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  1. News - China - FOOD SAFETY

    GM foods in limbo in China as safety certificates expire

    Posted Aug 18th 2014, 05:36am by MANDY ZUO

    ... Mandy Zuo mandy.zuo@scmp.com Rice-tasting events continue as developers await nod for commercial sales GM foods in limbo as papers expire Safety certificates for the only homegrown ... that four corn strains were expected to gain the safety certificates in three to five years and one could get the go-ahead for commercial planting. "As consumption of meat has climbed ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - AVIATION

    Hongkongers stranded in Thailand after airline grounded over safety fears

    Posted Aug 14th 2014, 04:13am by MICHAEL DE WAAL-MONTGOMERY

    ... Michael de Waal-Montgomery michael.dwm@scmp.com City Airways grounded due to safety concerns Safety concerns and worries over lax aircraft maintenance forced the grounding of a Hong ... concerned about passenger safety following a report that revealed that City Airways has not been following proper procedures during maintenance on their planes," Santi Pawai, the director ...

  4. News - World - IRAQ

    20,000 Yazidis flee to safety

    Posted Aug 11th 2014, 04:49am by AP

    ... Associated Press in Camp Bajid Kandala West increases efforts to save the thousands still trapped; Iraq says some buried alive 20,000 Yazidis flee from mountain siege to safety Thousands of displaced Iraqis who had been besieged on a mountain by jihadists escaped to safety yesterday while Western powers ramped up efforts to save those still stranded with air drops. Three days after US ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - WORK SAFETY

    Decade-old work safety laws 'need urgent review' amid reports of lax standards

    Posted Aug 08th 2014, 01:40pm by MICHELLE TOH

    ... safety laws 'need urgent review' The government must carry out an extensive review of work safety laws that have not been updated for over a decade, a support group for victims of industrial accidents says. The group has received reports from workers that safety inspections sometimes only take place on an annual basis, or every 18 months, while the perception among many ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - TRANSPORT

    MTR steps up escalator safety campaign

    Posted Aug 07th 2014, 04:25am by Jessie Lau

    ... Jessie Lau jessie.lau@scmp.com Passengers advised to follow the rules or risk a painful commute MTR steps up escalator safety campaign While MTR station escalators may seem benign, accidents can and do happen when passengers fail to pay attention or follow simple safety procedures. The MTR Corporation recorded 435 escalator accidents in the first half of this year. ...

  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    China must foster culture of workplace safety

    Posted Aug 05th 2014, 04:29am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial Foster culture of workplace safety Occupational health and safety was an early casualty of the mainland's modern development. That it remains so is regrettable. ... at Kunshan in Jiangsu at the weekend. A preliminary report speaks volumes about deep-rooted workplace safety issues. It blames the company chairman and local regulators on several counts after ...

  8. News - China - industry

    Lax safety laws blamed for fatal blast at Jiangsu factory

    Posted Aug 04th 2014, 04:23am by Daniel Ren, Alice Yan, Reuters, AFP

    ... safety laws blamed for fatal blast at factory The explosion at a metalworks factory in Jiangsu province that killed at least 75 people could have been averted if the mainland had stronger safety ... thick dust in a polishing workshop at the car parts factory in Kunshan. More than 180 people were injured. An official at the Kunshan Administration of Work Safety told the South China Morning ...

  9. News - World - AVIATION

    Task force on airline safety to be formed after MH17 downing, UN body says

    Posted Jul 30th 2014, 09:25pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Montreal The United Nations civil aviation body said it would quickly form a task force on airline safety, noting that while this was complex and politically sensitive, urgent ... they would look at how safety information could be collected and distributed properly. The shooting down of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 prompted some in the industry to urge the ICAO, which has 191 ...

  10. News - World - AVIATION

    European airlines join Emirates in avoiding Iraqi airspace for safety

    Posted Jul 31st 2014, 09:22pm by AP

    ... Associated Press in Baghdad Airlines avoiding skies over violence-plagued Iraq European airlines and Dubai-based Emirates Airline are rerouting flights over Iraq as a security precaution amid fears that militants with the Islamic State group have weapons ...




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