Hong Kong

In 2014, Hong Kong culled thousands of chickens after the H7 strain was found

Bird flu virus claims Chinese woman's life

By Oscar Rousseau

A woman from the southern Chinese city of Shenzhen has died after she became infected with the deadly H5N6 bird flu strain, Hong Kong’s Health Department has said. 

A/Prof Yen with his glucose sensor

HK scientists devise saliva diabetes test

By RJ Whitehead

Researchers at Hong Kong Polytechnic University have developed a transistor-based biosensor which they say can take the pain out of diabetics’ regular blood tests by measuring glucose levels in saliva. 

Balmain beers are gaining a reputation in their native New South Wales, but how will the Chinese take to craft brews?

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Hong Kong the gateway to China’s promising craft beer market

By Glenn Cary, chief executive of Balmain Brewing Company

It’s hard to stress how important it is for craft brewers to get their product into greater China as we watch the market there unfold amid rising incomes and increasing openness to new tastes in beer.

Fallout in China from Nu Skin affair depresses Usana's Q2 results

Fallout in China from Nu Skin affair depresses Usana's Q2 results

By Hank Schultz

Usana Health Sciences reported flat net sales  in the second quarter of its 2014 fiscal year.  Issues in China caused the company to miss analysts’ estimates for sales and earnings, and the company’s share price took a plunge as a result.

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