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  1. Trade pacts threaten generic drugs

    Posted Jul 12th 2006, 12:00am by Simon Montlake

    ... countries to prioritise patients over patents in providing vital medicines. Specifically, the WTO ruled at a meeting held in Doha that governments can make or import copies of branded drugs, provided they compensate patent holders. But health charities warn that the Doha Declaration is being undone by US trade agreements that extend the term of patents and crimp the use of generic ...

  2. Talk of angels revives old demons

    Posted Sep 19th 2009, 12:00am by Kevin Rafferty

    ... the new president has talked the talk eloquently, as if he had the tongue of an angel. His speeches in Prague, with its vision of a world free of nuclear weapons, in Cairo, where he quoted from ... and test its claim to global leadership: the Middle East, nuclear proliferation by Iran and North Korea, Afghanistan, relations with future megapower China, prospects of an agreement on climate ...

  3. Population estimates must serve as a wake-up call

    Posted Mar 15th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... for sustainability, few are implementing the necessary measures. Such figures should be a wake-up call- if any was needed amid the talk about global warming- to formulate policies and ensure ... of an inability by some authorities to grasp the implications of such a change in demographics: there is much talk about the difficulties ahead, but nothing concrete being put in place to deal with it. ...

  4. Letters

    Posted Jul 05th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Pacific's Mark Watson cites ('Aviation industry is committed to addressing climate change impact', June 20) in response to my letter ('Emissions accelerating, not declining', ... are unfeasible, is almost exhausted. If the authority's growth projections are correct, aircraft emissions will rise exponentially, making climate change a major problem- or peak oil will terminate ...

  5. Disputes over medicines putting lives at risk

    Posted Mar 16th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... 2001 ministerial conference in Doha issued a waiver to its 1995 agreement protecting intellectual property rights that stated intellectual property should not take precedence over public ... struck. Some companies have permitted genetic manufacture of their medications. After talks with Abbott failed, Thailand has opted for a route not previously tried with Aids drugs. It is a legal ...

  6. Sex and the TeenAider

    Posted Nov 27th 2011, 12:00am

    ... in a climate of fear,' she says. Most simply hold talks advocating abstinence as a way to prevent Aids, rather than promote sexual health, Ng says. But while parents and teachers prefer youngsters ... through sexual contact, and they needn't be if they were better informed and had someone to talk to, says Aids Concern, a local charity. Youth at risk (young people who drift around or gather ...

  7. Letters

    Posted Jul 01st 2011, 12:00am

    ... Training was not about gay conversion I refer to the letter from Jerome Yau about a recent talk on sexual identity organised by the Social Welfare Department for its social workers (''Gay-cure' therapy is voodoo', June 25). The department would like to clarify that the talk on 'Giving Guidance to Same Sex Attracted Youth' held on June 17 was not to teach ...

  8. Pay no attention to these hypocrites

    Posted Aug 22nd 2005, 12:00am by Philip Bowring

    ... the so-called Doha Round of trade negotiations. I say 'unfortunately' for three reasons. First, because blind hostility to the WTO stands in the way of actual improvements in the rules ... wants to wreck the talks, which would ensure that the subsidies continue unchecked. Adding to the hypocrisy, the 'shock troops' of the anti-WTO demonstrations are to be Korean farmers ...

  9. Surveys predict up to 300,000 will march

    Posted Jun 17th 2004, 12:00am by Ambrose Leung, Klaudia Lee

    ... with the university's Institute of Asia-Pacific Studies, said the results of the surveys were an indication popular dissatisfaction about the political climate remained high. 'If people's discontent ... organiser the Civil Human Rights Front remain at loggerheads over where the march should end. Both sides will hold further talks on Monday. Police Commissioner Dick Lee Ming-kwai yesterday suggested ...

  10. Letters

    Posted Jan 04th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Lai Chi Kok Take climate fight to military The outcome of the Copenhagen summit on climate change dramatically showed that our planet is now like the ill-fated Titanic, driven by its crew at high speed despite ominous warnings. But this time, it is not icebergs that threaten us, but climate failure. The summit revealed how world leaders are unwilling to lower gross domestic product ...




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