Singapore 

HSA warns Singapore-based Riway to stop making false cancer cure claims, Singapore News

The Health Sciences Authority (HSA) has warned a Singapore-based company to stop making false and misleading claims that its health supplement product can treat or cure cancer. HSA said it has also directed Riway Singapore to educate its sellers to ensure they do not make false claims about the product. Investigations are ongoing, said the HSA spokesman, in response to queries from The Straits Times. “We will take the necessary enforcement actions if there are contraventions against the relevant laws,” said the spokesman. “Sellers who falsely advertise health products are…

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Global 

China ridicules US basic for tariffs as ‘real’ trade imbalance is only a third of what Donald Trump claims

China’s “real” trade surplus with the United States is only about a third of the figure published by Washington, according to the Ministry of Commerce, in Beijing’s latest move to undercut the economic foundation for US President Donald Trump’s tariffs on Chinese products.US Commerce Department figures show that the US had a US$419 billion deficit with China in 2018, while China’s customs data showed a surplus of US$323 billion.However, in a statement published on Thursday, China’s Commerce… Source link

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China 

Just add H²0 to go? Chinese firm claims its hydrogen-powered car can travel 500km fuelled by water

A car company based in central China claimed it has built a hydrogen-powered vehicle that could travel up to 500 kilometres powered only by water.The prototype made by Qingnian Cars in Nanyang, a city in Henan province, made its maiden journey on Wednesday when local Communist Party chiefs visited the plant, according to the Nanyang Daily newspaper.The vehicle is not known to have been tested over longer distances, but Pang Qingnian, chief executive of the company, told Securities Times that it… Source link

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Singapore 

CGH responds to woman’s claims that staff were “unprofessional, unsympathetic and insensitive” when treating her late grandma, Singapore News

Changi General Hospital (CGH) has responded to Stomp regarding a post on social media by a woman who criticised the care her late grandmother received during her stay at the hospital. Facebook user Ms Isabella Lim took to Facebook on Monday (May 13) to “rant” about the disappointment her family felt during her grandmother’s final days at CGH before she was transferred to National University Hospital (NUH). Her grandmother was first admitted to CGH on Feb 19 after having a fall at home and suffering a compression fracture. However, while…

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China 

China lashes out at Donald Trump’s claims it reneged on trade deal and vows to ‘safeguard’ its interests

China is committed to resolving the trade dispute with the US but is also prepared to defend its interests in the face of any increase in US trade tariffs, the Chinese Ministry of Commerce said on Thursday.At a press conference in Beijing, Ministry of Commerce (Mofcom) spokesperson Gao Feng dismissed US President Donald Trump’s claims that China broken its promises, saying that it has been sincere in trying to resolving trade differences with the United States.“The US has assigned a lot of… Source link

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Home 

Hong Kong insurer Blue Cross adopts blockchain to speed up medical claims, eliminate fraud

Hong Kong’s insurance firms are fast embracing technology to keep up with their more nimble rivals.On Tuesday, Blue Cross (Asia-Pacific) Insurance said it has become the first insurer in the city to launch a blockchain-backed solution to speed up medical insurance claims and prevent fraud, adding that the distributed ledger technology will also help the company cut costs.Rivals Prudential, HSBC Life and Bowtie Insurance have started selling insurance products and processing insurance claims… Source link

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Singapore 

Man claims he was fined $200 with only one foot outside smoking area, NEA says he was outside, Singapore News

SINGAPORE – A man has claimed that he was fined $200 on Sunday (April 7) by the National Environment Agency (NEA) for smoking along Orchard Road, despite having only one foot outside a designated smoking area. But NEA clarified on Wednesday that he was outside the smoking area, going by its investigations and video footage. The man, who goes by the name Apiz Mikaelson online, posted on Facebook that he did not know that he would be fined as he claimed he still had one foot within the delineated yellow…

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Singapore 

Aesthetics doctor Georgia Lee sued by TV producer who claims she got misled into investing $2m into Dr Lee’s skincare business, Singapore News

SINGAPORE – Well-known aesthetics doctor Georgia Lee is being sued by a movie and TV producer who claims she had been misled into investing $2 million in Dr Lee’s brand of skincare products in return for a 5 per cent stake. Ms Anita Hatta, who was executive producer of TV series Asia’s Next Top Model in 2012 and 2013, is alleging fraudulent misrepresentation and minority oppression in her suit. She is seeking the return of the $2 million or a buy-out of her shares. The case, which opened in the…

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China 

China declares victory over African swine fever but cover-up claims call success into question

African swine fever is spreading and becoming more entrenched in China despite assurances that the situation has been brought under control according to industry insiders, with fears local authorities are covering up outbreaks while journalists are being ordered not to cover the story due to fear of spreading panic.According to the government, the virus has spread to all provinces apart from Tibet and Qinghai, just seven months after the first case was confirmed last August.While official… Source link

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Singapore 

Train Brand Haw Flakes recalled after woman claims she bit into glass; AVA investigating, Singapore News

SINGAPORE – A haw snack has been voluntarily recalled by its supplier here after a consumer claimed that she had bitten into a piece of glass while eating it. Mr Albert Goh, Sinhua Hock Kee Trading’s business development and marketing executive, told The Straits Times that it has asked supermarket chains to recall Train Brand Haw Flakes on Tuesday (Feb 19) after receiving the complaint. When contacted, the Agri-Food and Veterinary Authority of Singapore (AVA) said it has received feedback on this and is investigating. The affected batch comes in…

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