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  1. China to be world's biggest carmaker by 2020

    Posted Dec 10th 2003, 12:00am by Mark O'Neill

    ... in health-care costs and lost productivity from those too ill to work. They also failed to calculate the cost of building roads, parking spaces and other infrastructure to accommodate such a dramatic ... worsening congestion and rising oil imports. Zhang Xiaoyu, chairman of the China Society of Automotive Engineers, said mainland production would reach 12 million vehicles in 2020, ranking it second ...

  2. Slim hopes for latest plan to jump-start Japan's economy

    Posted Jul 19th 2010, 12:00am by Tom Holland

    ... heavily on boosting the environmental, health care and tourism sectors as well liberalising intra-Asian trade. For example, the government hopes to create a 50 trillion yen environmental market ... Japan's health care sector open to private companies. On top of that, the government aims to increase the number of tourists visiting Japan to 25 million a year from six million in 2004, ...

  3. Stoves burning coal and wood are killing 420,000 a year, says expert

    Posted Oct 09th 2003, 12:00am by Ray Cheung

    ... hazards. Dr Smith recommended long-term and short-term approaches. He urged the government to improve the quality of, and access to, health-care facilities in rural areas. 'Many of the deaths ... who is also a professor of the School of Public Health at the University of California in Berkeley, about 180 million mainland rural households still use indoor and open-air coal ...

  4. Letters

    Posted Feb 02nd 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... residents whose taxes pay for their public health care. If public hospitals charge mainlanders less than they should, this will encourage more to use our public health services and the system will become overloaded. The government subsidises each local patient to alleviate the burden of health care. If public hospitals charge mainlanders less, that means we must also subsidise them. ...

  5. Letters

    Posted Nov 13th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Right for young to carry health burden of aged As the government embarked on its second phase of public consultation on its voluntary private health care insurance scheme, press attention focused briefly on the proposed health protection scheme. Generally speaking, elderly or high-risk individuals are not accepted by health care insurers, or they are charged expensive premiums ...

  6. $1b health bill to treat the victims of a choking killer

    Posted Oct 26th 2004, 12:00am by Ella Lee

    ... is growing, doctors say. A study has estimated that every 10 micrograms per cubic metre of nitrogen dioxide, a key pollutant, in the air costs about $200 million a year in direct health-care costs, ... pollution places on the health-care system. His studies show that the number of hospital admissions for respiratory and cardiovascular diseases increased by 1.5 to 3 per cent for every 10-microgram ...

  7. Rule by gesture, not meaningful policy

    Posted Oct 25th 2009, 12:00am by Philip Bowring

    ... and coastal vessel operators that cause most of the pollution. This is another issue, like health care reform or a minimum wage, left in the 'too hard' basket by officials-turned-politicians ... away from coal. The bottom line is that much could easily be done to cut power-related pollution if the government had the will to push meaningful policies instead of public relations gestures. ...

  8. Talkback

    Posted Oct 28th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... and sights of animal body parts. Animal rights will be advanced, and health-care costs will be reduced dramatically if gastric, digestive and circulatory disorders are minimised. Hong Kong can lead ... to consume a legal product. Vegans might also consider joining forces with teetotallers, other concerned groups and health-care experts. Big Anti-Tobacco has shown all of them the way forward. Shout ...

  9. Greener local pastures

    Posted Feb 14th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... and high-quality food, as well as healthier diets with less meat and more fresh produce, Hong Kong can create new markets for food businesses, cut health care costs and raise its competitiveness ... economies, most notably China, is rising- in fact it has quadrupled within the past 30 years, driven by rising middle-class incomes. Hong Kong is the world's third-largest importer of chicken ...

  10. Decide against coal, say CLP shareholders

    Posted Jun 04th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... to generate resources to pay for... the existing generation'. More children to pay for our excesses. Why should they? Phase out costly end-of-life health care for a few weeks of life support that accounts for 60 per cent of the health budget. Instead, compress morbidity and help people die comfortably when their time comes. Much modern health care is unnecessary, ineffective and expensive, ...




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