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Product Issues

Hewlett-Packard to boost investments on mainland

Hewlett-Packard, the world's largest information-technology company, plans to step up investments and marketing on the mainland this year as part of its effort to restore consumer confidence in its brand there.

Thursday, 24 February, 2011, 12:00am


Many residents will still need public housing

23 Feb 2011 - 12:00am

Millions of hectares of farmland and 12m tonnes of grain contaminated

The mainland's heavy metal pollution and its mounting health risks have been grossly underestimated, with millions of hectares of farmland and more than 12 million tonnes of grain contaminated, state media reported yesterday.

23 Feb 2011 - 12:00am

MTR Corp blames faulty tracks and materials for half of cracks

Half of the 14 cracks which have appeared on MTR tracks recently were caused by manufacturing flaws or defective materials, lawmakers at a special meeting were told.

The Legislative Council's railway subcommittee met yesterday after a series of incidents over the past few months involving the rail network.

22 Feb 2011 - 12:00am

At rainbow's end

Nearly a year has passed, but Mabel Cheung Yuen-ting can still recall the day when she and her partner, Alex Law Kai-yui, returned to Hong Kong from the Berlin International Film Festival, on February 22, 2010. They were shepherded, with much fanfare, from airport immigration control to a meeting room packed with photographers and journalists - who gave them a heroes' welcome.

20 Feb 2011 - 12:00am

'Madame Butterfly' tale of sex a hot-sell

It is the story everyone wants to read but is proving hard to find.

The latest edition of Caijing magazine tells all about a woman who built a business empire through her affairs with senior provincial and central government officials.

18 Feb 2011 - 12:00am

FedEx eyes growing mainland medical equipment market

China's fast growing medical equipment and supplies market is among the targets for FedEx as it grows its supply chain logistics business in Asia.

Craig Simon, the president of FedEx Supply Chain Systems, said the company was also aiming its services at semiconductor, electronics, telecommunications and industrial equipment manufacturers.

15 Feb 2011 - 12:00am

Legal test case looms on light pollution

Flat owners in a luxury Tsim Sha Tsui development are gathering evidence for what might be the first legal campaign in Hong Kong to dim a source of light pollution, which they say has affected the value of their properties.

15 Feb 2011 - 12:00am

Supplies running dry

One of the main producers of baby milk powder in the Netherlands has had to restrict sales to China. Shops on the mainland have bought so much of the product for their customers that there isn't enough left for Dutch buyers.

15 Feb 2011 - 12:00am

Bare with me

Mina Hanbury-Tenison has two sons, aged eight and 11. While they are aware their mother has written a book, 'they're not allowed to read it', she says on a quick trip to Hong Kong from her home in Shanghai.

13 Feb 2011 - 12:00am

Taking control

The graves of the Chiu Yuen Cemetery scale the hillside in the shadow of Mount Davis, near the westernmost edge of Hong Kong Island. On the final day of the Year of the Tiger, a bloodshot afternoon sun shines through the haze onto the granite and marble monuments of the island's only Eurasian cemetery.

13 Feb 2011 - 12:00am

Dogs help 'hermit' teens out of their shells

Man's best friend is playing a part in helping the city's 'hermit' youngsters become socially integrated.

'I used to play video games all day long, more than 10 hours a day,' said 17-year-old Ah Kei, who dropped out of secondary school. 'At first I was terrified by those big dogs, but now I find playing with them so much fun.'

12 Feb 2011 - 12:00am

The Planner


Watching Soaps (I Can't Recall the Day that I Last Heard From You)

Lee Kit's series of artworks alluding to multiple stories inside a single space. Daily, 10am-7pm (by appointment), Osage Kwun Tong, 5/F Kian Dai Industrial Building, 73-75 Hung To Rd, Kwun Tong. Inquiries: 2793 4817. Ends Feb 21

Rainbow of the Moon

11 Feb 2011 - 12:00am



Eugene Pao X Angelita Li 'An Enchanted Evening' Valentine's Concert

Guitarist Pao and singer Li serve up jazzy love songs. Feb 11, 9pm, Dada Bar + Lounge, 2/F The Luxe Manor, 39 Kimberly Rd, TST, HK$350, includes one drink and a chocolate gift set. Inquiries: 3763 8778

DJ Beatbreaker

10 Feb 2011 - 12:00am

Landlord told to stop work at Sai Wan beach

The government has ordered a landlord to stop all work on a beach site inside the protected Hong Kong Geopark.

Officials said they had found signs of unauthorised excavation at the private site on Tai Long Sai Wan beach.

8 Feb 2011 - 12:00am