Vietnam 

Pork prices continue to rise on African swine fever, increasing demand – Economy – Vietnam News | Politics, Business, Economy, Society, Life, Sports

  Việt Nam could have a shortfall of 500,000 tonnes of pork, or nearly 20 per cent of demand, from now until the Lunar New Year in early 2020 due to the effect of African swine fever. VNS Photo Văn Châu HCM CITY – The price of pork with clear origins has increased sharply all over the country because of the impact of African swine fever (ASF). At farms in the north and the south, prices have increased by VNĐ5,000 – VNĐ10,000 per kilogramme in the last several days. In the northern…

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China 

China’s fragmented health care system under increasing pressure as nation rapidly ages

In April, scenes of a seasoned doctor from a large public hospital in Shanghai being taken away by police in handcuffs after a confrontation with the relative of a patient went viral, but also reignited the debate about the often fiery relationship between medical professionals and the public in China.Thoracic surgeon Zhao Xiaojing had allowed one extra patient to be added to his already full schedule for the day, a common practice due to overwhelming demand, but that meant the patient had been… Source link

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Home 

More Chinese cities set to join Guangzhou and Shenzhen in increasing car ownership quotas to lift declining sales

China’s local governments are taking steps to boost car sales that have fallen for 10 consecutive months through April by increasing the annual quota of new licence plates in some of the mainland’s biggest cities that are plagued by traffic congestion.Guangzhou and Shenzhen in the southern Guangdong province announced last week that they will increase the supply of licence plates in the two cities by at least 42 per cent through 2020, a move Jefferies Financial Group said was unexpected because… Source link

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Vietnam 

Vinacomin strives to meet increasing demand for coal – Economy – Vietnam News | Politics, Business, Economy, Society, Life, Sports

Cọc Sáu coal mine. Việt Nam National Coal – Mineral Industries Holding Corporation Limited is trying to meet the increasing demand for coal. — Photo vinacomin.vn Viet Nam News HÀ NỘI — The Việt Nam National Coal – Mineral Industries Holding Corporation Limited (Vinacomin) had been working to meet the increasing demand for coal for electricity generation and production, Vinacomin’s general director Đặng Thanh Hải said. Vinacomin targeted to reach an output of 4.1 million tonnes of coal in March. Production would be enhanced at open-cast coal mines…

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Property 

Hong Kong developers to build larger flats as tiny homes lose appeal amid increasing public housing supply

Hong Kong developers are having to rethink their approach to tiny flats, as the strategy of building low-priced homes no bigger than a car park space is being squeezed by the government’s commitment to increase the supply of public housing, according to commercial real estate service provider JLL. During her policy address on October 10, Chief Executive Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor pledged to increase the proportion of public housing by adjusting the target public-private housing ratio for land supply to 70:30 from 60:40. “The increase in subsidised housing may sap…

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