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    Letters to the Editor, November 20, 2014

    Posted Nov 20th 2014, 06:31am by LETTERS

    ... and interpersonal relationships, Hong Kong today, modern China, globalisation, public health, energy technology and the environment. All these modules are related to politics. Therefore, it does not make ... traffic. When the World Health Organisation declared the current Ebola outbreak a public health emergency of international concern on August 8, we immediately established a task force for Ebola ...

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    Letters to the Editor, November 29, 2014

    Posted Nov 29th 2014, 04:43am by LETTERS

    ... population. Demands for health care, nursing and care homes will increase. The current level of services cannot match rising demand. Public hospitals are already overloaded with so many elderly ... The administration must build a lot more public housing estates to meet the needs of all Hongkongers. It will have to generate more revenue and there is a need to reform the taxation system. It should raise ...

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    Letters to the Editor, November 23, 2014

    Posted Nov 23rd 2014, 06:03am by LETTERS

    ...   Pangolins are under threat of extinction While there is high public awareness of the plight of many endangered animals including sharks, tigers and blue whales, the plight of pangolins largely goes ... the world work together to combat the poaching and trafficking of pangolins. Prohibiting smuggling of pangolins worldwide is a must. The general public can make a difference too by donating money ...

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    Letters to the Editor, November 26, 2014

    Posted Nov 26th 2014, 05:26am by LETTERS

    ... responsibility. If people stay on beyond 60, they are more likely to have health issues and this could adversely affect a company's revenue. Shirley Yu, Sha Tin   Older workers can pass on experience ... will be dependent on welfare, and medical and other public services. Many individuals are still capable of working beyond the age of 60 and so the retirement age in the civil service and private firms ...

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    Letters to the Editor, November 25, 2014

    Posted Nov 25th 2014, 05:10am by LETTERS

    ... End Occupy crisis with real dialogue To try and solve the current crisis with occupied areas of the city, the government has promised to submit a report on public views to the central ... O   Downside to new town expansion The public consultation period to discuss the expansion of Tung Chung ended last month. As a Tung Chung resident, what concerns me most is the quality of life for us ...

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    Trial test to save old tree based on sound scientific research

    Posted Nov 17th 2014, 04:48am by LETTERS

    ... the natural life cycle of growth, ageing, sickness and death. Phellinus noxius, the fungus that caused the brown root rot disease, could lead to rapid health and structural deterioration of trees and tree failure. There is no effective remedy for this disease and this poses a challenge. A recent publication by Swiss scientist Dr Francis Schwarze revealed that the Trichoderma species, ...

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    Letters to the Editor, November 19, 2014

    Posted Nov 19th 2014, 05:45am by LETTERS

    ... ", November 12). The centre pointed out that the intake exceeds the standard suggested by the World Health Organisation. I do not think it is possible to reduce sodium and sugar content ... in dishes. It is not feasible for the government to monitor what seasonings and food additives are used in restaurants. Where it can make a difference is with public education. All schools should ...

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    Letters to the Editor, November 15, 2014

    Posted Nov 15th 2014, 04:53am by LETTERS

    ... appetite for public funding. I trust that Hong Kong's financial oasis will not run dry. Gordon Andreassend, Tai Kok Tsui   Limit energy use to reduce pollution There is no doubt that Hong ... irreversible damage to the health of citizens. Investors will be driven away and fewer tourists will visit the city. The government should organise a "no air conditioning day" which all ...

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    Incinerator will adopt proven, cost-effective technology on island

    Posted Aug 05th 2014, 04:29am by LETTERS

    ... can be evaluated. The modern 3,000 tonnes per day integrated waste management facility will adopt proven, cost-effective technology that can reliably safeguard public health and meet the most ...

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    Letters to the Editor, September 1, 2014

    Posted Sep 01st 2014, 03:40am by LETTERS

    ... there is lactose-intolerant. Besides being a threat to public health, milk also forms a threat to biodiversity, as 30 per cent of biodiversity loss is caused by livestock farming. Each litre of milk equals 1.4kg ... such as social services, and public housing and hospitals. There have been suggestions that this new pension could be paid for with higher profits or salary tax, but these proposals are not feasible. ...




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