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  1. HK not covered if Daya Bay reactor leaks, insurer warns

    Posted Mar 27th 2011, 12:00am by John Carney

    ... John Carney Who will pick up the bill for the impact on families and businesses of a serious leak of radioactivity from the Daya Bay nuclear power complex? No one- not your insurer, and not the Hong Kong government. And that won't do, says a leading insurance executive. Anna Tipping, Asia-Pacific head of insurers Norton Rose, believes the government should copy Japan and set ...

  2. Talkback

    Posted Jan 19th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Edwin Lau Che-feng, Friends of the Earth (HK) Q Should life insurers explain their rules more clearly? Life insurers have an obligation to provide detailed information to people before ... for more information before buying life insurance. When both insurers and customers are willing to explain and seek information, they will benefit from being able to avoid further conflicts. Life ...

  3. Letters

    Posted Nov 13th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Right for young to carry health burden of aged As the government embarked on its second phase of public consultation on its voluntary private health care insurance scheme, press attention focused briefly on the proposed health protection scheme. Generally speaking, elderly or high-risk individuals are not accepted by health care insurers, or they are charged expensive premiums ...

  4. Hongkongers' top concern is the family, despite crisis, survey finds

    Posted Nov 10th 2008, 12:00am by Agnes Lam

    ... company, was conducted by City University Professional Services between September 8 and 21, the period during which investment bank Lehman Brothers failed and insurer AIG received a bailout from the US government. Despite the gloomy economic situation, 88 per cent of the people interviewed over the phone ranked family issues as their No1 concern. The respondents considered work-life ...

  5. Bittersweet truths- just like life

    Posted Aug 18th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... are very poor. We must help improve their quality of life by supporting fair trade. Cheung Tsz-yau, 17 Unlike most young people who enjoy milk tea, my favourite drink is espresso. Milk tea is very ... leaves, hearts or spiders? in the foam on top of a cup of coffee. Coffee has a bittersweet taste. It?s just like life, where you have to work hard before you achieve success. Young Post is working ...

  6. Life and death in the toxic shadow of progress

    Posted Jun 07th 2010, 12:00am by Shi Jiangtao

    ... to churn out dark clouds of filthy smoke day and night. 'I was born in the village and have spent all my life here. We have never seen so much pollution before,' said Wang, 64, a retired ... with bile duct cancer a year ago and had major surgery a few months ago. 'Life has become really difficult for my family as both of us are seriously ill and out of work. We now live ...

  7. Our sea life will die without legal protection

    Posted May 11th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... to development, creating a situation that is in stark contrast to just a few decades ago, when our waters teemed with a rich diversity of sea life. Where once there were croakers, giant grouper, ... per cent is not unreasonable- has to be out of bounds to fishing boats so that sea life can thrive. Ensuring that the laws are strong and properly followed is the only way that our seas can ...

  8. Desire for justice changed life

    Posted Feb 20th 2010, 12:00am by John Cremer

    ... Written by John Cremer Not many people would choose to suspend a successful career as director of a surveying firm and start all over again to train as a barrister. But then James Pong has always looked for special challenges. 'It was a big investmen ...

  9. Roadside pollution a bigger life threat

    Posted Jan 04th 2010, 12:00am by Austin Chiu

    ... Austin Chiu Roadside air pollution in Central hit life-threatening levels on an average of one in every eight days last year, while the number of very high pollution days on Mong Kok ... and Causeway Bay eight. The department said air pollution index readings reaching life-threatening levels were usually recorded under unfavourable weather conditions last year. It said the number ...

  10. Mission in life is much more than profit and loss

    Posted Nov 09th 2009, 12:00am by Neil Runcieman

    ... career for profit. I lived and worked for the P&L [profit and loss] of a company. I had lost sight of the P&L of life,' she said. Looking around her at the funeral, this youngest of a family of 10 brothers and sisters rested her focus on her siblings and came to the conclusion that her mother, still by far the single greatest influence in her life, had achieved something far ...




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