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  1. Health issues highlight lack of ministerial talent

    Posted May 08th 2011, 12:00am

    ... But it is not easy to list the conditions under which officials must declare their health problems. These issues warrant thorough public debate as expectations for public accountability continue to grow ... official to reveal a health problem, being prompted by a newspaper report to confirm that he has been undergoing dialysis for months after suffering kidney failure. Suen says his public duties have ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/967196/health-issues-highlight-lack-ministerial-talent
  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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/984319/candidates-dodged-mental-health-issue
  3. 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/973341/our-public-health-care-not-broken-so-why-privatise-it
  4. 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1104943/leung-tells-forum-hong-kong-must-unite-overcome-obstacles
  5. 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. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/611101/health-voucher-scheme-mean
  6. Tiananmen crackdown remains hot-button issue in Hong Kong

    Posted May 28th 2009, 12:00am by Ambrose Leung

    ... Ambrose Leung Politics has always aroused less interest among the general population in Hong Kong than the economy. The exception is the Tiananmen Square crackdown- remembered every year ... politicians in Hong Kong. 'June 4 has always been, and will remain, a test of political standards in Hong Kong,' said Szeto Wah, chairman of the Hong Kong Alliance in Support of Patriotic ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/681733/tiananmen-crackdown-remains-hot-button-issue-hong-kong
  7. Health funding plan factors in tax change: minister

    Posted Jul 13th 2006, 12:00am by Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... Mary Ann Benitez The government's health-care financing proposals take the planned sales tax into account, health chief York Chow Yat-ngok said. Dr Chow made the comment to legislators seeking an explanation for the delay to a consultation document on health financing, which had been expected this month. Democratic Party legislator Yeung Sum asked why the administration ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/556457/health-funding-plan-factors-tax-change-minister
  8. Rethink urged over health-care plan

    Posted Jun 15th 2004, 12:00am by Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... Legislators urged the government to conduct feasibility studies into other options, such as medical insurance and tax increases. Hong Kong Progressive Alliance legislator David Chu Yu-lin said ... be [Robert] Chung Ting-yiu, who conducts public opinion polls,' Mr Chu said, referring to the director of the University of Hong Kong's Public Opinion Programme. Democratic Party chairman ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/459542/rethink-urged-over-health-care-plan
  9. 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/612032/hundreds-hong-kong-join-global-call-end-poverty
  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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/633682/health-storm-rising

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