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  1. Rule of law's health a matter of interpretation

    Posted Jun 29th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Adrian Wan To have faith in the principle of 'one country, two systems' before the handover was to take a leap in the dark. Since then the city has sought four interpretations of the Basic Law from Beijing. Legal experts agree the rule of law re ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/1005298/rule-laws-health-matter-interpretation
  2. 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/966858/use-reserves-housing-and-health-says-goodstadt
  3. 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/963950/health-disclosure-be-queried
  4. Officials' health care at the heart of the matter

    Posted Oct 07th 2009, 12:00am by Albert Chen, Albert Cheng

    ... fully. The news of Tsang's ill health inevitably drew a lot of public concern and media attention because he is in charge of the city's economy. But the surgery he had was not really ... duties. Interestingly, rumours about Tsang's health were swirling around the city shortly after he fell ill. Some said his condition was so grave that he would not be able to return to work ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/694657/officials-health-care-heart-matter
  5. Health centre chief to get quarantine power

    Posted Apr 07th 2004, 12:00am by Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... Mary Ann Benitez The new Centre for Health Protection chief will gain broad powers in the control of infectious disease outbreaks, authority now vested in the director of health ... to set up the centre, said Deputy Secretary for Health, Welfare and Food Thomas Yiu Kei-chung. Chapter 141 of the ordinance confers powers of isolation and quarantine to the director of health ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/451289/health-centre-chief-get-quarantine-power
  6. Financial Secretary cancels trip to China on health grounds

    Posted Sep 29th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... LAI YING-KIT Updated at 5.07pm: Financial Secretary Henry Tang Ying-yen had to cancel an official trip to the mainland because of a viral infection on his leg, a government spokesman said on Thursday. Mr Tang was originally scheduled to depart for the nor ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/518177/financial-secretary-cancels-trip-china-health-grounds
  7. 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. ... In addition to other shows of respect, many people wished him good health. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/492300/national-press-echo-claims-poor-health-praise-tung
  8. Bring on a more flexible health scheme

    Posted Jun 16th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The introduction of the Health Protection Account is a good idea which can lower the burden of the government's medical expenditure. The government now pays the lot. But this medical savings scheme should not be launched yet, as Hong Kong is still recovering from the economic downturn. Current low incomes would undoubtedly affect workers' willingness to join. I suggest ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/459679/bring-more-flexible-health-scheme
  9. A bad week for...

    Posted Jul 29th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Fung Wai-wah The president of the Professional Teachers' Union announced his withdrawal from the Legco election for health reasons, a week after registering as a candidate in the education functional constituency. The 51-year-old Democrat said tests showed he could be at risk of prostrate cancer: 'Over the past six months, my health has been deteriorating and I easily ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/1008042/bad-week
  10. Hospitals wary over births 'zero quota'

    Posted Apr 25th 2012, 12:00am

    ... the new policy.' The private Baptist Hospital in Kowloon Tong said it was 'undecided' whether to obey the limitation. Secretary for Food and Health Dr York Chow Yat-ngok admitted ... of Health. Meanwhile, Dr Chow Pak-chin, an adviser on medical issues to Leung's election campaign, said in a radio interview that he believed the core job of the local medical sector ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/999170/hospitals-wary-over-births-zero-quota

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