Product Issues

Online stores keep shoppers in the dark on food nutrition

Health-conscious shoppers can now compare different products with the help of nutrition labels, but there is a place where they are still left in the dark - online.

Wednesday, 29 December, 2010, 12:00am

IPOs make comeback but newly listed firms struggle

Initial public offerings made a strong comeback this year in Hong Kong but the shares of some newly listed companies performed poorly.

22 Dec 2010 - 12:00am

Lack of liability law action puts consumers at risk

When a consumer is harmed by a product, that person should be able to sue the company that made the defective product.

21 Dec 2010 - 12:00am

A wee drop of jiu

Chris Ruffle concedes people may be a bit surprised when they suddenly lay eyes on his hotel-cum-winery in the Shandong countryside.

'When Chinese come over the crest of the hill, I think they're a bit surprised,' says the British fund manager, who has been doing business in China for close to three decades.

19 Dec 2010 - 12:00am

Appeal court more than doubles jail term of driver who killed pedestrian

A driver who was jailed for a year for killing an 88-year-old man on a pedestrian crossing had his sentence lengthened to 21/2 years at the Court of Appeal yesterday.

The driving ban on Wong Wai-hung, 59, who was convicted of dangerous driving causing death at trial this year, was also extended, from three years to five.

18 Dec 2010 - 12:00am


Wrong to put Zhao Lianhai in jail

The jailing of Zhao Lianhai over the tainted milk scandal on the mainland is wrong.

Zhao is innocent. He was only trying to seek justice for the 300,000 children who suffered after drinking the contaminated milk.

16 Dec 2010 - 12:00am

Freedom of the press gets a slap in the face

Hong Kong journalists and their employers were outraged when four of their colleagues were attacked outside the Beijing home of a jailed activist last Friday.

16 Dec 2010 - 12:00am

Worker mobility brings pension problems

When the Mandatory Provident Fund (MPF) was established a decade ago, the main purpose was to provide Hong Kong residents with basic retirement protection.

13 Dec 2010 - 12:00am

HK journalists attacked near activist's flat

A group of Hong Kong journalists were attacked yesterday outside the Beijing housing estate of jailed melamine-milk-activist Zhao Lianhai, including a radio reporter who was slapped in the face.

Hong Kong journalists' groups expressed outrage, and said uniformed Beijing police officers watching the attack did nothing to stop it.

11 Dec 2010 - 12:00am

The write stuff


John Lennon Limited Edition 70

10 Dec 2010 - 12:00am

Dog killer 'out to challenge police'

The notorious Bowen Road dog poisoner may be openly challenging the authorities and the public by placing poisonous baits along the Mid-Levels path, a criminologist says.

7 Dec 2010 - 12:00am


Soil treatment will lay clean ground for Loop

I refer to your editorial ('Toxic wasteland hardly the place for universities', November 30).

6 Dec 2010 - 12:00am

Whose fault is it?

When you see people protesting and shouting in rage on television, how do you feel? Do you have sympathy towards them?

I am sure you have heard of Zhao Lianhai's case. He's the father who has been fighting for the rights of parents whose babies became ill from drinking contaminated milk powder on the mainland.

2 Dec 2010 - 12:00am

Authorities accused of shirking their responsibility by not admitting that contaminated blood was a major contributor to the spread of HIV infection

Patients and activists are accusing mainland authorities of shirking their responsibility in not admitting that contaminated blood is a major source of HIV infection and offering compensation to those who contracted the virus through transfusions and donations.

1 Dec 2010 - 12:00am

10 years of MPF - but who's cheering?

Ten years ago today, Hong Kong's government launched a pension plan aimed at enhancing the nest eggs of the territory's residents.

As it celebrates its first decade, the Mandatory Provident Fund (MPF) has exceeded the government's initial financial target of HK$300 billion: there is a little over HK$345 billion in the retirement kitty.

1 Dec 2010 - 12:00am