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Product Issues

Food safety needs urgent action

A course for people who wanted to learn how to make fake eggs was exposed by a mainland journalist last month. A fake egg costs only between five fen (5.9 HK cents) and eight fen to make, much lower than the price of real eggs, the CCTV report said.

Saturday, 5 February, 2011, 12:00am

Icon 'rubbish dump' flat disputes resolved

The dispute over 'rubbish dump' flats at the Icon in Mid-Levels appears to be over as 25 out of 26 buyers have accepted compensation.

2 Feb 2011 - 12:00am

English literature poses 2 endings in Ho drama

'How sharper than a serpent's tooth it is to have a thankless child,' laments King Lear in the tragic play by William Shakespeare.

31 Jan 2011 - 12:00am

Bulk orders from mainland put Dutch supplies at risk

One of the chief producers of baby milk powder in the Netherlands has had to restrict sales to China after bulk buying by mainland traders left Dutch customers in short supply.

Nutricia is one of the Netherlands' biggest medical-nutrition companies and its Nutrilon milk powder has been in great demand on the mainland after the melamine-tainted milk scandal.

30 Jan 2011 - 12:00am

The bunnies are revolting - and once again the censors are hopping mad

The world watches every move China makes. That is the burden of being an emerging superpower. So the surest way to guarantee that everyone takes notice is to censor an art work or jail a protester. This should be the first law of publicity for Beijing. Alas, pigheaded censors on the mainland never seem to learn.

29 Jan 2011 - 12:00am

letters

Szeto an excellent role model for teens

Szeto Wah, who died aged 79 on January 2, was a spiritual leader of Hong Kong's democratic aspirations. He fought for democracy in Hong Kong and rehabilitation of the victims of the Tiananmen crackdown in June 1989.

27 Jan 2011 - 12:00am

Property-grab rules must be given bite

The mainland's cities would probably not have modernised so quickly were it not for the ability of the state to seize land. But such grabs of land for government infrastructure and private development are also the biggest cause of social unrest - and one reason why President Hu Jintao and Premier Wen Jiabao are so worried about instability.

26 Jan 2011 - 12:00am

Mainland takes on nature to get masses home

Inclement weather in the south of the mainland is challenging the railway and highway systems during the Lunar New Year peak travel period.

25 Jan 2011 - 12:00am

Serial sets stage for health reform

The Ministry of Health is hoping a popular television series can help create a better climate for controversial health care reforms.

The Doctors, a joint production of the ministry and the Chongqing municipal government, has been among the top three hits on mainland video websites since it began airing on China Central Television Channel 8 on December 10.

25 Jan 2011 - 12:00am

New York: Portrait of a City

New York: Portrait of a City by Reuel Golden Taschen HK$560

23 Jan 2011 - 12:00am

WWF wants more government cash to run Mai Po reserve

The WWF wants more money from the government to manage the Mai Po Nature Reserve. The conservation group, appointed in 1983 to run the internationally important wetland, said yesterday it was contributing more than HK$3 million a year towards its management costs.

22 Jan 2011 - 12:00am

Inmate says wounding was in self-defence

A maximum security inmate who dubbed himself 'Osama bin Laden' said a prisoner he was accused of attacking had beaten him previously and held a grudge against him.

Ho Yuk-wun, 51, was testifying about his alleged attack on fellow inmates Mak Siu-wing and Soong Kwok-fai on April 20, 2009, at Shek Pik Prison on Lantau Island.

22 Jan 2011 - 12:00am

Inmate stabbed in eye, court told

An inmate stabbed the eye of a fellow prisoner with a sharpened toothbrush because the victim refused to help him petition prison authorities to open an indoor playground for him to play soccer on rainy days, the District Court heard yesterday.

19 Jan 2011 - 12:00am

Kitchens at centre of shabby flats row

The 'rubbish dump flat' controversy raging over pricey apartments in Mid-Levels boils down to an attempt to avoid fire safety rules over open kitchens, a businessman involved in the sales said last night.

He said apartments at The Icon in Conduit Road were first built with closed kitchens.

19 Jan 2011 - 12:00am

Powerful tales give voice to a time of shared suffering

Carina Hoang is proud to have been labelled a 'boatperson', because she credits the experience with having shaped her life.

The Saigon-born 47-year-old said it made her stronger, more compassionate and more resilient than she would otherwise have been.

16 Jan 2011 - 12:00am