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Medical services dumped as pillar industry, says minister Ko Wing-man

Patients wait to see a doctor at Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Kowloon. Photo: Sam Tsang

The government no longer considers private health care as one of the new "pillar industries" envisaged by Donald Tsang Yam-kuen to support long-term economic growth when he was chief executive in 2009.

Wednesday, 5 September, 2012, 2:29am

More pressing needs for Hong Kong than 'city of lifts' plan

Leung Chun-ying must have surprised many in the community when he announced a multi-billion-dollar spending spree to improve the city's access for the elderly, disabled and children. Dubbed the "city of lifts" project, it involves the construction of 230 outdoor lifts next to footbridges and slopes across the city in the coming years.

28 Aug 2012 - 2:31am

In step

'We must stay committed to keeping a balance between adhering to the 'one country' principle and respecting the differences of the 'two systems',' President Hu Jintao said on Sunday on the 15th anniversary of Hong Kong's transformation from a British colony to a Chinese special administrative region.

4 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Meanwhile, back at the celebrations

About 40,000 people, undaunted by occasional light rain and sweltering heat, packed Hong Kong Stadium to attend a celebration of the 15th anniversary of the city's return to Chinese rule.

2 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Symbolism all aflutter

Our flag

The Hong Kong government has specified sizes, colours and manufacturing parameters to which the flag should be made

Standard sizes

Width-height ratio of 3:2






30x20 (car flag)

29 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Beijing adviser calls for C.Y. to assert executive's role

Chief executive-elect Leung Chun-ying should strengthen the executive-led system of government after he takes office in July, a top adviser to Beijing says.

Zhu Yucheng, a former deputy director of Xinhua in Hong Kong, made the suggestion a day after pan-democrats succeeded in delaying a Legislative Council debate on a by-elections bill for the second week running.

13 May 2012 - 12:00am

Too hot to handle

'Be you ever so high,' said Lord Denning, 'the law is above you.' Although it is shocking for the chief executive, Donald Tsang Yam-kuen, to be subject to criminal investigation by the Independent Commission Against Corruption over alleged favours from tycoons, it does at least show that nobody is above the law.

4 May 2012 - 12:00am

Up apps and away

The introduction of apps and smartphones has revolutionised consumer behaviour, with shoppers receiving or surfing for news on new products whenever and wherever they want.

24 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Confidence in 'one country, two systems' is eroding

The issue of pregnant mainlanders giving birth in Hong Kong has proved to be a tricky problem and has attracted attention at the National People's Congress and Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference meetings.

14 Mar 2012 - 12:00am


Dishonesty in flat sales must end

I refer to the report ('Prison proposal draws caution', September 28), in which the Real Estate Developers Association (REDA) warns against overreaction in legislating a seven-year sentence for flat sellers who lie.

7 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

Civil service not to blame, Mr Wang

Problems with governance have been put under the public spotlight once again. This time, worryingly, the civil service has been singled out for blame for its inability to lead.

30 Jul 2011 - 12:00am

Shallow pool

Three months after Rita Lau Ng Wai-lan stepped down as secretary for commerce and economic development due to health reasons, her deputy, Greg So Kam-leung, has taken up the post. Many people believe So was appointed because of a lack of other talent; with one year left of the current administration's term, there was no better choice.

2 Jul 2011 - 12:00am

Bigger mainland role looms for HK

Hong Kong and mainland officials are working out Hong Kong's role in the nation's next five-year plan, in particular how the city's service industries can take up opportunities arising from the mainland's economic development.

18 Dec 2010 - 12:00am

Cynical criticism of Beijing will harm us all

Since the handover, the principle of 'one country, two systems' has been operating in Hong Kong, with the promise of 'a high degree of autonomy'. Hong Kong will always be an inseparable part of China; but, we have full control in running our affairs in accordance with the Basic Law, except for defence and foreign affairs.

1 Dec 2010 - 12:00am

Technology park has stringent admission criteria for tenants

I refer to Jake van der Kamp's column ('Tenants proof of the kind of 'science' done at Science Park', July 22) regarding the Hong Kong Science and Technology Parks Corporation, which requires clarification.

31 Jul 2010 - 12:00am