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  1. Poor rating for public housing service

    Posted Apr 29th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Maggie Tam Public housing officials offer the city's least satisfactory government service, according to a Hong Kong Research Association's random telephone survey of 1,662 people this month. Rubbish recycling and public health care services are rated the next two least satisfactory items while the highest ratings cover electricity, water supplies and emergency ...

  2. Only public service broadcaster can provide quality television

    Posted Sep 02nd 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... that is not television's role. It is the role of public service broadcasting, set down by the first director of the BBC, Lord Reith, in 1927. The role of commercial television is fundamentally the same ... countries in the world have public-service television services and Hong Kong cannot claim to be a world-class city until it is created here. The usual cry arises: 'Who will pay for it?' ...

  3. Emerging public policy group steps up to the plate

    Posted Feb 26th 2007, 12:00am by Klaudia Lee

    ... Klaudia Lee Organisation viewed as resource of talent and political skill A public policy advocacy group widely seen as a source of political talent in Hong Kong says it is trying to enhance its credibility in light of rising public expectations. 'We need to think about our stance on policy and how to carry out social services in a more systematic way,' said Zandra ...

  4. Publicity is worst punishment for sex-case constable

    Posted Aug 31st 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... compassion also demands that truth be spoken. True love will never abandon people who desire to leave addictions which enslave them. I wonder if the public is aware that no organised blood bank in the world will receive blood from homosexuals. The risk is simply too great that the blood may contain certain diseases. Does the public know that most active homosexuals will die considerably ...

  5. Children's cancer services to move

    Posted Jun 09th 2011, 12:00am

    ... of public paediatric services has revealed. The 468-bed Centre of Excellence in Paediatrics will handle all new cases of cancer and heart conditions needing surgery in patients aged up to 18. It will also handle kidney failure, including dialysis and transplants, and complex surgery The vice-chairman of the authority's central co-ordinating committee on paediatric services, Dr Bill ...

  6. Public hospitals may act on mainland mothers

    Posted Apr 06th 2011, 12:00am

    ... on public obstetric services. A total of 3,892 and 3,606 babies were born at public hospitals in January and February respectively, a 12 and 17 per cent year-on-year increase. Of the total, 30 per ... the intake of mainland mothers, the issue is how many they need to cut. It is good that private hospitals have agreed to stop expanding their services and drawing public doctors. This can at least ...

  7. Lack of public trust in leaders: survey

    Posted Feb 14th 2012, 12:00am

    ... as an example of what could happen if these expectations were not met. 'Look at all the things on top of the list of what the public expects: offers high-quality products or services, listens ... in the top quarter of household income, significant media consumers and informed on business news and public policy. The annual survey conducted in 25 countries for the last 12 years added Hong Kong ...

  8. HK in big sell on yuan services

    Posted Sep 15th 2011, 12:00am

    ... and services to Europe. Chan made his appeal at an investment symposium attended by more than 1,700 companies in London on Tuesday, the largest overseas trade event organised by the Hong Kong Trade ... has spoken publicly about yuan business since Vice-Premier Li Keqiang's visit to Hong Kong last month, when he announced plans by Beijing to relax restrictions on the use of yuan ...

  9. Families eschew public transport for private cars

    Posted Mar 24th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Mainlanders with business in Hong Kong and those whose children are studying in the city or abroad are particularly keen on such a service and easily find ways around the current rules. 'Every ... of Public Security said the annual death toll for the year was 73,484. Yang said drivers allowed into Hong Kong in future were likely to be highly qualified people who would tend to alter ...

  10. Reform the civil service, with civility

    Posted Oct 01st 2004, 12:00am by Bernard Chan

    ... of them is the issue of civil service reform, especially the introduction of a more up-to-date system for deciding public-sector pay and conditions. Not long ago, I had some dealings with a civil ... the civil servants as if they are personally responsible for that. I also believe that we need to bear in mind that if you want good quality public services, you have to pay for them. As part of my ...




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