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  1. 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 ... would say so.' In an oblique reference to the present Central Policy Unit's heavy reliance on opinion polls, he said he and his colleagues at the unit did not try to follow public ...

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

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

    ... 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 ... and is in charge of the government budget. He basically holds the lifeline to Hong Kong's economy, so it is only natural that his state of health has drawn so much public attention. But, these rumours ...

  3. Public Eye

    Posted Oct 12th 2011, 12:00am

    ... walk the walk? We'll see. Why realtors are flat-out wrong Don't believe Public Eye when we say entrenched tradition rules in Hong Kong? Just look at how a handful of powerful ... developers to get away with it for so long? Yes, entrenched tradition. Bust it all up, Mr Chief Executive. We're fully behind you. Curtain falls on Rita's charade Here's Public ...

  4. Winning over the public is key test for our next leader

    Posted Jun 01st 2011, 12:00am

    ... Albert Cheng The race to be Hong Kong's next chief executive is intensifying as potential candidates raise the competition stakes. Meanwhile, the media and public are fuelling ... whether to run, but at the same time made clear that if she were to win, she would sit for only one term because of her age and poor health. Confining herself to just one term has in fact given ...

  5. Don't undermine public's desire for democracy, US warns

    Posted Mar 06th 2005, 12:00am by Ambrose Leung

    ... Richard Boucher, spokesman for the US Department of State, said nothing should undermine public aspirations. 'US policy has consistently been to support the aspirations of the Hong Kong ... by the Hong Kong people- which is democracy.' Mr Boucher's remarks are believed to be the first public reaction from a foreign government over intensifying reports that Mr Tung is about ...

  6. Health centre chief to get quarantine power

    Posted Apr 07th 2004, 12:00am by Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... amendments to other public health-related legislation,' he said. Mr Yiu said Hong Kong would also refer to the World Health Organisation's international health regulations concerning ... Mary Ann Benitez The new Centre for Health Protection chief will gain broad powers in the control of infectious disease outbreaks, authority now vested in the director of health ...

  7. Bring on a more flexible health scheme

    Posted Jun 16th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The introduction of the Health Protection Account is a good idea which can lower the burden of the government's medical expenditure. The government now pays the lot. But this medical ... for example. How could one save for future needs without saving their own life now? The government should refer to a similar scheme in Singapore. Also, funds should not be only for public medical ...

  8. Public Eye

    Posted Dec 26th 2007, 12:00am by Michael Chugani

    ... and now they're finger-pointing at each other in public to save their skins. Let's start with former Tourism Board executive director Clara Chong Ming-wah, whose two-year health ... in medicine money? Think of that the next time you see old folks lining up for hours at our public hospitals. Clara 'I am not greedy' Chong, who made nearly HK$4 million a year as executive ...

  9. Public Eye

    Posted Sep 24th 2008, 12:00am by Michael Chugani

    ... with Michael Chugani mickchug@gmail.com Sick? Well, you can wait for office hours Public Eye's 'callous quote of the week' goes to Gloria Tam Lai-fun, deputy director of health. She chided anxious parents who complained that government doctors took Sunday off instead of testing children exposed to the mainland's poisoned milk. 'It is not something so ...

  10. The public doesn't want developers in West Kowloon hub

    Posted Feb 14th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... structure in terms of cost, and environmental sustainability, and because it is a public-health hazard. There is an extreme shortage of parkland in the urban centre of Hong Kong. Selling any part ... who have the money and the power. As shown in the findings of a public opinion survey, conducted by Professor Robert Chung Ting-yiu of the University of Hong Kong, over 80 per cent ...




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