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  1. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Concern groups push for urgent action to limit milk powder advertisements

    Posted Jul 16th 2014, 04:15am by LO WEI

    ... Lo Wei wei.lo@scmp.com Groups push to limit milk powder ads Unicef and other groups advocating breastfeeding yesterday urged the health minister to introduce immediate regulations on baby formula marketing in the face of what he termed "quite severe" opposition. Food and Health Secretary Dr Ko Wing-man, who is due to announce the results of a consultation on a proposed ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1554952/concern-groups-push-urgent-action-limit-milk-powder-advertisements
  2. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    China's ambassador to UK hits out at public nomination for 2017 election

    Posted Jul 10th 2014, 04:30am by Phila Siu

    ... Phila Siu phila.siu@scmp.com Envoy hits out at call for public nomination China's ambassador to Britain has joined the chorus of criticism against having public nomination ... knowledge, no British prime minister or American president has been selected through 'public nomination'. Electoral systems vary so, obviously, there is no 'international ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1550716/chinas-ambassador-uk-hits-out-public-nomination-2017-election
  3. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    World Toilet Organisation steps into public urination row

    Posted May 04th 2014, 05:41am by Christy Choi

    ... little discussed public health issue. Hong Kong, Sim said, was particularly sensitive to the issue of disease after the Sars crisis in 2003- which killed 299 Hongkongers- and outbreaks of avian ... Christy Choi christy.choi@scmp.com Dignity is key, says toilet campaigner The WTO has now weighed in on the issue of public urination and defecation. No, not the World Trade Organisation, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1503836/world-toilet-organisation-steps-public-urination-row
  4. News - Hong Kong - HOUSING

    24 sites reserved for public housing sold to developers, says report

    Posted Jul 10th 2014, 04:30am by Jennifer Ngo

    ... Jennifer Ngo jennifer.ngo@scmp.com Public housing land sold to developers: report Despite long queues for public housing and a shortage of land, 24 plots of land originally reserved for public housing were returned to the government between 2001 and 2013 and eventually sold to developers or converted to other uses. A report released by the Legislative Council Public Accounts ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1550584/24-sites-reserved-public-housing-sold-developers-says-report
  5. News - World - BRITAIN

    Public workers strike across Britain as Cameron pledges union crackdown

    Posted Jul 11th 2014, 01:20am by Reuters

    ... Reuters in London Cameron promises crackdown on unions after walkout for higher pay Public workers strike across Britain Hundreds of thousands of public sector workers including teachers, ... government are making us pay more for our pension for it to be worth the same, and making us work longer," he said. The biggest public sector union involved, Unison, said early reports showed ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1551549/public-workers-strike-across-britain-cameron-pledges-union-crackdown
  6. News - China - HEALTH

    Man, 38, dies of pneumonic plague while herding in Gansu

    Posted Jul 18th 2014, 04:37pm by Kathy Gao

    ... province of Gansu died of pneumonic plague on Wednesday, state media reported. More than 150 people who were in contact with the man have been quarantined, the provincial public health authority ... according to World Health Organisation (WHO). Patients can die 24 hours after infection. There are generally three types of plague: pneumonic plague in the respiratory system, bubonic plague ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1556119/man-38-dies-pneumonic-plague-while-herding-gansu
  7. News - China - HEALTH

    Measles makes a comeback in China as vaccination falters among migrant workers

    Posted Jul 07th 2014, 05:23am by Zhuang Pinghui

    ... for public health authorities of tracking the mobile population, are key reasons for much lower vaccination rates among migrants. The Guangdong-based Information Times reported in April that according to Guangzhou's Centre for Disease Control and Prevention director Wang Ming, migrant children often failed to receive vaccinations on time, forcing public health workers to try ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1548296/measles-makes-comeback-china-vaccination-falters-among-migrant-workers
  8. News - China - MACAU

    Occupy-style public vote on universal suffrage to be held in Macau

    Posted Jul 08th 2014, 01:30pm by JEFFIE LAM

    ... Jeffie Lam jeffie.lam@scmp.com After massive protests in May against pensions for officials, public will be asked about 'one man, one vote' and whether they have confidence ... election committee and the public.” HSBC alters report naming Occupy Central as reason for downgrade of Hong Kong outlook Sou said the group wanted to exert pressure on both the central government ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1549537/macau-plans-occupy-style-public-vote-universal-suffrage-and-chief
  9. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Bernard Chan may scale down public duties after heart operation

    Posted Apr 03rd 2014, 03:38am by Tony Cheung, Gary Cheung

    ... too tightly … Maybe I will cut some of my work with non-governmental bodies … but I won't reject appointments to public posts because of health." Besides his Exco duties and his role ... Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor and former financial chief Antony Leung Kam-chung. Chan, a member of the Thai-Chinese family that founded Bangkok Bank, said the only impact his health had on his public ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1463321/bernard-chan-may-scale-down-public-duties-after-heart-operation
  10. News - China - POLITICS

    Li Changchun is latest ex-leader to make public appearance, visiting Shaolin Temple

    Posted Apr 21st 2014, 03:21am by Adrian Wan

    ... Politburo Standing Committee to have made a public appearance this month. "Shaolin kung fu is useful for keeping in good health and physical shape. The culture should be more widely ... Adrian Wan adrian.wan@scmp.com Another ex-leader shows up in public Former ideology tsar Li Changchun visited the Shaolin Temple in Henan on Saturday, the latest retired leader to make ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1492296/li-changchun-latest-ex-leader-make-public-appearance-visiting-shaolin

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