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  1. Health issues highlight need to act on pollution

    Posted Jul 30th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... and the Hong Kong and Guangdong governments to cut wasteful use of energy and harmful emissions. But for the sake of our health and the city's future it is time that promises to reverse the tide ... Hong Kong people do not need reminding that air pollution is taking a rising toll on our quality of life. It is a topic that is here to stay until pollution not only goes away but stays ...

  2. Hong Kong women live the longest

    Posted Jul 27th 2012, 12:00am

    ... year's census, made available yesterday, put the average life expectancy for a Hong Kong woman at 86.7 years, up from 84.6 a decade ago. By contrast, Japan's health ministry produced figures ... in the long-delayed report of the government's Steering Committee on Population Policy in May. The report issued yesterday, titled 'Women and Men in Hong Kong', also showed that women were ...

  3. 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 ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. 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, ...

  8. Shenzhen opens its health-care services to HK residents

    Posted Dec 20th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Chow Chung-yan in Shenzhen Hong Kong residents living in Shenzhen will soon be able to join the city's public health-care scheme and enjoy cheaper medical services. Shenzhen Health Bureau director Jiang Hanping said the city would allow people from Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan living in Shenzhen to join its public health-care scheme, allowing them the same benefits as other ...

  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. 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 ...




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