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  1. News - Hong Kong - ON SECOND THOUGHT

    Common sense evaporates as milk mania takes hold

    Posted Mar 15th 2013, 12:00am by Mike Rowse

    ... that the collateral damage to innocent parties has become greater than the effectiveness against the original situation. The basic problem concerned infant formula milk powder. Some people were buying up lots ... with them. If the surge in demand for quality milk powder is mainly north of the border, then the obvious thing to do is for the companies concerned to deliver it directly to that market. ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - ON SECOND THOUGHT

    For HK to run like clockwork, good timing is key

    Posted Mar 29th 2013, 12:00am by Paul Yip

    ... is the government's effort to limit outbound travellers to two cans of baby milk powder, to ensure a sufficient supply for local mothers. It is unfair of critics to say the move violates free-market principles. In fact, similar restrictions apply in many countries. In Australia, local pharmacies impose a similar restriction on the sale of baby milk powder to avoid local supplies depleting. ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - ON SECOND THOUGHT

    It's time to get our mojo working again

    Posted Feb 21st 2014, 03:37am by Mike Rowse

    ... cleaning up on maternity services for wealthy mainlanders, infant milk formula distributors feeding the parallel goods trade, and the list goes on. It would be too easy to blame the present government for all of these things; most of the situations have developed over many years, even decades. And there are signs that the Leung team is working to address at least some of them (baby milk ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - ON SECOND THOUGHT

    Horse brings a window of opportunity

    Posted Jan 24th 2014, 04:18am by Elizabeth Wong

    ... as a year of omnishambles. There were the imbroglios of ineffectual policies which hung like the sword of Damocles over important issues such as land for housing and refuse dumps; milk-powder for Hong Kong babies; and kindergarten and school places for Hong Kong kids. Then, there was the Hong Kong Television Network fiasco which was proof enough of the government's unwelcome ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - ON SECOND THOUGHT

    How the budget surplus is like fiscal bait

    Posted Feb 22nd 2013, 12:00am by Elizabeth Wong

    ... on it with one wishful thought or another.   Tit for tat Hong Kong is a land of milk and money. The recent milk powder scam and scare proves this. Even back in 2008, mainlanders flocked to Hong Kong to buy milk powder because of the melamine-in-milk scare there. The fact that our compatriots love to buy products here is, no doubt, a compliment to Hong Kong's system of law and order ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - ON SECOND THOUGHT

    Stop saving for a rainy day when it's raining right now

    Posted Mar 07th 2014, 03:15am by ELIZABETH WONG CHIEN CHI-LIEN

    ... baby bonuses, and subsidising better spatial designs in housing might also help. Such incentives, if implemented, require funding- right now. Let us not forget that the energy generated ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - ON SECOND THOUGHT

    Missing links in government's population policy consultation paper

    Posted Nov 01st 2013, 04:29am by Elizabeth Wong

    ... of the paper. Every risk presents an opportunity. It is time to think outside the box. To encourage a baby boom, we could introduce: Incentive payments of generous baby bonuses; Baby-friendly workplaces with nursing areas and crèches to allow mothers to breastfeed and care for babies in the office; Flexible working hours to better utilise available labour. The use of modern technological devices, ...

  8. Comment - Insight & Opinion - ON SECOND THOUGHT

    There must be a limit to mainland visitor numbers

    Posted Dec 10th 2012, 12:00am by Paul Yip

    ... are interested in shopping and more shopping. There are simply too many stores selling expensive watches, jewellery, cosmetics and milk powder. Other shops have been driven away, either to the outskirts ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - ON SECOND THOUGHT

    Time to tackle this alarming issue

    Posted Mar 01st 2013, 12:00am by PAUL YIP SIU-FAI

    ... as well as by migration. This is not an either/or situation: it will require contributions in both areas to find a solution. Given Hong Kong's very low fertility rate- 1.2 babies per woman- ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - ON SECOND THOUGHT

    Human desire for equality is innate, science suggests

    Posted Jan 07th 2013, 12:00am by LAM WOON-KWONG

    ... universal design into our building planning or investing in barrier-free access points, we are improving the quality of life not only for people with a disability, but also for parents who use baby ...



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