Poll: The people want alternatives
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Poll: The people want alternatives

Smoke and vape on government’s plans for alternatives to smoking Unlike other countries, Hong Kong is still indecisive about its approach to alternative tobacco products…

Part II: The Fixed Period ends in Shenzhen: Aging in the Greater Bay Area
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Part II: The Fixed Period ends in Shenzhen: Aging in the Greater Bay Area

  Mr Lam Ching-choi, chairman of the Elderly Commission, suggests setting up a special zone for healthcare in the GBA, as there is not enough…

Part I: The Fixed Period ends in Shenzhen: Aging in the Greater Bay Area
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Part I: The Fixed Period ends in Shenzhen: Aging in the Greater Bay Area

Hong Kong, you ain’t getting any younger. Anthony Trollope’s 1881 serial (published as a book in 1882) posited a world where men and women, at…

Hot debate over heat-not-burn and vaping products
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Hot debate over heat-not-burn and vaping products

As the Hong Kong government mulls regulation on new tobacco products such as e-cigarettes and heated tobacco products, tobacco giant Philip Morris International (PMI) is…

Part III of the Hong Kong Healthcare Series: Show me the Prices! Increasing visibility in hospital fees could relieve pressure on public health services
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Part III of the Hong Kong Healthcare Series: Show me the Prices! Increasing visibility in hospital fees could relieve pressure on public health services

While long lines for simple services pushes people out of government clinics, opacity in the pricier in-patient services tends to push those without high-end insurance…

Part II of the Hong Kong Healthcare Series: Opaque at Every Turn
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Part II of the Hong Kong Healthcare Series: Opaque at Every Turn

Hong Kong’s highly affordable and widely-used public healthcare system is hampered by long waiting times, leading some to choose the more expensive private sector that…

Part I on the Hong Kong Healthcare Series: A System Under Strain
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Part I on the Hong Kong Healthcare Series: A System Under Strain

Hong Kong has a well-established dual-track healthcare system and was even praised by Bloomberg for having the world’s most efficient healthcare. But a preference for…

Enhanced elderly care: Hong Kong’s answer to sharp growth in elderly population
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Enhanced elderly care: Hong Kong’s answer to sharp growth in elderly population

While Hong Kong’s latest budget seemed to have focused on financial issues, such as whether to distribute cash-handouts to local residents, finance chief Chan Mo-po…

Open Data Can Boost Vitality of the City
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Open Data Can Boost Vitality of the City

Dr. Winnie Tang Honorary Professor, Department of Computer Science, The University of Hong Kong Making more government datasets available could not only boost the economy…

泰國中醫藥專家:中藥發展有賴政府支持
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泰國中醫藥專家:中藥發展有賴政府支持

(左一是香港中藥師協會顧問周若龍,左二是泰國華僑中醫院藥事經理林志安)