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  1. Issues should be resolved before hospital opens

    Posted Mar 28th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... differences in culture and professional standards stand in the way. An example is an ambitious project by the University of Hong Kong to open a teaching hospital in Shenzhen. With only 17 months to go ... or even criminal in Hong Kong. Some medical procedures practised across the border may not be acceptable in Hong Kong. For example, patients handing out red packets- effectively offering small ...

  2. Should the government build incinerators in Hong Kong?

    Posted Dec 01st 2010, 12:00am by Matthew Murchie

    ... be a backward step for Hong Kong because there are much better ways to reduce the volumes of waste being sent to landfill sites. Elise Choi, 16, Sai Kung Sung Tsun Catholic School The three main landfills in Hong Kong will be full in a few years. Extending landfills is not the best solution because it cannot go on, especially in a place like Hong Kong where there is a shortage of land. ...

  3. Once more unto the breach on health reform

    Posted Oct 07th 2010, 12:00am by Ella Lee

    ... reform. 'The public health-care system is running quite well in Hong Kong, and is cheap. To most people, there is no sense of crisis for a change. Not many people have the vision to consider ... said. The 5 previous consultations 1993 Towards Better Health, known as the 'rainbow document' 1999 Improving Hong Kong's Health Care System: Why and For Whom? (also known ...

  4. Health insurance plan may be bad for employees

    Posted Oct 08th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... and high-quality insurance scheme,' he said. Jeffrey Lam Kin-fung, the Hong Kong General Chamber of Commerce's representative in the Legislative Council, said employers would not mind offering ... would be an improvement, he said. Joe Chau Kwok-ming, executive vice-president of the Hong Kong Chamber of Small and Medium Business, estimates only 10 per cent of the SMEs that do not offer any ...

  5. Despite fears for the future, Hong Kong is in rude health

    Posted Oct 25th 2010, 12:00am by Tom Holland

    ... that advantage. So despite persistent fears for Hong Kong's future, the city's financial centre is in rude health. No doubt Singapore- and even Sydney- would like to muscle in and capture some ... with Tom Holland Apparently Hong Kong's livelihood as a financial centre is under threat. According to last Saturday's South China Morning Post, a proposed merger between ...

  6. Survey to map city's mental health

    Posted Aug 20th 2010, 12:00am by Ella Lee

    ... Ella Lee Growth in the number of psychiatric patients and repeated violent incidents involving them have prompted the government to fund Hong Kong's first 'mental health ... The HK$7 million survey, funded by the Food and Health Bureau, will be done by Chinese University, the University of Hong Kong and several Hospital Authority psychiatric services units. ...

  7. Hopewell stars with Hong Kong's first corporate yuan bond issue

    Posted Jul 09th 2010, 12:00am by Toh Han Shih

    ... the managing director of the company. Bankers said Hopewell's bond blazed a trail for other companies. 'Since 2007, when the first yuan bond was issued in Hong Kong, issuers have been ... Kong,' Bank of China (Hong Kong) deputy chief executive David Wong See-hong said. BOCHK was the sole bookrunner and lead manager for the issue. Several Hong Kong firms in various industries had ...

  8. Health officials confident reforms will work

    Posted Oct 25th 2010, 12:00am by Ella Lee

    ... these pools together for better risk-sharing,' Leung said. 'It's like a bulk purchase of services for better prices.' At present, 2.4 million Hong Kong people are covered by health ... for about a quarter of the health care spending, they represented only 10 per cent of Hong Kong's total in-patient load. Leung said if the scheme were implemented, more patients would ...

  9. Fix public health care first to revamp system

    Posted Oct 13th 2010, 12:00am by Albert Chen, Albert Cheng

    ... Albert Cheng It's an undeniable fact that Hong Kong has an ageing population. In order to ease the increasing financial burden on public health care and address the long-term ... service delivery model for Hong Kong's health care system, with a suggestion to cap public health care financing. Judging from the proposed health care financing reform in 2008 ...

  10. Water conservation an important issue for Hong Kong citizens

    Posted Apr 05th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... also affects Hong Kong. I think a lot of the problems relating to wasting water are caused by people's bad habits, and this is down to a lack of education. Even though in schools teachers are now promoting the message of conservation, water usage per person has actually increased. Daily water usage per person is higher in Hong Kong than other places in the developed world. Just ...




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