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  1. Attack alerts stoke global debate over public readiness

    Posted Aug 06th 2004, 12:00am by Peter Kammerer

    ... of their local public health department or the national government's planned response are much more likely to comply and tune in and make sure they understand what they should be doing.' ... Efforts by British and US governments to prepare the public for terrorist action are futile, writes Peter Kammerer New York, Washington and London have been put on alert with the threat ...

  2. Quotes of the week

    Posted Oct 23rd 2011, 12:00am

    ... I sweated through at least two or three t-shirts Hong Kong taipan John Hung, describing summer nights during his 16 months in Stanley Prison The public are like sheep being slaughtered Kwok Ka-ki, convenor of the group Caring Hong Kong, on the rising cost of private health care in the city We could consider a cross-strait peace treaty in 10 years Taiwanese president Ma Ying-Jeou ...

  3. Who said it?

    Posted Oct 19th 2011, 12:00am

    ... For those indifferent passers-by, I would not comment. If they are married and have children, ask what they would feel The mother of Wang Yue, a two-year-old who was hit by two vehicles and then ignored as she bled in the street The public are like sheep being slaughtered Kwok Ka-ki, convenor of the group Caring Hong Kong, on the rising cost of some private health care You are freedom ...

  4. Public needs reassuring over anti-terrorism unit

    Posted Mar 29th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... but that we must nevertheless increase anti-terrorist units which by nature must operate under absolute secrecy. No one expects a full public airing of any gaps in our security, or sharing of all ... the balance against civil liberties. But before such a balance can be readjusted, the public must be reassured it is necessary. There has not been any suggestion of amending laws, but still, ...

  5. Public fury over budget

    Posted Mar 11th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Phila Siu Financial Secretary John Tsang Chun-wah failed to please every Hongkonger with his HK$6,000 handout as thousands of people took part in the anti-budget rally last Sunday. The biggest clash broke out when police started to remove the protesters f ...

  6. Deaths preventable, says WHO

    Posted Oct 11th 2004, 12:00am by Ella Lee

    ... Ella Lee Suicide 'is a huge but largely preventable' public health problem, causing almost half of all violent deaths and resulting in almost 1 million deaths a year, as well as economic costs in the billions of dollars, according to the World Health Organisation. The United Nations body said having access to the means of suicide was a determinant in suicide. The most ...

  7. Training for elite force is harmful to health

    Posted Mar 10th 2004, 12:00am by Nick Squires

    ... for the government released yesterday found that the training undergone by the special forces unit is so realistic that it can seriously harm the health of troops. SAS commandos were routinely exposed ... involves a range of exposures that can lead to potential adverse health effects,' the report concluded. 'In particular, development of the counter-terrorist capacity of the SAS ...

  8. Urumqi bans public gatherings ahead of mourning for victims

    Posted Jul 12th 2009, 12:00am by Will Clem

    ... Kristine Kwok, Will Clem in Urumqi and Al Guo The government in Urumqi yesterday issued a ban public gatherings as the city's Han Chinese approached a sensitive day of mourning, ... such as People's Square ahead of mourning for those killed in riots last Sunday. Officials say 184 people died and that 137 of them were Han. The government started posting notices in public places ...

  9. Details of Chiang Kai-shek's attempts to recapture mainland to be made public

    Posted Apr 22nd 2009, 12:00am by Lawrence Chung

    ... Lawrence Chung in Taipei Taiwan will declassify a set of confidential documents on a failed military attempt by the late Kuomintang generalissimo Chiang Kai-shek to recover the mainland in the 1960s. From the start of next month, visitors, including those ...

  10. Anti-terrorism teams created for Olympics

    Posted Jun 08th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Public Health Bureau. The teams comprise a total of 188 experts and medics who will be on duty around the clock from July 1, said officials attending a meeting on disease prevention and control ... attacks across the country and even neighbouring countries around the clock. A public health surveillance network has also been set up to monitor any epidemic diseases that may strike the capital. ...




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