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  1. Hong Kong women live the longest

    Posted Jul 27th 2012, 12:00am

    ... year's census, made available yesterday, put the average life expectancy for a Hong Kong woman at 86.7 years, up from 84.6 a decade ago. By contrast, Japan's health ministry produced figures ... in the long-delayed report of the government's Steering Committee on Population Policy in May. The report issued yesterday, titled 'Women and Men in Hong Kong', also showed that women were ...

  2. Hong Kong's greatest asset - diversity

    Posted Jul 28th 2003, 12:00am by Mike Moore

    ... One of Hong Kong's greatest secrets is out. The special administrative region has known for years that diversity, immigration and the dynamism of new migrants breeds economic success. The studies of Richard Florida, a Carnegie Mellor University professor, have confirmed what Hong Kong and other successful cities and regions have long known. In the new economy, the competitive ...

  3. Issue a rainstorm warning that we can understand

    Posted Aug 25th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... were mandated to protect the citizens of Hong Kong, so why the conflicting standards? Personally, I only eat products imported from Australia, Europe or North America, as I trust their food ... structure. In Hong Kong, we should prefer individualism to corporatism, and competition to vested interests. It therefore becomes essential that the functional constituencies be reformed to limit ...

  4. Hong Kong students are the 'kind of people we want'

    Posted Oct 13th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Singapore school hopes to enrol more from the SAR for next four-week senior management programme in the summer What do a senior Hong Kong police officer and an executive from ... and responsibility- exactly the kind of people we want to attract to the school.' Now the school is looking to recruit more Hong Kong professionals keen to give their careers a boost through its ...

  5. Hong Kong faces brain drain

    Posted Dec 11th 2010, 12:00am by Rex Aguado

    ... Rex Aguado Hong Kong would lose as many as 30 per cent of its educated people if they were to leave for other countries, while Singapore's brainy population would actually surge ... drain across Asia, including Hong Kong, the mainland and Japan, with the exception of Singapore. 'There is a perception that places like Singapore and Japan offer a living and working ...

  6. Hong Kong fans turn out to hear 'red songs'

    Posted Feb 10th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Jennifer Cheng jennifer.cheng@scmp.com Songs like I am Proud, I am Chinese used to be sung under chairman Mao Zedong's reign, and they still appear to have thousands of Hong Kong ... vice-mayor and former police chief Wang Lijun has cast a shadow over his ambitions. Still, his red song revival was going down a storm in Hong Kong this week when a show featuring 13 Chongqing ...

  7. Hong Kong must start balancing its resources

    Posted Jan 21st 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... lifestyles affect not just our own health and economy but also the global ecological system, especially since Hong Kong relies on resources from the rest of the planet. The city's ... or returned to the environment. But this is not always the case in Hong Kong where we take more from our planet than we give back. This government obsesses about its fiscal health even when it has ...

  8. E-ready Hong Kong beats Japan and Singapore in global survey

    Posted Apr 28th 2007, 12:00am by Barclay Crawford

    ... Barclay Crawford Hong Kong has jumped to fourth place in a global survey on e-readiness- systems in place for running business electronically- outperforming neighbours like Singapore (6th) and Japan (18th). Only Denmark, which was ranked first, and the United States and Sweden, which tied for second, were above Hong Kong in the rankings put together by the Economist Intelligence Unit. ...

  9. Doctor shortage only the tip of the iceberg

    Posted May 04th 2011, 12:00am

    ... manpower planning for the private sector, and; a medical closed shop with an almost insurmountable barrier for overseas qualified doctors to work in Hong Kong. While it is good that the issue ... by the system of health care financing. We also need to realise that this is only the tip of a very large iceberg: Hong Kong needs to have the skills necessary to meet not only its policy commitments, ...

  10. HK can learn from Irish who voted in referendum to end 'citizenship tourism'

    Posted Jan 31st 2012, 12:00am

    ... I refer to reports on the influx of mainland mothers giving birth in Hong Kong's private and public hospitals, and the resulting pressure on the health-care and education system. ... Unfortunately, Hong Kong people are not given the choice to change what is an extremely unfair and dangerous situation. It is unfair to mothers in the SAR who are unable to access what should be regarded ...




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