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  1. News - China - POLITICS

    Xi Jinping to attend China-Asean Expo in bid to fight health rumours

    Posted Sep 17th 2012, 12:00am by Minnie Chan

    ... Vice-President will take part in this week's China-Asean Expo in a bid to finally end speculation over his health and political status China's leader-in-waiting Xi Jinping will attend the upcoming 9th China-Asean Expo, in what appears to be a move to further allay speculation over his health and uncertainties over this autumn's leadership transition. Vice-President ...

  2. Candidates dodged mental health issue

    Posted Nov 09th 2011, 12:00am

    ... health centre in their district. Only 98 of more than 850 candidates responded. The question, posed by the Alliance for Advocating Mental Health Policy, was of district and wider public interest. In a major public health initiative, the government proposed in 2009 to set up district-based integrated community centres for mental health across the territory. So far, only nine centres have been ...

  3. Mothers-to-be wade into health seminar

    Posted Oct 22nd 2011, 12:00am

    ... of non-local mothers who can give birth in the city. What had started as a peaceful rally became more agitated when they gatecrashed the health seminar at the Chiang Chen Studio Theatre after waiting outside for more than 90 minutes to petition health minister Dr York Chow Yat-ngok, who was officiating at the opening of the event. Security guards tried to push the protesters back but about six ...

  4. Our public health care is not broken, so why privatise it?

    Posted Jul 13th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Albert Cheng As our population ages, public health services and health expenditure have become issues of public debate. A voluntary health insurance scheme covering most of Hong Kong's 7 million people is now expected to be introduced by 2015 at the earliest. The government this week released a report on the second round of its public consultation on public health care ...

  5. Jiang's absence fuels health rumours

    Posted Jul 02nd 2011, 12:00am

    ... declining health. The nationally televised event, marking the 90th anniversary of the ruling party, was widely regarded as too important an occasion for incumbent and retired leaders to miss- except for reasons such as major health problems. Rumours about Jiang's failing health have been swirling for months but the health problems of senior party figures are closely guarded secrets ...

  6. Exco member wants officials to reveal health

    Posted Apr 29th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Fanny W.Y. Fung Executive Councillor Cheng Yiu-tong suggested there should be a mechanism for people in public office, including government officials and lawmakers, to declare their health condition to the public. He said officials' health could affect policymaking. Cheng's remarks came after revelations about the health of officials, including education minister Michael ...

  7. Health issues highlight lack of ministerial talent

    Posted May 08th 2011, 12:00am

    ... official to reveal a health problem, being prompted by a newspaper report to confirm that he has been undergoing dialysis for months after suffering kidney failure. Suen says his public duties have not been compromised, though he concedes that he would have to consider the next step should his health worsen. Like anyone else, senior government officials are entitled to keep their health ...

  8. Use reserves for housing and health, says Goodstadt

    Posted May 05th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Gary Cheung Hong Kong could afford to use its huge fiscal reserves to spend more on tackling long-term problems such as housing and health care, the pre-handover government's top adviser says. Leo Goodstadt, head of the Central Policy Unit from 1989 to 1997, said the reserves were now extraordinarily high and he could not think of any other major economy holding as much ...

  9. Minister Rita Lau resigns for health reasons

    Posted Apr 09th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Gary Cheung Commerce minister Rita Lau Ng Wai-lan resigned yesterday for health reasons, leaving the government with a big hole to fill. Secretary for Civil Service Denise Yue Chung-yee, ... follow-up treatment and rest. 'As this may affect the performance of my full duties, and after considering the condition of my health, I have decided to resign from my office,' she said. ...

  10. Health disclosure to be queried

    Posted Apr 02nd 2011, 12:00am

    ... Fanny W.Y. Fung Legislative Council House Committee chairwoman Miriam Lau Kin-yee will ask Chief Secretary Henry Tang Ying-yen about the government's disclosure policy on the health of senior officials next week. Commerce minister Rita Lau Ng Wai-lan (pictured) is on sick leave until April 10 after surgery on March 22. The government did not respond to reports Lau was diagnosed ...




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