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  1. Cross-strait thaw needs careful nurturing

    Posted Jun 14th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... has hinted the issue is negotiable, in particular Taipei's case for a role in the activities of the World Health Organisation. This may be advanced in further talks between ... persist. Given that Taiwan's economy faces restructuring, the current administration should pursue economic integration very carefully. Hopefully capital flows will be balanced. Direct flights ...

  2. National press echo claims of poor health, praise Tung

    Posted Mar 12th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... but his achievements have been applauded by most mainland media outlets and in many internet postings. The Xinhua news agency ran with the ailing-health angle and without additional comments. ... on the mainland and abroad. The report lauded Mr Tung for ushering in an economic transformation while 'caring for people's lives' and investing in job training for professionals. It said ...

  3. Reward public doctors to halt exodus, pioneer says

    Posted Jan 18th 2011, 12:00am by Ella Lee

    ... financial year to 6.8 per cent this financial year, a five-year high. Fan's recommendation comes as the government tries to reform health care to encourage more people to buy private medical ... Ella Lee A brain drain of surgeons is affecting the quality of care of public medicine in Hong Kong, says the city's father of liver transplants. To keep more doctors from leaving, ...

  4. 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 ... suffered badly after the WHO issued an advisory against travelling to the city. Chan was Hong Kong's director of health at the time. She said some countries had challenged whether ...

  5. Hospitals accused of breast milk code breach

    Posted Oct 13th 2008, 12:00am by Hazel Parry

    ... of their health care system. A number of major brands contacted admitted supplying hospitals, but said it was done in compliance with Hong Kong guidelines. The Department of Health said its policy ... Hazel Parry Maternity wards 'give mums free formula' Hong Kong's hospitals have been accused of violating a World Health Organisation code aimed at promoting breastfeeding, ...

  6. Diaoyu mission 'carefully timed'

    Posted Dec 13th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Zhuang Pinghui Beijing carefully planned a mission on Monday by two ships into contested territorial waters near the disputed Diaoyu Islands to declare sovereignty, according to a mainland ... reproach'. The International Herald Leader, published twice a week by Xinhua, ran a front-page story yesterday saying that the authorities had carefully timed the voyage so that the ships, 'on ...

  7. The protectors

    Posted Oct 27th 2004, 12:00am by Ella Lee

    ... system, units responsible for controlling the outbreak were scattered throughout the Department of Health and there were several regional officers who took care of their own cases. The new CHP ... homes, residents of institutions for the disabled, chronically ill people in public hospitals, public clinic patients over 65 or on welfare, poultry workers, and health-care workers ...

  8. Birth-swap man wants minister out

    Posted Aug 20th 2009, 12:00am by Amy Nip, Ng Yuk Hang

    ... Yesterday he said the government had failed to follow up on the flaws in the health care system indicated by his case. 'Its response is even slower than Ma Ying-jeou's,' he said, ... Amy Nip and Ng Yuk Hang A man who was swapped shortly after his birth and has never found his real mother called yesterday for the health chief to step down after the latest baby-swap ...

  9. Officials urge calm over Sars fear

    Posted Dec 28th 2003, 12:00am by Patsy Moy

    ... cross-border transmission of the disease. Director of Health Lam Ping-yan said Guangdong authorities first told their Hong Kong counterparts on Friday night about a 32-year-old man who was suspected ... whether he was infected, Dr Lam said. The Hospital Authority's Central Committee on Infectious Diseases called an emergency meeting yesterday to assess the health threat to Hong Kong. ...

  10. US treads carefully in debate on democracy

    Posted Mar 07th 2004, 12:00am by Gary Cheung, Klaudia Lee, Nailene Chou

    ... Klaudia Lee, Nailene Chou Wiest and Gary Cheung in Beijing America backs 'the greatest possible degree of autonomy' The US State Department has voiced support for greater democracy in Hong Kong but said there is no need for America to help Hong ...




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