World Health Organization

H7N9 bird flu appears contained, UN health experts say

Chinese Health Mininster Li Bin. Photo: Xinhua

The H7N9 virus appears to have been brought under control in China largely due to restrictions at bird markets, but caused some US$6.5 billion in losses to the economy, UN experts said.

Thursday, 23 May, 2013, 5:01am

Briefs, November 18, 2012

China says it will change its restrictive policy on certain steel imports from the United States after the World Trade Organisation declared it was in breach of international trade rules.

18 Nov 2012 - 5:12am

WHO seeks details on Sars-linked virus after two cases in Middle East

The World Health Organisation is urgently seeking more information about a new virus, linked to severe acute respiratory syndrome (Sars), that has killed a Saudi Arabian and left a Qatari in critical condition.

25 Sep 2012 - 7:00am

Stylish flair

Stylish flair

New ways of cooking and skilful use of different ingredients extend the boundaries of an ancient cuisine.

22 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Bold move

Cold Inaniwa udon noodles with wagyu beef at Aqua.

Innovative twists on traditional cuisine from around the region highlight modernising influence.

22 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Top table

Ava Restaurant Slash Bar

Classic dishes get up-to-the-minute makeovers to tickle the taste buds of adventurous diners.

22 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

WHO's wake-up call on air quality

One of the leading questions of our times is just what it will take to convince the government to treat air pollution with a greater sense of urgency. It is a life and death issue.

18 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Officials urged to heed WHO diesel warning

The government should cut the number of diesel-powered vehicles on the streets, and make the remainder less polluting, to protect pedestrians now the World Health Organisation has classified diesel fumes as a cause of cancer, lobby groups say.

WHO experts said that the more diesel exhaust fumes people breathed in, the more they risked getting lung and bladder cancer.

14 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Butt out

Hands off! That's what we shout when the tobacco industry tries to undermine the laws that protect people from the ravages of tobacco use, and when it misuses the treaties designed to protect trade and investment in an effort to block a novel law requiring that tobacco be sold in plain, unattractive packages.

31 May 2012 - 12:00am

TRIED and trusted


FARE Continental.

AMBIENCE Colonial style with wooden floors, ceiling fans, waiting staff in suits and a view overlooking Repulse Bay beach.

COST HK$1,920 including a glass of wine.

WHO TO BRING Your significant other or an intimate gathering to celebrate a special occasion.

29 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

CLASSIC creations


FARE Cantonese.

AMBIENCE A blend of traditional Chinese d?r and modern seating and tableware. Decorations not too lavish, but create a comfortable and friendly atmosphere.

WHO TO BRING Family or close friends who enjoy exquisite Chinese cuisine.

29 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

COUNTRY comforts


FARE Traditional Roman cuisine.

AMBIENCE Warmly-lit with low ceilings covered with murals and traditional Italian-inspired d?r and pottery hanging on the walls evoke a laid-back, countryside setting.

COST HK$1,600 for dinner for two with drinks.

WHO TO BRING Friends, colleagues or significant other.

29 Mar 2012 - 12:00am



FARE Japanese.

AMBIENCE Mostly dark with colourful graphic designs, a large bar in front and a robotayaki station and booths at the back lined with sake drums.

COST HK$1,024 for two including sake.

WHO TO BRING Friends for a casual meal.

17 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

HOT plates


FARE Sichuan and Chinese.

AMBIENCE Very stylish interiors with low lighting and statues of Buddha all over.

COST HK$1,300 for dinner with a glass of wine.

WHO TO BRING The place is mostly filled with businessmen during lunchtime, entertaining clients and a mix of families and business crowd for dinner.

17 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

WHO warns of more polio cases

There are now 17 confirmed polio cases in Xinjiang and the number is expected to continue rising, the World Health Organisation warns.

14 Oct 2011 - 12:00am