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  1. Lifestyle - Family & Education - INSIGHT

    How to make Hong Kong schools a hub for better health

    Posted Apr 14th 2014, 09:45am by ROBIN CHEUNG

    ... of the integrated education policy, under which special needs students are placed in mainstream schools. Hong Kong has become a regional leader regarding school health promotion On the whole, students ... but in practice, individual schools are free to choose the entry point and level of engagement. Hong Kong, fortunately, has been making its own efforts to promote school health. The Healthy School Award ...

  2. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Hong Kong's lawyers must speak out on sensitive issues

    Posted Jun 25th 2014, 12:11pm by Cliff Buddle

    ... are not supposed to mix, but it is often difficult to separate one from the other. Over the years, Hong Kong's legal community has played an important role in defending the rule of law and, in doing ... is in support of judicial independence in light of the central government's recent white paper on Hong Kong. The document raised concerns by classifying judges as administrators with a "basic ...


    Funding issue expected to hinder audit regulator reform in Hong Kong

    Posted Jun 24th 2014, 05:58am by Enoch Yiu

    ... failures. Hong Kong's current model of letting an industry group, the HKICPA, self-regulate accountants is seen as outdated. The reform makes sense but the real issue is money. Who is going ... be happy to foot the bill. In a consultation paper released by the government last week, it wants to expand the role of the Financial Reporting Council by taking over from the Hong Kong Institute ...

  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Land allocation must meet Hong Kong's long-term health needs

    Posted Mar 05th 2014, 06:17pm by BIAN ZHAOXIANG

    ... that officials grappling with the problem of land shortages adhere to this principle. Another core issue that requires a long-term approach is Hong Kong's ageing population and how to organise ... be denied that housing is a pressing issue that arouses grave concerns in Hong Kong today, particularly with regard to low-income families. The university strongly supports a gradual increase ...

  5. Business - Money - IPO WATCH

    Maths behind junket outfit Iao Kun's Hong Kong listing plan looks wobbly

    Posted Jul 14th 2014, 03:09am by Ray Chan

    ... financing deals, such as a rights issue or to exercise its existing stock options. Bankers specialising in the listing-by-introduction market told IPO Watch that companies can use their Hong Kong listing status to issue additional shares quickly in order to finance merger and acquisition deals, as well as help retain their senior regional employees by offering Hong Kong-traded restricted ...

  6. News - Asia - AVIATION

    Land search for Malaysia Airlines plane begins as firm reveals aircraft had no 'issues with health'

    Posted Mar 10th 2014, 06:05am by STAFF AND WIRES

    ... Staff Reporters in Beijing and Agencies in Kuala Lumpur and Phu Quoc Island Crew of Cathay Pacific Hong Kong-Kuala Lumpur bound flight reports large amount of debris was spotted off the coast of southeast Vietnam, says Hong Kong’s Civil Aviation Department Investigators refusing to rule out foul play The hunt for missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 was widened in scope ...

  7. News - China

    Parting shots as Bo Xilai exits stage

    Posted Aug 27th 2013, 12:00am by Zhang Hong, Zhuang Pinghui

    ... Zhang Hong and Zhuang Pinghui The five-day trial closes with the former Chongqing party boss launching a withering attack on Wang Lijun, his former police chief, his wife, Gu Kailai ... have asked Gu Kailai first. Instead he came to talk to me. Another reason to dismiss him was because he tried to blackmail me. He said on several occasions that his health condition ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - POLICY

    Gays and mainlanders in spotlight as Hong Kong launches discrimination law review

    Posted Jul 08th 2014, 07:33pm by Jennifer Ngo

    ... all aspects of equality. "Back when we were drafting the Race Discrimination Ordinance, the government admitted there was discrimination against new immigrants in Hong Kong, but said ... not just for the protection of mainland tourists; new immigrants should be the focus." Hong Kong Autonomy Movement spokesman Vincent Lau cautioned that Hongkongers' freedom of speech ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Worst smog of the year prompts Hong Kong government health warning

    Posted Jun 09th 2014, 03:03am by Ernest Kao

    ... five times the maximum safe level set the by World Health Organisation. Ozone concentration hit 269, against a WHO maximum eight-hour mean level of 100. Watch: How to deal with Hong Kong ... Ernest Kao ernest.kao@scmp.com Low pressure system sends pollution levels rocketing across the city on the worst day of the year so far for air quality Smog prompts health warnings Hong ...

  10. Comment - Letters

    Policy address neglected important mental health issues

    Posted Jan 28th 2014, 04:12am by LETTERS

    ... that no mental health service users are on it. They are experts in their domains and their voices must be heard if we want better mental health services. In 2005, Hong Kong spent 0.24 per cent of gross ... and practices of mental health and its services among Hong Kong people should be continuously monitored for service development and modification. In the mental health field, much more can be done ...




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