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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Shooting of police gun at hospital raises safety concerns

    Posted Sep 19th 2014, 04:37am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial Shooting raises safety concerns Hong Kong has a deserved reputation as a safe city. We accept that police carry guns for use as a last resort to keep it that way. We ... be reviewed in the light of experience to enhance the safety of public and police. ...

  2. Business - Comment - LAI SEE

    Suspense at Wison Engineering is killing shareholders

    Posted Sep 04th 2014, 01:00am by Howard Winn

    ... Howard Winn Wison Engineering Services, a Hong Kong listed EPC (engineering, procurement construction) company, has the unfortunate distinction of having been suspended for 12 of the 20 months it has been listed. Readers may recall that it produced a set of eye popping half-year results in August 2013 with profits attributable to shareholders up by a whopping 7,224.3 per cent ...

  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    More robust checks will rebuild Hongkongers' trust in food safety

    Posted Sep 12th 2014, 05:03pm by KENT FUNG

    ... their work Safe to eat In Hong Kong, the legal framework of food safety control is laid down in the Public Health and Municipal Services Ordinance and its subsidiary legislation. The basic requirement is that no food intended for sale should be unfit for human consumption. The Food and Environmental Hygiene Department is responsible for implementing our policies of food safety control ...

  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Gutter oil scandal reveals stunning lapses in regional food safety checks

    Posted Sep 11th 2014, 05:46pm by Albert Cheng

    ... lapses in regional food safety checks The "gutter oil" scandal is spinning out of control. At the last count, the tainted oil has been found to have been used in nearly 250 types ... sample testing results. The crisis has exposed the incompetence of food safety regulators not only in Taiwan, but also in Hong Kong and probably on the mainland, in their failure to stop ...

  5. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Food safety is paramount

    Posted Sep 08th 2014, 03:46am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial Food safety is paramount Law enforcement is struggling to keep up with the ingenuity of unscrupulous food traders. Even the threat of death sentences on the mainland is not even enough to put off those who sense a quick profit. The scandals involving meat, fruit and vegetables tainted with chemicals and cheap substitutes are seemingly increasing in number, ...

  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion - EDUCATION

    For students and recent graduates, the money is in maths and engineering

    Posted Aug 24th 2014, 03:43am by Reuters

    ... John Kemp Most of the highest paying jobs in the US require degrees in science, technology, engineering or maths, and students know it For tomorrow's graduates it's number crunching that pays For those trained in law, social sciences and the arts, I have some bad news: the best days may be over because the future belongs to scientists, engineers and mathematicians. ...

  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Hong Kong must ensure food produced in city is safe

    Posted Sep 13th 2014, 04:29am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial Food safety starts at home The cooking oil scandal in Taiwan has taken a disturbing twist. Chang Guann, the company accused of selling tainted oil to food outlets ... a trader in the city for passing off as edible oil that officially was not. Suddenly, Hong Kong became the accused rather than accuser. Investigations by the Hong Kong Centre for Food Safety show ...

  8. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Law needed to ensure tree safety

    Posted Aug 16th 2014, 02:44am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial Law needed to ensure tree safety Shock and grief followed the latest tree accident- the fourth fatality in six years- in which a heavily pregnant woman died on Thursday. ... the government still has no idea how many private trees pose a danger to public safety. This has much to do with its half-hearted response to the first high-profile accident, in which a female university ...

  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Taken for granted, lift safety needs attention

    Posted Mar 06th 2013, 12:00am by STAFF

    ... a residential block, or shopping mall- we move up and down within seconds, usually without any safety problems. The accident in which a lift carrying seven people plunged down an old building in North ... that Shineford Engineering, which is responsible for the faulty lift and 248 others around town, does not have a glowing record. Ranked the eighth-worst in a list of 36 registered contractors, ...

  10. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    'Gutter oil' scandal shows why we must keep track of the food chain

    Posted Sep 16th 2014, 03:11am by SCMP Editorial

    ... and outlets affected- also available on the government's website- better serves the interests of a community that depends on a proactive food safety regime for public health. The belated release ... disposal and to see that use of contaminated oil is discontinued. The government cannot physically ensure compliance with our food safety regime when goods come in. But evidence of how easily holes ...




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