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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Information gag is wrong- journalists have duty to report in public interest

    Posted Jul 17th 2014, 04:45am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial Journalists act in public's interest Mainland media do not always enjoy full home-ground advantage in reporting on the rise of modern China. Heavy censorship can make ... they are not allowed to pursue. Information of public interest has often found its way into the public domain by these routes. But not for much longer, if the State Administration of Press, Publication, Radio, ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Carrie Lam denies bias in official reports on public reform views

    Posted Jul 16th 2014, 11:30am by Tony Cheung, Alice Yan

    ... referendum or screening fears No bias on public views in reform reports, Lam says Hong Kong's No 2 official has denied accusations that government reports on public opinion of political reform ... condemned the documents for ignoring public demands for genuine universal suffrage- such as the voices of the almost 800,000 people who voted in an unofficial referendum, in which all ...

  3. News - China - Anti-terrorism

    In wake of bus blast, Beijing mobilises masses to fight terror attacks on public transport

    Posted Jul 17th 2014, 05:15pm by ting.yan@scmp.com

    ... Alice Yan ting.yan@scmp.com After a series of bus blasts across the country, the central government has vowed to mobilise both the public security force and the masses to fight against violent attacks on public transportation vehicles. Crimes by terrorists or extremists that target buses or subway trains jeopardise public security, the Ministry of Public Security posted after ...

  4. News - World - MEDICINE

    First pregnancy in Europe through IVF method that screens out defective embryos

    Posted Jul 28th 2014, 09:39pm by GDN

    ... that the technique, which will be available on the UK's publicly funded healthcare system, the National Health Service (NHS), was likely to replace more traditional ways of testing embryos because ... by one or both parents even if the precise nature of the genetic defect is unknown. Fertility specialists at Britain's Centre for Reproductive and Genetic Health said the anonymous couple, ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    CY Leung 'will leave the slaughter of public nomination to Beijing'

    Posted Jul 16th 2014, 02:29am by Joyce Ng, JEFFIE LAM

    ... to democracy The government's implied rather than explicit rejection of public nomination in reports on political reform released yesterday was described as a delaying tactic to prevent ... affairs minister Raymond Tam Chi-yuen meanwhile suggested "public recommendation" under which the public could put forward non-binding recommendations to the nominating committee. ...

  6. News - China Digest

    The Post's daily China news round-up- July 28, 2014

    Posted Jul 28th 2014, 07:34am

    ... Japanese man executed for drug trafficking, Chinese reactions |Source: ChinaSMACK Death sentence carried out for fifth Japanese drug smuggler in China since 1972. Mental health treatment in China: still in the dark ages? |Source: China Medical News Stigma and shame still feature highly in attitudes towards mental illness among the public- and even among family members of patients. Tencent ...

  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Public opinion hijacked in CY Leung's electoral reform report

    Posted Jul 16th 2014, 02:39pm by Michael C. Davis

    ... of a non-democratic model for the chief executive election. Long-expressed establishment-camp positions are given the veneer of public support. With considerable cheek, the government has ticked the boxes ... and members of the public" expressed their "divergent" views through different channels. We are not told those "divergent views" come from 800,000 voters in a purely voluntary ...

  8. News - Asia - HEALTH

    Mers virus unlikely to spread in Asia: World Health Organisation

    Posted Jul 10th 2014, 04:00pm by Agence France-Presse in Manila

    ... Agence France-Presse in Manila World Health Organisation downplays risks to Asia from Sars-related Middle East respiratory virus, which has killed at least 287 people in the Arabian peninsula Asian countries should keep their guard against the deadly Middle East respiratory virus, although it is unlikely to spread to the region, a World Health Organisation expert said ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH MATTERS

    When it comes to maintaining quality health care, two heads are better than one

    Posted Apr 10th 2014, 04:37am by JOHN LEONG

    ... The efficiency and quality of Hong Kong's public health care have long been admired around the world. However, we should not be complacent and shall strive to reach new heights amid the daunting challenges ahead. These include the inevitable ageing of our population, the escalating incidence of chronic diseases, the ever-increasing demand on public health care, and the recurring threat ...

  10. News - China Insider - MARATHON

    ‘No more public peeing!’ Beijing Marathon organisers warn runners ahead of October event

    Posted Jul 16th 2014, 04:06pm by Chris Luo

    ... behaviour” would not be tolerated. “Any contestant, if found along the track conducting uncivilised behaviours, such as relieving in public and littering, will be disqualified from the race,” ... that public urination was inevitable during marathons, noting it was a problem for such events throughout the world. The mainland media in the past reported that peeing on the “red walls” had become ...




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