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  1. Student is crowned Miss Hong Kong, and dreams of TV role promoting health

    Posted Jul 22nd 2007, 12:00am by Martin Wong

    ... Martin Wong Kayi Cheung was crowned Miss Hong Kong last night at the Hong Kong Coliseum. Ms Cheung, 23, who is a student in Canada, said she would like to become a TV programme host ... Loletta Chu Ling-ling, Miss Hong Kong 1977, was one of last night's judges. All eyes turned from the stage to the judging panel last night when she was introduced. The others judges were film ...

  2. Health-care reform must tackle insurance issues

    Posted Jul 14th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... of a long-awaited consultation paper on health financing reform due later this year. Hong Kong is not the first place to find that the ideal of very affordable health care for all soon comes to be regarded ... solution must necessarily involve cross-subsidisation, an issue that has not received adequate attention in Hong Kong, however. Currently, the benefits offered by many insurance schemes are seen ...

  3. Hong Kong woman in Australian legal limbo

    Posted Jun 15th 2007, 12:00am by Nick Squires

    ... Nick Squires in Sydney A former Hong Kong resident who has been detained in Australia for six years as an illegal immigrant says she would rather die than be returned to the mainland. Kwok ... and supporters say her physical and mental health have deteriorated since she was detained in January 2001. Kwok, 52, is one of 241 inmates in Villawood detention centre, in Sydney's western ...

  4. Local mothers must get priority in Hong Kong's private hospitals

    Posted Nov 28th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... There is absolutely no question that local mothers should be given priority at private hospitals. Local mothers support Hong Kong's medical industry by spending privately for all ... 'brokers' who are booking the beds in the hospitals for their mainland clients. This level of stress is not something one needs while pregnant. There is also the issue of hospitals now overruling ...

  5. Good primary health care in HK will create a solid foundation

    Posted Jun 11th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... of up to 5pc for health funds', June 7), it fails to highlight another key tenet of the document- namely the need to improve primary health care in Hong Kong. International research has ... continuing community based support to maintain quality of life throughout our increasingly long lives. Currently, as the report points out, primary health care in Hong Kong is not well organised ...

  6. Hong Kong plays fair with health and beauty products

    Posted Nov 14th 2007, 12:00am by May George

    ... and other items. For the past 12 years Hong Kong has been the hub for a health and beauty exhibition, which brings manufacturers and buyers together from around the world. The Cosmoprof Asia and The Natural Health Fair 'enjoys the position of being Asia-Pacific's largest fair of its kind in the beauty and cosmetics market, and Hong Kong is in a pivotal role in that it sets ...

  7. Hundreds in Hong Kong join global call for end to poverty

    Posted Oct 18th 2007, 12:00am by Colleen Lee, Martin Wong

    ... called for action against hardship in Hong Kong. They were joining millions of people globally in the 'Stand Up and Speak Out' campaign to call for action against poverty and inequality, and to urge governments to abide by the UN Millennium Development Goals to end poverty. In Hong Kong, 500 people stood for two minutes at Lai Kok Community Hall and pledged to defeat ...

  8. Health voucher scheme 'mean'

    Posted Oct 11th 2007, 12:00am by Sherry Lee

    ... Hong Kong reformed health-care financing. But veteran advocate for the poor Ho Hei-wah said giving five vouchers was 'so mean'. 'Many elderly people go to the hospital at least ... Mr Ho and Mr Tik, who is the former executive director of the Hong Kong Society for the Aged, were outraged that the government had no plan to increase places in homes for the elderly. ...

  9. Hong Kong and Finland in joint stamp issue

    Posted Nov 03rd 2007, 12:00am by Fox Yi Hu

    ... Fox Yi Hu Hong Kong and Finland jointly issued four special stamps yesterday featuring fine woodwork from China and the Scandinavian country. Ken Li and Markku Kosonen designed the 'Hong Kong, China-Finland Joint Issue on Fine Woodwork' set, with face values of HK$5 and 70 euro cents (HK$7.90). A Qing dynasty-style Zitan armchair appears in two stamps designed by Li, ...

  10. Important issues at stake in Hong Kong Island by-election

    Posted Oct 04th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... and history, as well as experienced in governance. She is one we can trust to stand for the good of Hong Kong and China, free of personal motivation. I do not think it was necessary for Mrs Ip to make ... to open a channel of communication with someone who knows Mr Tsang well and is aware of his shortcomings. I believe this is the role best suited to Mrs Chan, as 'Hong Kong ...




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