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  1. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying conspicuously absent from reform publicity stunt

    Posted Apr 04th 2014, 08:31pm by Tanna Chong

    ... reform: who's aboard? Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying was conspicuously absent from an electoral reform publicity stunt led by his top aide Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor yesterday. An open-top, double-decker bus paraded 21 government figures through the streets of Siu Sai Wan to Shau Kei Wan and on to Tin Hau to encourage public involvement in the reform debate. Alongside the chief secretary, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1464888/officials-basic-law-publicity-stunt-greeted-protestors
  2. News - China - HYGIENE

    Public go potty over ministry's plan to use flies to measure toilet health

    Posted Feb 24th 2013, 12:00am by Minnie Chan

    ... was far from abuzz with praise yesterday for draft Ministry of Health guidelines for improving the mainland's notoriously awful public toilets, whose cleanliness will be gauged in part ... them." One user even said the health ministry would do better to introduce a "birth-control policy" for flies. Some users asked why the ministry had only targeted flies in public ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1157290/public-go-potty-over-ministrys-plan-use-flies-measure-toilet-health
  3. News - China - LAW

    Bail for accused ivory buyer was legal, county officials say

    Posted Apr 18th 2014, 04:12pm by MANDY ZUO

    ... the letter said Li deserved leniency in the interests of “maintaining social stability”. Li had health issues and was eligible for release on medical grounds, the county government said, according ... sometime even their own interests, by using the excuse of maintaining social stability.” The Shuangfeng court “heard the case publicly” on Friday last week, the county government said. Prosecutors ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/1486841/bail-accused-ivory-buyer-was-legal-county-officials-say
  4. News - Hong Kong - ON SECOND THOUGHT

    Spending on education, training and health is an investment- not merely an expense

    Posted Jan 17th 2014, 04:15am by PAUL YIP SIU-FAI

    ... be appreciated and reflected in their wages. However, 18 per cent of students gaining admission to publicly funded universities here is a low rate when compared with, say, the 26 per cent rate ... Becker noted the importance of human capital. He argued that emphasis should be placed on education, training and health, as they were instrumental to a city's sustainable development. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1407002/spending-education-training-and-health-investment-not-merely-expense
  5. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Cultural district's bike-hire plan could be start of a revolution in cycling

    Posted Apr 17th 2014, 04:33am by SCMP Editorial

    ... a problem. A global study by an international consultancy has found that Hong Kong's public transport is the most advanced urban mobility system in the world. Interestingly, however, it found fault with the scarcity of bicycle paths and facilities, citing health and air pollution issues. Hopefully, the cultural district will one day be seen as instrumental in winning greater ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1484936/cultural-districts-bike-hire-plan-could-be-start-revolution
  6. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Government offers to lend HK$45b to NGOs to run private hospitals

    Posted Mar 16th 2014, 04:46am by Emily Tsang

    ... may loan HK$45 billion to non-profit organisations to run private hospitals in a bid to ease the burden on the public health care sector. The money will come from a HK$50 billion fund earmarked by the previous administration to support a reform of health insurance intended to persuade more people to use private hospitals instead of the overburdened public health care system. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1449634/government-offers-lend-hk45b-ngos-run-private-hospitals
  7. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Public want controls on mainland visitors: poll

    Posted Apr 03rd 2014, 03:38am by Amy Nip

    ... Amy Nip amy.nip@scmp.com Research reveals local fears amid concern that government's projections are too low Public want controls on mainland visitors: poll Almost two-thirds of Hong Kong people want controls on the influx of individual mainland visitors, a university survey shows. Results of the poll by the Institute of Asia-Pacific Studies at Chinese University were ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1463328/public-want-controls-mainland-visitors-poll
  8. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Don’t let Hong Kong remain the ‘worst city for cyclists’

    Posted Apr 14th 2014, 09:06pm by Peter Kammerer

    ... of seeing how interested a government is in serving its people. Get a bike and try to ride it along a busy street. If the ride is hair-raising, even dangerous, it's clear that health ... This is despite the global trend of embracing them for being zero-polluting, an inexpensive way to commute and helping improve a community's fitness and health. With climate change and obesity being ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/article/1482078/dont-let-hong-kong-remain-worst-city-cyclists
  9. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Health chiefs to sign deal securing supply of chickenpox vaccine

    Posted Mar 27th 2014, 03:51am by LO WEI

    ... Lo Wei wei.lo@scmp.com Deal over supplies of chickenpox vaccine Health chiefs plan to sign a contract with a supplier of chickenpox vaccine to ensure adequate supplies when the disease ... shortage. Secretary for Food and Health Dr Ko Wing-man said yesterday that the supplier had pledged adequate supplies for Hong Kong's programme. "The Department of Health will enter ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1457921/health-chiefs-sign-deal-securing-supply-chickenpox-vaccine
  10. News - China - HEALTH

    Black lungs, rotting teeth: China urged to use graphic warnings on cigarette packs

    Posted Apr 09th 2014, 11:45am by Staff Reporter

    ... that “severely threaten public health”. The World Health Organisation and the International Tobacco Control Policy Evaluation Project released a report on Tuesday saying China could bring down the number ... such as “Smoking is hazardous to your health”, but experts say these text warnings are no longer reducing smoker numbers, without giving specifics. Dr Bernhard Schwartlnder, a WHO representative in China, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1471021/black-lungs-rotting-teeth-china-urged-switch-more-graphic-warnings

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