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  1. Air quality should meet strictest WHO guideline, 71pc in poll say

    Posted Jul 27th 2009, 12:00am by Amy Nip

    ... Amy Nip The government should set new air quality objectives in line with the toughest guidelines proposed by the World Health Organisation, 71 per cent of respondents to a green ... should work with the most demanding guidelines regardless of cost. The government launched a four-month public consultation on air quality objectives last Thursday and has proposed standards ...

  2. Tougher air-quality standards promised for HK by 2009

    Posted Jul 14th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Cheung Chi-fai Hong Kong is to introduce new air quality standards by 2009 after the first review in 20 years, made in the face of repeated calls from activists and the medical community. ... to be released in September. It will be followed by public consultation in 2008 before a set of new air quality objectives and an action plan are finalised, according to a paper to be discussed ...

  3. Smoke screen

    Posted Jun 26th 2008, 12:00am by Christine Loh

    ... the government's top priority, in terms of air pollution control. The writer said it was intolerable that the government had not accepted World Health Organisation air quality standards for Hong Kong. ... that the government did not commit itself to adopting WHO standards. The concern among public health physicians and air quality experts is that the administration will not, in fact, adopt such standards, ...

  4. Pension in the air

    Posted Jun 04th 2012, 12:00am

    ... they have to (note that the 'M' stands for 'mandatory') and do so with an air of resignation. 'Honestly, I don't bother with the MPF scheme. We all know that we ... in the same class. Wyman Leung, who analyses MPF funds for the financial advisory firm Altruist Financial, says higher-quality mutual funds tend to be absent from the MPF. He cites the example ...

  5. Filthy air a clear dereliction of public duty

    Posted May 23rd 2010, 12:00am by Philip Bowring

    ... air quality is already causing many premature deaths, and that the numbers will rise exponentially as the years of breathing them rise from 10 to 20 and beyond. The administration's ... to have forgotten these principles. It is obvious to most of the population that the provision of clean air is as important to citizens today as provision of clean water was 100 years ago. ...

  6. Money tight, air dirty but people are happy

    Posted Aug 29th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Sylvia Chan Hong Kong's middle-class families have as little as HK$2,300 a month in disposable income and more than 80 per cent are unhappy with the city's air quality. Still, two-thirds say they are happy and believe their lives will get better, according to a Citibank poll of 515 people aged 25 to 60 with monthly incomes of more than HK$20,000 or liquid assets ...

  7. Clean air drive could pull plug on old-style light bulbs

    Posted Apr 29th 2007, 12:00am by Quinton Chan

    ... emissions and improve air quality. Most families in Hong Kong already use eco-friendly bulbs to save money. There should not be any drastic change here,' he said. Eco-friendly bulbs, which ... Quinton Chan Traditional incandescent light bulbs could be outlawed under proposals in the city's first consultation paper on clean air. The document, drafted by the Council ...

  8. Tamar podium proposal chokes free flow of air

    Posted May 18th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... threat to the quality of the air we breathe ('Developers want to build Tamar complex on huge podium', May 15). An air ventilation assessment commissioned in response to the Sars crisis in 2003 by Team Clean- headed by Donald Tsang Yam-kuen himself- concluded that if you want ventilation at ground level, you need to allow air to move freely. A podium, which would block ...

  9. Exit theory

    Posted Feb 24th 2012, 12:00am

    ... because of air pollution. The surveys' key findings showed that the public's concern about air quality was felt across all sectors; they believed air pollution made Hong Kong a less ... Hong Kong's poor air quality as the reason. In 2008, one in five people surveyed said they were considering leaving Hong Kong because of air pollution. Almost one in 10 said they were ...

  10. A shopping list for Beijing

    Posted Apr 20th 2006, 12:00am by Christine Loh

    ... the size of the challenge- since the two are related. Many Chinese cities have highly polluted environments, and Hong Kong is not immune. Our air quality is a daily reminder of the price ... with high pollution. That air quality will affect their development. Water pollution is also a serious problem on the mainland: over 70 per cent of the nation's lakes are reported ...




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