Carrie Lam officially announces candidacy for chief executive

Medart helps save Chinese orphans in limbo

In China, alcohol aged in bamboo for a new flavour

Transitional care centre gives elderly a leg-up

Carrie Lam officially announces candidacy for chief executive

January 16, 2017

Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor has officially declared her bid for the chief executive, saying she wants to reignite the city’s “can-do spirit” and build greater consensus in policy-making.

Medart helps save Chinese orphans in limbo

January 14, 2017

Two-year-old Zheng Minke is an orphan from Zhengzhou, in the eastern Henan Province of China. He suffers from a rare congenital condition called urethral duplication – where he has two abnormally narrow urethras instead of one.

Dr John Ngan Hin-kay, founder and director of Medart, and his team want Minke to grow up healthy with an adoptive family.

Medart is a local charitable organisation with the mission "to serve the forgotten". They started the China Orphan Outreach programme in 2003.

 

(Photo: SCMP’s Xiaomei Chen)

In China, alcohol aged in bamboo for a new flavour

January 17, 2017

A manufacturer of Chinese liqueurs, Chen Chao wanders through the bamboo-covered mountains of southwestern China's Sichuan province to his 'cellar', where he will check on this year's prize blend.

Transitional care centre gives elderly a leg-up

January 14, 2017

Lively Elderly Day Training Centre is a self-financing transitional care centre aimed to equip elderly people to return to the community after months of treatment.

About 40 elderly patients exercise and receive care at the centre under the guidance of around 20 staff members, including physiotherapists and registered nurses.

Tong Choi-ying, programme director of the centre, hoped the government would increase subsidies for transitional day care, as she believed eventually such services could help the city lower its acute demand for elderly residential care services.

 

(Photo: SCMP’s K.Y. Cheng)