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  1. China's health care time bomb

    Posted Sep 16th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... afford the medicine. But we are not a charity.' That may be true, but in China the reality is that medical care is far too costly for most people. In 2002, China's total medical ... to be. In the early 1950s, China established a three-tier plan: full payouts for government officials, partial responsibility for employees of state-owned enterprises, and communal co-operatives ...

  2. News - China - SOCIETY

    Health care costs still a heavy burden for mainlanders, says health minister

    Posted Jan 08th 2013, 12:00am by ZHUANG PINGHUI

    ... conference Health-care costs remain too expensive Health care is still too expensive on the mainland despite almost four years of reform, Health Minister Dr Chen Zhu said yesterday. At the annual national health work conference, Chen said reform efforts needed to improve if the heavy financial burden on individuals was to be lifted, China News Service reported. The central government kicked ...

  3. News - China - HEALTH CARE

    Reforming mainland hospitals 'a tough job'

    Posted Feb 27th 2013, 12:00am by ZHUANG PINGHUI

    ... of its health-care system, the health minister says changing public hospitals is the trickiest task he faces in the next three years. "The hard part is to reform the public hospital ... and remote areas have access to essential health care. The mainland began pilot public-hospital reforms in 300 county-level hospitals last year, eliminating a medicine surcharge and introducing ...

  4. News - China - CHANGING FACES

    Bedside vigil pits husband against hospital he blames for wife's woes

    Posted Sep 23rd 2012, 12:00am by He Huifeng

    ... He Huifeng Bedside vigil pits husband against hospital For the past three years, Luo Zhanmiao, a 73-year-old retired engineer, has slept on a "bed" made of three chairs fitted together alongside his 68-year-old wife at a public hospital in Guangzhou. For more than 1,000 nights, he has helped care for her. But his presence is also a protest of sorts against the hospital, ...

  5. Business - Economy - ECONOMY

    Ageing mainland faces challenges

    Posted Feb 04th 2013, 12:00am by Victoria Ruan

    ... last year from 9.3 per cent in 2011. It was the slowest rate since 1999. Deutsche Bank greater China chief economist Ma Jun said "pension and health-care costs will be the biggest ... people aged above 40 are required to set aside a portion of their income each month as a fund for health-care and nursing costs after they turned 65, he said. "China's long-term ...

  6. Business - Money

    Asia's health care boom is here to stay

    Posted Jan 14th 2013, 12:00am by Carl Berrisford

    ... with the mainland. At present, the mainland spends only 5.1 per cent of its gross domestic product on health care (the global average is 9.4 per cent). Decades of one-child policy has had its effect. China ... Carl Berrisford moneypost@scmp.com Asian health care services look to be a good bet, writes Carl Berrisford There's gold in them ills For those who find it nerve-racking trying ...

  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    China's health spending reform an encouraging sign

    Posted Sep 10th 2012, 12:00am

    ... and insurance coverage to reduce personal spending on health. China's market reforms placed a heavy health-care cost burden on local government and consumers. Nonetheless personal spending now ... that health care for the nation's 1.3 billion people is an exception. The Ministry of Health has announced a 30 to 40 per cent increase in health spending as a proportion of GDP by 2020, raising ...

  8. Talking points

    Posted May 24th 2011, 12:00am

    ... not automatically be excluded from country parks, and the need to reserve space for urban development would no longer be considered. Hong Kong National basic health care on agenda China's Ministry ... medical costs are expensive, if not unaffordable. The ministry's party boss vowed to expand the scope of free basic health care services in the coming five years. China Power shortfall ...

  9. A healthy sign of growing pains

    Posted Aug 21st 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... of public health care and pollution, to name some. China does not have these problems on its own. Advanced western countries are, or have been, familiar with most of them. The challenge to China is to manage the social fallout of rapid change driven by market forces while maintaining stability. The impact on the universal health-care system is a good example. Beijing has responded to public ...

  10. Achieving social equity to test political courage of leadership

    Posted Oct 03rd 2005, 12:00am by Wang Xiangwei

    ... employment and strengthen social services such as education, health care and public safety. The aim is to ease social inequality and narrow the wealth gaps between the rich and the poor, and urban ... to affect overall reforms. The two most spectacular failures are in health care and education, a main source of complaints and protests in cities and villages. Some officials say the reforms failed ...




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