York Chow

Who said it?

There are serious issues here, and they are being hidden by the slimy rhetoric coming out of the US ambassador to Australia

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, speaking from the Ecuadorean embassy in London

Saturday, 23 June, 2012, 12:00am

Don't set C.Y. hopes too high, says Chow

Do not expect too much from Leung Chun-ying's administration, outgoing health minister Dr York Chow Yat-ngok warned Hongkongers yesterday.

'The public should not have too much hope for the next government, because during an election, candidates' policy manifestos can be perfect, but can these perfect manifestos be delivered?' he asked during an interview on a radio show.

18 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Chow urges Hongkongers to speak out

The first senior government figure to raise concerns about the death of Tiananmen activist Li Wangyang believes Beijing is willing to listen to opinions, and he says every Hongkonger should have the courage to speak his mind.

18 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Doubts over Li's death

HONG KONG - A senior Hong Kong official said the death of dissident Li Wangyang in hospital was suspicious, after thousands of protesters marched through the city demanding justice.

Li's relatives found him last week strung up to a windowsill by a bandage wrapped around his neck, with his feet on the ground.

15 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Who said it?

From the point of view of a doctor, there are two suspicious circumstances

Health minister Dr York Chow Yat-ngok, expressing suspicions about the death of Tiananmen activist Li Wangyang

No longer will Australia be able to say that dingoes are not dangerous

Lindy Chamberlain-Creighton, on a coroner's finding that a wild dog killed her baby in 1980

13 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

City Digest

Aung San Suu Kyi gets HKU honorary degree

1 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

Chicken flock given clean bill of health after flu tests

Fears of a new bird flu outbreak were temporarily put to ease yesterday after all samples of chickens from wholesale markets and local farms were found to be free of deadly virus.

24 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

A problem that won't be buried

After not taking the mushrooming of private columbariums seriously until last year, the government must do its best to strike a sensitive balance as it tries to restore order by regulating them. It cannot please everyone. Lawmakers, for example, complain that a proposed system for licensing the columbariums leaves a lot of loopholes for illegal operators.

19 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

Test overseas medics, doctors say

A petition urging the Medical Council to require overseas doctors working in Hong Kong to pass an examination has been signed by nearly 800 of the city's 11,000 registered doctors.

27 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

Mothers-to-be wade into health seminar

Pregnant mainlanders gatecrashed a Polytechnic University event yesterday, and a male supporter stormed the stage, in a protest at their treatment by the government.

22 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

Hospital asked to explain boy's death

The health minister asked hospital chiefs yesterday to clearly explain the blunder that led to the death of a 13-year-old boy in August - but the boy's family said York Chow Yat-ngok was not doing enough.

8 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

United in protest, if not in their reasons for hitting the streets ...

Unemployed 60-year-old Mr Lau, whose body is paralysed down the left side.

'I have been in a wheelchair for 15 years. I last protested in 2003. Mr Lam, [Secretary for Constitutional and Mainland Affairs Stephen Lam Sui-lung] with his by-election ban proposal, has prompted me to hit the streets again.'

2 Jul 2011 - 12:00am

Who said it?

My answer is an emphatic yes

Premier Wen Jiabao writing in the Financial Times that he is confident China can rein in inflation and sustain its rapid development

Sure it is the language of skateboarders and surfers, but it's also the language of addicts

Tom Parker, spokesman for an American anti-drug group criticising Nike's latest T-shirt slogans

25 Jun 2011 - 12:00am

A bad week for ...

Donald Tsang Yam-kuen

5 Jun 2011 - 12:00am

Checks rise on tainted Taiwanese products

Hong Kong's top health official has called on importers of Taiwanese food and drugs to voluntarily recall suspected tainted products.

31 May 2011 - 12:00am

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