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  1. Engineer rejects post-storm safety review

    Posted Aug 08th 2008, 12:00am by Kobi Chan, May Chan

    ... May Chan and Kobi Chan A senior government engineer has dismissed any need to review safety guidelines after two windows were blown off a new Quarry Bay building during Wednesday's storm and smashed into a residential tower across the street. Buildings Department chief structural engineer Hui Kwok-hung said all glass office towers had to comply with stringent design ...

  2. Cathay passengers take 3 days to get to HK after engine failure

    Posted Jun 30th 2010, 12:00am by Anita Lam

    ... Chung said an old engine did not necessarily pose a safety risk if it was well-maintained and regularly inspected, and usually a carrier would use a combination of old and new engines ... Anita Lam It will have taken nearly three days for the 375 Cathay Pacific passengers left stranded in Amsterdam on Sunday by an engine breakdown to get to Hong Kong, with the last batch ...

  3. Cathay airliner lost engine parts - twice

    Posted Dec 09th 2004, 12:00am by Agnes Lam

    ... The passenger plane that lost part of its engine casing over Bangkok this month suffered a similar incident in June, Cathay Pacific revealed yesterday. The first incident happened as the Boeing 777-300 plane flew from Taiwan to Hong Kong on June 30. On December 1, the same plane was forced to return to Bangkok airport when part of an inner engine casing tore loose, slamming ...

  4. Overhaul for drug safety on the way

    Posted Dec 31st 2009, 12:00am by Ella Lee

    ... Ng Yuk-hang and Ella Lee Drug control in Hong Kong is poised to be overhauled with the creation of a new safety office following a series of drug-related blunders this year. The setting up ... for drug safety in the long run, which would oversee both Chinese and Western medicine, but no timetable was available yet. Permanent Secretary for Food and Health Sandra Lee Suk-yee the 75 ...

  5. Drivers face a long road to justice on car safety

    Posted Mar 16th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Daily on March 7, CPPCC delegate and automotive engineering professor Ouyang Minggao tipped car sales this year of 15 million. And there's still big potential for growth. Ouyang said ... a recall or any other punishment. The AQSIQ's Defective Products Administrative Centre, established in 2004 along with the regulations, is supposed to be the supervisor for the safety ...

  6. Melamine- an industrial staple

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

    ... test to determine protein levels by testing for nitrogen. The United States replaced the Kjeldahl test with infrared analysers in 2000. Chemical engineer Wang Jiaming from the Sichuan Chemical ...

  7. Empty MTR train car derails heading to depot

    Posted Oct 30th 2010, 12:00am by Simpson Cheung

    ... Services Department immediately and sent engineers to put the wheels back onto the track. A spokesman said the SP1900 train, the bogie and the track were inspected and found normal. It might have ... incident and had not occurred since the merger of the MTR and the Kowloon-Canton Railway- the former operator of East Rail- in 2007. Lo Kok-keung, an engineer from Polytechnic University's ...

  8. Food safety needs urgent action

    Posted Feb 05th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... safety on the mainland. A tragic example was the scandal involving milk with melamine added to it, which killed at least six children in 2008 and gave tens of thousands of others kidney problems. ...

  9. Move to tidy up safety rules on baby products

    Posted Jan 12th 2011, 12:00am by Denise Tsang

    ... Denise Tsang The United States, the European Union and Canada plan to establish a common set of safety rules on some infant products, moving a step forward to a harmonised global regime, according to a senior US government official. Instead of aligning existing safety requirements in different jurisdictions into one regime, the three parties intend to draft a one-for-all set ...

  10. Corruption threatens safety in toy factories

    Posted Jul 10th 2010, 12:00am by Denise Tsang

    ... Rampant corruption is undermining safety standards in the mainland's toy factories, which feed 80 per cent of global demand. According to Hong Kong owners of factories across the border, auditors employed to enforce standards are receiving bribes to turn a blind eye to the increasingly stringent safety standards demanded by foreign retailers. Beijing is in talks ...




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