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  1. More steps urged to tackle air pollution

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

    ... 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 ... 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 ...

  2. Mainland trumpets vegetable quality

    Posted Nov 30th 2009, 12:00am by Danny Mok

    ... Danny Mok No vegetables with excessive pesticides had been detected in exports from the mainland to Hong Kong for 14 consecutive years, Xinhua quoted an official of the Shenzhen Entry-Exit Inspection and Quarantine Bureau as saying. Some 99.4 per cent of ...

  3. Assurance over council's role

    Posted Jul 05th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... earlier to improve air quality. These measures are: issuing public air pollution alerts so people can respond by staying at home or not driving; introducing road pricing to discourage car usage; and changing power consumption patterns by managing demand with financial incentives. Chandran Nair, of the council's support group on better air quality, admitted it was difficult to change ...

  4. Exco member to head panel to pick quality migrants

    Posted Jul 01st 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... the Quality Migrant Admission Scheme. The 19-member Advisory Committee on Admission of Quality Migrants and Professionals- appointed by the chief executive for a two-year term- includes prominent ... on Wednesday, 'top quality' immigrants could start arriving in Hong Kong by the end of the year and will be allowed 12 months to find jobs or start businesses. Up to 1,000 will be admitted ...

  5. More effort needed to lure talent to HK, say advisers

    Posted Jan 27th 2007, 12:00am by Klaudia Lee

    ... said that when this view was put to Donald Tsang Yam-kuen, the chief executive replied that it was just a communication problem and that Hong Kong's air quality was better than many other ... the government has introduced various admission schemes to lure overseas and mainland talent. Yet the effectiveness of projects such as the quality migrant admission scheme has been cast into doubt. Only ...

  6. Quality now needed in election campaign

    Posted Sep 06th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... left. Unfortunately, the quality of the debate has not improved as the election nears. Recent forums have descended into shouting matches and squabbles. Electioneering has often taken the form ... our voices heard. The result of the election appears to be hanging in the balance. In the little time that is left, candidates should strive to give the voters what they deserve- a quality ...

  7. March underscores HK's unique qualities

    Posted Jun 30th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Hong Kong's favourite pastime just now is a guessing game: how many people will march tomorrow? We'll all know the answer soon enough but let's accept that there will be a large number of marchers, although fewer than last year. And let ...

  8. For C.Y, the only way from here is up

    Posted Jul 04th 2012, 12:00am

    ... to suppress civil liberties as guaranteed under the Basic Law. If air quality improves, property prices come down a bit and living standards rise for middle- and lower-income families, things could ...

  9. 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 ...

  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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