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  1. 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 ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. In Brief

    Posted May 12th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Hong Kong. System to monitor EU-HK food and health issues to be set up The European commissioner for health and consumer protection has agreed to a request by Hong Kong to draw up a system ... European Commission and Belgian officials. He will attend the World Health Organisation's '60th World Health Assembly' in Geneva on Monday before returning to Hong Kong on Tuesday. ...

  4. HK, Guangdong discuss restrictions on food and plant supplies

    Posted Jan 25th 2005, 12:00am by Celine Sun

    ... food supplied to Hong Kong was safe. They would also to meet the increased demand for these products from Hong Kong markets. A recent health and safety issue affecting mainland products ... CELINE SUN Updated at 1.29pm: Worries over the threat of infectious diseases and other health hazards from food and plants originating in the mainland had led Hong Kong and Guangdong ...

  5. Better than words

    Posted Oct 10th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Kong's public health system and put forward good proposals for improvements. The experts on the panel have also looked at the issues involved objectively and scientifically without allowing the emotive side of things to cloud their vision. I believe the report will be of much greater benefit to Hong Kong in the long run than superficial words intended to placate people's wrath ...

  6. 'Unfair' birth fee will be reviewed

    Posted Feb 19th 2008, 12:00am by May Chan

    ... But he noted that the primary purpose of public hospitals was to serve local people, identified as those holding a Hong Kong ID card. The issue was debated at a meeting of the Legislative Council health services panel, marked with a protest outside by members of a female mainland arrivals concern group and a population policy concern group. 'We do not come to Hong Kong just to eat ...

  7. In Brief

    Posted Sep 27th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... the region's 37 countries and areas. Members meet annually in September to discuss public health issues and formulate strategies to improve people's health. Hong Kong last hosted the meeting ... HK to host WHO western Pacific regional committee meeting Hong Kong has been chosen to host the next meeting of the World Health Organisation's western Pacific regional committee, ...

  8. We're too fat and don't get enough sleep, Hongkongers say

    Posted Sep 06th 2011, 12:00am

    ... a happy frame of mind' was ranked the top health priority in Hong Kong, but second in Macau. But a leading doctor said it was the quality, not the length, of sleep that counted most. ... be able to train themselves to require less sleep.' When asked about how satisfied they were with their health, Hong Kong respondents gave an average mark of 6.2, out of a scale of 10. Elsie ...

  9. Summit a sideshow to HK's pressing policy issues

    Posted May 19th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... to the plan. He has couched the issues the economic summit will address in terms of how Hong Kong could benefit from the plan. But this is a euphemistic way of spelling out the external threats Hong ... of the mainland. Hong Kong cannot afford to be complacent. But the issues raised by the chief executive for consideration by the summit are not new. They amount to a need to ensure that our city adapts ...

  10. Why Hong Kong must strive to improve

    Posted Apr 03rd 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... perhaps, overstating the case. But the survey is a reminder that Hong Kong cannot afford to be complacent- especially where quality of life issues are concerned. Only so much can be read ... and health facilities, and low health risks and crime rates. The conclusion of the findings is that the city state is a healthier, cleaner and safer place in which to live than Hong Kong ...




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