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  1. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Christine Loh blames poor air quality on past governments' passivity

    Posted Dec 08th 2012, 12:00am by Ada Lee

    ... governments have been too passive in updating the city's air quality standards, Undersecretary for the Environment Christine Loh Kung-wai told lawmakers yesterday. Speaking to the Legislative Council's public accounts committee, she acknowledged that the city had yet to attain its 25-year-old air-quality objectives. Even so, she said the Environment Bureau was confident it could achieve ...

  2. News - Hong Kong

    Hong Kong fails to meet air quality targets

    Posted Nov 14th 2012, 03:57pm by Lai Ying-kit

    ... Lai Ying-kit Hong Kong has never met the air quality targets it adopted 25 years ago, according to an Audit Commission report released on Wednesday that reviewed the government’s efforts to improve air quality. The commission’s report found the concentration of two pollutants – nitrogen dioxide (NO2) and the PM10 particles – at roadside had “persistently and significantly exceeded ...

  3. News - Hong Kong

    Move to build more air quality testing stations

    Posted Dec 11th 2012, 05:29pm by Ada Lee

    ... Ada Lee Undersecretary for Environment Christine Loh Kung-wai told the Legislative Council on Tuesday that the government would consider building more air quality monitoring stations ... demand for information about local air quality. The hearing was in response to last month’s report from the Audit Commission, which criticised the government’s pollution-cutting measures ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    City has enough air quality index stations, but more are being planned

    Posted Dec 12th 2012, 12:00am by Ada Lee

    ... Ada Lee ada.lee@scmp.com More air quality stations to meet public demand The government would consider building more air quality monitoring stations in the city even though ... to have specific air quality readings in the districts where they live, Undersecretary for Environment Christine Loh Kung-wai said. She was speaking at a Legislative Council public accounts ...

  5. Business - Comment - LAI SEE

    It's official: Hong Kong has poor air quality

    Posted Nov 15th 2012, 12:00am by Howard Winn

    ... The government's Audit Commission published two reports yesterday which are a damning indictment of the previous government's record on monitoring air quality and its lamentable efforts at improving it. The two reports, Implementation of Air-Quality Improvements Measures, and Monitoring and Reporting of Air Quality show a remarkable level of failure in meeting its ...

  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Hong Kong hosting Better Air Quality Conference- with a red face

    Posted Nov 30th 2012, 12:00am by SIMON NG

    ... Simon Ng Simon Ng says Hong Kong has reason to be ashamed about hosting the Better Air Quality Conference again, given our poor record on pollution Air of our ways Almost 10 years ago, in December 2002, a Better Air Quality Conference was held in Hong Kong. It was the first of the conference series, a flagship biennial regional air quality event organised by the Clean Air Initiative ...

  7. Shima Seiki weaves technology, design into breakthrough quality knitwear

    Posted Jul 09th 2014, 10:27am by Reports by Stacey Johnson, Christina Liedke and Jessica Ryan

    ... This innovation became the benchmark for knit manufacturing worldwide. The company's Digital Stitch Control System supports modern knit producers as they respond to market demand for higher-quality ... software programs to machines. This approach ensures product consistency and enables the company to provide quality, detailed service to customers. Its latest advantage is another first ...

  8. News - China - POLLUTION

    Hong Kong-funded pollution reports on Guangdong kept from public

    Posted Jul 14th 2014, 04:25am by CHEUNG CHI-FAI, Mimi Lau

    ... and for enhancing an air-quality monitoring network, a department spokesman said. But Hong Kong had a binding agreement with Guangdong not to release the reports, which contained unspecified sensitive ... "professional input" on selecting sample sites. The embargo decision was in stark contrast to the complete disclosure in 2002 of an unprecedented regional air-quality report, including its ...

  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Talking points

    Posted Jul 17th 2014, 04:45am by STAFF

    ... Our editors will be looking ahead today to these developing stories... Lobby network discusses air pollution Clean Air Network meets journalists to give its views on government data on air quality collected in the first half of this year. It will report that Hong Kong's air quality still falls greatly short of World Health Organisation standards and that roadside pollution ...

  10. News - World - FLIGHT MH17

    United Nations aviation body denies it can close global air routes

    Posted Jul 20th 2014, 06:36am by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Montreal UN aviation body denies closing route The UN's aviation body said it did not have the authority to close global air routes, seeking to distance itself from ... with conflicting air traffic controllers, not the risk of violence. The warning, not an order, said "consideration should be given to measures to avoid the airspace". It did not issue a warning ...




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