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  1. Hong Kong is crying out for bold thinking on social policies

    Posted Mar 06th 2012, 12:00am

    ... to guide public spending. As an example of what we are missing, look to Singapore: its government has just issued the 2012 budget. Similar to Hong Kong, emphasis was placed on upgrading ... services, to provide smaller classes for students, to increase public housing- were left unanswered. The Catholic diocese of Hong Kong has issued an unprecedented open statement criticising ...

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    Hong Kong's dependency ratio is even worse than officials are saying

    Posted Aug 13th 2012, 12:00am by Patsy Moy

    ... quickly implemented policies to mitigate the problem. Yip says Australia even has a minister dedicated to population issues. While Hong Kong has the numbers- if not the policies- Yip laments ... Patsy Moy patsy.moy@scmp.com Statistician warns that Hong Kong's latest dependency figures spell trouble, and city isn't acting fast enough against a shrinking workforce ...

  3. Little chiefs and mini-mayors tackle a big issue

    Posted Aug 25th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... on health issues in the Legislative Council. The Boys' and Girls' Club Association of Hong Kong yesterday held a mock conference on 'The role of Hong Kong and Guangzhou governments ... of Sars was still fresh in the minds of some students. One student who was representing Hong Kong said the two cities should work harder to improve health. 'If the Hong Kong and Guangzhou ...

  4. Face up to the realities of non-Chinese in Hong Kong

    Posted Sep 09th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Bernard Chan Some commentators say the recent scare about hundreds of thousands of Filipinos possibly being granted right of abode in Hong Kong displayed underlying racism in our society. Others say it came down to local fear of competition for scarce resources like housing and health services. It certainly seems to show that many people in Hong Kong, even top policymakers, have ...

  5. Hong Kong and Finland in joint stamp issue

    Posted Nov 03rd 2007, 12:00am by Fox Yi Hu

    ... Fox Yi Hu Hong Kong and Finland jointly issued four special stamps yesterday featuring fine woodwork from China and the Scandinavian country. Ken Li and Markku Kosonen designed the 'Hong Kong, China-Finland Joint Issue on Fine Woodwork' set, with face values of HK$5 and 70 euro cents (HK$7.90). A Qing dynasty-style Zitan armchair appears in two stamps designed by Li, ...

  6. We can learn from HK, says health minister

    Posted Mar 04th 2008, 12:00am by Josephine Ma

    ... Josephine Ma in Beijing The mainland should learn from Hong Kong when reforming its health-care sector, according to Health Minister Chen Zhu. Speaking on the sidelines of the opening ceremony of the annual session of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference yesterday, Dr Chen said Hong Kong had set a good example in providing accessible health care ...

  7. Stop blaming the poor for their fate and ill health

    Posted Oct 20th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Kong I refer to the article 'Health chiefs vow joint disease fight' (October 16). The previous day, I watched the news on ATV Home channel, where the medical chiefs of Hong Kong ... the blatant hand-in-pocket links between politicians, big business and organised crime in Japan (and, by allusion, in Hong Kong). Turning the page we read of the privatisation of state industries ...

  8. Hong Kong still playing catch-up in talent quest

    Posted Jun 13th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Hong Kong is preparing to launch a new scheme intended to attract quality migrants, which is a sensible step. But it is also time to take a critical look at how much appeal our city has, compared with others competing in the global battle for talent. This is important, as Hong Kong is losing much of its homegrown talent to places overseas. Faced with a choice between going ...

  9. For police, the issue is a Basic Law promise

    Posted Jun 24th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... in Hong Kong. As a civil servant, I was actively encouraged to believe in the Basic Law and accept it as a safeguard to the future of Hong Kong and my rights. I also understood ... were enshrined in Article 100 of the Basic Law, which states: 'Public servants serving in all Hong Kong government departments, including the police department, before the establishment ...

  10. Heat's on as Hong Kong heads for a wall of trouble

    Posted Oct 17th 2007, 12:00am by Andrea Zavadszky

    ... information is not as easy as it should be. Just consider the uncertainties about various health-related issues. A brain tumour is a brain tumour, but the jury's still out over whether mobile ... controversy, there is a debate raging in Hong Kong over whether tall buildings are having a negative environmental impact. Opinion is divided, with green groups insisting that skyscrapers trap heat ...




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