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  1. Hazardous lamps under the spotlight

    Posted Sep 16th 2003, 12:00am by Elaine Wu

    ... The Consumer Council issues a warning about halogen bulbs that can overheat Tungsten halogen light bulbs, commonly found in domestic floor lamps, are a fire hazard if they are not used carefully, the Consumer Council warned yesterday. In a report which wa ...

  2. Blaze of festivities spark wax warnings

    Posted Sep 10th 2003, 12:00am by Elaine Wu, Hannah Lee

    ... With the first of four carnivals to celebrate Mid-Autumn Festival opening tonight, doctors have renewed warnings about the risks associated with the traditional celebrations. The carnivals, organised by the Leisure and Cultural Services Department, begin ...

  3. Watchdog fast-tracks projects

    Posted Mar 12th 2009, 12:00am by Shi Jiangtao

    ... chairman Wu Bangguo warned on Monday that cutting energy consumption by 20 per cent and reducing key water and air pollutants by 10 per cent by next year would be arduous, Mr Zhang said he ... while putting on hold 14 others totalling 104 billion yuan, according to Vice-Minister Wu Xiaoqing. He said the ministry had sped up mandatory environmental impact assessment for large projects ...

  4. Wu set to go on road with new label

    Posted Oct 30th 2010, 12:00am by Lee Wing-Sze

    ... Lee Wing-sze Taiwanese singer-actor Vanness Wu said staging concerts was on his must-do list after joining Universal. The 32-year-old (right) signed a two-year contract with the record company in Hong Kong this week. In the next two years, beyond producing two studio albums, Wu hopes to organise concerts in the city and Taiwan. 'It's something I'll request, since ...

  5. 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 ... who cross the Lo Wu border every day,' he said, adding that sniffer dogs and X-ray machines were used as deterrents. A customs spokesman said anyone caught importing or exporting ...

  6. Words don't wash

    Posted Mar 18th 2011, 12:00am by Chang Ping

    ... with their multiparty systems and separation of powers. At the national meetings this year, Wu Bangguo, chairman of the NPC Standing Committee, drove home the message of 'a political system with Chinese ...

  7. Look to stars for business success

    Posted Jul 10th 2010, 12:00am by Jin Peh

    ... Jin Peh Before starting a business, you can determine whether it will be profitable by looking at the astrological chart derived from the hour, day, month and year of birth. The astrologer will tell you which elements are useful for you. For instance, if ...

  8. Moneybags monk raises brows with court battle

    Posted Jul 29th 2009, 12:00am by Mimi Lau

    ... Mimi Lau A 102-year-old Buddhist monk in Shenzhen took a businessman to court for an unpaid loan of 1.2 million yuan (HK$1.36 million), sparking queries from netizens as to how a monk amassed such a fortune, the Nanfang Daily reported yesterday. In the Gu ...

  9. Degrees of expense

    Posted May 17th 2005, 12:00am by Mark O'Neill

    ... Mark O'Neill, Shanghai Mary Wu, 25, gazes at the university prospectuses on the table in front of her- from Melbourne, Essex, Miami and Lyons. 'Originally, I planned to go abroad ... they come back. Why not invest the money in something else?' Ms Wu, a market researcher, probably does not represent a majority among young people in China but speaks for a growing number who ...

  10. New women's prison promotes green living, better rehabilitation

    Posted Aug 25th 2010, 12:00am by Vivian Li

    ... Vivian Li A newly designed correctional institution in Lo Wu that officials say will serve the needs of the convicted better is now home to about 1,200 female adult inmates. The Lo Wu ... transferred from the Chi Ma Wan and Lai Chi Kok correctional institutions, and the Lo Wu facility was officially opened by Chief Executive Donald Tsang Yam-kuen yesterday. The site was a prison ...




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