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  1. 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 ...

  2. Letters

    Posted Dec 02nd 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Government must do more to clean up air It would seem as if the government is taking a large step towards improving air quality in Hong Kong by agreeing to revise the air quality objectives according to the World Health Organisation's (WHO) air quality guidance. The latest policy address promised this [so-called] improvement and Secretary for the Environment Edward Yau ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Pollution eases in Beijing as holiday fireworks come to end

    Posted Feb 17th 2014, 03:57am by BLOOM

    ... recorded air quality indexes at heavily polluted levels on February 14, the end of the 15-day Lunar New Year celebration. The PM2.5 level in Beijing's eastern Tongzhou district reached 900 ... of turning a blind eye to the city's worsening air quality in recent days after they did not initiate an emergency response to the situation. "The government can't act like ...

  5. News - China - MILITARY

    Xi urges air force to work with space industry

    Posted Apr 15th 2014, 02:22pm by Minnie Chan

    ... Minnie Chan minnie.chan@scmp.com During a tour of training base, president says joint effort crucial to nation's defence President Xi Jinping has urged the air force to speed up co-operation with the space industry to bolster China’s military capabilities. During an inspection tour of the air force’s command college in Beijing on Monday, Xi, who leads the armed forces ...

  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Time for Beijing to get tough with polluters

    Posted Jan 14th 2014, 09:37am by SCMP Editorial

    ... Clearly they are confident of a profitable turnaround. But it could depend on how serious the central government is about enforcing new air-quality goals, since research indicates pollution has ... SCMP Editorial Time to get tough with polluters Negative perceptions arising from poor travel services and traffic congestion, serious air pollution in major cities, food safety scandals ...

  7. Magazines - Style - VISION

    Awesome soles: Xavier de Royère, CEO of Corthay, focuses on quality, design and comfort

    Posted Apr 03rd 2014, 10:59pm by Jacqueline Tsang

    ... This is a never-ending endeavour, and requires constant attention to ensure that as the business grows, the fundamental ingredients responsible for its success remain unchanged: exceptional quality, outstanding ...

  8. News - China - AIR POLLUTION

    China announces 10b yuan air pollution fund

    Posted Feb 13th 2014, 10:34am by Associated Press

    ... high-quality petrol for vehicles, energy saving in construction and the use of environmentally friendly boilers. The government is eager to bring about a visible improvement in China’s bad air, which ... in controlling air pollution, highlighting how the issue has become a priority for the leadership. The fund will be set up to reward rather than offer subsidies for the prevention and control of air ...

  9. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Beijing to get powers to shut factories and punish officials in smog battle

    Posted Apr 15th 2014, 11:17am by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Beijing Amendments will make it easier for authorities to shut down factories and protect vulnerable areas, say advisers helping to draft the proposals Law changes set to bolster the fight against pollution The government is set to pass law cha ...

  10. letters

    Posted Jun 11th 2012, 12:00am

    ... rooms can greatly affect visitors' health. The authorities need to improve indoor air quality and strengthen air quality guidelines. I suggest that the government add more air purifiers ... quality. Yet we have to pay more money to watch them because they are in 3D. Traditional films can make for fantastic viewing experiences, too. Although they may not contain many special effects, ...




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