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Quest for beauty: plastic surgery in South Korea ; Marine pollution in Hong Kong (04 Nov 2003)


Korean women believe good looks help them find good husbands and land them good jobs. This has spawned a booming plastic surgery industry. The surgery outcome may not always be satisfactory. Looks at women groups which aim to change the beauty-conscious mindset of the people. The waters around Hong Kong are so polluted that fishermen's catch is dwindling. Cheng Luk-ki (Division Head, Scientific Research & Conservation, Green Power) blames dredging and dumping of toxic mud in reclamation projects destroy the seabed and pollute the seafood which people eat. Traces the source of pollution of the heavily polluted Deep Bay.

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Publish Date: 
Tuesday, November 4, 2003
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