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  1. Democracy model

    Posted Jul 26th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Several universal suffrage models for chief executive elections have been floated by the government, all proposing Hongkongers vote for candidates to be selected by a nominating committee. What do you think of the models? Write to us ...

  2. A bill of rights for mainland smokers, just to clear the air

    Posted Jun 25th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... smokers. And, indeed, they are entitled. Smokers enjoy many special rights and liberties that non-smokers are absolutely powerless to limit, amend or challenge. In a country where the word 'rights' is always a sensitive topic, you can be sure there is one class of citizens who enjoy more than the rest. So, just to be clear about the full extent of those rights, I thought it would ...

  3. Stop civil servants clogging up public clinics: lawmaker

    Posted Jul 07th 2005, 12:00am by Agnes Lam, Patsy Moy

    ... Patsy Moy and Agnes Lam The government has been told it should provide medical insurance for the 160,000 civil servants and get them out of public outpatient clinics, where they enjoy ... clinics. Panel chairman Andrew Cheng Kar-foo agreed, but said officials lacked the political courage to make such a change. Civil servants and their families, about 600,000 people in all, ...

  4. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Wenzhou villagers riot over substation they fear is health threat

    Posted Nov 22nd 2012, 12:00am by Alice Yan

    ... in each of the two villages. The earlier protest, in Liuliang, involved about 1,000 villagers and 2,000 police, the Hong Kong-based Information Centre for Human Rights and Democracy said ...

  5. The fascinating world of very little things

    Posted Feb 25th 2008, 12:00am by Elaine Yau

    ... for the same reason. With the technology making nanoscale surveillance and eavesdropping devices possible, human rights advocates worry that civil liberties and personal privacy is in peril. ...

  6. Lifestyle - Health

    On the hunt for herbal remedies

    Posted Oct 07th 2013, 12:00am by Jeanette Wang

    ... road - use high quality ingredients, put in effective doses and conduct proper tests - but not everyone does the right thing, Kilham says. It's hard for people to know who to trust, ...

  7. Magazines - Post Magazine - SUNDAY MORNING

    Then & now: hitting the big time

    Posted Oct 07th 2012, 12:00am by JASON

    ... right. Physical exercise undertaken for its own sake was not widespread in traditional China. Recreational activities for the tiny fraction of the population who had regular leisure time were ... of democracy and liberty- helped introduce a widespread exercise culture. Mission schools encouraged sports and other physical activities as part of the Enlightenment-influenced mens sana in corpore ...

  8. Stand by me

    Posted Jul 29th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Elaine Yau elaine.yau@scmp.com Few of us can comprehend what life is like for people coping with schizophrenia and other psychiatric problems. Even immediate family members may fail to empathise, as Cheung Yuk-way can testify. She became concerned when he ...

  9. News - Asia - HEALTH

    Devi Shetty's Narayana Hrudayalaya can perform heart surgery for US$800

    Posted Apr 22nd 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... and we could see his commitment to poor people and middle-class people like us," said Ranjan Bhattacharya, a civil servant who brought his ill wife 2,000km by train from northeast India. ... and business strategies [for healthcare] that we have are wrong. If they were right, we should have reached 90 per cent of the world's population," he said. ...

  10. Officials' nanny state outlook is creating a society of small minds

    Posted Mar 01st 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... in tobacco duty ('Critics of increased tobacco tax, 'enemies of public health'', February 25). One could equally accuse him and his ilk of being enemies of liberty and personal ... of relentless campaigns warning of the health effects of smoking (thank you, we know what they are), citizens still exercise their right to choose to smoke. In the bus terminus at Stanley, which is open ...




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