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  1. Business - Commodities - ENERGY

    Question marks on nuclear safety hang over mainland reactor

    Posted Jun 20th 2014, 12:59am by BLOOM

    ... Bloomberg in Paris Regulator in Paris says it is not being kept up to date on progress at the French-backed project Question marks hang over mainland reactor on safety The mainland ... on safety measures with its mainland counterparts are lacking. In the coastal city of Taishan, 160km from Hong Kong, mainland builders are entering the final construction stages for two ...

  2. News - China - HEALTH

    Wal-Mart boosts China food safety budget threefold to 300m yuan

    Posted Jun 18th 2014, 02:44am by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Beijing Wal-Mart boosts food safety budget threefold Wal-Mart, the world's biggest retailer, will increase its food safety budget in China threefold to 300 million yuan ... inspections and test more of its stores with its two mobile safety labs. China's food and grocery market, set to top US$1.5 trillion by 2016, is crucial for retailers like Wal-Mart and food ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - SAFETY

    Last chance to have your say on fire-safety policy in New Territories

    Posted Jun 08th 2014, 05:23am by DANNY LEE

    ... Danny Lee danny.lee@scmp.com Have your say on village fire danger Fire-safety campaigners are urging people to take their final chance to stand up for safety in the New Territories before a watchdog's consultation ends. The Office of the Ombudsman launched an investigation a month ago after complaints about access for emergency vehicles being blocked and fire safety equipment being ...

  4. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Japan's nuclear safety regulator accused of ignoring risk from volcanoes

    Posted Jun 04th 2014, 10:17pm by Reuters

    ... and terrorist attacks. But as Japan's nuclear safety regulator prepares to rule on whether the first of the country's 48 idled reactors is ready to be come back online, the post-Fukushima ... on the last hurdle for restarting nuclear plants- the opinion of local residents- at a time when the costs of keeping reactors shut are mounting. Critics say the NRA safety review overestimates ...

  5. Business - Companies - CARS

    GM's top brass spared as carmaker sacks 15 after report on safety scandal

    Posted Jun 06th 2014, 11:50am by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Warren, Michigan Ignition switch fault that led to at least 13 deaths ignored for 11 years until recall in February Top GM executives spared in safety probe General Motors issued a report on Thursday detailing how for 11 years it turned a blind eye to an ignition-switch problem linked to at least 13 deaths. The carmaker largely pinned the blame on what the report ...

  6. News - China - POLICE

    Five injured as gun goes off at kindergarten’s police safety talk

    Posted May 29th 2014, 07:18pm by Andrea Chen

    ... Andrea Chen andrea.chen@scmp.com Accidental shooting hurts five at kindergarten What was meant to be a fun safety talk at a kindergarten in Henan province ended in chaos yesterday after a policeman's gun went off, injuring a child and four parents. The policeman, who was at the kindergarten with a colleague ahead of Children's Day, took out his pistol and tested it to satisfy ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - JUNE 4

    Follow the tiger: How one man led Chinese dissidents to safety in Hong Kong

    Posted May 26th 2014, 05:31am by JEFFIE LAM

    ... Chinese dissidents, helping them get asylum at consulates and find safety in Hong Kong. Back in 1992, Tiger arrived in Chengdu alone, not long after he received the message that Gao wanted ... They even monitored the safety of dissidents in a safe house in Sai Kung. Twenty-five years later, Tiger is still an ordinary businessman. "No regrets at all," he said. ...

  8. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Abe says he will see to restart of nuclear power station in southwestern Japan

    Posted Jul 19th 2014, 02:03pm by Associated Press in Tokyo

    ... safety review. “I will see to it by some means or other. I will properly deal with it,” Abe was quoted by one of the sources as saying in a dinner meeting in Fukuoka on Friday at which local business executives, including Kyushu Electric’s chairman, voiced their hope for the reactor restart. The Sendai plant in Kagoshima Prefecture recently cleared an initial safety hurdle, in what ...

  9. News - World

    Turkish mine company defends safety record as Soma death toll reaches 284

    Posted May 17th 2014, 12:17am by AP

    ... Associated Press in Soma, Turkey Turkish mine company defends safety record A mining company defended its safety record yesterday, four days after at least 284 people died ... who marched through Istanbul. Responding to the public outcry, Energy Minister Taner Yildiz said yesterday that anyone found to have been negligent about safety at the mine can expect ...

  10. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Height restriction for school premises protects children's safety

    Posted May 13th 2014, 07:34pm by Kelly Yang

    ... Kelly Yang Kelly Yang says there are better ways to help schools facing rising rents than by doing away with a height restriction needed for safety reasons A step too far Education ... in a haystack. Yet taking away the 24-metre restriction will open another, much worse, can of worms. It will undermine children's safety, and that is a problem far more frightening than soaring ...




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