Hong Kong-based firm on expanded UN sanctions blacklist

China's ambassador, Li Baodong, and French counterpart Gerard Araud cast their votes. Photo: AFP

A Hong Kong-based company was among six North Korean entities named in a unanimous UN Security Council resolution to punish Pyongyang for last month's long-range rocket launch.

Thursday, 24 January, 2013, 5:48am

Blacklist, stricter checks for parallel-goods traders

Parallel traders are seen outside Sheung Shui MTR station with their goods. Photo: David Wong

Immigration officers will draw up a blacklist of parallel-goods traders and step up inspections, officials said yesterday.

Immigration Director Eric Chan Kwok-ki said the list would cover people who had been arrested in Hong Kong for such trading and it was unlikely they would be allowed back.

13 Jan 2013 - 4:28am

Myanmar trims 2,082 names off its blacklist

Myanmar President Thein Sein. Photo: AFP

Myanmar’s government has trimmed 2,082 names from its notorious blacklist, opening travelling privileges to roughly a third of the people officially barred from entering or leaving the country, an official said on Tuesday.

28 Aug 2012 - 4:49pm

Hospital 'blacklists patient again'

For the second time in 10 months, the same Hong Kong hospital has been accused of blacklisting a patient for complaining about service or making demands, prompting concern from a patients' rights group.

5 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Democrats deny a blacklist of suspects

A Democratic Party taskforce set up to investigate possible infiltration of the party by mainland agents insists it does not have a blacklist of suspect members.

The five-member panel, whose members include party veterans Martin Lee Chu-ming and Szeto Wah, met for the first time last night to map out its approach.

22 Mar 2006 - 12:00am

Blacklist targets substandard food outlets

A blacklist which names and shames substandard food suppliers and restaurants was launched by the Health Supervision Institute in Beijing's Haidian district to mark World Consumers' Rights Day.

16 Mar 2004 - 12:00am

Rules to label terrorists 'by end of year'

The mechanism empowering the chief executive to label a person a terrorist with court approval is expected to come into effect this year, a security source said yesterday.

However, the source said that other than persons or groups named as terrorists by the United Nations, the government did not specifically plan to put anyone else on the blacklist.

14 Aug 2002 - 12:00am

Flurry of blacklists 'out of control'

The trend towards blacklisting of companies and individuals with a history of failure to repay loans or late bill payments has increased concern over privacy violations and libel.

Recent mainland reports reflect mounting unease as a number of industries - particularly financial institutions and watchdogs - resort to blacklisting to avoid underperforming loans.

20 Feb 2002 - 12:00am

No summit blacklist: police

Security measures are being finalised for the East Asia Economic Summit to be held in the SAR at the end of this month. Police Commissioner Tsang Yam-pui said the force would watch demonstrations closely but that no activist or group had been blacklisted. He said security arrangements would be announced a week ahead of the event, which starts on October 29.

8 Oct 2001 - 12:00am

Phone staff 'mishandle client data'

Mobile-phone companies have been accused of hiring untrained sales agents who inadvertently leak customers' personal data. Privacy Commissioner Stephen Lau said the most serious complaints were about inexperienced sales agents sending debt collectors to the wrong address.

15 Jun 2000 - 12:00am

Years of smut-hunting bring farcical result

All lovers of freedom of expression must be grateful to the Television and Entertainment Licensing Authority (TELA) for the hilarious way in which it goes about its work.

15 Mar 1998 - 12:00am

Tap water fiasco sees Shui On barred

A TOP building firm has been banned from bidding for Housing Authority contracts worth $4 billion after it mistakenly piped toilet water into residents' taps.

Shui On, the winner of five awards from the authority, has been barred from competing for seven large housing projects during its three-month suspension.

16 Mar 1997 - 12:00am