Case History: Lithium poisoning

Illustration: Angela Ho

Teddy Mak's family noticed that he was behaving a little oddly. The 49-year-old did not appear to fully understand them when they spoke, and seemed a little confused. He was also increasingly unsteady when he walked and appeared to be losing his muscle strength.

Tuesday, 2 October, 2012, 12:42pm

City Digest

Immigration officers postpone work-to-rule

5 Sep 2012 - 2:29am

Copper bottomed? Don't be too sure

Tom Holland

Last month, Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing sealed a HK$17 billion deal to buy the London Metal Exchange.

HKEx was prepared to pay so much largely because it wanted to get its hands on the LME's copper futures contract, the main price discovery tool for the global copper market.

On paper, running the world's leading copper contract should hand HKEx a licence to print money.

22 Aug 2012 - 7:32am

HK should do more to conserve water, energy and food

As a city, we lack natural resources. But Hong Kong's affluence means we seldom have shortages of anything. However, the abundant supply in water, food and energy has made us one of the most wasteful cities on the planet. From food waste in restaurants and supermarket chains to excessive energy use by shopping malls and outdoor billboards, evidence of wastage is everywhere.

19 Aug 2012 - 10:40am

Protest barriers a waste of water, say greens

Green groups have criticised police for wasting at least 200 tonnes of water to fill the plastic barriers used during the three-day visit of President Hu Jintao last weekend.

7 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Hydration packs

Gregory Wasatch 12

6 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Duluth mulls raising funds in HK

A Canadian metals mine developer with a multi-metal project in the United States is considering a private equity share sale and a stock market listing in Hong Kong to help fund its development.

27 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

China's limitless thirst for water

Water is a resource no living creature can do without. As the world's poulation increases, there is a greater demand for water, not just for drinking, but also for farming and industry. China is the most populous nation in the world, but it has only 8 per cent of the world's water resources. Some 80 per cent of these resources are in the south of the country.

6 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Chinalco seeks US$1b HK I.P.O.

Chinalco Mining, a unit of the world's third-largest aluminium producer, Aluminum Corporation of China (Chinalco), is poised to launch an up to US$1 billion initial public offering this month despite challenging market conditions.

12 May 2012 - 12:00am

Will you please STOP?

How many times a week do you ask someone to stop doing something that is annoying, wrong or that you don't like or approve of? Listen to these four people as they ask someone to stop doing something, and then answer the questions.


1. What is the girl asking her father to stop doing?

a. saying bad things about her friends

8 May 2012 - 12:00am

Coconut water

O.N.E. Coconut Water HK$24 for 330ml, Nature's Village

8 May 2012 - 12:00am

Still mineral water

Jyukaku Super Mineral Water

22 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Lai See

Mining rock star proud to show off his massive mineral-rich baby

22 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Rare earths firm's shares rise after WTO complaints

China Rare Earth Holdings saw its share price surge 10.5 per cent yesterday in Hong Kong after the US, the European Union and Japan lodged WTO complaints against Beijing for restricting exports of the minerals.

15 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Daya Bay shines light on dark matter

An international team led by mainland scientists announced in Beijing yesterday that it had discovered a new form of elementary particle behaviour at Guangdong's Daya Bay nuclear power plant.

9 Mar 2012 - 12:00am