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  1. New law urged to counter attacks on medical staff

    Posted Jan 23rd 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... increasing attacks by disgruntled patients on health-care staff. Deputy Mayor Li Zhuobin said he was 'very worried about the practice' and a law should be drafted to protect both staff ... there had been 97 cases of violence related to medical compensation, resulting in injuries to 36 medics and 5.4 million yuan in property losses. 'Hospitals are places to protect people's ...

  2. Public health law 'big' weapon for officials

    Posted Apr 30th 2009, 12:00am by Ella Lee

    ... government departments to handle the outbreak. Under the new law, the administration can requisition any private property and pay compensation for such requisition. When public hospitals are full ... Ella Lee A new law that took effect in Hong Kong in July last year could become a powerful weapon for the government to combat a flu pandemic. Undersecretary for Food and Health Gabriel ...

  3. Patent claims see biggest rise in 20 years

    Posted Feb 16th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Irene Wang Patent applications on the mainland increased by more than a third last year, but quality standards were lower than overseas, the state intellectual property chief said in Beijing yesterday. State Intellectual Property Office director Tian Lipu said his office had accepted 476,264 patent applications last year, up 34.6 per cent- the highest increase in two decades. ...

  4. Developer awaits verdict after trial

    Posted May 21st 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The politically sensitive trial of property developer Chau Ching-ngai has ended, but a verdict is yet to be announced. Chau's trial on charges of falsifying registered capital and manipulating stock prices only began on Wednesday. He has been in custody for a year. Full report- A5 ...

  5. News - China - HEALTH

    Weeping doctor paraded around hospital by angry mob after patient dies

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

    ... and trouble-makers would be harshly dealt with. "Violence against doctors is a serious crime and [perpetrators] will be severely punished according to the law," Li said. On Wednesday, a doctor ...

  6. Patent behaviour

    Posted May 25th 2004, 12:00am by Patsy Moy

    ... have received patents or registration from patent offices on the mainland or in Europe. Source: Intellectual Property Department ...

  7. News - World - RUSSIA

    Putin signs law banning smoking in public places

    Posted Feb 25th 2013, 05:17pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Moscow President Vladimir Putin has signed a law banning smoking in public places in Russia from June, a cornerstone of the government’s bid to improve public health in the nicotine-addicted country, the Kremlin said on Monday. The law makes smoking illegal in restaurants, cafes, hotels, trains and a host of other places and will take effect in two ...

  8. Disputes over medicines putting lives at risk

    Posted Mar 16th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The international rules are straightforward: at no time should intellectual property rights get in the way of national public health emergencies. But as the dispute between Thailand's ... 2001 ministerial conference in Doha issued a waiver to its 1995 agreement protecting intellectual property rights that stated intellectual property should not take precedence over public ...

  9. Lawmakers may get tough on illegal organ sales and transplants

    Posted Aug 24th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... cases will warrant fines, confiscation of property and more than five years' jail, according to proposed changes to the criminal code. Similar punishment awaits people who harvest organs ... the 1960s, but the law was mute on the subject until three years ago, when the Human Organ Transplant Ordinance outlawed unauthorised transplants. However, it failed to make it a criminal offence ...

  10. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Beauty industry can't self-regulate; new laws needed

    Posted Oct 21st 2012, 12:00am by Jimmy Cheung

    ... since laws governing clinics and hospitals were enacted decades ago. But as beauty treatment is increasingly popular, giving it priority is essential. Hong Kong's reputable health-care ...




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