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  1. Rural health bodies put on fast track

    Posted Aug 11th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... health co-operatives to repair a health-care system that has been criticised as only serving the rich. After a meeting chaired by Premier Wen Jiabao yesterday to review the two-year-old medical ... and the next, [we] should expand the pilot schemes to cover more areas,' Xinhua quoted a State Council statement as saying. 'By 2008, the rural medical co-operative system will be established ...

  2. Scolding warranted?

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

    ... Microsoft, Google, Yahoo and Cisco Systems have been strongly criticised by a US House subcommittee for co-operating with mainland censorship of online information. Was this scolding deserved? Write to us ...

  3. Department to hire 18,000 field workers

    Posted Jan 22nd 2011, 12:00am by Nora Tong

    ... will be paid HK$7,047- will be recruited to operate computer systems to handle returned questionnaires, perform administrative and clerical duties, and provide receipts and dispatch services. Form Six ... to early July. Participants will learn about the background, design and operational arrangements of the census, and the duties, responsibilities and techniques of different positions. Sam adds ...

  4. DIY dialysis clinic for poor is shut

    Posted Apr 06th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... 'Even though I joined the 'new rural medical co-operative system' and was reimbursed 30 per cent of the bill, I still needed to pay 5,000 yuan a month compared with the 1,000 yuan ... Zhuang Pinghui A do-it-yourself dialysis 'clinic' set up in Beijing by kidney patients too poor to afford hospital care has been shut down by health authorities after operating ...

  5. Censorship fears after edict over porn filter

    Posted Jun 09th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... and retailers on the mainland- domestic and foreign- must install the program into the operating system of personal computers before selling them, according to a regulation released by the Ministry ... software, developed by Computer System Engineering, could recognise an explicit image- ranging from pornography and nudity to disturbing violence- with 95 per cent accuracy in 0.2 seconds ...

  6. Million to benefit from flat HK$2 fare

    Posted May 05th 2012, 12:00am

    ... franchised bus companies will join in mid-September, followed by the New Lantao Bus Company and ferry operators early next year. The government will pay the difference between HK$2 and the existing concessionary fare, but a charity that works with the elderly said yesterday that the transport operators should foot the bill eventually as part of their 'social responsibility'. Doubts were ...

  7. Help change a child's life with a smile

    Posted Nov 24th 2011, 12:00am

    ... system does not pay for the operation. 'On the mainland, about one in every 600 children is born with a cleft lip, a cleft palate, or both,' Wong said. 'Normally, wealthy families ... and speaking properly and some are cruelly teased by other youngsters, said David Wong, general manager of Operation Smile. Their suffering can be ended by a 45-minute operation to stitch together ...

  8. Privacy watchdog probes Manulife

    Posted May 12th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Manulife says it has not sold any personal information to third parties and that customers can opt out at any time. The insurance giant operates more than a million MPF accounts. The Office of the Privacy Commissioner moved to tighten rules after controversy over the sale of customer data by the company that operates the Octopus Card system. The company, Octopus Cards, denied selling data ...

  9. Health chief airs concerns about huge sums required for reforms

    Posted Mar 06th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... billion yuan will be used to expand the coverage of a basic medical insurance system- with government funding accounting for at least 80 per cent of the new rural co-operative medical system ... into the system within three years. Beijing would come up with 331.8 billion yuan while the rest would come from grass-root governments, he said in his work report. In an interview with CCTV, Health ...

  10. Fix public health care first to revamp system

    Posted Oct 13th 2010, 12:00am by Albert Chen, Albert Cheng

    ... for Economic Co-operation and Development member countries. If a system has worked well for so many years, there is no reason to change it. And if there is any decision to do so, it shouldn't ... are financially capable to sign up for private health insurance. The scheme is undoubtedly well-intended, but the problem is that we have talked about overhauling our medical system for more than 10 years ...




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