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  1. 'Warn public on health risks of air pollution'

    Posted Aug 03rd 2012, 12:00am

    ... Cheung Chi-fai chifai.cheung@scmp.com Air pollution experts have again called for a new alert system to warn the public about health risks created by extreme pollution like the grey pall over Hong Kong yesterday. They issued the appeal as the city choked for a second consecutive day in what green activists called 'life-threatening' levels of air pollution. Roadside ...

  2. Poor rating for public housing service

    Posted Apr 29th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Maggie Tam Public housing officials offer the city's least satisfactory government service, according to a Hong Kong Research Association's random telephone survey of 1,662 people this month. Rubbish recycling and public health care services are rated the next two least satisfactory items while the highest ratings cover electricity, water supplies and emergency ...

  3. Hong Kong 'kept in the dark' over outbreak

    Posted Oct 03rd 2003, 12:00am by Ella Lee

    ... Officials were unaware of a Guangdong report on Sars released in January Hong Kong's Sars outbreak could have been less catastrophic if the city had obtained accurate and timely ... diseases and of an effective alert system. When the outbreak of what was then being called atypical pneumonia exploded in Guangdong - before Sars had been identified - Hong Kong was kept ...

  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    More transparency needed about the health of our heritage trees

    Posted Aug 16th 2012, 12:00am

    ... SCMP Editorial Transparency can root out the rot Trees, normally, are no threat to public safety. They improve the environment and are welcome features in concrete jungles like Hong Kong ... was first officially identified in an infected century-old banyan tree in Kowloon Park in 2007. But the authority did not alert the public or experts of a panel as the disease continued to spread. ...

  5. Health-warning gap

    Posted Jan 27th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... What steps should Hong Kong take to improve communications with the mainland on matters of public health and safety, following the delay in notification about red fire ants? Share your views: write to us. ...

  6. Families eschew public transport for private cars

    Posted Mar 24th 2012, 12:00am

    ... of Public Security said the annual death toll for the year was 73,484. Yang said drivers allowed into Hong Kong in future were likely to be highly qualified people who would tend to alter ... Mainlanders with business in Hong Kong and those whose children are studying in the city or abroad are particularly keen on such a service and easily find ways around the current rules. 'Every ...

  7. Protect buyers in Hong Kong but don't mollycoddle them

    Posted Dec 02nd 2011, 12:00am

    ... Bernard Chan A few months ago I described the amazing procedures I had to go through to open an account with a local Hong Kong bank. It was a lengthy process involving a lot ... customers. That is certainly not the case where the property market is concerned. Many people believe that buyers in Hong Kong need more protection from misleading information from sellers. But how ...

  8. Regional pact to fight health crises

    Posted Jun 29th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Kevin Huang Hong Kong, Guangdong and Macau health officials will today sign an agreement to co-ordinate emergency responses to major public health crises in the region. At a tripartite ... diseases. Health director Lam Ping-yan, who led the Hong Kong delegation, said yesterday's discussions examined preparations and preparedness for a flu pandemic and monitoring of suspicious ...

  9. Public's videos could hold clues to how blaze began

    Posted Dec 04th 2011, 12:00am

    ... people remain in hospital following the fire, five critically ill. THE HEART OF HONG KONG WE WANT TO HELP Many of the families who lost loved ones in the Fa Yuen Street fire were poor. Many of those injured will struggle to pay for their rehabilitation. The smoke has yet to clear on the extent of the personal devastation. The SCMP Heart of Hong Kong Relief Fund is appealing ...

  10. Failure to ban cheese a health risk: lawmaker

    Posted Mar 30th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... the imports, the Hong Kong government should follow suit before it is too late,' Mr Wong said. 'If not, public safety will be threatened.' One Hong Kong supermarket chain has removed ... reported. Other Italian cheeses would have to go through laboratory tests before being allowed into the mainland. Importers had also been notified to stop selling the mozzarella and to make public ...




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