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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Top up China's pension fund for stronger social safety net

    Posted Dec 06th 2012, 12:00am by Hu Shuli

    ... Hu Shuli Hu Shuli says any social security revamp must begin with the state taking responsibility for an ageing society by honouring its commitments Government needs to top up China's pension fund for a stronger safety net A proposal to fix China's pension scheme is bringing hopes of a stronger safety net. The government has launched a public consultation on a plan ...

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    China needs incentives for environmental health and safety

    Posted Oct 24th 2012, 12:00am by Henry Miller

    ... Henry Miller Henry Miller says China can beef up its health and environmental policies as the West did A safety culture rests on the right incentives China's environmental authorities ... is unfit for human consumption or contact. China has also gained a reputation for food and drug contamination. Internal criticism of the Chinese government's management of health, safety ...

  3. Net users voice concerns for activist's future, safety

    Posted May 04th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Priscilla Jiao priscilla.jiao@scmp.com Mainland internet users voiced concerns yesterday about the safety of blind activist Chen Guangcheng- who left the US embassy on Wednesday and has changed his mind about wanting to stay in China- as most mainland newspapers ran little about the incident other than Xinhua's official line blaming the US and demanding an apology. Only ...

  4. Beware wealth's flight to safety in turbulent 2012

    Posted Jan 02nd 2012, 12:00am

    ... and that the economies of China, Japan and the euro zone would dip. They did. Ahead, expect continuing turmoil spiced by flights to safety, beggar-thy-neighbour policies and monetary stimulus inducing inflation. ... for flights to safety, and convert to real assets ahead of inflation and interest rate hikes. Gary Biddle is PCCW professor and chair of accounting at the University of Hong Kong and teaches ...

  5. Safety must come on rail network

    Posted Jul 27th 2011, 12:00am

    ... soul-searching as to whether it has all been too much, too fast and with safety taking a back seat to prestige. Given the problems with other infrastructure, they are valid concerns. Authorities have been prompt to respond. In quick succession, scores of train services have been halted, three top railway officials in Shanghai sacked and nationwide safety checks are under way. ...

  6. Safety first

    Posted Apr 08th 2011, 12:00am

    ... caused governments, including China's, to review the safety of their plants, which is a good thing. One argument is to leave nuclear power alone because it is still hard to deal ... that China has 13 in operation, 27 under construction and more planned. The State Council was right to suspend approval for new plants last month after the accident in Japan so that safety standards ...

  7. An overriding need to guarantee food safety

    Posted May 30th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... There are few greater challenges confronting China than the need to secure food safety. Many may welcome the death sentence passed yesterday on Zheng Xiaoyu , the former director ... already failed. A way of effectively preventing fresh excesses must urgently be found if both domestic and increasing international concern about food safety is to be eased. What is needed ...

  8. Public loses out as Beijing puts image before safety

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

    ... superpower status. Perhaps the most striking lesson to emerge from the contaminated milk scandal is that, when it comes to a conflict between China's image abroad and the safety of its people, ...

  9. Tempers flare in Sino-EU safety row

    Posted Nov 27th 2007, 12:00am by Josephine Ma, Shi Jiangtao

    ... Josephine Ma and Shi Jiangtao in Beijing Mandelson speech angers Wu Yi Wrangling between China and the European Union over mainland product safety intensified yesterday, with Vice-Premier Wu Yi publicly rebuking visiting EU Trade Commissioner Peter Mandelson for his criticism of China's safety record. The heated exchange came just two days ahead of the annual China-EU ...

  10. Drug safety watchdog to clean up its image

    Posted Feb 03rd 2007, 12:00am by Minnie Chan

    ... Minnie Chan High-profile medical scandals spur massive re-education campaign China's drug safety watchdog has launched a massive re-education campaign to improve its image after a series of high-profile medical scandals. State Food and Drug Administration director Shao Mingli said the month-long campaign would focus on enhancing party cadres' ideological ...




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