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  1. News - China - HEALTH

    Beijing to boost health care spending

    Posted Aug 18th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Zhuang Pinghui pinghui.zhuang@scmp.com Beijing also pledges to improve key health indicators, with life expectancy up and infant mortality down Expenditure on health care will be increased Beijing has pledged to increase government spending on health care and improve key health indicators to the standard of developed countries by 2020, the Ministry of Health said in a report ...

  2. Sport - Racing

    Chiefs wary, despite rude health

    Posted Jul 18th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Alan Aitken alan.aitken@scmp.com Behind the scenes at the Jockey Club, there is the laudably circumspect view that turnover increases should not be taken for granted heading into an uncertain economic future, despite racking up a third successive signific ...

  3. Five-year plan to ease individuals' health care costs

    Posted Mar 24th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Zhuang Pinghui pinghui.zhuang@scmp.com Beijing has pledged to ease the financial burden of health care on individuals by 2015 through a series of reforms, including increasing government spending. Each individuals' share of medical bills will be cut to below 30 per cent, according to the 12th five-year plan on enacting health care reforms, which was published on Thursday. Most ...

  4. HK must set aside cash now to meet future health costs

    Posted Mar 12th 2012, 12:00am

    ... new infrastructure projects, there is no shortage of worthwhile causes crying out for long-term financing. Among the most obvious is health care provision. At the moment the city spends relatively little on public health care. In 2009, government spending on health came to just 2.4 per cent of Hong Kong's gross domestic product. As the first chart below shows, that's ...

  5. Hong Kong can and should pay for good health care

    Posted Feb 01st 2012, 12:00am

    ... third-world-standard health-care services. That would affect the morale of staff and hurt the well-being of patients. The achievements of our medical sector are no doubt the envy of many around the world. We ... squeezed out of the system and unable to enjoy health care because our public hospitals cannot cope with the rising demand. Such a scenario would only deepen existing social conflicts. Albert Cheng ...

  6. Health care firm tries to give tonic to investors

    Posted Oct 11th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Sophie Yu sophie.yu@scmp.com Health supplements maker Real Nutriceutical Group tried to pep up despondent shareholders yesterday by saying its chairman would consider buying more company ... good. 'Real Nutriceutical said its target is to become the No 1 health care brand in China in three to five years' time,' said Guo. 'So far their inventory level is healthy, ...

  7. Overwork is a serious health risk

    Posted May 03rd 2011, 12:00am

    ... as quickly as possible, and make reasonable requests to my boss according to the workload and my health,' he said. 'Work is endless... The most important thing is that we should put our health first.' Wang Waiya, 27, who joined the civil service in 2004, said overwork was inevitable for newcomers in a workplace. 'Although workers have the right to reject overtime, ...

  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. Hi-tech health

    Posted Apr 01st 2011, 12:00am

    ... with its Nike+ shoes, a pair of trainers that connects with your iPhone to track performance. Last month, the sportswear brand releases its latest health creation, the Nike+ Sportwatch (1). Touted ...

  10. Rising health food sales boost China Green income 46.8pc

    Posted Jan 24th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... year on year, thanks to increasing demand for health foods. Net profit rose to 207.78 million yuan from 141.52 million yuan a year earlier, while turnover jumped 38 per cent to 533.7 million yuan. Gross margin improved to 51.6 per cent from 50.9 per cent as the firm sold more high-margin drinks. 'Consumers around the world are becoming increasingly health-conscious and demand ...




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