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  1. More steps urged to tackle air pollution

    Posted Mar 03rd 2007, 12:00am by Klaudia Lee

    ... Klaudia Lee in Beijing Hong Kong delegates demand better flow of information from Guangdong Greater transparency is needed about air pollution in the Pearl River Delta and greater ... for the more regular release of pollution data and for the State Environmental Protection Administration to provide progress reports on improving air quality and information on environmental ...

  2. Tsang gets himself in a heritage twist over on-air sermon

    Posted Feb 01st 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... on the radio. Recently, he did himself damage with his on-air assurance that pollutant particulates do not pose a health threat. This weekend, in his latest RTHK Letter to Hong Kong, he made ... find in them.' Reports in the South China Morning Post that police in Britain are conducting an inquiry into what has been labelled 'the peerage scandal' suggest ...

  3. Comment - Letters

    Letters to the Editor, South China Morning Post, August 17, 2012

    Posted Aug 17th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Stop stalling on air quality objectives As a party to the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights, Hong Kong has an obligation to formulate and implement policies to provide Hong Kong people with the highest attainable standard of public health. In 1987, it adopted air quality objectives (AQOs) that at the time reflected international standards but which now ...

  4. A model for China if promises are kept

    Posted Jun 29th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Fifteen years ago, Hong Kong was making the final preparations for a journey into the unknown. Our city's return to China on July 1, 1997, was a source of pride, hope and celebration. ... hold as a part of communist China? Would our cherished freedoms, capitalist system and rule of law survive under the novel arrangements known as 'one country, two systems'? Doomsayers ...

  5. Who said it?

    Posted Sep 21st 2011, 12:00am

    ... China identified in its five-year plan and the steps it is taking to achieve them Gary Locke, US ambassador to China What is happening in Libya is a charade which can only take place thanks to the [Nato-led] air raids, which will not last forever Muammar Gaddafi, in his first audio message in weeks ...

  6. Stifling protest invites trouble

    Posted Jul 28th 2012, 12:00am

    ... that ability, naturally see our city as a place where grievances can be openly aired. That two mainlanders who took part in the July 1 protest march were detained on their return and are now serving ... the 'one country, two systems' principle, in which Hong Kong has a separate legal and political system, they have plainly done nothing wrong. China's constitution also assures them ...

  7. A free China perhaps not a pipe dream

    Posted Apr 23rd 2007, 12:00am by Chris Yeung

    ... Chris Yeung For far too long after the Tiananmen Square crackdown in 1989, an air of political unease and restlessness has prevailed in Hong Kong and Beijing this time every year. ... Army quelled the protest by force. Since then, June 4 has become a political taboo. The Hong Kong Alliance in Support of the Patriotic Democratic Movement in China, which has been branded ...

  8. China must shake off the victim mentality

    Posted Apr 29th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... I refer to the article 'Can China break free from the past?' by Orville Schell (April 26). The article described correctly the mentality of most Chinese people. In the last part, it said: 'The role of the victim is too familiar to the Chinese, perhaps even somewhat comforting, for it provides a way to explain and [explain away] China's problems.' Professor ...

  9. HK delivers 200-point answer to China's 5-year plan

    Posted Jan 16th 2007, 12:00am by Dennis Eng, Jimmy Cheung, Klaudia Lee

    ... initiatives to boost Hong Kong's economic competitiveness under the nation's 11th five-year plan, saying they posed a 'win win' situation for China. The initiatives chart the way ... to invest foreign currency overseas through Hong Kong and to make the city a testing ground for a fully convertible yuan- measures aimed at boosting the city's role as China ...

  10. A state tradition of airing its political view

    Posted Jan 17th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Albert Wong and Daniel Sin When it concerns the city's political development, the central government has a tradition of letting its views be heard through the press. So the way separate statements were issued by the Hong Kong and Macau Affairs Office ...




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