Society

Payback time for Lady Luck

Nickkita Lau The Standard 07.05.2009
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A mainland businesswoman who blew HK$53 million on a two-year gambling spree in Macau - and then threatened to sue a casino to get her money back - has just pocketed the territory's second- highest slot-machine jackpot from the same casino.

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A self-proclaimed billionaire from Zhejiang province, who claims she lost more than HK$53 million at Wynn Macau, is threatening to sue the casino for preventing her from playing 20 slot machines at the same time.


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There are no confirmed human cases of swine flu in China, the World Health Organization said, but mainland authorities warned that the possibility of transmission has not been eliminated.

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Forestry officials in far western China have resorted to scattering abortion pills near gerbil burrows in a bid to halt a rodent plague threatening the desert region's fragile ecosystem, state media said Wednesday.


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BEIJING (Reuters) - China's Ministry of Health said a young man had died of the H5N1 strain of bird flu Monday, the fifth reported death this month.

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Hong Kong's Centre for Health Protection says it has been alerted by mainland authorities of another human birdflu case. The latest case involves a 29-year-old man in Guizhou.


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The authorities in mainland China have reported another human bird-flu infection - the third case in as many days.

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The parents of the first child who died after drinking chemically-tainted milk formula in China have been paid by Sanlu Group Co.


Chinese committing suicide every two minutes

Pascale Trouillaud NEWS.com.au 11.12.2008
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A TWO-year-old boy was orphaned in the southwest Chinese city of Chongzhou when his parents drank pesticide after a nasty row. The tragedy, reported in the state media last month, bears testimony to the dark side of reform - suicide rates that are...

12 US food products on import alert list

Zhu Zhe China Daily 10.12.2008
12 US food products on import alert list

Twelve food products from the United States have been put on a 90-day import alert after they were found to be unfit for human consumption, the General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine (AQSIQ) said Tuesday.


Chinese Farmer Builds Robot Army

Weird Asia News 09.12.2008
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A Chinese farmer with very little education has built 26 robots over the past 30 years. His love and obvious talent for technology has inspired him to design these robots and build them literally from scrap materials.

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A man in China with no arms was caught driving in Beijing by steering with his feet, officials said.


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Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao visited people living with HIV/AIDS and thanked workers dealing with the disease in the eastern Anhui Province over the weekend.

Psychological abuse 'on rise'

china.org.cn 27.11.2008
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Domestic abuse is on the increase in China, and its form is becoming increasingly psychological rather than physical, a women's counselor said yesterday.


Hong Kong sets panda reserve as priority Sichuan aid project

HONG KONG (AFP) - Almost half of Hong Kong's aid package to help China's quake-stricken Sichuan will be used to restore a giant panda reserve, the government said Sunday.

China toughens visa restrictions on visitors to Macau: report

HONG KONG (AFP) - Beijing has further tightened restrictions on mainland visitors entering Macau, a report said Thursday, in the latest sign authorities are trying to put the brakes on the gaming haven's stunning growth.


Fall guys - Sacked

Patsy Moy and agencies The Standard 23.09.2008
Fall guys - Sacked

The head of the country's product- quality watchdog has effectively been fired in the wake of the tainted baby formula scandal that has killed four children and sickened nearly 53,000 others.

September 18 Incident remembered in Shenyang

People queue up at the entrance of the September 18 History Museum, which was built to commemorate the September 18 Incident, the beginning of the Japanese troops' invasion of China, in Shenyang, Northeast China's Liaoning Province September 17, 2...


Cry for help

Timothy Chui The Standard 18.09.2008
Cry for help

Hong Kong charities and doctors are being urged to answer a mercy plea to save mainland babies by bringing them to the territory and treating them for free after a growing milk formula claimed a third victim and saw the number of those sickened le...

China seizes 22 companies with contaminated baby milk powder

Chinese inspectors have found the chemical melamine in 69 batches of baby milk powder produced by 22 companies nationwide, the country's quality watchdog said late on Tuesday.



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