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  1. Events

    Posted Apr 20th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Today: American Chamber of Commerce breakfast: 'Corporate social responsibility and the supply chain'. HKPC workshop: 'An IT era for food safety monitoring and control'. HKPC seminar: 'Start your online business'. Tomorrow: Canadian Chamber of Commerce seminar: 'What's the big deal about the Sokos Islands?' ...

  2. Beijing public health system's emergency response too slow, say officials

    Posted Nov 21st 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... by an imbalanced investment in the health system between urban and rural areas; a weak response system to counter outbreaks of disease; a low standard of infrastructure in public health; a lack ... ambulances could respond to emergency calls within six minutes. That would be about half the current average response time. The plan also seeks to establish more clinics and to improve medical ...

  3. Officials try to shirk responsibilities for injuries at illegal pits

    Posted May 19th 2007, 12:00am by Raymond Li

    ... warning them not to work at illegal collieries, according to the People's Daily. Citing the letter, the report said the bureau insisted it would not be responsible for compensation ... particularly in illegal operations, 'but they have to risk their lives to make a living'. He said the open letter was contrary to the central government's push for responsible ...

  4. An ignorant and selfish response to rumours

    Posted Mar 20th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... serve to remind us that while new media can effectively deliver information, it is not so effective at scrutinising reliability. And as reason went bankrupt, so did ethics, morality and social ...

  5. Social justice can come in many forms

    Posted Aug 18th 2011, 12:00am

    ... in cultural and social issues. This year's programme included four seminars on human rights, natural disasters, economic success and the role of government and law. Forum 1- Different ... The next lecture said that we are responsible for many natural disasters. It was presented by Greenpeace campaigner Prentice Koo Wai-muk and The Professional Commons chairman Albert Lai Kwong-tak. ...

  6. Slow response to crisis shows deficiencies in relief efforts

    Posted Feb 04th 2008, 12:00am by Josephine Ma

    ... Josephine Ma in Beijing Firm intervention from the leadership almost three weeks after heavy snow and freezing temperatures wreaked havoc across 19 provinces and marooned millions of commuters might have prevented the situation from spiralling into social unrest, but the delayed response has exposed huge deficiencies in disaster management. While the state media are busy ...

  7. I'm not trying to hold anyone responsible. I don't have the power. I am only a writer

    Posted Jul 24th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... in the area at the end of July or in early August 1976. But the alert was dismissed. 'I am not trying to hold anyone responsible. That is not my job and I don't have the power. I am only ... members in the disaster, said the mainland public should be informed of earthquake signs and educated in rescue methods. He said the government should put lives before economic growth and social ...

  8. Ministry's response stirs anger

    Posted Jul 27th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Ivan Zhai ivan.zhai@scmp.com Calls for the resignation of the railways minister continued to grow yesterday after the embattled ministry failed to reveal the precise cause of a deadly accident after three days, and as the chaotic handling of the wreckage ...

  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Environmental refugees on the rise

    Posted Aug 17th 2012, 12:00am by Andrew Lam

    ... in a particular social group or class. The environmental refugee- not necessarily persecuted, yet forced to flee- falls outside this definition. Where the forest used to be, torrential rains bring barren ... in man-made environmental devastations- illegal mining, toxic dumping and oil exploration- should be held fully accountable in international court and be held responsible for the resettlement ...

  10. $9b drive boosts public health

    Posted Aug 01st 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The Ministry of Health will invest about 10 billion yuan (HK$9.4 billion) over the next three years in developing a public health emergency response system at central, provincial and county levels. The new system will include disease-control research centres and emergency response training. An important component will be ensuring that every county has at least one hospital ...




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