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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Foreign health funding can help to raise standards on mainland China

    Posted Sep 05th 2014, 04:28am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial Foreign cash a good remedy Social services tend to lag great urban migrations. The mainland's health system is a case in point. Subject to free-market reforms while ... five or six years to bring the cost of medical care within the means of the poor and even some of the middle class, and wider insurance coverage. A targeted increase in health spending ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1585424/foreign-health-funding-can-help-raise-standards-mainland
  2. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    A welcome step to easing burden on public health care system

    Posted Mar 24th 2014, 03:33am by SCMP Editorial

    ... of health services remains defined by lengthening queues and waiting times in the heavily subsidised public system. One of the recommendations of the Health and Medical Development Advisory ... SCMP Editorial Welcome step to ease care burden More than eight years after the last major report on health care reform, little has changed. The long-awaited voluntary health insurance ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1455782/welcome-step-easing-burden-public-health-care-system
  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    When it comes to chickens, put public health above tradition

    Posted Feb 21st 2014, 03:57am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial Put public health above tradition Live poultry imports from the mainland will resume eventually, after suggestions we stop them altogether. But this could be reviewed ... to containing bird-flu viruses, but that does not dispense with the need for strong preventive measures in the event they mutate and spread easily among people. Public health must be put above ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1431972/when-it-comes-chickens-put-public-health-above-tradition
  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Speeding up urban renewal is in the public interest

    Posted Sep 12th 2014, 05:51am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial Urban renewal is in public interest When there is demand, there will be supply, say economists. But those living in Hong Kong know things do not always work like that. ... people. It is in the public interest to speed up urban renewal. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1590468/speeding-urban-renewal-public-interest
  5. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Tighten dentistry school rules

    Posted Aug 28th 2014, 04:01am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial Tighten rules for dentistry school Teaching hospitals lie at the heart our public health system. They not only train our future doctors and dentists, but they provide ... of Hong Kong and home of the city's only dentistry school. Unfortunately it has been in the news for reasons that do nothing for public confidence. As we reported this week, internal ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1581272/after-water-contamination-blunder-tighten-regulation
  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Hong Kong needs effective mechanism to track suspect food

    Posted Sep 10th 2014, 04:24am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial Keeping track of suspect food Yet another regional food scare has hit Hong Kong. Days after the so-called gutter oil scandal in Taiwan made headlines, local health officials are still struggling to ascertain the scale of the impact on the city. That it came at a time when the public was celebrating the Mid-Autumn Festival with festive treats makes it even more ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1588918/hong-kong-needs-effective-mechanism-track-suspect-food
  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Shooting of police gun at hospital raises safety concerns

    Posted Sep 19th 2014, 04:37am by SCMP Editorial

    ... don't count on a reversal of roles with a violent offender in a public place. A policeman's struggle with a mentally unstable man to regain control of his service revolver, in which six shots were fired and the officer was wounded in the arm, is an example. That it took place in a public hospital accident and emergency unit, scattering people waiting for treatment, heightens ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1595597/shooting-police-gun-hospital-raises-safety-concerns
  8. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    When it comes to live-chicken sales, health should be the top priority

    Posted May 12th 2014, 03:08am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial Health should be the top priority As Guangzhou suspended live-poultry sales in nearly a third of its wet markets and substituted central slaughtering as part of a pilot ... sense of security created by improved defences against bird flu. Then former health minister Dr York Chow Yat-ngok said the decision might not be permanent as viruses and the risk could change. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1510125/when-it-comes-live-chicken-sales-health-should-be-top
  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Revamp of 2016 Legco election deserves serious consideration

    Posted Sep 18th 2014, 05:22am by SCMP Editorial

    ... to ensure that winners have a stronger public mandate. Some observers also believe that bigger parties have an edge in smaller constituencies. The future legislature will therefore be less ... to assume that a smaller constituency will necessarily benefit or hurt any camp at this stage. The changes to the Legco election in 2016 will be released for public consultation later this year. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1594899/revamp-2016-legco-election-deserves-serious-consideration
  10. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Yoshiko Yamaguchi, songstress who bridged divide

    Posted Sep 18th 2014, 05:22am by SCMP Editorial

    ... in China before the second world war. Her death at the age of 94 earlier this month in Tokyo has been widely reported in Hong Kong and also noted in mainland publications. She deserved ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1594901/yoshiko-yamaguchi-songstress-who-bridged-divide

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