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  1. Policy address failed to deal with Hong Kong's serious pollution problems

    Posted Nov 01st 2011, 12:00am

    ... With almost seven years of experience as the chief executive of the Hong Kong government, Donald Tsang Yam-kuen has obviously not done his job well if you read what was laid down ... Organisation recently released the first global survey results for levels of airborne particles smaller than 10 micrometers (PM10) for 1,082 cities worldwide, Hong Kong was not on the list, because our ...

  2. HK lags behind beijing on air pollution: lobby

    Posted Jan 13th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Adrian Wan adrian.wan@scmp.com Hong Kong is lagging behind the mainland when it comes to tackling air pollution, a think tank says in a summary of Chief Executive Donald Tsang ... from the University of Hong Kong's Hedley Environmental Index, Loh said more than 7,200 local deaths had been connected to air pollution in the seven years Tsang had been ...

  3. Tsang has to deliver on air-pollution pledge

    Posted Jul 24th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Donald Tsang Yam-kuen's call for all Hong Kong people to help in the battle against air pollution confirms that the chief executive has made the issue a priority. His comments come ... pollution was tarnishing Hong Kong's image and affecting our economic growth and health. He vowed to do his utmost to ensure a cleaner environment- including more than halving air pollution ...

  4. Horrific pollution levels may be acceptable to leaders, but not us

    Posted Mar 26th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... of the sandstorm landed on our doorstep, and mainland factories emit illegal levels of pollutants that we have the misfortune to breathe in. But we are not blame-free in Hong Kong and, as chief executive, the buck stops with Donald Tsang Yam-kuen. I have had enough of the beautifully crafted statistics that tell us it's all Beijing's fault. Hong Kong is responsible for its own pollution ...

  5. Fight for the right for everybody in Hong Kong to breathe easier

    Posted Oct 16th 2011, 12:00am

    ... which suggest an annual standard of 10?g/m3 for PM2.5. The learned judges left our air quality and health in the hands of the Hong Kong government, so how does it compare? In 2010, the PM2.5 ... of everyone's health for as long as the Hong Kong government prevaricates on air quality. Edwin Town, vice-chairman, Clear the Air ...

  6. Neighbours to meet over pollution

    Posted Jul 24th 2006, 12:00am by Jimmy Cheung

    ... choke economic growth,' he said on RTHK's Letter to Hong Kong. Appealing to the public for co-operation, he said everyone had the duty to fight in the war against air pollution. 'Hong Kong people are known for their skill and determination in solving problems and overcoming daunting challenges. I am sure we can win this battle against air pollution. If other cities have ...

  7. Survey spurs look into how city can clear the air

    Posted Apr 04th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... pollution and its damage to Hong Kong's competitiveness have been highlighted by numerous chambers of commerce. Professor Lau said resolving air pollution was high on the government's ... . The official said the government was determined to push the two local power companies to play a more active role in reducing the pollution problem, as electricity generation was Hong Kong ...

  8. HK's disconnect in health and air policy

    Posted Sep 21st 2010, 12:00am by Markus Shaw

    ... pollution does not constitute a public health crisis? Please explain why you disagree with the Hong Kong Paediatric Society, Hong Kong Geriatric Society, Hong Kong Asthma Society, Hong Kong Society ... Markus Shaw Here's a direct question for the chief executive: 'Do you agree that air pollution is a serious public health issue?' If the answer is 'yes', then why ...

  9. Tsang 'did little' to improve air

    Posted May 18th 2012, 12:00am

    ... pollution, a green group says. Improvements in roadside air quality since the handover were instead due largely to measures worked out by the administration of Tsang's predecessor, Tung ... licence fees for vehicles with higher emissions. The government gives high priority to controlling street-level air pollution, the Environmental Protection Department says. A key strategy ...

  10. Clean up our air, 600 children plead

    Posted Apr 30th 2006, 12:00am by Raymond Ma

    ... Kong, he gets a sore throat and a bad cough. A few times a year at school he is not allowed to go outdoors to play because of the polluted air. 'The pollution in Hong Kong is very bad. ... were concerned about the environment. She said officials would be working with the Guangdong government to improve regional air quality. In Hong Kong, an effort would be made to cut power ...




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