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  1. Hong Kong can and should pay for good health care

    Posted Feb 01st 2012, 12:00am

    ... cannot accept that third-world medical hardware is still being used in our public hospitals. With the rapidly rising demand from mainlanders for medical services in Hong Kong, our public system ... plans. Donald Tsang made no mention of the hospitals' fate in his policy address last October. This may have been because of issues arising from the annual resource allocation exercise ...

  2. HK must set aside cash now to meet future health costs

    Posted Mar 12th 2012, 12:00am

    ... relatively little on public health care. In 2009, government spending on health came to just 2.4 per cent of Hong Kong's gross domestic product. As the first chart below shows, that's exceptionally low by the standards of other developed economies, which typically spend anything between 7 and 9 per cent of their GDP on public health care provision. But Hong Kong's modest health ...

  3. Business - Companies - POINT OF LAW

    It's a case of buyer beware if moving into the mainland

    Posted Oct 31st 2012, 12:00am by JUSTIN WILSON, Sun Hong

    ... Justin Wilson and Sun Hong For any transaction there must be no question that what is bought is what was actually bargained for, warn partners at Norton Rose It's a case of buyer beware if moving into the mainland How well do you know and understand the target company ? It is important at the outset to understand what it is that you are buying and to ensure that you ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. Nearly 50pc willing to pay bigger health bills

    Posted Jan 21st 2008, 12:00am by Colleen Lee

    ... year, commissioned Lingnan University's public governance programme to poll 1,042 Hong Kong permanent residents in August. The survey found 47.3 per cent of respondents said the government ... should not pay more. 'The government is aware that it [public health-care financing reform] is urgent, but it is dragging its feet over the issue... The findings show many people are willing ...

  6. Go-ahead given for yuan bond issues in Hong Kong

    Posted Jan 11th 2007, 12:00am by Enoch Yiu

    ... to issue yuan-denominated bonds in Hong Kong, a long-awaited move set to further bolster the city's role as a platform for yuan business. The announcement by the People's Bank of China ... integration between Hong Kong and the mainland and enhance the channels for returning renminbi circulating in Hong Kong back to the mainland'. The spokesman said issuing yuan bonds in Hong Kong ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - BUSINESS

    African traders in Hong Kong face up to new challenges

    Posted Sep 11th 2012, 12:00am by JOANNA CHIU

    ... and networking forums. Correction: the story quoted Danny Chau as saying that he had "just bought the only African bar in Hong Kong, Makumba." Chau has issued a correction, claiming that he had ... Joanna Chiu Joanna.chiu@scmp.com Hong Kong-based exporters launch association in bid to stay ahead of the game in home nations Traders face up to challenges of evolving Africa African ...

  8. HOS and wealth gap 'top issues' for the next chief

    Posted Jul 03rd 2011, 12:00am

    ... or above. The respondents were asked by pollsters from the University of Hong Kong to choose a maximum of three out of eight policy issues as top priorities for the next chief executive. ... Ownership Scheme was a top policy issue that must be addressed. Of those polled, 38.3 per cent preferred introduction of a health-care financing scheme, compared with 33.9 per cent who chose ...

  9. Health warning helps balance missing element in retail sales data

    Posted Jun 09th 2005, 12:00am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... sales statistics include spending by visitors to Hong Kong but exclude spending by Hong Kong residents abroad. The reason they do so is that they are intended as a short-term indicator of how ... Hong Kong consumers are buying, then things should be the other way round with spending by visitors excluded and spending by Hong Kong residents abroad included. All of this has implications ...

  10. Knotty issues

    Posted Mar 26th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... that will create jobs for the needy The public tax burden will be relieved by reducing the standard salaries and profits tax rates to: 15% While Hong Kong cannot shirk its constitutional duty to enact ... Donald Tsang's election pledges: A green paper outlining three proposals for universal suffrage will be issued by the middle of the year. The idea is to get agreement on a 'final ...




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