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  1. Chicken policy

    Posted Feb 28th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Hong Kong's health minister wants centralised slaughtering of chickens in order to stop bird flu. An expert says that because of the risk posed by live-chicken smuggling, Hong Kong should talk with Guangdong about it too adopting centralised slaughtering. Should Hong Kong move on both objectives? Share your views: write to us. ...

  2. In Brief

    Posted Feb 09th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Bird flu fears prompt 36pc to change eating habits Thirty-six per cent of people in Hong Kong are switching to safer alternatives as bird flu becomes a health threat, a global survey ... destinations where bird flu cases had been reported. Social responsibility not reflected in work hours Companies are becoming more socially responsible as a way of improving their financial value, ...

  3. Mainland to use HK's medical specialist system as a blueprint

    Posted Apr 15th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... also praised what the Hong Kong government had done in the fight against bird flu. 'Bird flu is the common challenge for the mainland and Hong Kong in public health. It is wise to prepare, but not necessary to plunge into social panic and wear masks at every moment,' he said. 'The Hong Kong government has made many correct decisions in preventing bird flu, including banning backyard ...

  4. In Brief

    Posted Mar 08th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Canton Fair in Guangzhou, which for the first time in its 50-year history is open to foreign exhibitors. They will occupy one-fifth of the space allocated for international exhibitors. Bird market link to flu The fact that nine of the 13 dead birds found with H5N1 in the first two months of the year were picked up within 3km of the Yuen Po Street Bird Garden in Mong Kok could ...

  5. Hong Kong patriots

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

    ... the country. PATRICK WONG, Wong Tai Sin History of plagues I refer to the letter headlined 'Bird flu: seek answers from the past' (February 8). An ideal day out for people who would like ... and bird flu. I hope that the Sars outbreak was just an accident and that the 'Pandora's box of pandemics' is sealed forever. CHRISTINA ISLAM, Mid-Levels ...

  6. In Brief

    Posted Mar 08th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The flight left Hong Kong just after midday on Saturday and returned at 2.30pm. Live bird imports urged Live poultry imports from the mainland should resume because no new bird flu cases had been ...

  7. We must not tolerate this level of poverty

    Posted May 17th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... of year-on-year growth. Sars, bird flu and swine flu and the global financial meltdown jolted recovery efforts. Wages are still not back to pre-1997 levels and the unemployment rate is more than double ...

  8. Why Hong Kong must strive to improve

    Posted Apr 03rd 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... as would those who lived through the outbreaks of bird flu and Sars here and who know that our city is now probably one of the safer places when it comes to protection systems against infectious ... general manager has admitted as much, believing that Hong Kong provides powerful draws to expatriates when it came to business opportunities and career prospects. But with the threat of a bird flu ...

  9. Fear factor high despite city's reputation for safety

    Posted May 04th 2007, 12:00am by Barclay Crawford

    ... the unauthorised use of their personal data. Their third-biggest security concern was the fear of a disease epidemic, such as Sars or bird flu, breaking out; 72 per cent voiced such concerns. Fear of war ...

  10. Let's go, Hong Kong

    Posted May 06th 2004, 12:00am by Ma Lik

    ... went downhill faster than we could say 'hold on'. After the Asian 'flu' [the financial crisis], we had bird flu, followed by what was our biggest public-health crisis ...




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