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  1. Health-check tour packages offered to mainland visitors

    Posted Oct 18th 2007, 12:00am by Lilian Goh

    ... Lilian Goh The Union Hospital and Dragonair Holidays have jointly launched health check-plus-sightseeing packages for the first time to attract medical tourists from 10 mainland cities. ... Kai-yiu admitted that the prices of the packages were two to three times higher than mainland health-check plans. 'We hope to attract the mainlanders by our quality services. Also, they can ...

  2. HK holds its own against regional rivals in visitor arrival growth

    Posted Aug 16th 2004, 12:00am by Murray Bailey

    ... Murray Bailey Hong Kong is performing better than average, compared to its regional competitors, in visitor arrivals- even after discounting travel from the mainland. Growth in visitors ... from the mainland are included, then business was storming ahead- up 39.1 per cent, almost 20 points above the regional average. Singapore and the mainland counted a faster growth in visitor ...

  3. Visitors flock to healing lands

    Posted Jun 30th 2008, 12:00am by Jacqueline Tsang

    ... attracting a lot of medical tourism from the mainland, seeing as many mainland tourists could afford the higher costs in exchange for the convenience of being treated in Hong Kong. Geographical reasons aside, he pointed out that the mainland was also relatively backward with regard to its medical institutions, with facilities and services leaving much to be desired, whereas standards ...

  4. Merchants brewing up historic tea for visitors

    Posted Jul 16th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... and the Beijing Organising Committee for the Olympic Games is betting that next month's Games will be a prime time for overseas and domestic visitors to acquire, or reacquire, a taste for the tea. ... outlet. 'The price of Puer tea rocketed to an unbelievable level on the mainland for two years until the end of 2007, when it started to drop,' he said. 'The price of 250 grams ...

  5. Scores of traders drop by for tea- and sniff out mainland market

    Posted Aug 13th 2009, 12:00am by Adrian Wan

    ... to business with the mainland, the world's biggest tea exporter. Tea was formerly part of the annual Food Expo, but it has now been given its own exhibition for the first time. The council's assistant director, Raymond Yip Chak-yan, said Hong Kong's proximity to the mainland and commitment to free trade and an open market would attract many people in the tea industry to come and do ...

  6. Taiwanese medical visas for mainland patients

    Posted Jul 31st 2007, 12:00am by Lawrence Chung

    ... 100,000 mainland and overseas visitors to the island in three years. It is supposed to net NT$7 billion (HK$1.67 billion) in revenue and create 3,500 jobs. ... Lawrence Chung in Taipei Taiwan is to allow mainlanders to apply for medical visas for treatment on the island beginning tomorrow as part of the government's efforts to increase ...

  7. News - China - HEALTH

    Doctors attacked by knife-wielding patient in Shanghai, latest in series of assaults on medics

    Posted Mar 21st 2014, 05:00pm by Minnie Chan

    ... Minnie Chan minnie.chan@scmp.com Violence comes as police in Hubei province stage a drill on how to deal with angry relatives who storm a hospital after a loved one dies after treatment Three doctors in Shanghai have been attacked by a patient with a knife, the latest in a wave of assaults against medical staff on the mainland. The attack came as police in a city in Hubei ...

  8. News - China - HEALTH

    Weeping doctor paraded around hospital by angry mob after patient dies

    Posted Mar 06th 2014, 05:07pm by SIJIA JIANG

    ... by an angry mob and paraded around a hospital after a man he treated had died the previous night, a mainland newspaper reported. More than one hundred people including relatives of the dead man ... in a statement on its social media account. He died in the early hours of the morning and relatives said the treatment he received was inadequate, the Guangzhou Daily said. Media on the mainland ...

  9. Test run to stop pregnant mainlanders

    Posted Jan 25th 2007, 12:00am by Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... Mary Ann Benitez Immigration officers started a trial at Lo Wu yesterday on stopping pregnant mainland women from entering Hong Kong without prior hospital bookings. From next Thursday, mainland women who are 28 weeks or more into their pregnancy and suspected by immigration officials of coming to Hong Kong to give birth will have to show a confirmed booking certificate issued ...

  10. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    New mainland mandatory food labels will improve health

    Posted Aug 20th 2012, 12:00am

    ... that people can easily find out what they are consuming and make informed choices. We are, of course, talking about mainland China and its ineffective voluntary code on nutritional labelling of food. ... devastating killers now account for more than 80 per cent of deaths on the mainland each year and nearly 70 per cent of the total disease load on the health authorities. Food security, an abiding ...




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