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  • Nov 28, 2014
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Rice

Cheaper rice no benefit for buyer

Lower cost of Thai product unlikely to be passed on to shops, restaurants

The import price of Thai fragrant rice has dropped significantly in the past month, puzzling some traders who say it should be rising.

Monday, 16 June, 2008, 12:00am

Rice shortages are a symptom of greater ills

Rice is so valuable to Koreans that mothers tell their small children not to leave a grain of it behind when finishing off a meal. It's been so vital to survival over the centuries that it's not just bad manners not to devour a bowl of it, down to the last speck - it's sacrilege.

13 Jun 2008 - 12:00am

Rice importers briefed about new rules

The Trade and Industry Department briefed about 70 rice importers yesterday on new registration requirements for importing mainland rice.

Since last Thursday, firms intending to import mainland rice have to register and undertake that the rice will not be re-exported.

15 Apr 2008 - 12:00am

Rice importers briefed about new rules

The Trade and Industry Department briefed about 70 rice importers yesterday on new registration requirements for importing mainland rice.

Since last Thursday, firms intending to import mainland rice have had to register and undertake that the rice would not be re-exported.

15 Apr 2008 - 12:00am

In Brief

Weaker HK dollar forces price rises, says Wellcome

13 Apr 2008 - 12:00am

No relief in sight as food prices soar

People are feeling the pinch as the cost of basic necessities such as meat, rice and dairy products continues to rise

It was the week Hong Kong flew into a panic about one of the city's defining passions - food.

More specifically, rice, with a stampede for the supermarket shelves sparked by a jump in the price that consumers fear is only going to continue.

9 Apr 2008 - 12:00am

Trade minister wants rice supplies widened

Mainland varieties cheaper and consumers should be able to make choice, says Fred Ma

Hong Kong's commerce minister said yesterday he hoped to see more diversified supplies of rice to the city, adding that mainland rice was cheaper and consumers should be able to make a choice.

8 Apr 2008 - 12:00am

Cab Chat

Law Yui-man, 53, has been driving a cab for 10 years and says he is not worried by the latest 'rice panic' in the city

I didn't rush to stock up on rice because I was sleeping. I don't really know what is going on. I didn't call my wife to stock up. How much rice can you grab and eat? Let's say you could take three bags, how much money could you save?

7 Apr 2008 - 12:00am

Goodbye to cheap eats

It was the week Hong Kong flew into a panic about one of the city's defining passions - food.

More specifically, rice, with a stampede for the supermarket shelves sparked by a jump in the price that consumers fear is only going to continue.

6 Apr 2008 - 12:00am

We don't want a rice panic on our plates

Rice is an inescapable part of the Hong Kong psyche; apart from being our staple food, it is the stuff of everyday greetings and idioms, and part of our history. There should be no surprise that when prices rise sharply and talk turns to shortages, the community is concerned.

3 Apr 2008 - 12:00am

Rising prices cause rush to shops

Wen Jiabao appeals for calm as cost of rice and eggs increases

Premier Wen Jiabao led calls for calm yesterday as shoppers flocked to supermarkets to stock up amid fears of price increases.

The panic came after market speculation that the price of Thai rice would continue to increase this month. About 90 per cent of the rice in Hong Kong comes from Thailand.

1 Apr 2008 - 12:00am

Food riots loom as farmers feel the heat, rice expert warns

Asian governments must better focus on looming rice shortages to fend off the possibility of civil unrest, one of the region's leading experts on the staple crop warned yesterday.

20 Feb 2008 - 12:00am

Don't take more than you can eat

I eat a lot because my mum says I'm too thin. She wants me to be tall and strong.

I won't ask for less rice to help reduce waste if I can eat all the food on my plate. Despite my healthy appetite, I'm not putting on any weight. I don't know why.

24 Jan 2008 - 12:00am

Alarm bells ringing over farmers' woes

The top leadership again rang the alarm bell about threats to grain security yesterday, calling for a consistent focus to be put on rural and agricultural development.

19 Dec 2007 - 12:00am

Twice as Good: Condoleezza Rice and Her Path to Power

Twice as Good: Condoleezza Rice and Her Path to Power

by Marcus Mabry

Rodale Books, HK$220

Six-and-a-half years into the life of the Bush administration and virtually all of his top officials have worn out their welcome with the public. The lone exception appears to be Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, who still is widely admired.

16 Sep 2007 - 12:00am