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  1. Who's responsible?

    Posted Feb 03rd 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... While these schemes address a pressing social problem, they will also deepen the government's direct role in the maintenance of private buildings, an area in which it should not have become ... majority of the comments received accept the cardinal principle that, as with other forms of property ownership, it is the owners' ultimate responsibility to upkeep their buildings'. ...

  2. Authorities accused of shirking their responsibility by not admitting that contaminated blood was a major contributor to the spread of HIV infection

    Posted Dec 01st 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Ng Tze-wei Patients and activists are accusing mainland authorities of shirking their responsibility in not admitting that contaminated blood is a major source of HIV infection and offering compensation to those who contracted the virus through transfusions and donations. Beijing insists that sex and drugs are the two major routes of infection and vows to step up prevention ...

  3. Building social capital

    Posted Mar 09th 2011, 12:00am by Anthony Cheung

    ... a social uproar. So much attention was given to this single controversy that some small 'good things' were ignored- such as HK$110 million to enlist tertiary students to provide ... surplus. Just tax rebates don't work. The most direct and equitable way is to give a 'social dividend' similar to what governments in Singapore, Taiwan and Macau have done. The new ...

  4. Shanghai, Beijing auctions draw poor response from developers

    Posted Oct 17th 2008, 12:00am by Sandy Li

    ... Sandy Li Land put up for auction by the Shanghai and Beijing municipal governments has either been withdrawn or generated poor response as developers tightened their purses amid the global credit crunch. Shanghai has withdrawn three sites from auction as they failed to draw any bids, while three out 10 sites being offered for sale by the Beijing government attracted only one bid ...

  5. A bitter lesson in investor responsibility

    Posted Oct 11th 2008, 12:00am by Stephen Vines

    ... it is heading down an endless highway with many ports of call. There comes a time when investors have to be responsible for their own decisions, which is why caveat emptor or 'let the buyer ... realised and those taking the risk have charged off to the government expecting it to take responsibility for their gamble. Lamentably, the government and Hong Kong politicians have responded ...

  6. Social misunderstanding adds to sufferers' plight

    Posted Jul 18th 2008, 12:00am by Joyce Man

    ... Joyce Man When she was 17, Fanny Chung's hands started to shake uncontrollably, but her doctor told her it could not be Parkinson's disease. 'You're so young,' she recalled him saying. It was not until she was 28 that she was diag ...

  7. Ex-state workers protest over unpaid wages

    Posted Jun 26th 2010, 12:00am by Verna Yu

    ... employee, who declined to give his name, said workers only wanted the government to compensate them according to law. He said the law mandated that the state was responsible for meeting laid-off ...

  8. Minister to consider new aid in HIV tragedy

    Posted Nov 30th 2004, 12:00am by Ella Lee

    ... Ella Lee Response to report on infected haemophiliacs due early next year The health minister is considering new measures to help haemophiliacs who contracted HIV through contaminated blood products overcome isolation and discrimination, the Health and Welfare Bureau said last night. A spokesman said proposals would be made by early next year in response to a report ...

  9. The painful reality behind social cachet

    Posted Apr 18th 2005, 12:00am by Nick Gentle

    ... Nick Gentle Cocaine has a reputation for being a fairly benign drug. But behind the fun and social cachet, there is a darker picture. Stories of people 'losing it' abound in the city and the saga of soccer star Diego Maradona's public battle against addiction serves as a warning to all. Many people take cocaine recreationally for many years without a problem, ...

  10. Pollution taking a toll on children's health

    Posted Jul 30th 2010, 12:00am by Cesar Chelala

    ... developed, toxic agents have a more serious impact on them. Exposure to high levels of lead at an early age, for example, is responsible for children's low intellectual development. Lead ... and environmentally responsible transport systems. Even more critically, China needs to enforce its own environmental regulations. Its future generations- and future prosperity- are at stake. Dr Cesar Chelala ...




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