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  1. Irritated swimmers fail to be deterred by one-day stoppage

    Posted Aug 07th 2004, 12:00am by Paggie Leung

    ... Paggie Leung, Hugh Ip and Nicole Tsang Yesterday's closure of public swimming pools infuriated some patrons but many swimmers still went to closed beaches despite the rainstorms and lack of lifeguards. About 150 people were affected when Fanling Swim ...

  2. Yunnan pioneers law on prevention

    Posted Mar 01st 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... David Fang The province hopes the initiative will halt the spread of Aids The nation's first local legislation on Aids prevention comes into effect today in Yunnan, one ... will help halt the spread of Aids across the province over the next five to 10 years. 'The legislation supports intervention in high-risk groups by forcing hotels and entertainment venues ...

  3. Victory against Aids still a long way off

    Posted Dec 01st 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Two years ago, it was unthinkable that Beijing would put Aids education on the school curriculum or that making the blood supply disease-free would become a national priority. Yet ... There are impoverished villages in and around Henan where the infections stemming from unsafe blood collection methods are only now being acknowledged and treated, but Aids activists are still sometimes harassed ...

  4. Survey of migrant workers reveals ignorance of HIV

    Posted Oct 12th 2004, 12:00am by Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... 13 per cent. The remainder were Thais and Sri Lankans. The study showed misconceptions persisted about how Aids was transmitted, affecting people's behaviour and attitudes, centre ...

  5. HIV-testing initiative for gay men

    Posted Aug 24th 2004, 12:00am by Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... Mary Ann Benitez Aids Concern using 'peer volunteer' to spread the safe-sex message to those using saunas A programme will be launched next month encouraging men who visit the city's 17 gay saunas and clubs- including those who are married- to have HIV tests. Aids Concern chief executive Graham Smith said: 'We are looking at reasons that are commonly given ...

  6. Firefighters asked to train as lifeguards

    Posted Aug 17th 2004, 12:00am by Martin Wong

    ... will be in danger.' He had learned that members of the Civil Aid Service and the Auxiliary Medical Service- the two volunteer emergency organisations in Hong Kong- were also asked to join a similar programme. ...

  7. Lifeguards deny any link to pool worms

    Posted Aug 27th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Robin Kwong Search still on to find the culprit behind closures Lifeguards and their employers yesterday rejected speculation that lifesavers embroiled in a pay dispute with the government were responsible for putting bloodworms in public swimming pools. ...

  8. Lifeguards postpone planned sit-in protest

    Posted Jul 24th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Cheung Chi-fai Union will meet the leisure department over staffing dispute The lifeguards' union has postponed its scheduled three-day sit-in protest next week in what it says is a demonstration of its sincerity in talks with the government on pay a ...

  9. Japan to halt new development grants to China, says report

    Posted Dec 14th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Vivien Cui Japan will stop approving new aid grants to China in the form of official development assistance (ODA) after 2006, according to a weekend report in the Yomiuri Shimbun, one ... month that it was 'about time China graduated' from Japan's aid programme. Japan has pledged the mainland 3.33 trillion yen ($245 billion) in official development assistance since ...

  10. GDP target unlikely to be met, warns UN economist

    Posted Feb 24th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Allen T. Cheng in Beijing Spread of HIV/Aids, environmental damage and social inequality are major barriers to progress Mainland leaders aim to quadruple the nation's gross domestic product (GDP) by 2020, but a UN economist warns that the goal will not be achievable unless the leadership overcomes three challenges. They are: stopping the rapid spread of HIV/Aids, cutting down ...




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