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David Schlesinger Chairman Thomson Reuters China

Monday, 28 March, 2011, 12:00am

'Italian' fashion is from closer to home

The products are not designed or manufactured overseas and are little known outside the mainland- despite being promoted as foreign.

But to the growing ranks of fashion-conscious mainlanders, Gimo Renzi and Kaltendin were the embodiment of international high fashion until a China Central Television expose last week dismissed them as fake global fashion brands.

27 Mar 2011 - 12:00am

Sleepwalking through a crisis

More than two weeks after a massive earthquake of 9 magnitude triggered a horrendous tsunami and crippling damage to a major nuclear plant, it is as if Japan is still sleeping through a raging nightmare.

26 Mar 2011 - 12:00am

Daya Bay operator reassures HK

The operator of the Daya Bay nuclear power plant has gone on a public relations blitz to reassure Hongkongers a nuclear accident similar to Japan's present crisis is virtually impossible.

25 Mar 2011 - 12:00am

Cruz hopes Beauty Flash can turn tables with gun draw in Duty Free

If the barrier draw for tomorrow night's US$5 million Dubai Duty Free is any guide, then the tide is swinging back around to Hong Kong trainer Tony Cruz.

25 Mar 2011 - 12:00am

Twice Over's wide draw should open up Dubai World Cup

The US$10 million Dubai World Cup has been opened up by what appears to be a dismal gate position for warm favourite Twice Over.

25 Mar 2011 - 12:00am

Farmland flooded by toxic sludge from smelter

A huge wave of toxic sludge from an illegal aluminium smelter has flooded large areas of farmland on the border between Qingyuan and Zhaoqing cities in Guangdong, affecting the livelihood of tens of thousands of people.

Xinhua reported around 4,500 cubic metres toxic sludge leaked to rivers and waterways in the fields.

25 Mar 2011 - 12:00am

Zhejiang villagers become the latest victims of lead poisoning

More than 130 villagers in Zhejiang - including at least 35 children aged between 14 months and 10 years - are suffering from lead poisoning caused by a battery factory in the latest toxic metal pollution scandal to hit the mainland.

25 Mar 2011 - 12:00am

Japan food ban after radioactive spinach found

Hong Kong is banning all fruit, vegetables and dairy products from five quake-affected prefectures in Japan from noon today after three food samples were found to be up to 10 times over radiation limits.

Officials said the results were found in two samples of radishes and one of spinach - but they insisted that no contaminated food had gone on sale.

24 Mar 2011 - 12:00am

Radiation Crisis

After Japan's disaster it seems everyone is worried about radiation. Radiation cannot be seen, but if we get a lot of it, it can kill us. It can hang around on our food and in our water too. So here's what you need to know about the radiation crisis:


24 Mar 2011 - 12:00am


New Releases

Hi, Fidelity (IIB) (Cantonese)

See review on this page.

Another Year (IIB)

See review on next page.

1,778 Stories of Me and My Wife (I) (Japanese)

24 Mar 2011 - 12:00am

Don't blame Kan for the nuclear crisis

A lack of criticism has long been the root of Japan's malaise, insularity and inability to manage a crisis. Criticism from the outside, known as gai-atsu in Japanese, can help Japan's long-term recovery and reconstruction; indeed, many Japanese say their society needs it.

23 Mar 2011 - 12:00am

Awards joy for South Koreans

It was another big year for Korean films at the Asian Film Awards, with South Korean productions taking five of the 14 awards.

22 Mar 2011 - 12:00am

TV report on clenbuterol in pigs sees 22 people held

Mainland police have detained at least 22 people after a television expose about illegal additives in pig feed.

19 Mar 2011 - 12:00am

Fear is intense but short-lived - just remember Sars

What is paranoia? What is fear? Joining my lunch at the local cha chaan teng (tea cafe) last Thursday would have given you the answer.

19 Mar 2011 - 12:00am