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  1. Graft probe urged over mock exam paper

    Posted May 01st 2010, 12:00am by Kobi Chan, Liz Heron

    ... Liz Heron and Kobi Chan Former security secretary Regina Ip Lau Suk-yee has called for the corruption watchdog to investigate how a tutorial centre was able to issue a mock exam question that was almost identical to the real one. A celebrity tutor handed ...

  2. Teen took explosives through Lo Wu to test border checks

    Posted Oct 16th 2009, 12:00am by Joyce Man

    ... through the Lo Wu border to test whether the authorities would detect it. The 14-year-old Form Two pupil took triacetone triperoxide, or TATP, across the border because he knew it did not contain nitrogen and wanted to test the sensitivity of the border checkpoint detectors, which check for nitrogen in explosives. The teenager made the disclosure to a psychologist, whose report was handed ...

  3. Zhejiang villagers become the latest victims of lead poisoning

    Posted Mar 25th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... in the latest toxic metal pollution scandal to hit the mainland. About 500 residents in three villages around the plant in Taizhou's Jiaojiang district have had blood tests in the past month and a half and authorities admitted that by Wednesday afternoon, at least 139 of the tests showed excessive levels of lead in blood, Xinhua reported. More villagers are likely to test positive ...

  4. Daya Bay set for ramped up safety drill after crisis

    Posted Mar 20th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... for the revamp of our contingency plan on the Daya Bay nuclear plants,' Lai said. More than 10 departments will participate in the safety drill next year, which will test their communications ... of the Democratic Party said. Undersecretary for Food and Health Gabriel Leung said Hong Kong would continue testing food imports from Japan for signs of radioactive contamination. He was speaking after ...

  5. Enjoying testing times

    Posted Dec 20th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... on an almost daily basis. Of course, it is also challenging to develop new tests and to enlarge our scope so as to survive the competitive environment in the testing industry. There is also a need ... and when my boss is happy about it. Also, it's good when we develop new tests and obtain technical accreditation by a third party or from an accreditation body. My department was involved ...

  6. Mainland economic reforms put to the test

    Posted Jul 30th 2008, 12:00am by Tom Miller

    ... Tom Miller in Beijing Inflationary factors pressure Beijing's policy resolve Beijing has long vowed to give the market a greater role in running the economy- but the threat of spiralling inflation and a collapse in the stock market are testing the government's resolve. In recent months, the central government has introduced a number of policies that smack of old-style ...

  7. Insulation behind CCTV fire: court

    Posted Nov 20th 2010, 12:00am by Raymond Li

    ... the company, Zhongshan Shengxing, had its supplies fail a quality test conducted by Beijing authorities in May 2007. But the company did not report the test results to the building regulator, nor did it have the sheeting being installed tested for fire-resistance. The company was fined 1.1 million yuan (HK$1.28 million) and its deputy general manager, Tang Zhuchuang, site manager Gu Xianshu ...

  8. Letters

    Posted Mar 28th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... It is time to take action to prevent further catastrophe. I urge Hong Kong to wake up, get informed and prove it is Asia's world city in every sense of meaning. Katy Cozens, Lantau DNA testing ... industry, this should not present a problem. Secondly, the association could set up an independent body to randomly test specimens of shark fins from wholesalers and retailers in Hong Kong ...

  9. Mong Kok blaze destroys hawker stalls

    Posted Dec 07th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Staff Writer A fire broke out early yesterday in hawkers' stalls in Fa Yuen Street, Mong Kok. Principal fireman Tsang Wai-ming said the fire was suspicious as two rows of stalls had ignited at the same time. The case was passed on to police for further investigation. Government laboratory technicians were conducting tests. The fire broke out about 5am, destroying more than 50 ...

  10. In Brief

    Posted Feb 25th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... injuries and was in serious condition in Princess Margaret Hospital. Police said the driver, 53, passed a breathalyser test. No one was arrested. Man bites policeman A 45-year-old man has been ...




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