of Shenzhou ...

  9. Trade recall chosen over public alert

    Posted Sep 18th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Kristine Kwok The Shijiazhuang government opted for a trade recall of Sanlu baby formula when it was advised to go for a public recall, the company's New Zealand stakeholder reiterated yesterday. Fonterra, a co-operative dairy group of New Zealand farmers that owns 43 per cent of the Sanlu Group, said it first suggested a public recall to its mainland partner when ...

  10. Ample opportunities for public to sue for damages: lawyers

    Posted Sep 18th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Ng Tze-wei A sudden expansion in the number of melamine-tainted milk powder brands should not pose legal complications for the mainland's worried consumers, but the road to compensation is still far from smooth, lawyers said yesterday. Vice-Minister ...




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