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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Animal welfare tough for MTR

    Posted Aug 25th 2014, 02:46am by SCMP Editorial

    ... on the tracks at Fanling station after train services on the East Rail line were halted and then resumed before the canine could be saved. By the time the MTR gave its side of the story on Friday, more than 80,000 had signed an online petition expressing anger and dismay. They were prompted by accounts of an attempt to rescue the dog by lowering a chair onto the tracks at Sheung Shui station ...

  2. Comment - Letters

    Letters to the Editor, September 13, 2014

    Posted Sep 13th 2014, 04:29am by LETTERS

    ... that a stray dog was hit and killed by a train between Fanling and Sheung Shui, despite the rather basic attempts of MTR staff to rescue it. However, it is also a shame that there are literally ... I would be happy to give them a tour of the many localities where these wretched dogs can usually be seen; they are not difficult to find. Steve Potts, Sheung Shui ...

  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    Hong Kong's MTR should have shown some humanity over stray dog

    Posted Aug 22nd 2014, 04:30am by Alex Lo

    ... The incident has rightly caused outrage. Animal lovers and rights campaigners laid flowers and put up banners at Fanling station where the stray was struck by a train on Wednesday. An online campaign against the rail operator collected thousands of signatures in just a few hours. MTR staff at Sheung Shui station where the animal first appeared tried all of six minutes to rescue it. ...

  4. Comment - Letters

    Letters to the Editor, August 11, 2014

    Posted Aug 11th 2014, 04:08am by LETTERS

    ... Park-and-ride facility still at MTR station I refer to the letter from Cecilia Li on the park-and-ride facility next to Sheung Shui MTR station (" Facility led to more people using ... of the highly efficient mass transit transport systems and other public transport services. The park-and-ride facility has all along been provided next to Sheung Shui MTR station in order to encourage ...

  5. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Trend towards building smaller flats is not a healthy sign

    Posted Sep 15th 2014, 04:20am by SCMP Editorial

    ... now wants to turn them into studio units as small as 200 sq ft in Sheung Shui, Tai Wai, Tuen Mun and Yuen Long. This month, tiny flats at Mont Vert, developed by Cheung Kong (Holdings), in Tai ...

  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    New rail projects will keep public transport system right on track

    Posted Sep 19th 2014, 05:02pm by Anthony Cheung

    ... Seven railway lines, extensions and station schemes, at an estimated total cost of HK$110 billion in 2013 prices, are proposed- namely, the Northern Link and Kwu Tung Station, Hung Shui Kiu Station, Tuen Mun South Station, Tung Chung West Station, the East Kowloon Line, South Island Line (West) and North Island Line. By 2031, the combined network will be more comprehensive, ...

  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Paper Talk, September 20, 2014

    Posted Sep 20th 2014, 04:40am by Nelson Cheng

    ... about HK$7,000 a month after paying the HK$13,000 rent for a 270 sq ft home in Sham Shui Po and other living expenses. The surveyor was waiting for his firm to respond but meanwhile the Housing ... Angela Chan Ka-yee and her daughter now live in a shack alongside more than 200 dogs at the shelter on rented land in Lau Shui Heung, Fanling. She said her life changed when she saw a stray dog ...

  8. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    How they see it

    Posted Sep 21st 2014, 03:36am by AGENCIES

    ... in the right circumstances, politics can energise … In Scotland's peripheral housing schemes, where turnout is often pitiful, polling stations were busy as Scots who do not normally take part ...

  9. Business - Comment - LAI SEE

    The rapid pace of technology is hollowing out the middle class

    Posted Sep 19th 2014, 05:34am by Howard Winn

    ... head of Radio 3 since 2002 and has led the station's English programming services since 2005, recently turned 60 and has to retire to comply with civil service rules. He will be missed ... station in the world's third biggest financial centre should struggle to sustain a credible English-language finance programme.   Have you got any stories that Lai See should know about? ...

  10. Comment - Letters

    Letters to the Editor, September 20, 2014

    Posted Sep 20th 2014, 04:40am by LETTERS

    ... Wong Sheung-yi, Tiu Keng Leng ...




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