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  1. Property - Hong Kong & China - CONCRETE ANALYSIS

    Housing medicine not curing the problem

    Posted Sep 26th 2012, 12:00am by Gordon Tse

    ... Gordon Tse While the government has announced steps to ease housing shortages in the medium term, they are unlikely to cool prices in the near term Alternative medicine won't cureproblems Hong Kong's housing sector seems to have developed a resistance to any medicine prescribed by the government. Take the special stamp duty, for example. This punitive short-term ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    C.Y. Leung announces task force to 'advance' Chinese medicine

    Posted Aug 15th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Leung Chun-ying announces task force to further promote the industry in HK Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying's ambitious plans to develop the city's traditional Chinese medicine ... and include promotion of traditional Chinese medicine and research on it. The task force, to be chaired by the health minister Dr Ho Wing-man, will lay the foundations for a Chinese Medicine ...

  3. No cure in sight for medicine institute

    Posted Jun 15th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Adrian Wan and Maggie Tam The government yesterday explained to lawmakers why it planned to shut the Jockey Club Institute of Chinese Medicine, once touted as the centre that would turn Hong Kong into a hub of traditional medicine. Describing the institute as mismanaged, wasteful and inefficient, Deputy Commissioner for Innovation and Technology Andrew Lai Chi-wah said it had ...

  4. US targets fake medicine in anti-piracy fight

    Posted Mar 09th 2010, 12:00am by Irene Jay Liu

    ... Irene Jay Liu It was not just the fake Louboutin high-heel shoes or the pirated Avatar DVD you pick up on the street that worried US officials when they held meetings with Hong Kong law enforcement agencies. Department of Homeland Security officials are particularly concerned about fake medicine and food or consumer products that threaten public safety. Beyond the billions of dollars ...

  5. 5,700 older Chinese medicines registered

    Posted Apr 01st 2008, 12:00am by Polly Hui

    ... Polly Hui A total of 5,700 proprietary Chinese medicines that were manufactured or sold locally on or before March 1999 have secured a transitional registration with the Chinese Medicine Council of Hong Kong. Another 1,800 proprietary Chinese medicines that were released into the market after that date have been given a 'non-transitional registration' status ...

  6. Programme for medicinal purposes

    Posted Dec 07th 2007, 12:00am by Wilson Lau

    ... programme with Hong Kong Baptist University to nurture future specialists in traditional Chinese medicine in Hong Kong. The debut three-week programme, in which 16 final-year undergraduates ... for local students to learn Chinese medicine production skills and theories. 'In the past, they could only go to China [to learn these skills]. But Hong Kong has developed unique methods ...

  7. No sweet medicine for our inflation's ills

    Posted Apr 18th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Lau Nai-keung The consumer price index has jumped: everybody knows this because it is eating into their wallets. Basically, there are just two factors: food prices and rent. Few have been screaming at landlords and property tycoons - all attention is on r ...

  8. Chinese-medicine clinics to stay open

    Posted Mar 21st 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Loretta Fong The Hospital Authority for the first time is keeping its Chinese-medicine outpatient clinics open over the Easter break as another measure to cope with the flu outbreak. Eight clinics will provide limited services from today instead of shutting for the break. The authority's adviser of integrative medicine, Vivian Wong Taam Chi-woon, said yesterday the arrangement ...

  9. Enrolment crisis hits Chinese medicine schools

    Posted Mar 30th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Chandra Wong The number of applicants to study traditional Chinese medicine has dropped by nearly half in two years because of the perception of poor career prospects, the head of the University of Hong Kong's Chinese medicine school said yesterday. There were 561 applications in 2003 and 424 in 2004, compared to just 300 this school year. 'This has become a crisis ...

  10. Teachers to promote Chinese medicine

    Posted Apr 09th 2005, 12:00am by May Chan

    ... May Chan An association has been set up to promote Chinese medicine and its philosophies in secondary schools. The Hong Kong Association for the Enhancement of Traditional Chinese Medicine Education, founded by a group of teachers, plans to help schools develop inter-disciplinary curricula in Chinese medicines. Li Lei-ching, association chair, said Hong Kong young people were out ...




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