What's being said on facebook.com/southchinamorningpost
On top officials' seven-year plan to cut Hong Kong's appalling roadside pollution:
James Banbury - Kowloon and HK waterfront would be perfect for bicycle commuting. Can anyone point out why the govt doesn't support the most simple zero carbon transport solution? Please don't say: Hong Kong is too busy/hilly/hot.
Eric Bourdier - It is always easy to blame Chinese factories. Solar energy is the only way to go! Close the shop doors when you open air-conditioners! Make real anti-pollution laws!
Ching Man Cheung - The pollution from China is serious, but we can do nothing except decrease economic development (or control it before we can breathe), and control traffic pollution, it also directly affects us!
Mike Brooks - Get rid of dirty fuel both in vehicles and ships. [Use] electric vehicles, better still get cars off the roads, [they are] not needed in HK.
On mainland tourists giving HK the thumbs down:
Karim Bettache - The tourists themselves become LESS popular day by day as well!
Nalaka Jayaratna - From what I could see the drop is only 1.57 per cent, which most probably is not statistically significant. So I don't think there is a need to make a big fuss about Chinese tourists give Hong Kong the thumbs down.
Robert S. C. Kemp - I quite like having them around. Mandarin sounds a lot nicer. Also, they really seem to like HK.
Andrew Wong - Although mainlanders are growing less satisfied with Hong Kong as a holiday destination, we've seen more mainland tourists visiting HK. Why?
Kar Fai Chappy - Stop going to Hong Kong then. I don't like the fact that Hong Kong and Singapore are infested with mainlanders.