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  1. The health of a nation

    Posted Jun 07th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... but increasingly they make time to take care of their physical appearance. It is not just gyms that are popular; upscale massage salons and beauty salons- for both men and women- are popping up all over, ...

  2. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Northern China on health alert as smog worsens

    Posted Jan 13th 2013, 12:00am by Shi Jiangtao

    ... Shi Jiangtao in Beijing jiangtao.shi@scmp.com Pollution levels off the scale in Beijing, and with no wind, conditions could get even worse Health alert as choking smog worsens in north ... pollution data published hourly on Twitter showed the level of health-threatening PM2.5- or particles smaller than 2.5 microns- had reached 886 micrograms per cubic metre at 8pm. Its Air Quality ...

  3. In Brief

    Posted Jan 31st 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... graft charges, the newspaper quoted the city's chief prosecutor, Mu Pinghuan, as saying. AFP City seniors' health care lacking Nearly half of all elderly people in mainland cities live alone and have inadequate health care, Xinhua said, quoting a survey by the government-run China Elderly Work Committee Office. An estimated 49.7 per cent of city dwellers aged 60 or older lived ...

  4. Business - China Business - MR. SHANGKONG

    Faith can go on its merry way, but get the festive spirit and shop

    Posted Dec 23rd 2013, 04:47am by George Chen

    ... Some people may say it really doesn't matter. Business is business. Who will care whether the story about the origin of St Valentine's Day is real or not? Let's just fall in love ...

  5. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Beijing couple's tap water protest goes down the plughole

    Posted Jan 08th 2013, 12:00am by STEPHEN CHEN

    ... A Beijing couple who said last week that they had not drunk tap water for two decades because of health and safety concerns told state media yesterday that the quality of the capital's drinking water was good and up to international standards. Zhao Tianhong, a veterinarian by training who is now a water expert with the Beijing Health Care Association, told China News Service that her ...

  6. Dangers stemmed, and not before time

    Posted Jan 29th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Since free-market reforms 20 years ago that brought an end to free health care, the mainland's medical system has developed a reputation for underperforming and overcharging, ... cells that remain the subject of research and clinical trials elsewhere. There must be more basic health-care objectives to be achieved than making a cash cow out of an unproven therapy. A year ...

  7. Infamous hospital surcharge to be axed by 2015

    Posted Jan 08th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Some hospitals received as little as 10 per cent of their income from the government funding, getting most from surcharges and tests. This is the first time the Health Ministry has set a timetable for abolishing the surcharge. Beijing promised to gradually eliminate them three years ago when it released a blueprint to revamp health care but no deadline was set because of strong ...

  8. Beijing must kick its tobacco habit

    Posted Apr 09th 2012, 12:00am

    ... A government that cares for the health and well-being of its citizens goes out of its way to keep them from harm. Smoking is undeniably harmful, yet authorities on the mainland have been ... revenue, it estimates that more than 20 million farmers grow tobacco, 520,000 workers process it in factories and 10 million are involved in retailing. But weighed against the health costs, ...

  9. Beijing jobs plea for HK doctors

    Posted Feb 20th 2012, 12:00am

    ... hospitals in Beijing could hire Hong Kong doctors as advisers so that they could establish a career outside the public hospital hierarchy and help improve the quality of health care on the mainland. ... training for health-care executives after authority chairman Anthony Wu Ting-yuk met Minister of Public Health, Dr Chen Zhu this month. ...

  10. Referral must be handled with care

    Posted Jun 10th 2011, 12:00am

    ... advice and the reasons for it. The matter has to be handled with care because it stands at the dividing line of the 'one country, two systems' concept that defines Hong Kong's high ...




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