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  1. The air apparent

    Posted Aug 02nd 2006, 12:00am by Chris Yeung

    ... With a raised voice and stern expression, Chief Executive Donald Tsang Yam-kuen appeared to mean business when he talked to one of his ministers on television about Hong Kong's worsening air ... factories before today's session of the Hong Kong-Guangdong Co-operation Joint Conference. Measures to help reduce pollutants emitted from factories in the Pearl River Delta region are expected ...

  2. A clear consensus on the haze

    Posted May 10th 2006, 12:00am by Chris Yeung

    ... given such prominent coverage to the problem of foul air in Hong Kong. Citing Seoul's success in improving its air quality and living environment, Time was sharply critical of the government's rigid bureaucracy and lack of determination to tackle the root causes of pollution. The report comes amid a blitz of bad publicity over the poor air quality which has kept Hong Kong ...


    Posted Jan 25th 2007, 12:00am by Chris Yeung, Linda Choy

    ... Chris Yeung and Linda Choy 'The air will be a lot better... Let's make a promise on this' The air in Hong Kong will be 'a lot better' in five years' time, Mr ... business chambers in Hong Kong have joined environmental groups in warning against a deterioration of the city's competitiveness due to poor air quality. In November, Mr Tsang was criticised ...

  4. Not when, but how

    Posted Jul 12th 2006, 12:00am by Chris Yeung

    ... conditioners at higher temperatures- using less power and generating less pollution- and dressing more informally in warmer rooms. That came as the group Lights Out Hong Kong was planning a campaign ... master's thesis, expressed 'cautious optimism' that Hong Kong could achieve this in 2012. Mr Tsang might consider the advocacy of his two former colleagues as mere sloganeering. And he ...

  5. Beijing friction distant as poll draws close

    Posted Aug 31st 2008, 12:00am by Chris Yeung

    ... The deal, officials said, would help hold down electricity tariffs and reduce air pollution. Some Chinese-language newspapers saw the deal as the latest of several measures designed to bolster Hong ... Chris Yeung It has been conventional wisdom that the pro-democracy camp faces an uphill battle in elections when Hong Kong-mainland relations are warm, and that when ties between Beijing ...

  6. Tsang's big challenge

    Posted Jan 01st 2007, 12:00am by Chris Yeung

    ... on air pollution and education, under the election theme of 'The Hong Kong we want.' The other approach, nevertheless, would not be risk-free. It would raise the political temperature ...

  7. Accelerating an idling ban

    Posted Dec 04th 2006, 12:00am by Chris Yeung

    ... to encourage people to set their air conditioners at 25.5 degrees Celsius. On Monday, he signed the Clean Air Charter initiated by the Hong Kong General Chamber of Commerce. Each department ... The thousands of factories run by Hong Kong investors in Guangdong generate a considerable proportion of the region's pollutants. But officials in both places are aware of the profound social, ...

  8. Policy speech demands a vision

    Posted Sep 19th 2005, 12:00am by Chris Yeung

    ... if not even keener, to envision the longer term roadmap and action plan for Hong Kong. This is not because he is already prepared to indicate his intention to bid for five more years. The opposite ... Tsang is expected to tell them where he wants to lead Hong Kong and how. When he declared his candidature in June, Mr Tsang gave every indication he was no caretaker chief executive. He ...

  9. Against the odds

    Posted Nov 21st 2006, 12:00am by Chris Yeung

    ... 'To be able to do something meaningful for your family, fellow men and women, for Hong Kong and for the country, is not an opportunity that everyone has. When it comes to a decision [over ... of both Hong Kong and China,' Mr Leong said. Having joined the Legislative Council after he succeeded in his election debut through the Kowloon East geographical constituency in 2004, Mr ...

  10. The political year

    Posted Dec 31st 2006, 12:00am by Chris Yeung

    ... completion of her studies at Stanford University. Jia Qinglin, chairman of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference, visits Hong Kong. July Despite the high-profile participation ... is launched as grievances over polluted air grow. September Anson Chan announces she will not contest the chief executive election. A core group led by her plans to announce constitutional ...




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