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  1. Socially conscious students exchange views at Youth Summit

    Posted Apr 25th 2008, 12:00am by Miranda Yeung

    ... Miranda Yeung More than 120 students from 31 secondary schools participated in a five-day Youth Summit 2008 at the University of Hong Kong last month. They discussed current issues like environmental protection and health care in the city. The event was organised by the Hong Kong Outstanding Students' Association (HKOSA). The students were greeted by government officials, ...

  2. Candidates dodged mental health issue

    Posted Nov 09th 2011, 12:00am

    ... disappointed, with only 19 responses from Democratic Party candidates and none from those representing the pro-Beijing Democratic Alliance for the Progress and Betterment of Hong Kong. District mental health centres are, of course, a 'nimby'- or not in my backyard- issue. The government has confronted it in line with a worldwide trend away from institutionalising patients and towards ...

  3. Revision of air quality objectives long overdue

    Posted Jan 08th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... and Hong Kong had made little progress towards meeting even the outdated ones first issued in 1987. The government also commissioned a review by a consultant, which resulted in another public ... to health is minimal. Countries unable to meet them quickly were urged to adopt interim targets. There was no get-out clause for a rich, advanced economy like Hong Kong's. But the city's ...

  4. What's being said on facebook.com/southchinamorningpost

    Posted Nov 30th 2011, 12:00am

    ... stood up to China and got on with pollution controls. Bjorn Berg- Considering that polluted air significantly affects human health I would say it is a very serious issue. Even more so in Hong ... Leung Chun-ying kicked off his campaign to be chief executive, saying Hong Kong needed to change: Sam Ho- There is no such thing as change in Hong Kong. The rich and powerful who take part ...

  5. Americans in HK against revival of US bill targeting tax havens

    Posted Jun 22nd 2009, 12:00am by Dennis Eng

    ... of senior executives from the American Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong was in Washington last week to meet government officials. The lobbying trip covered a range of issues, including ... Dennis Eng Americans living in Hong Kong may be targeted under proposed US legislation against tax havens as the Obama administration searches for sources of revenue to help fund its ...

  6. Our public health care is not broken, so why privatise it?

    Posted Jul 13th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Albert Cheng As our population ages, public health services and health expenditure have become issues of public debate. A voluntary health insurance scheme covering most of Hong ... welfare. Hong Kong spends only about 5 per cent of its gross domestic product on public health care, but the standard of those services are among the best in the world, which is Hong Kong ...

  7. Exco chief sound on what ails Hong Kong...

    Posted Jan 09th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The scenes that greeted last night's Legislative Council debate on the rail link to Guangzhou tell us much about the level of political discourse on so many important issues in Hong ... the debate has not moved forward. The discussion, like so many in Hong Kong, has descended into a near-farcical political tussle with the usual entrenched positions being taken and little ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Leung tells forum that Hong Kong must unite to overcome obstacles

    Posted Dec 14th 2012, 12:00am by Tony Cheung

    ... Tony Cheung tony.cheung@scmp.com Chanting slogans wont' solve anything, C.Y. says Hong Kong's problems need to be solved through uniting people and not by chanting slogans, ... The government was also concerned about the elderly and the environment, he said. Audience members raised suggestions on such issues as universal retirement protection, better public health care ...

  9. Lawmakers must back tobacco tax

    Posted Jun 15th 2011, 12:00am

    ... beyond the question of how much more smokers must pay for their cigarettes. It is a public health issue that affects millions of smokers and non-smokers alike in Hong Kong. There is no reason why ... interest. Smoking is said to be responsible for 6,000 deaths a year in Hong Kong and 5.4 million deaths worldwide. A veto of the levy, which has been in force since February, would not only result ...

  10. Health storm rising

    Posted Apr 14th 2008, 12:00am by Regina Ip

    ... Regina Ip If superpower America and Lilliputian Hong Kong have anything in common, it is the impending political maelstrom on health care reform. In the US, health care reform is already one of the key election issues in the presidential primaries. In Hong Kong, as can be expected of a government obsessed with watching its poll numbers, the government is pussyfooting around ...




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