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  1. Evidence is clear- locking charcoal in shop cabinets helps cut suicide rates

    Posted May 15th 2012, 12:00am

    ... supermarket chains, ParknShop and Wellcome, appear to be dismissing the evidence from studies around the world and the evidence supplied by Professor Yip's work in Hong Kong. There is clear ...

  2. Why Hong Kong needs a one-stop shop for charities

    Posted Jun 17th 2011, 12:00am

    ... the right to appeal in court against decisions by the charities commission. Where fund-raising is concerned, we are proposing that the commission provides a 'one-stop shop' for charities ...

  3. City shops breaking law on drug sales

    Posted May 21st 2011, 12:00am

    ... Ella Lee ella.lee@scmp.com A government survey shows that antibiotics are freely available from Hong Kong's pharmacies without a doctor's prescription, a situation that undermines the effort to restrict overuse of the drugs. A Post undercover in ...

  4. Supermarkets refuse to act on suicide study

    Posted Feb 28th 2010, 12:00am by Simon Parry

    ... Simon Parry Supermarket chains Wellcome and ParknShop have refused appeals to restrict barbecue charcoal sales in stores across Hong Kong despite scientific research indicating that doing ... Wellcome nor ParknShop would extend the scheme to other stores, citing operational reasons and saying they do not have enough storage space in urban stores. ParknShop has maintained the lock-up ...

  5. Most supermarkets still refuse to conceal charcoal

    Posted Jun 22nd 2012, 12:00am

    ... such a policy may have helped cut the suicide rate in one area by more than half. In 2006, Wellcome, ParknShop and other stores agreed to only sell charcoal by request in their Tuen Mun stores. The area ...

  6. Zhang's chic shop changes rural women's lives

    Posted Dec 05th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Nu shop in a hip Beijing hutong sells products made by rural women and other social enterprises across China. What was your life like before you founded Brand Nu? I graduated from a technical ... Brand Nu do exactly? Brand Nu started off as a shop for second-hand clothing, with proceeds going to rural women (nu means women in Chinese). However, that only lasted a year as the Chinese ...

  7. Crackdown on illegal drug sales in shops

    Posted Sep 20th 2010, 12:00am by Ella Lee

    ... are available as offending shops will, for the first time, be named and shamed on a website. Under measures to enhance drug safety, shops that sell pharmaceutical products will be subject to more ... to be present as long as a pharmacy is open, instead of the current two-thirds of business hours. All shops selling drugs would be required to get a licence, including convenience stores. The Department ...

  8. A high-rise red-light district in HK's shopping heart

    Posted Sep 19th 2010, 12:00am by John Carney

    ... John Carney It's the Hong Kong way: when one shop starts selling a particular item, outlets all around start offering the same product. But in one Causeway Bay high-rise it is not kitchen appliances or bathroom accessories on sale. It is sex. In the centre of the shopping heart of the city is the Fuji Building, painted pink. The block has 22 floors- and 18 of them are home ...

  9. Calgary does U-turn on 'Asian mall' limit

    Posted Mar 19th 2009, 12:00am by Petti Fong

    ... Petti Fong in Calgary Alex McCuaig and his girlfriend were hungry after midnight recently, so they walked down the block from their home in Calgary, Alberta, to the only restaurant still open. It was the Chinese barbecue house in one of the dozens of new ...

  10. Charities mobilise for relief work

    Posted May 11th 2008, 12:00am by Barclay Crawford, Joyce Man

    ... 'We will respond with further staff according to need.' A spokeswoman for the Red Cross in Hong Kong said it had already sent a HK$500,000 emergency package to the relief fund. ParknShop ...




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