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  1. Officials' health care at the heart of the matter

    Posted Oct 07th 2009, 12:00am by Albert Chen, Albert Cheng

    ... is closely intertwined with the well-being of the city. We ought to provide them with high-quality health care coverage. Not only are they entitled to it; they deserve it. Better late than never, ... fully. The news of Tsang's ill health inevitably drew a lot of public concern and media attention because he is in charge of the city's economy. But the surgery he had was not really ...

  2. Leung's policies

    Posted Mar 26th 2012, 12:00am

    ... of elderly health care vouchers to HK$1,000 a year. Religion, culture, arts and sports Set up a cultural bureau to take responsibility for devising and implementing cultural policies; and Create ... public rental housing flats in the next five years. Education Provide free early-childhood education and increase subsidies for whole-day child-care centres and kindergartens; and Schools ...

  3. One year left- and still much to do

    Posted Jul 02nd 2011, 12:00am

    ... has lost direction. Our city needs leadership. We face many challenges- introducing health care reform, tackling the housing issue, easing concerns about the wealth gap, and creating a more ... When Hong Kong returned to China and put into practice the novel 'one country, two systems' concept, our city took a step into the unknown. Before the handover, there were many ...

  4. Change up a gear

    Posted Jun 19th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... also reminded us that there is a range of public policy areas where reform is long overdue. Public debates on housing, education, health care, social welfare, labour, environmental protection ... the public, for example, on a long-term housing policy, a sustainable health care financing system and an old-age pension scheme. But the impending transfer of government made it impossible for any ...

  5. A time for reflection and vision

    Posted May 29th 2006, 12:00am by Chris Yeung

    ... of difficult- but pressing- issues, including health-care funding, and a goods and services tax, the administration does not seem to have the political capacity to find long-term solutions through ... will herald profound economic changes. As public discussion about the city's role and position in Greater China intensifies, the 10th anniversary will be a timely occasion for Beijing ...

  6. Show us you can do better, C.Y.

    Posted Jul 01st 2012, 12:00am

    ... society in which to live and work. That calls for reforms of health care and education, a population policy that combats an ageing workforce and meaningful action to tackle air pollution. Core ... behind him and repairs public trust, so he can focus on the issues that really matter to Hong Kong people, and on enhancing the city's future as a special part of China under the 'one ...

  7. Year of the people

    Posted Dec 24th 2003, 12:00am by Chris Yeung

    ... and heroines. Personified by such new household names as Professor Sydney Chung Sheung-chee, Joseph Sung Jao-yiu and Tse Yuen-man, the medical and health-care sector demonstrated professionalism, ... A marked change in public attitudes towards the mainland was shown when Hong Kong gave a warm welcome to China's first spaceman, Colonel Yang Liwei, and Premier Wen Jiabao, during their visits ...

  8. The embrace of politics

    Posted Apr 10th 2006, 12:00am by Quinton Chan

    ... health-care system is facing serious financial problems. These concerns are bad for Hong Kong's long-term competitiveness, but not many politicians focus on them because they are not sexy, ... in the community. Liberal Party chairman James Tien Pei-chun approached me in October 2003 and said he needed someone young with lots of China experience. He spoke with a lot of sincerity. So I agreed ...

  9. The virtues of electoral competition

    Posted Aug 03rd 2006, 12:00am by Christine Loh

    ... until 2012, he needs to think about health-care reform from a qualitative perspective- rather than just getting the public to pay more. Now, Mr Tsang has put forward a consultation paper ... Other important issues of public concern are education and health care. Mr Tung did focus on primary and secondary education. Those in frontline politics should research why he failed. Both Mr ...

  10. Use reserves for housing and health, says Goodstadt

    Posted May 05th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Gary Cheung Hong Kong could afford to use its huge fiscal reserves to spend more on tackling long-term problems such as housing and health care, the pre-handover government's top ... introduced by the Hospital Authority in recent years.' Goodstadt said in the 1950s when Hong Kong was very poor and faced a tough external trade environment in the wake of UN sanctions on China ...




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