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Toilet Paper

China Digest, November 14, 2012

A former director of farm-machinery management in Chongqing was sentenced on Monday to 15 years in jail for accepting 3 million yuan in bribes and for embezzling 500,000 yuan in public money to operate his own business, China News Service reports. 

Wednesday, 14 November, 2012, 4:49am

Diners warned on toilet-roll napkins

Small restaurants in several mainland cities are putting diners' health at risk by giving them cheap toilet paper to wipe their mouths instead of more costly paper napkins, a newspaper expose has revealed.

6 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

Recycled paper not yet on a roll in HK

It is not easy being green in Hong Kong, especially when it comes to your toilet paper.

It might make sense that the toilet roll used to clean up your dirtiest deeds would come from the last dregs of a paper's life cycle, but in Hong Kong it is most likely you are flushing virgin pulp down the drain.

Virgin pulp is paper that has not been used before.

28 Aug 2011 - 12:00am

Quotes of the Week

As soon as I placed the stick in my mouth, I gagged and reached for a glass of water. It was bitter and disgusting. This gag reflex was the sign of a super-taster

Jeannie Cho Lee, wine critic and first Asian to qualify as a Master of Wine

18 Sep 2010 - 12:00am

On a roll

Steve Mesure fires off toilet paper at Holy Family Canossian Primary School students to explain the effect of air pressure on sound as part of a performance for the British Council's Science Alive festival. Mr Mesure is the director of Creative Science Consulting.

24 Nov 2007 - 12:00am

From top to bottom

Agroup of Japanese stargazers has come up with an enterprising way of entertaining anyone spending some time in the smallest room in the house: toilet paper that tells the story of the life and death of a star every 70cm along the roll.

1 Apr 2006 - 12:00am

Tissue an issue at Tatler

The recession is a bummer for staffers at upmarket Tatler magazine. It seems Communication Manage-ment - the firm that publishes the tai tai bible - has decided to cut costs by curtailing extravagant use of toilet paper.

11 Sep 2002 - 12:00am

Court short - by loo thieves

THIEVES at the Supreme Court are stealing precious government supplies - hundreds of rolls of toilet paper - right under the noses of judges, police and security officers.

Police acknowledged yesterday they did not have a scrap of evidence in the crime that sets the Judiciary back an estimated $200,000 each year.

21 Jan 1996 - 12:00am

Ruby rolls out the colour purple

IN HONGKONG, perhaps more than most places, it has always been a problem - what to give the woman who has everything? Ruby Mootee-Cheney was telling us last week how she managed to solve this thorny issue when invited to the birthday bash of Michele Michell, wife of Jardine's number two Rodney Michell, at the couple's Shek O home.

6 Jun 1993 - 12:00am