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  1. News - Hong Kong

    Singapore's new air quality standards much tougher than Hong Kong

    Posted Aug 25th 2012, 12:00am by Kristie Wong

    ... Kristie Wong kristie.wong@scmp.com Island state raises the bar for public health, and battle for competitiveness Singapore outflanks HK on air quality Hong Kong is set to lose more of its competitive edge to regional rival Singapore after the island state pledged to introduce new air quality standards which are much tougher than those proposed for the city. The National Environment ...

  2. Show worsens air pollution

    Posted Feb 23rd 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... income source in Hong Kong. If we do not want to fall behind Singapore, Shanghai, Kuala Lumpur, Bangkok and Seoul, we have to keep making a mark. Improving the air quality and the quality ... cleaner. The air pollution was severe; one could easily smell the fireworks amid the haze. A white smog blocked the view and marred the atmosphere of the beautiful harbour. Fixing the air pollution ...

  3. Events

    Posted Jul 05th 2012, 12:00am

    ... and insider dealing provisions of the SFO'. Hong Kong Bankers Club. Tuesday, July 10: Joint British and Canadian chamber lunch: 'Better air quality... but at a cost: A tough choice ...

  4. News - China - LANGUAGE

    Academics want Chinese dictionary to remove English abbreviations

    Posted Aug 30th 2012, 12:00am by AFP

    ... the official translation. English abbreviations for international bodies such as the WTO are also commonplace, while PM2.5, a measure of air pollution, is now a familiar term among urban residents increasingly concerned about air quality. The academics claim the inclusion of English abbreviations threatens the Chinese language, and their presence in the dictionary violates Chinese laws governing ...

  5. Museum-quality Asian antiques

    Posted Oct 02nd 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... in Asia as a source of museum-quality objects and paintings. London dealers Robert Hall, a leading specialist in Chinese snuff bottles, will show an 18th-century example in turquoise, a material ... nephrite plaque with a carving of three figures. London textile specialist Jacqueline Simcox and Hong Kong specialist Teresa Coleman Fine Arts will both bring beautiful museum-quality Chinese silk ...

  6. No smoke, no fire- just hot air about Qatari bid

    Posted Dec 03rd 2011, 12:00am

    ... Commonwealth Games as the worst selection decisions of the past two decades. Despite all the grand plans of air-conditioned stadiums, Qatar will simply be too hot for players, officials and fans alike, ...

  7. HK ahead of mainland cities for Asia expats

    Posted Apr 18th 2012, 12:00am

    ... was unable to beat Singapore, which earned the top spot in Asia and globally. The result is similar to that of rival company Mercer in its Quality of Living Index last year. The ECA study says air ... Christy Choi christy.choi@scmp.com The mainland's most liveable cities still have years to go before they can catch up with the quality of life in Hong Kong for Asian expats, ...

  8. Business - Money

    Asia's health care boom is here to stay

    Posted Jan 14th 2013, 12:00am by Carl Berrisford

    ... or above will rise 50 per cent by 2020, according to the report. Asia is also getting richer, and demanding higher quality medical support from its governments. Asian governments have been ... placing sixth out of 191 countries in the World Health Organisation's ranking of global health systems. Thailand competes with its combination of quality, affordable services and natural ...

  9. Lai See

    Posted Feb 07th 2012, 12:00am

    ... air quality at this level as 'dangerous,' which doesn't sound particularly inviting since marathon runners can take in up to 10 to 20 times more air pollution on average than ... of Hong Kong's filthy air along the way. Hong Kong's roadside pollution in Central and Causeway Bay on Sunday was 'high' even on the government's Air Pollution Index, ...

  10. Talking points

    Posted Apr 17th 2012, 12:00am

    ... says a host of different factors contribute to the overall experience of living in any city. Last year Hong Kong ranked 14th among more than 250 cities. The question is will its poor air quality affect how quality of life here compares with other cities? Bahrain protesters promise rocky road for grand prix The Formula One circus makes its way to Bahrain this week despite ...




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