12 Days of Holiday Fire Safety


DAY 1: Water fresh trees daily.It's time to trim that Christmas tree, and if you're using a real tree, buy a fresh tree and keep the base of the trunk in water at all times. Keep your tree away from any ignition source such as the fireplace, heaters or candles.

DAY 2:Check all sets of lights before decorating.Before you put those lights on the tree or around the front window check the cords closely. Discard any sets that are frayed or damaged.

DAY 3: Make sure you have working smoke alarms.Remember, they wear out, so replace them every 10 years. With family and friends spending extra time at your home over the holidays, you'll want everyone to be safe. It's the law to have one working smoke alarm on every storey of your home and outside all sleeping areas.

DAY 4: Make sure you have working carbon monoxide alarms. Remember, they wear out, so replace them every 7-10 years depending on the manufacturer. Carbon monoxide is an invisible, odourless gas that can quickly kill you. Installing CSA-approved carbon monoxide alarms in your home will warn you of the presence of this deadly gas.

DAY 5:Make sure everyone knows how to get out safely if a fire occurs.Develop and practise a home fire escape plan with all members of the household and make sure someone helps young children, older adults or anyone else that may need assistance to evacuate. Once outside, stay outside and call 911 from a cell phone or neighbours house.

DAY 6:Use extension cords wisely. People often use extension cords for that extra set of lights or the dancing Santa in the corner. Extension cords should be used only as a temporary connection. Make sure cords never go under rugs as this can cause damage to the cord and cause a fire.

DAY 7:Give space heaters space. If you are using space heaters to help take the chill off, remember to keep them at least one metre (3 feet) away from anything that can burn such as curtains, upholstery, or holiday decorations.

DAY 8: When you go out, blow out! Candles can set the perfect mood for a holiday celebration, but remember to always blow out candles before leaving the room or going to bed. Keep lit candles safely away from children and pets and anything that can burn, such as curtains, upholstery, or holiday decorations.

DAY 9:Keep matches and lighters out of the sight and reach of children.People often keep matches and lighters handy to light holiday candles. But matches and lighters can be deadly in the hands of children. If you smoke, have only one lighter or book of matches and keep them with you at all times.

DAY 10: Watch what you heat!The holiday season is one of the busiest times of the year, which means it's easy to get distracted from what we are doing. Cooking fires most commonly occur when cooking is left unattended. Always stay in the kitchen when cooking – especially if using oil or high temperatures. If a pot catches fire, carefully slide a tight-fitting lid over the pot to smother the flames and then turn off the heat.

DAY 11: Encourage smokers to smoke outside. Careless smoking is the leading cause of fatal fires. If you do allow smoking indoors use large, deep ashtrays that can't be knocked over and make sure cigarette butts are properly extinguished.

DAY 12: There's more to responsible drinking than taking a cab home. With all the festive cheer this time of year, keep a close eye on anyone attempting to cook or smoke while under the influence of alcohol. Alcohol is all too often a common factor in many fatal fires.


Fire Safety Signs and how to choose


Fire Safety Signs
Fire Safety Legislation for England and Wales changed in 2006, with the introduction of the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005. Similar legislation is in place for Scotland and Northern Ireland.

The Fire Safety Order does not specify what signs are required, but it does place a great number of responsibilities on the 'Responsible Person' for the building, be it a workplace or not. Apart from domestic premises, ships, aircraft, trains, offshore rigs and a few other exceptions, then it applies everywhere.

What the Fire Safety Order does specify is that the responsible person must make and give effect to such arrangements as are appropriate, for the effective planning, organisation, control, monitoring and review of the preventive and protective measures.

This is where we really discover the need for signs, whether they are for Fire Doors, Fire Alarms or Call Points.

There is no need for a small sign above 9Ltr Extinguisher stating 'Fire Extinguisher', because you have seen the appliance before you see the sign; however, if the extinguisher, hose reel etc is hidden in an alcove or cupboard, then a clear sign showing the location is definitely required.

Equally, signs proclaiming the location of Call Points help them stand out amongst other items, but they must be placed where they provide the greatest value, not immediately above the little red box. If your workplace uses different audible alarms or flashing beacons for different reasons, it's probably a good idea to place a sign next to the one which is the Fire Alarm, to prevent confusion.

The Fire Actions Sign, which tells you what to do and not do in the event of a fire, is not mandated in any legislation, but it comes back to that requirement to "make and give effect to such arrangements as are appropriate". Consequently, some might think they are not required. However, if you have a busy workplace, have visitors etc, then you have to inform them what to do in the event of fire alarm activation and a Fire Action Notice serves a very valid purpose. Even if you have given your staff the periodic fire training which they are supposed to receive under the requirements of the Fire Safety Order, Fire Action Signs serve as a suitable reminder around and about the workplace until their next training takes place. The larger the premises, the greater the value; only in a very simple premises, such as a single office with 5 people and one doorway, would they be unnecessary.

Blue information signs, such as 'Fire Door Keep Shut' or 'Fire Door Keep Clear' all serve the important purpose of protecting escape routes. They get the message across that the door serves a purpose, either protecting an escape route or providing an exit. So Fire Rated doors along escape routes should all be a good fit and carry a 'Fire Door Keep Shut' sign, while cupboards, switch rooms etc should all have 'Fire Door Keep Locked' sign if appropriate. It is sometimes necessary to keep locked any doors which could be mistaken for a way out during an emergency, such as stock rooms with dead ends.

The outside of Final Exit doors should always be identified with a 'Keep Clear' sign, to let people know it must not be obstructed at any time.

Bernard Carey MCGI, GradIOSH, DipNEBOSH, EnvDipNEBOSH served over 30 years as an engineer and health and safety officer in the Royal Air Force. Now specialising in providing cost effective health and safety support in the East Midlands for smaller organisations such as shops, pubs, offices, charities and family run companies, all the ones who can least afford to have an accident, to keep their staff safe. T: (01476) 500 130 E: contact@belvoirsafety.co.uk


HKIE Technical Visit


The Hong Kong Institution of Engineers - Material Division technical visit our factory on 16 May 2008.

HKIE (The Hong Kong Institution of Engineers)

Sustained Excellence in the Engineering Profession

  • To promote the advancement of engineering and to facilitate the exchange of knowledge and ideas.
  • To provide a broad range of services to members, to assist them in developing their careers and to play their full role in contributing to society.
  • To maintain a high standard of the profession, and to raise the standing and visibility of engineers.


HKIA CPD Shenzhen Factory Visit

About HKIA : http://www.hkia.net/en/AboutUs/AboutUs_02_01.htm

On 3rd September, 1956, 27 architects gathered and formed a Society “for the general advancement of Civil Architecture and for promoting and facilitating the acquirement of the knowledge of the various Arts and Sciences.” Thus The Hong Kong Society of Architects was formed. On 7th May, 1957, the first amendments were made, to stand for over two and a half years. During this period the membership of the Society increased by 50% and recognition as an Allied Society was given by Royal Institute of British Architects. In accord with this growth further amendments were made to come into effect on 3rd November, 1959. By the end of 1962, the Society expanded to a membership seven times as large as that first body of foundation members.

The changes of name from Society to Institute was effected in 1972 after a great deal of preparatory work, and has initiated a new phase of activity in the Institute's affairs. Members will use the professional affix – Architect HKIA and describe themselves as Member of The Hong Kong Institute of Architects. Associates will describe themselves as Associate of The Hong Kong Institute of Architects in full. No abbreviation of this is permitted.


Wayne-Dalton Expands FireStar 700 and 700C Series of Fire Doors


Door manufacturer Wayne-Dalton has expanded its FireStar 700 and 700C series of fire doors to include lift-up and crank operations to combine with floor-resettable and non-tension release features.

Wayne-Dalton made the enhancement to provide dealers with an NFPA 80-compliant fire containment product that covers all different modes of operation required by end users. No re-application of tension is necessary after a drop test, company officials said, resulting in installation-time reductions. Additionally, FireStar 700 and 700c fire doors include patented technology that can be serviced only by Wayne-Dalton dealers, which provides increased opportunities to generate service business.

“These new enhancements provide Wayne-Dalton dealers with new sales opportunities while meeting customers’ budgetary requirements,” said Ali Isham, Wayne-Dalton brand manager.

In 2008, the company introduced the floor-resettable, non-tension release chain hoist and motor operation in FireStar doors. Meanwhile, Wayne-Dalton’s FireStar Door Control Device, which drops the door in the event of a fire, is patent-pending.

In 2011, the FireStar 700C Insulated Fire Door was an Architectural Products magazine Product Innovation Award winner. The magazine’s awards honor innovative products, materials, systems and applications in the commercial and industrial design sectors.

Mt. Hope, Ohio-based Wayne-Dalton, a division of Overhead Door Corp., has designed and manufactured residential and commercial garage doors for more than 50 years.


Register of Minor Works Contractors

Certificate of Registration of Registered Minor Works Contractor (Company)

Under the Buildings Ordinance (BO), the Building Authority (BA) is to keep a register and a provisional register of minor works contractors who are qualified to carry out such minor works belonging to the class, type and item specified in the register in which they are registered.

For ease of identification, those minor work contractors who are registered in the name of an individual self-employed worker for carrying out various items of class III minor works are to be referred to as Registered Minor Works Contractors (Individual) (RMWCs (Ind)). On the other hand, those minor works contractors who are registered in the name of a company [including corporations, sole proprietorship and partnership] for carrying out various types and classes of minor works are to be referred to as Registered Minor Works Contractors (Company) (RMWCs (Co)).

Requirements for Registration as RMWC (Ind)

  • A person who intends to register himself as an RMWC (Ind) must satisfy the BA on the following aspects:
    • the appropriate qualifications and experience;
    • the ability and skills to personally carry out the item or items of class III minor works for which registration relates;
    • completion of a recognized training course on class III minor works; and
    • the applicant is suitable for registration in the register.

The person should not be the sole proprietor, partner or technical director of a registered contractor company simultaneously.

Read more | http://www.bd.gov.hk/english/inform/index_rmwc.html


Hong Kong Fire Protection Association Seminar

Hong Kong Fire Proection Association Seminar for New Fire Rated Code

China Hong Kong Fire Protection Association | http://www.chkfpa.org.hk

The mission and values of establishing the CHKFPA are as follows :

Gathering fire technologists, fire professionals, disater/loss/reduction/prevention enthusiasts and fire-related enterprises in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region to form an academic, charitable, non-profit making organization, so as to help Hong Kong residents with financial difficulties such as the elderly and the physically-challenged to speedily return to normal life after fire/catastrophes, and to assist in the building of a harmonious society.

In accordance with the law and policies of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, we aim to uphold social and moral values, actively promote fire technology and knowledge, unite and encourage fire technologists and professionals and disaster/loss/reduction/prevention enthusiasts to promote the development of fire service so as to make Hong Kong a safe community.

Attaching importance to public education and promotion of the fire safety, avoidance of recurrence of fire and other catastrophes by adopting a preventive approach, reduction of damage by fire and other calamities, upgrading of social safety in Hong Kong, protection of economic developments and personal lives and property in the community.

Provision and support of social and charitable activities, such as free seminars on fire safety, free first aid and other related training, and social relief from disasters and dangers etc.

According to the objectives of the Association, rendering assistance to members of the Association and people in China and overseas alike in the pursuit of fire safety, fire engineering and fire science, and to strengthen ties among them.

Calling upon people from all social strata who are interested in the elimination of catastrophes and prevention of dangers, to serve the community by promoting the development and application of fire engineering and fire science.

Titan Interior Design - Home Decoration and Renovation

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About Titan Interior Design


In the metropolitis living standard,
interior design is the one of the most important elements for the establishment of Titan Design Ltd 

Our interior designers and renovation teams believe that we can create an ideal environment in both working and living places for our clients. 

Our interior design team is proudly with sincerity to invite you, your family members or business partners to participate a contemporary change by utilizing our services! 

With many of our interior design experiences on interior design projects including residential premises, business offices and commercial retail shops, we have been established numerous and significant references to sustain the high quality of the upcoming projects. 

Titan Interior Design Service

Titan Design offer professional design services from all categories of interiors such as: 

  • Interior Design
  • Furniture Design
  • Space Planning
  • Contracting Work
  • Restaurant & Licensing
  • Project Management
  • Material Sourcing
  • Renovation


Relocation Notice

Due to business expansion, our company (Sherex Fire Door) is moving to FLAT A & C, 10/F., Lucky Horse Industrial Building, 64 Tong Mi Road, MongKok, Kowloon. (two floor up to our previous location on 7th May 2012 (Monday).

Our telepgone and facximile number remain unchanged)
Tel : 2688 6213 / 2399 7723
Fax : 2787 9633
Email : sales@sherex.com.hk

Thank you for your kind attention


Renovation - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Renovation (also called remodeling) is the process of improving a structure. Two prominent types of renovations are commercial and residential.

Process of a renovation

The process of a renovation, however complex, can usually be broken down into several processes. They are:
  • Planning
  • Engineering
  • Structural repair
  • Rebuilding
  • Finishes

Wood and renovations

Wood is versatile and flexible, making it the easiest construction material for renovations. Wood buildings can be redesigned to suit changing needs, whether this involves adding a new room or moving a window or door. Few homeowner or professional remodelers have the skill and equipment needed to alter steel-frame or concrete structures.

Forest certification verifies that wood products are from well-managed forests. Most certification programs have on-line search options so consumers can find certified products – the Certification Canada includes a search option for all the certification programs used in Canada,

In North America, most structures are demolished because of external forces such as zoning changes and rising land values. As well, buildings which no longer serve the functional needs of the occupants and which cannot be modified are subject to demolition. Very few buildings are demolished because of structural degradation. (Cite the Athena Study of demolitions in Minnesota.)

The Athena Institute surveyed 227 commercial and residential buildings demolished in St. Paul, Minnesota, from 2000 to mid-2003. Thirty percent of the buildings were less than 50 years old, and 6% were less than 25 years old. The four biggest reasons for demolition were “Area redevelopment” (35%), “Building’s physical condition” (31%), “Not suitable for anticipated use” (22%) and “Fire damage” (7%). Lack of maintenance was cited as the specific problem for 54 of the 70 buildings where physical condition was given as the reason for demolition.

Titan Interior Design


Hong Kong Accreditation Service (HKAS)


Hong Kong Accreditation Service (HKAS) provides accreditation for laboratories, certification bodies and inspection bodies located in Hong Kong, through the Hong Kong Laboratory Accreditation Scheme (HOKLAS) , Hong Kong Certification Body Accreditation Scheme (HKCAS) and Hong Kong Inspection Body Accreditation Scheme (HKIAS) respectively. HOKLAS was launched in 1985; HKCAS was launched in 1998 while HKIAS was launched in 1999.

HKAS is advised by the Accreditation Advisory Board (AAB) on matters relating to accreditation. Chairman and members of AAB are appointed by the Secretary for Commerce and Economic Development under the delegated authority of the Chief Executive. Working Parties and Task Forces are established under AAB to undertake specific tasks.

HKAS Executive is responsible for administering HKAS, including the accreditation schemes undertaken by HKAS. HKAS has also established a cadre of assessors and technical experts for carrying out assessments for each of the accreditation scheme.

HKAS is a member of the International Accreditation Forum (IAF), International Laboratory Accreditation Cooperation (ILAC), Pacific Accreditation Cooperation (PAC) and Asia Pacific Laboratory Accreditation Cooperation (APLAC). HKAS is also a signatory to the multilateral mutual recognition arrangements of these cooperations. All together under these arrangements, HKAS has 85 mutual recognition arrangement partners in 67 economies.

The principal aims and objectives of HKAS are:

to upgrade the standard of operation of certification bodies, inspection bodies and laboratories.
to offer official recognition to competent certification bodies, inspection bodies and testing and calibration laboratories which meet international standards.
to promote the acceptance of data, results, reports and certificates obtained by accredited certification bodies, inspection bodies and laboratories.
to establish mutual recognition agreements with overseas accreditation bodies.
to eliminate the need for repetition of testing, calibration, certification and inspection in the input of economics and thereby reducing costs and facilitating free trade across borders.
Hong Kong Accreditation Service operates in accordance with relevant international standards and its assessment personnel abide by the following Code of Ethics:

  • Be impartial, objective, positive, open and helpful.
  • Avoid any situation that may give rise to real or perceived conflict of interest or compromise of impartiality.
  • Not accept bribery of any form.
  • Not discuss with or disclose to any third party any findings or confidential information relating to any assessment activity unless required by law or with written consent of both HKAS Executive and the assessed organisation.
  • Not act in any way that may prejudice the reputation and interests of HKAS and the organisation being assessed.
  • Only undertake assessments in which one is competent, be prepared to admit one's limitation but ready to exercise judgement within ones area of expertise.Prepare adequately, assess diligently, focus on significant issues and report findings truthfully and fairly.
  • Treat all persons tactfully and with respect.
  • Consider seriously the views of the assessed organisation.
  • Cooperate fully with other members of the assessment team.


ISO 9000 - From Wikipedia

ISO 9000 | From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

ISO 9000 is a family of standards related to quality management systems, outlines the requirements needed to ensure organizations meet the needs of its customers while striving to meet their expectations. The standards are published by ISO, the International Organization for Standardization, and available through National standards bodies. ISO 9000 deals with the fundamentals of quality management systems, including the eight management principles) on which the family of standards is based. ISO 9001 deals with the requirements that organizations wishing to meet the standard have to fulfill.

Third party certification bodies provide independent confirmation that organizations meet the requirements of ISO 9001. Over a million organizations worldwide are independently certified, making ISO 9001 one of the most widely used management tools in the world today. Despite widespread use, however, the ISO certification process has been criticized[6][7] as being wasteful and not being useful for all organizations


Product certification

Product certification | From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Product certification or product qualification is the process of certifying that a certain product has passed performance tests and quality assurance tests, and meets qualification criteria stipulated in contracts, regulations, or specifications (typically called Certification Schemes in the Product Certification industry).

Most Product Certification Bodies (or Product Certifiers) are accredited to ISO/IEC Guide 65:1996, an international standard for ensuring competence in those organizations performing product certifications. The organizations which perform this accreditation are called Accreditation Bodies, and they themselves are assessed by international peers against the ISO 17011 standard. Accreditation Bodies which participate in the International Accreditation Forum (IAF) Multilateral Agreement (MLA) also ensure that these accredited Product Certifiers meet additional requirements set forth in the publicly available document "IAF GD5:2006 - IAF Guidance on the Application of ISO/IEC Guide 65:1996" available at http://www.iaf.nu/articles/Guidance_Documents/31.

Examples of some Certification Schemes include the Safety Equipment Institute for protective headgear, the Federal Communications Commission Telecommunication Certification Body (TCB) program for radio communication devices, the Environmental Protection Agency ENERGY STAR program, the IECEE Product Safety Certification Body Scheme (IEECE CB Scheme), and the GREENGUARD Environmental Institute Indoor Air Quality program. Certification Schemes are typically written to include both the performance test methods that the product must be tested to, as well as the criteria which the product must meet to become Certified.

Certifications (and the certificates that document their existence) are often called certs in the everyday jargon of various industries.


Passive fire protection - Promat UK Limited


Promat UK Limited is a market leader in passive fire protection and high temperature insulation, with a fire protection range that offers a unique combination of product benefits: exceptional strength, impact and moisture resistance, ease of working, installation and safety in use.

Promat UK Limited is a subsidiary of Promat International, which has sales offices, factories and workshops worldwide.

Promat International form a global network of specific knowledge centres concerning fire protection and high temperature insulation, as well as developing materials and constructions that are fire and temperature resistant.

Promat International is part of another worldwide group: Etex. Specialising in building materials, the Etex group offers a backbone structure of knowledge, production and research and development. Etex has over 12,500 employees and a presence in more than 41 countries.


China Fire Safety En : Terms of Reference for the Remuneration Committee (2012-3-28)

China Fire Safety Enterprise Group Limited

(Incorporated in the Cayman Islands with limited liability)

(Stock code: 445) Terms of Reference for the Remuneration Committee
The terms of reference for the Remuneration Committee (the "Committee") of the board of directors (the "Board") of China Fire Safety Enterprise Group Limited (the "Company") are as follows:

1 Composition
1.1 The Committee shall comprise a minimum of three members, who shall be appointed by the Board from time to time. Majority of the members of the Committee must be independent non-executive directors.
1.2 The Committee must be chaired by an independent non-executive director.
1.3 The company secretary of the Company or a person designated by the Committee from time to time shall act as the secretary of the Committee.

2 Meetings and Quorum
2.1 The Committee shall meet at least once a year.
2.2 The quorum of a Committee meeting shall be two members.
2.3 Any member of the Committee may attend any meeting of the Committee by means of telephone conference, electronic or other communication equipment through which all persons participating in the meeting can communicate with each other simultaneously and instantly and, for the purpose of counting a quorum, such attendance shall constitute presence at a meeting as if those attending were present in person.
2.4 The proceedings of the meetings of the Committee are governed by the provisions contained in the Articles of Association of the Company for regulating the proceedings of the Board.

3 Authority
3.1 The Committee is authorized by the Board to conduct investigations within its terms of reference. It is authorized to obtain any information necessary from any employee of the


Company and its subsidiaries (collectively referred to as the "Group").
3.2 The Committee should consult the chairman and / or chief executive of the Company about their remuneration proposals for other executive directors. The Committee should have access to independent professional advice if necessary and be provided with sufficient resources to perform its duties.

4 Duties
4.1 To make recommendations to the Board on the Company's policy and structure for all directors' and senior management remuneration and on the establishment of a formal and transparent procedure for developing remuneration policy.
4.2 To review and approve the management's remuneration proposals with reference to the
Board's corporate goals and objectives.
4.3 To make recommendations to the Board on the remuneration packages of individual executive directors and senior management. The remuneration packages include benefits in kind, pension rights and compensation payments, including any compensation payable for loss or termination of their office or appointment.
4.4 To make recommendations to the Board on the remuneration of non-executive directors.
4.5 To consider salaries paid by comparable companies, time commitment and responsibilities and employment conditions elsewhere in the Group.
4.6 To review and approve compensation payable to executive directors and senior management for any loss or termination of office or appointment to ensure that it is consistent with contractual terms and is otherwise fair and not excessive.
4.7 To review and approve compensation arrangements relating to dismissal or removal of directors for misconduct to ensure that they are consistent with contractual terms and are otherwise reasonable and appropriate.
4.8 To ensure that no director or any of his associates is involved in deciding his own remuneration.
4.9 To address and deal with other matters that may be delegated by the Board to the

5 Reporting
5.1 The Committee shall report to the Board on a regular basis. At the next meeting of the
Board following the meeting of the Committee, the chairman of the Committee shall report to the Board its findings and recommendations.

This press release was issued by China Fire Safety Enterprise Group Ltd. and was initially posted at http://www.chinafire.com.cn/english/upload/EW-terms-of-reference_remuneration-committee.pdf . It was distributed, unedited and unaltered, by noodls on 2012-03-28 11:42:11 AM. The issuer is solely responsible for the accuracy of the information contained therein.


Hong Kong Property Agency - Click Property

Click Property Agency Click Property Agency Limited (“Click Property”) is a Hong Kong based professional Real Estate Agency founded in 2010.

Click Property is a young and energetic company which specializes in providing one-stop estate consulting services and advices on leasing and investment sales of premium-quality commercial and residential properties. Click Property is also good at creating leading-edge real estate solutions to our clients in innovative, practical and cost-effective approaches. With our comprehensive skills, high efficiency and practical knowledge, we are confident that we can exceed our clients’ expectations with quality and value.

Click Property Services :

Hong Kong Office | Hong Kong Property - Shops | Hong Kong Property - Industrial | Hong Kong Property - Residential
  • General Leasing
  • Investment Sales
  • Lease Renewals
  • Rent Reviews
  • Tenant Representation
  • Property Management



  1. 教育孩子不玩火,不玩弄電氣設備。
  2. 不亂丟煙頭,不躺在床上吸煙。
  3. 不亂接亂拉電線,電路熔斷器切勿用銅、鐵絲代替。
  4. 家中不可存放超過 0.5公升的汽油、酒精、天那水等易燃易爆物品。
  5. 明火照明時不離人,不要用明火照明尋找物品。
  6. 離家或睡覺前要檢查用電器具是否斷電,燃氣閥門是否關閉,明火是否熄滅。
  7. 切勿在走廊、樓梯口等處堆放雜物,要保證通道和安全出口的暢通。
  8. 發現燃氣洩漏,要迅速關閉氣源閥門,打開門窗通風,切勿觸動電器開關和使用明火,並迅速通知專業維修部門來處理。
  9. 不能隨意傾倒液化氣殘液。



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