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  1. News - China - HEALTH

    Li Keqiang wants tax breaks for NGOs specialising in Aids/HIV work

    Posted Nov 29th 2012, 12:00am by Raymond Li

    ... of Finance to arrange a pilot programme that would give tax breaks to NGOs specialising in HIV/Aids prevention, as part of the government's attempt to reach out to grass-roots groups to help ... officials in the inter-ministerial meeting to explore setting up an Aids-prevention fund, buying NGOs services as well as offering tax breaks and even exemption to NGOs. The high-level meeting came ...

  2. News - World - TOBACCO

    Russia plans to ban tobacco advertising and raise taxes on cigarettes

    Posted Oct 18th 2012, 12:00am by Reuters in Moscow

    ... Reuters in Moscow A bill aims to ban tobacco advertising and raise taxes on cigarettes in a country where 400,000 people die each year of smoking-related causes Russia targets smokers amid health crisis Russia is cracking down on smoking with a bill to ban tobacco advertising and raise taxes on cigarettes to help tackle a public health crisis in the world's second largest ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Doctors urge C.Y. Leung to move on medical insurance tax incentives

    Posted Sep 20th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Patsy Moy patsy.moy@scmp.com Leading doctors tell Leung Chun-ying the move should kick-start reforms to health financing Medics call for insurance tax incentives Calls are mounting for the government to give tax incentives to those buying medical insurance, in order to kick-start long-delayed health financing reforms. It was one of several issues raised by 30 leading doctors, including ...

  4. What's On

    Posted Jun 13th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... on the issue and things to avoid. Speaker Alan Tsoi, Asia-Pacific and China M&A tax partner, Deloitte Inquiries Wendy Chan, 28231207 June 18-19 'Clinical Trial Design & Monitoring ... June 15 'China's M&A Market: Opportunities Under the New M&A Tax Rules' is a roundtable lunch organised by the Hong Kong General Chamber of Commerce, focusing ...

  5. Should Hong Kong impose a tax on saturated fats like Denmark?

    Posted Oct 25th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Denmark's government imposed a new tax on foods with a high saturated fat content. The products that contain more than 2.6 per cent of saturated fat have had their prices increased. The reason for imposing the tax is obvious: to encourage Danish people to cut back on their consumption of unhealthy food items. The idea is that if unhealthy foods are more expensive, people will reduce ...

  6. Put tobacco tax to work in health promotion

    Posted Apr 19th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Lee Shiu-hung All along, Hong Kong has taken a multi-pronged approach to tobacco control. The measures include tobacco taxes, legislation under the Smoking (Public Health) Ordinance, ... the dangers of tobacco; enforcement of bans on tobacco advertising, promotion and sponsorship; and increases in taxes on tobacco. In terms of tobacco taxation, the experience in Hong Kong shows ...

  7. Should there be a tax on fatty foods?

    Posted Feb 02nd 2011, 12:00am by Elaine Yu, Ronald Ling

    ... saturated fats and trans fats, which increase the risk of heart disease and obesity. A health tax should be imposed on foods that contain bad fats. People who consume too much fat are at risk of becoming obese. Obesity causes other diseases, such as high blood pressure and heart problems. A tax on fatty foods would help reduce obesity in Hong Kong. Most people would think twice before ...

  8. Tax rebate option may boost health plan success

    Posted Oct 02nd 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Ng Yuk-hang People who join the government's proposed voluntary health insurance scheme will be lifting a burden from the public health care system and should get tax rebates ... are among the options put forward in the consultation paper but the government is understood not to favour the idea at this stage. Alvin Lee Chi-wing, of the group Voice of Middle Class, said a tax ...

  9. Chronically ill prefer tax option to insurance

    Posted Jun 02nd 2008, 12:00am by Peter So

    ... Peter So A majority of chronically ill patients want the government to finance medical expenses through tax increases rather than a mandatory health care contribution scheme, according ... by tax increases. About a third, 32 per cent, preferred the social insurance model. About 58 per cent of respondents said they could afford to pay only 5 per cent or less of their incomes ...

  10. Higher taxes 'unlikely' for health care reform

    Posted May 06th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Eva Wu Raising taxes is the option least likely to be chosen to finance the overburdened public health system, the chief secretary said yesterday. Henry Tang Ying-yen, speaking ... government funding for health care. But raising taxes or using tax-like schemes to fund the system is so far the least favoured of the options put forward,' Mr Tang said, citing the findings ...




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