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  1. Banker's arrest 'not linked to BOC operations in Hong Kong'

    Posted Feb 22nd 2004, 12:00am by Ella Lee, Stella Lee

    ... The arrest of prominent banker Liu Jinbao did not appear to be related to the Bank of China's operations in Hong Kong, the head of the monetary authority said yesterday. The BOC confirmed on Friday that Mr Liu had been sacked as the bank's vice- ...

  2. Privacy chief seeks to alleviate CCTV fears

    Posted Aug 13th 2003, 12:00am by Ella Lee, Stella Lee

    ... The $20m plan to monitor black spots, if done fairly, is justified in preventing another Sars outbreak, says watchdog The Privacy Commissioner yesterday sought to ease concerns over a proposal to install closed-circuit television (CCTV) cameras in hygiene ...

  3. WHO subject to more checks before issuing travel warnings

    Posted Sep 23rd 2009, 12:00am by Ella Lee

    ... Ella Lee The World Health Organisation will not be able to issue edicts on travel restrictions to virus-infected countries as readily as it did during the 2003 Sars outbreak, its director general Dr Margaret Chan Fung Fu-chun says. Speaking yesterday at her first Hong Kong press conference since the WHO declared a swine flu pandemic this year, Chan said there would be 'more ...

  4. Infrared scanner detects flu early

    Posted Jun 07th 2009, 12:00am by Ella Lee

    ... Ella Lee Scientists have developed a device to detect respiratory infections such as swine flu after finding existing temperature scanners fail to identify nearly 30 per cent of early-stage patients. Authorities rely on temperature scans and health declarations to spot suspected flu cases at borders. The new device is an infrared scanner. '[It] can check ...

  5. As old wounds heal, a healthy future beckons

    Posted Mar 07th 2009, 12:00am by Ella Lee

    ... Ella Lee It was once the young upstart, trying desperately to catch up with its venerable grandfather-like counterpart. But now Chinese University and the University of Hong Kong are more like brothers. While HKU's medical faculty has a 122-year history, Chinese University's medical faculty was set up only 28 years ago, admitting its first batch of students in 1981, ...

  6. Dissident to apply for visa to visit Hong Kong

    Posted May 12th 2008, 12:00am by Klaudia Lee

    ... Klaudia Lee Exiled Tiananmen Square student leader Wang Dan will apply for a visa to visit Hong Kong next month after receiving an invitation from local groups for academic exchanges. Mr Wang also said that he and fellow dissidents planned to stage a hunger strike later this month to protest against Beijing's repeated rejection of their demands to renew their passports ...

  7. Ma Ying-jeou saves face by scrapping visits to US, Japan

    Posted May 09th 2008, 12:00am by Klaudia Lee

    ... Klaudia Lee Taiwanese president-elect Ma Ying-jeou has dropped his plan to visit the US and Japan ahead of his May 20 inauguration, a decision seen by analysts as an attempt to avoid embarrassment for those countries. Shortly after trouncing his Democratic Progressive Party opponent, Frank Hsieh Chang-ting, in the March 22 presidential election, Mr Ma said he wanted to visit the US ...

  8. Experts welcome willingness to set aside sensitive issues

    Posted May 08th 2008, 12:00am by Klaudia Lee

    ... Klaudia Lee The joint declaration signed yesterday by China and Japan was hailed by Sino-Japanese experts as a good start that showed a willingness to set aside contentious issues in the interests of closer ties. Analysts said the joint communique put forward a comprehensive set of principles to govern the future development of bilateral ties, and its all-encompassing nature set ...

  9. Beijing, Dalai envoys agree to more talks

    Posted May 05th 2008, 12:00am by Klaudia Lee

    ... Choi Chi-yuk in Shenzhen and Klaudia Lee Discussions in Shenzhen open way for new round of dialogue on Tibet Chinese officials and representatives of the Dalai Lama agreed yesterday to hold a further round of 'consultation' as the two sides met in Shenzhen for the first time since anti- government protests broke out in Tibetan-populated areas in March. The agreement ...

  10. First he was denied vital surgery - now this man says he's being denied justice

    Posted Feb 11th 2004, 12:00am by Ella Lee

    ... The Hospital Authority and Prince of Wales Hospital have been criticised by the Ombudsman for giving 'false hope' to a patient whose life-saving liver transplant was called off at the last minute. But the complaint by patient Leung Chi-ming that ...




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