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Milk activist a taboo topic at NPC session

Despite his release on medical parole, tainted-milk activist Zhao Lianhai remained a taboo subject during the parliamentary session of the National People's Congress.

Tuesday, 15 March, 2011, 12:00am

ALBUM (1990)

Fear of a Black Planet Public Enemy Def Jam

It's difficult to listen to Public Enemy's third album today without one ear on the fuss it caused upon its release in 1990, and another on the worship that it has inspired in recent years.

13 Mar 2011 - 12:00am

Why the DPP remains a house divided

If it is true that a house divided against itself cannot stand, as Abraham Lincoln once said, then the Democratic Progressive Party in Taiwan is in trouble.

11 Mar 2011 - 12:00am

Kwok blackmailers get 10-year jail sentences

A court yesterday handed out 10-year jail sentences to two men who tried to extort HK$400 million from the family of billionaire Walter Kwok Ping-sheung.

Kwok Ping-kan, 61, and Chan Wai-hang, 58, were found guilty in the Court of First Instance of conspiracy to blackmail between September and December 2009.

11 Mar 2011 - 12:00am

How Big Spender abducted two of HK's tycoons

He was wealthy. He had unlimited resources. But this is where the similarities with his victims end. Notorious gangster 'Big Spender' Cheung Tze-keung made money by kidnapping tycoons. And he was good at it, successful at least twice in Hong Kong.

11 Mar 2011 - 12:00am

Doctor suspended for alcohol-tainted syrup

A doctor who prescribed alcohol-tainted syrup to patients in 2006 was suspended from practising for a year yesterday by the Medical Council.

In 2008 Dr Hin Lin-yee, who was absent from the council's disciplinary inquiry yesterday, was convicted at Tsuen Wan Magistrates' Court for illegal sale of unregistered pharmaceutical products and sale of a drug unfit for human use.

10 Mar 2011 - 12:00am

Debt-ridden Sunac 'scraps bond sale'

Sunac China Holdings, an indebted mainland property developer whose chairman has a checkered past, has cancelled a planned bond sale, two sources involved in the transaction said.

Tianjin-based Sunac joined the Hong Kong stock exchange last October, after at least two previous attempts at an initial public offering dating back to 2004.

9 Mar 2011 - 12:00am

Officer admits hiding heroin in nine-year-old daughter's toy

A police officer yesterday admitted he hid heroin in his nine-year-old daughter's toy and organised the sale of the drug three years ago.

Paul Lai Kwong-hing, 39, processed nine grams of heroin tablets in his daughter's bedroom and hired three people to sell them over nine months, the District Court heard.

9 Mar 2011 - 12:00am

Women's birthright

'Is it still being implemented?' That's a common response I get when I speak about China's family planning policy. As Chinese people become wealthier, more couples can afford to pay a hefty fine or bribe to officials in order to get around the policy. The government has also introduced some exceptions to the 'one-child' rule.

8 Mar 2011 - 12:00am

BOOK (1792)

A Vindication of the Rights of Woman by Mary Wollstonecraft J. Johnson

6 Mar 2011 - 12:00am

Man jailed 10 years for bashing son to death

A scaffolding worker who killed his two-month-old baby and admitted he had thrown and punched him was jailed for 10 years yesterday.

The sentencing judge said Gurung Hem Kumar, 26, had not heeded a psychiatrist's warning to walk away from his drinking habit and imposed a heavy sentence even though he pleaded guilty.

4 Mar 2011 - 12:00am

Gang admits stealing gems worth HK$3m

Three women and two men from the Philippines yesterday admitted stealing HK$3 million worth of diamond jewellery at two exhibitions in Hong Kong last year.

4 Mar 2011 - 12:00am

China reaches for the moon - and gets it

From the depths of the ocean to orbiting the moon, China's army of scientists and engineers made great strides forwards last year.

And, well, backwards, too.

4 Mar 2011 - 12:00am

Delegate asked to hold 'sensitive' proposal

Mainland officials have asked Dr Lew Mon-hung, a Hong Kong delegate to the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC), not to submit a proposal to the advisory body to investigate the sentencing of Zhao Lianhai, an activist fighting for the rights of melamine milk victims.

4 Mar 2011 - 12:00am

HK can help build ties, city delegate says

Hong Kong can play a bigger role in the nation's diplomatic relations, the Hong Kong government's top adviser has suggested to Beijing.

4 Mar 2011 - 12:00am