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Cathay Pacific seeks guide on exposed travellers

As the nuclear power plant crisis affecting Japan unfolds, Cathay Pacific is seeking clarification of international guidelines in the event that radioactive material and toxic chemicals enter the airspace.

Friday, 18 March, 2011, 12:00am

Pig blood curd hit by food scare

In the latest mainland food scare, tonnes of pig blood curd, a favourite food in Chongqing, have been found soaked in carcinogenic formalin to preserve freshness.

Inspectors from the Jiulongpo district industry and commerce bureau found nearly five tonnes of suspected contaminated blood curd in a 4am raid yesterday on a workshop at Baishiyi, said China News Service.

18 Mar 2011 - 12:00am

Officials suspended over pig-feed expose

The heads of animal husbandry bureaus in Henan counties where pig farmers mixed illegal substances in feed have been suspended from work following a television expose.

17 Mar 2011 - 12:00am

Two weeks ahead


Rabbit Hole opens

The Adjustment Bureau opens

The Whitest Boy Alive Live in HK at Kitec

Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives opens


The Eagles at Convention and Exhibition Centre

HK International Literary Festival ends

17 Mar 2011 - 12:00am


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17 Mar 2011 - 12:00am


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The Adjustment Bureau (IIA)

17 Mar 2011 - 12:00am

Great value on offer as appeal for calm triggers panic attack

The sight of Japanese prime minister Naoto Kan dressed in his blue-grey emergency overalls and appealing for calm triggered a full-blown panic attack in financial markets yesterday.

16 Mar 2011 - 12:00am

Radiation fears cause rush for Japanese milk formula

Customers in Hong Kong queued to buy Japanese milk formula and other food products yesterday in a rush to beat the potential effects of radiation contamination.

Many Japanese restaurants also reported brisk business.

About 700 people lined up outside a Japanese baby food shop in Prince Edward yesterday morning.

16 Mar 2011 - 12:00am

Drug in pigs exposes evils in supply chain

It's a criminal offence to use it in food, but Clenbuterol, known on the mainland simply as 'lean meat powder', keeps showing up.

In a country overwhelmed by fake and substandard products, World Consumer Rights Day was marked yesterday with an annual programme on China Central Television that showed the dangerous drug being added to pig feed at several farms in Henan .

16 Mar 2011 - 12:00am

New tactics to defeat cyber criminals

Mobile communication devices, social networks and online financial transactions have made life more convenient for individuals and businesses, but they have also added new avenues for cyber attacks.

15 Mar 2011 - 12:00am

Fresh food imports under greater scrutiny

The Hong Kong government is stepping up monitoring of food imported from Japan, especially dairy products, fruit and vegetables, after the nuclear scare.

14 Mar 2011 - 12:00am

Toppled Mao statue ignites fury

A company that smashed a giant statue of Mao Zedong last month while redeveloping a district in Hainan province has come under fire from leftists, who labelled the action 'subversive' and an attempt to overthrow the socialist state.

14 Mar 2011 - 12:00am

Vegetables fail global metal test but given green light on HK index

The lead in vegetables tested in a Baptist University study exceeded global standards by up to 2.8 times.

But the levels were acceptable under Hong Kong standards which are 20 times less stringent than those of the World Health Organisation, the European Union and Australia.

11 Mar 2011 - 12:00am

China no stranger to US hypocrisy, analysts say

Beijing has long seen through the hypocrisy of US politics and would not have been surprised by the leaked diplomatic cables detailing how two American Congressmen pleaded for officials to overlook the use of a toxic chemical in US-made medical equipment, analysts said yesterday.

11 Mar 2011 - 12:00am

Top adviser backtracks after days of denials

Top official adviser Lau Siu-kai - the man who is supposed to be the government's eyes and ears, admits he did use the term 'critical point' - in relation to Hong Kong's governance - while talking to reporters last week, something which he had previously denied several times.

11 Mar 2011 - 12:00am