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  1. Filthy air a clear dereliction of public duty

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

    ... clouds of black smoke into the air. Of course, Hong Kong cannot do anything directly about imported Pearl River Delta pollution. But its size makes it ideal for the sort of local leaps to a clean ... and sewage systems. Hong Kong's colonial regime, backward in many respects, acknowledged this duty of government to the common good. The treatment of illness might be left to private doctors ...

  2. Buses blamed for 'bad or awful' air quality

    Posted Sep 28th 2009, 12:00am by Adrian Wan

    ... exceeded levels set down by the government's air-quality objectives. 'Buses are at the centre of air pollution,' he said. ... within five minutes walking distance of a major road. Newsvendors were surveyed because they spent a great deal of time on the street and were an indicator of street-level air quality, the green ...

  3. Kwai Tsing candidates want better transport links, less pollution

    Posted Nov 13th 2003, 12:00am by Klaudia Lee

    ... councillor Daniel Ng Kim-sing, of the Democratic Party, and Peter Cheung, of the Democratic Alliance for Betterment of Hong Kong, suggested a parking area be built near the container port. ... But the accompanying noise pollution brought by trucks frequenting the port and insufficient transport options for people living in Tsing Yi Estate have become key concerns to candidates contesting ...

  4. Sites in busiest districts turn deaf ear to pleas about light pollution

    Posted May 25th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... of light pollution, a green group's survey has found. Friends of the Earth recently reviewed the results of its anti-light-pollution campaign by revisiting on May 16 sites in places ... reported that some luxury goods retailers such as Prada's flagship store in Central had responded positively to calls to reduce light pollution. The group exposed Prada last year as one ...

  5. Letters

    Posted Mar 29th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... negative comparisons? Singapore and Hong Kong, like anywhere else, have their pluses and minuses. Hong Kong does indeed have awful air and water pollution and the government still has to get ... M.D. Russell, Discovery Bay Bold action needed to curb air pollution Hong Kong's poor air quality has always caused problems for residents. Now it may adversely affect the tourism ...

  6. Letters

    Posted Sep 20th 2011, 12:00am

    ... their customers with disdain. Hopefully, some lessons have been learned. Christian Rogers, Wan Chai Tough laws can curb pollution Pollution levels in Hong Kong are getting worse. The problem has been ... be recognised. Is the Hong Kong government immune to all this? It says it wants to combat pollution, so let us see sincere efforts on its part to do so. I want to see some concrete actions ...

  7. Open secrets and lies: all aboard the Queen Mary 2

    Posted Mar 07th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... it as an obligatory tourist stop. Now, it is an embarrassment. As Professor Reich said, most days are too polluted to see anything. There is no point in trying to defend Hong Kong against the professor's ... Mary 2 lecturer John Reich should be required to prove that the derogatory comments he made about pollution, the art museum and dining out in Hong Kong are true ('Forget HK, says Queen ...

  8. Which Wan Chai will it be- heritage district or air-conditioned glass box?

    Posted Mar 01st 2004, 12:00am by Polly Hui

    ... to stay in Wan Chai. 'If the bulldozing goes on, Wan Chai will either become an air-conditioned glass box or another Admiralty in 15 or 20 years. Who needs more shopping malls in Hong ... Polly Hui Town planners and community leaders have warned that Wan Chai risks being turned into an 'air-conditioned glass box' resembling Admiralty within 20 years ...

  9. Planners should give cyclists an easier ride

    Posted Jun 28th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... in urban areas because road space is limited and public transport is good. Hong Kong is not alone in these respects. But a growing number of big cities have abandoned this stance and yielded to pressure to make better provision on busy roads for cyclists, physically and legally. An activist group, the Hong Kong Cycling Alliance, is pushing for a similar change here. Yet other overseas ...

  10. Is it necessary to redevelop Hong Kong's old districts?

    Posted Apr 30th 2008, 12:00am by Claudia Yip, Jeffrey Wong

    ... Jeffrey Wong, Claudia Yip Each week our two teenagers debate a hot topic. This week... Jeffrey Wong, Diocesan Boys' School It's not necessary to redevelop Hong Kong's old ... for a greater leap forward. Sacrificing old buildings to improve the lives of Hong Kong's poor seems worthwhile. ...




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