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  1. Spoiled rice used to feed migrant workers

    Posted Jul 01st 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Vivien Cui Greed for profits overrides health risks to the consumers of stale, mouldy grain Tens of thousands of tonnes of spoiled, sometimes mouldy, rice is being sold to feed construction workers on the mainland every year. Its low price has made the spoiled rice so popular that in most main grain and oil markets in the capital it is known as 'migrant workers' ...

  2. St Joseph's boys hope to spoil DBS party

    Posted Oct 20th 2004, 12:00am by Jonathan Powell

    ... Jonathan Powell It may be too much to ask for any team to take the Hong Kong and Kowloon Division One swimming title away from perennial champions Diocesan Boys' School today. But St Joseph's College boys can at least make sure that not the enti ...

  3. letters

    Posted Oct 08th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... they spoil their grandchildren with too many treats. I think parents should act as role models. This will prevent children from developing bad eating habits. Local students have a lot of homework. ... Children need extra classes I think parents should send their children to extra classes outside school from an early age. Young children are very curious about new things. They can learn ...

  4. Pollution taking a toll on children's health

    Posted Jul 30th 2010, 12:00am by Cesar Chelala

    ... in urban areas. Given that the mainland's progress on environmental issues has not been as sustained as its growth, the effect of environmental pollution is worrying, particularly on children ... affected by arsenic contamination. Several studies carried out on the effects of drinking arsenic-contaminated water show serious effects on children's intellectual development. Toxic ...

  5. letters

    Posted Jan 27th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... on to the fight.' His spirit will live on and continue to inspire people. Jason Lau Jun-yan, Wah Yan College (Kowloon) Tainted food spoils China's image I am worried about contaminated food ... to our health- to pass food safety tests. In 2008, for example, at least six children died and a further 300,000 developed kidney problems because of melamine-tainted milk powder. Although people ...

  6. What if a company was committing crimes against children...

    Posted Apr 18th 2010, 12:00am by Alan Alanson

    ... involves the care of children and the crime that they have committed has those children as its victim? At what point would you call the police? Is there a scenario under which you would not answer ... children are being perpetrated by company officers all over the world. Perhaps documents emerge to show that multiple members of senior management were aware that this was going on and not only did ...

  7. Don't let children pay the price for development

    Posted Aug 23rd 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... gone through similar periods and it might be unreasonable to expect China to be an exception. But the latest pollution scandal, involving the lead poisoning of hundreds of young children ... children in four villages have been poisoned by a manganese smelter which illegally processed heavy metals. What is depressing is that these stories- and countless others- follow a similar script. ...

  8. Number of melamine-sickened children revised up five-fold

    Posted Dec 02nd 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Chow Chung-yan Beijing had drastically revised the total number of children sickened by melamine-tainted milk formula to more than five times higher than the Health Ministry's last public count, Xinhua reported. The figures released yesterday by the ministry said that more than 290,000 children were found to have been affected after drinking infant formula produced by Sanlu ...

  9. Two children remain in hospital with kidney stones

    Posted Oct 21st 2008, 12:00am by Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... Mary Ann Benitez and Ng Kang-chung Two children remain in hospital for treatment of melamine-induced kidney stones, authorities have said. Five others have been discharged in stable ... to the same hospital on Friday. The 10 children were diagnosed with kidney stones under the citywide free assessment of children under 12 who had consumed melamine-tainted milk or milk products. Some ...

  10. Despairing dad seeks justice for dead children

    Posted Oct 12th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... recalled how he immediately joined the relief volunteer troops after the quake struck Sichuan in May. He hoped that helping children who had lost families and homes would ease his own pain. He sold ... into the corridor to switch off the floor's electricity but when he returned the flat was engulfed in flames. He could not get inside and the fire brigade took 40 minutes to arrive. His two children ...




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