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Philippines’ proposed salt tax slammed by lawmakers

By RJ Whitehead

A Philippines law designed to tax each excess milligram of sodium relative to guidelines has met with strong opposition at committee stage after one representative remarked that such a levy would add PHP534 (US$10.74) to the price of a pack of instant...

Lhasa KFC opens its doors to divided opinion

China direct

Lhasa KFC opens its doors to divided opinion

By RJ Whitehead

Pressure groups have been lining up to criticise the opening of KFC’s first store in Tibet last week, while China’s official news agency labelled their reaction “a desperate cry”.


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