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  • Sep 23, 2014
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Safety

More glass falls from luxury high-rises

Panes of glass from two more luxury high-rise blocks have fallen off, with one crashing down onto the alfresco dining area of a SoHo restaurant, injuring one of its staff.

Sunday, 9 June, 2013, 6:27am

Chinese taking a dimmer view of City of Lights

Paris is most often the first stop for China's nouveaux riches as many embark on their overseas trip of a lifetime. The city encapsulates all that Europe promises: history, culture, romance and luxury. But each step from the hotel to the Eiffel Tower to the Louvre to the Louis Vuitton store is increasingly fraught, thanks to greater attention from thieves and pickpockets. It is a matter French authorities have to deal with urgently if they want their country to remain an important destination for Chinese tourists.

2 Jun 2013 - 3:59am 1 comment

Complexities of small-house issue are no excuse for government to back off

What does the word "temporary" mean to you? In the case of the small-house policy, it means 40 years and more. It was first introduced in Hong Kong as a temporary measure to address housing needs of indigenous villagers in the New Territories. Today, it has been criticised as unsustainable and outdated.

7 May 2013 - 2:23am

Dhaka, UN and clothing plant owners to enact labour safety plan

The Bangladeshi government, clothing factory owners and the United Nations labour agency agreed to enact a plan to ensure labour safety as the death toll from the previous week's building collapse near Dhaka climbed to 610.

6 May 2013 - 4:06am

The shame of Sichuan's tofu schools

Five years after the deadly earthquake in Wenchuan, Sichuan, dozens of parents are still seeking justice for children who died when their shoddily built schools collapsed. Other families, however, have abandoned their struggle over the years, under immense pressure from the government.

6 May 2013 - 12:07pm 3 comments

Contractors 'avoiding responsibility' over deaths of construction workers

It's time Hong Kong placed criminal liability for work-site deaths squarely on the shoulders of individuals, justice officials say.

28 Apr 2013 - 5:50am 5 comments

Hazards in the home

Accidents happen every day, and children, being naturally curious and often oblivious to danger, are especially vulnerable. Yet few parents in Hong Kong have an understanding of basic emergency first aid. "Most people think [mistakenly] nothing life-threatening will happen to their children."

9 Apr 2013 - 9:31am 1 comment

Time to take a long, hard look at your bank's track record

Recent events in Cyprus remind all of us that you cannot always count on the cash in the bank. It is vulnerable to bank runs, financial crises, institutional failures and government edicts - of which recent Asian history provides many, many examples.

8 Apr 2013 - 3:09am

Jobs that can ruin your health

Work is not something we associate with ill health. Physical and mechanical hazards aside, we would not immediately link our working environment with problems like diabetes, cancer, or cardiovascular and respiratory diseases.

2 Apr 2013 - 10:37am

New corporate boxes spark fears of crush at Hong Kong Stadium

The sprawling block of corporate suites was erected this year above the North Stand, which has only three narrow ground-floor entrances. The extension encroaches into the public thoroughfare just a few metres from the stadium's main entrance.

24 Mar 2013 - 6:41am

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