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  1. Director baulks at food-safety centre

    Posted Sep 20th 2005, 12:00am by Ella Lee

    ... that a dedicated centre for food safety would be set up next year. The Food and Environmental Hygiene Department is one of the biggest with 11,000 staff and 7,000 contracted workers. It has a wide range ... the agriculture and fisheries department does on Hong Kong farms.' Thomas Chan Yan-keung, director of the Centre for Food and Drug Safety at the Chinese University, said the new centre should ...

  2. Victims of weather crisis need our generosity

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

    ... Hong Kong people are known for giving to others in times of crisis, often on a scale out of all proportion to our relatively small population. The mainland's unprecedented weather ... of their own people. They have more important things to worry about than ensuring that Hong Kong people are not put to any inconvenience when shopping for Lunar New Year provisions. ...

  3. Crisis talks in Beijing over safety of HK food

    Posted Aug 23rd 2005, 12:00am by Ambrose Leung, Elaine Wu, Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez, Patsy Moy, Shi Jiangtao

    ... Welfare and Food York Chow Yat-ngok is flying to Beijing this morning for crisis talks on food safety with senior mainland officials. His surprise trip comes after Hong Kong officials admitted ... with Guangdong and neighbouring provinces on food-related alerts and other issues affecting Hong Kong. The pair have remained in the capital to wait for their boss. Chief Executive Donald Tsang Yam-kuen, ...

  4. City Briefs

    Posted Sep 04th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Hospital. The two men, aged 21 and 22, were discharged after treatment. Man loses over $100,000 after briefcase stolen A middle-aged man told police he lost a briefcase containing $100,000 in cash, 7,000 yuan, a diamond ring, three crystal necklaces, a mobile phone, an identity card and some travel documents while he was in an electronics shop in Wing Lok Street, Sheung Wan. He said he ...

  5. Privatisation looms over harbour's iconic, but stricken, ferry fleet

    Posted Apr 03rd 2008, 12:00am by Mark Chipperfield

    ... their hearts to the city's distinctive green-and-cream ferries. Less iconic perhaps than Hong Kong's Star Ferry or the Staten Island Ferry in New York, Sydney's creaky old boats have ... crisis point on March 29 last year when a fast catamaran operated by Sydney Ferries collided with a wooden pleasure craft beneath Sydney Harbour Bridge. Four people were killed, including ...

  6. Nursing crisis in care homes for elderly

    Posted Feb 07th 2012, 12:00am

    ... with a shortage. The Hospital Authority says it needs 1,000 nurses. It is the city's biggest employer of nurses, hiring 20,000 of the 40,000 nurses working in Hong Kong. The public system last year ... more nurses are needed in the homes to cope with demand, said Grace Li Fai, chairwoman of the Elderly Services Association of Hong Kong. Li was responding to yesterday's report ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - FERRY DISASTER

    Hong Kong shares ferry victims' agony as mourning draws to a close

    Posted Oct 07th 2012, 12:00am by Jennifer Cheng

    ... was Candy Law Suk-ling and her daughter Katie, who is Tsui's age. "Even though Hong Kong is just a small city, I've really felt that everyone was united in the face of disaster," ... With the death of nine-year-old Tsui Hoi-ying on Friday - the 39th victim of the disaster - people who visited a condolence point yesterday said they could viscerally feel the agony of her ...

  8. Comment - Letters

    Officials urged to launch campaigns to promote road safety in Hong Kong

    Posted Aug 17th 2012, 12:00am

    ... attention to matters relating to road safety. Not long after arriving in Hong Kong from overseas two years ago, I noticed the near reckless attitude most motorists have towards pedestrians. ... of victims killed in pedestrian accidents in Hong Kong were aged 60 or over. Elderly people tend to be less agile. They either misjudge the speed and distance of moving vehicles, or are simply ...


    Pellets spill during typhoon sparked big volunteer clean-up on Hong Kong beaches

    Posted Aug 19th 2012, 12:00am by Martin Williams

    ... will become more toxic over time, WWF Hong Kong arranged for teams to check for pellets, and clean up beaches. "I was so shocked to see most of the beaches were covered by thick layers of broken ... The flood of pellets during a typhoon was overhyped, but it did prompt thousands of volunteers to clean up Hong Kong beaches- and send a signal to officials Plastic spill pricks ...

  10. Post-crisis specialists needed

    Posted May 28th 2011, 12:00am

    ... portfolios everywhere. Shortly after the disaster struck Japan, Hong Kong's immigration authorities issued nearly 300 long-term visas to foreign residents in Japan, mainly executives of foreign financial institutions. According to the Hong Kong Immigration Department, the majority of work visas were issued to employees working for international banks and financial institutions. ...




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