SEGREGATING SARS: Jewelry manufacturers in countries with outbreaks of SARS are once again being targeted by international exhibition organizers. Citing worries over the spread of SARS, organizers of the JCK Show in Las Vegas ordered that exhibitors from countries with SARS outbreaks would be required to show in a venue separate from the main hall.

The Hong Kong Jewelry Manufacturers’ Association (HKJMA) reacted with outrage to the demand, as did Henry Tang, commerce, industry and technology secretary for Hong Kong. Said Tang, “We think this is unnecessary as well as unreasonable.”

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