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  1. Letters

    Posted Jan 12th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... in Hong Kong- read air pollution. Which country will be next? Meanwhile our government continues to sit on its hands while it conducts endless consultations, even though all one has to do is look ... and a proposed ban on idling engines proves the government's intention to improve Hong Kong's air quality. This is all very desirable, but what has the government been doing for the past 15 ...

  2. Letters

    Posted Mar 31st 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... and visit Disneyland. Denise Tam, Kowloon Bay Tourists put off by pollution The Australian government has highlighted the levels of air pollution in Hong Kong as a potential threat to health ... as Hong Kong citizens to deal with this problem and help to reduce air pollution levels. We face a difficult task, but we must work together to curb air pollution. Chan Kit-ying, Sha Tin Macau ...

  3. Tour buses should not be given dispensation from idling ban

    Posted Jan 09th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... and are exposed to the foul air and noise pollution that idling engines generate. Ordinary Hong Kong people cannot even go to beaches like Repulse Bay, take a day out at Stanley or walk along ... hundreds of thousands of Hong Kong people wait patiently at bus terminals and stops for public buses. At terminals the engine is turned on only when the bus is ready to depart. At bus stops ...

  4. Residential car-park plans fly in the face of air pollution pledges

    Posted Dec 23rd 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... that block ventilation and are a major cause of air pollution and conflict between pedestrians and vehicles. In most mature cities, inner-city residential accommodation does not include parking facilities, yet here in Hong Kong, where previously few blocks included car parking, people who would never have dreamed of purchasing a car now find themselves with an empty garage to fill. Perhaps ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. Letters

    Posted Oct 14th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... with carbon emissions ('Enforcing the smoking ban will reduce Hong Kong's air pollution', October 7) seem preoccupied with controlling smoking to reduce public health costs and to cut ... smoke instead of fresh air, show that they appreciate the value of clean air less than non-smokers do. With the recent revelation that 350 million mainland men are smokers, the Hong Kong ...

  7. Tamar plan will produce more killer pollution

    Posted Mar 27th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... for the Tamar site is, frankly, a killer. In the same week that Hong Kong has again experienced serious air pollution levels, Mrs Mak's statement that the Tamar development 'would have ... enthusiastically mentions, will be subjected to more killer air pollution and a degraded environment. The talk at both business functions and in cha chan tengs (Chinese teahouses) is about pollution ...

  8. Talkback

    Posted Oct 31st 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... the negative reports they had heard and read about Hong Kong's air pollution. As a local resident, I knew that Saturday's view would be reasonable, with haze only obscuring the far side of Kowloon and Aberdeen. So off we went to promote Hong Kong's view to the world, only to be surprised by the admission fee to the open-air top viewing deck. All I can say to 'The ...

  9. Talk back

    Posted Mar 14th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... pollution, road wear and tear and noise, and fuel use. Also jobs are created. Standing vehicles: Hong Kong suffers from chronic noise and air pollution, yet no action is taken against vehicle ... the amount and frequency of work per year in a particular area, and restricts noisy work to less than four hours a day? Air conditioners: Hong Kong has been described as the coldest place in Asia- ...

  10. Little thought in heavy-handed destruction of old

    Posted Dec 17th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... public awareness on Hong Kong's disgraceful air quality (if such were needed) than half a dozen secretaries for the environment prancing around on television advertisements in blue suits ... Kong's current foul levels of air pollution. B.J. CARROLL, Ap Lei Chau ...




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