Aug 21, 2015

Safety hazards found at 70 percent of Beijing chemical firms inspected

Safety hazards have been found at almost 70 percent of firms handling dangerous chemicals inspected in Beijing since two massive blasts killed 114 people last week, including a branch of Asia’s largest refiner Sinopec Corp. state media reported late Thursday. An inspection of 124 ...

Aug 20, 2015

11 dead, 13 missing in central China floods

Flooding in central China’s Sichuan province has left at least 11 people dead and 13 others missing, and disrupted the lives of more than half a million people. State media on Thursday said heavy rains and flooding struck the province beginning Sunday. Worst-hit was ...

Tourists fuel sales boon for high-end cosmetics

Aug 20, 2015

Tourists fuel sales boon for high-end cosmetics

Massive consumption by foreign visitors to Japan, notably Chinese, is proving a godsend to some Japanese daily goods and cosmetics-makers, but others seem to be left out in the cold. Kao Corp. and Shiseido Co. have enjoyed strong sales by winning the hearts of ...