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  1. News - World - CANADA

    Hong Kong-born Olivia Chow urges SAR voters to help defeat Toronto mayor Rob Ford

    Posted Apr 02nd 2014, 11:31pm by Ian Young

    ... Ian Young in Vancouver ian.young@scmp.com Mayoral candidate Olivia Chow says Canadians in SAR 'share shame' at crack-smoker's antics Rob Ford rival urges voters in Hong Kong to oust him Toronto mayoral candidate Olivia Chow has urged tens of thousands of Torontonians living in Hong Kong to help end the "embarrassment" of having Rob Ford as leader ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1463394/hong-kong-born-olivia-chow-urges-voters-sar-help-her-defeat-toronto-mayor
  2. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Hong Kong should get tougher on safety rules for public transportation

    Posted Dec 05th 2012, 12:00am by Jimmy Cheung

    ... Hong Kong prides itself on having an efficient and affordable public transport system. Unfortunately, our good reputation has been overshadowed by frequent accidents. The Lamma ferry ... marine accidents are much smaller than those for land transport. Although there are far more road accidents than water transport collisions or contacts, that is no excuse to be lenient ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1097619/hong-kong-should-get-tougher-safety-rules-public
  3. Business - Comment - LAI SEE

    Hong Kong is being choked by its government bureaucracy

    Posted Apr 02nd 2014, 05:45am by Howard Winn

    ... Hong Kong. Small wonder it cannot organise itself to get a halfway decent harbour front, or why there is a shortage of moorings for boats while there are literally acres of space in typhoon ... in a bureaucratic quagmire. Hong Kong is choking on its own bureaucracy. This is a serious problem, but as everyone knows reforming the civil service is one of the hardest things to do. There are too many ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/article/1462722/hong-kong-being-choked-its-government-bureaucracy
  4. Business - Money - ECONOMY

    Why Hong Kong’s latest No 1 ranking was greeted with silence

    Posted Apr 01st 2014, 11:51am by Stephen Vines

    ... Stephen Vines Hong Kong beats Russia and Malaysia by a long shot to take top spot on the Crony-Capitalism Index, but nobody's cheering Sounds of silence You know how it is when Hong ... Hong Kong has not only topped a world comparison league but did so by a mile. The simple reason for the silence that followed this news is explained by the table's title: ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/money/wealth/article/1462317/why-hong-kongs-latest-no-1-ranking-was-greeted-silence
  5. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Hong Kong needs independent transport safety board

    Posted Dec 05th 2012, 12:00am by DAVID NEWBERY

    ... Therefore, it's time for Hong Kong to set up an independent transport safety board to investigate accidents and monitor safety in the maritime, aviation, rail and road transport industries. ... reports in all transport sectors in Hong Kong, I can see a pattern. The technical investigation of what happened in an accident is, generally, well researched and explained; however, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1097489/hong-kong-needs-independent-transport-safety-board
  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Free flow of data is vital for research to improve Hong Kong society

    Posted Mar 27th 2014, 06:53pm by Paul Yip

    ... Paul Yip Paul Yip says restricting information is a missed opportunity for Hong Kong Free flow of data is vital for research to improve society Ombudsman Alan Lai Nin addressed an important issue- strengthening access to government information- with his call for Hong Kong to introduce freedom of information legislation. It is very timely and long overdue. Such a law would ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/article/1458348/free-flow-data-vital-research-improve-hong-kong-society
  7. News - Hong Kong - TRANSPORT

    Ferry fares to Hong Kong's outlying islands to rise by up to 6pc

    Posted Mar 22nd 2014, 04:28am by Ada Lee

    ... Ferry and Hong Kong and Kowloon Ferry. The current fares were imposed in mid-2011. Inflation since then was 11.1 per cent, said the spokesman, while the median monthly household income had ... a Transport Department spokesman said, adding that the increases were "mild". Passengers on the Peng Chau route will pay HK$15.30 on an ordinary ferry and HK$28.50 on a fast ferry ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1454319/ferry-fares-hong-kongs-outlying-islands-rise-6pc
  8. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Building incinerators at landfills a better solution for Hong Kong's waste

    Posted Mar 26th 2014, 11:55am by Daniël van Scheltinga

    ... that will not go away; indeed, the world will produce more and more as prosperity levels continue to rise. Hong Kong is no exception, and the present method of dealing with municipal solid waste, namely by dumping it in landfills, will no longer work in the near future. Hong Kong's three landfills, in the New Territories, are nearing their maximum capacity and will be full in 2015, 2017 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1457563/building-incinerators-landfills-better-solution-hong-kongs
  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Mainland China and Hong Kong must work together to deal with crush of visitors

    Posted Mar 15th 2014, 04:26am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial Work together to ease the crush Tourism is of crucial importance to Hong Kong's economy, yet the growing love-hate relationship with visitors from the mainland would ... are at no time acceptable. Condemning unruly behaviour does nothing to allay the concerns of residents, though. Zhang told local delegates to the annual session of the NPC that mainland and Hong Kong ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1448969/mainland-china-and-hong-kong-must-work-together-deal-crush
  10. Government seeks HK$227m to explore building artificial islands in Hong Kong’s central waters

    Posted Mar 18th 2014, 06:35pm

    ... of building artificial islands in the central waters of Hong Kong. The study into the massive reclamation projects will “ascertain the preliminary engineering feasibility and evaluate environmental implications of the artificial islands”, according to a submission to the development panel of the legislature. The boundary of the study area covers almost the entire central waters of Hong Kong ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/1451676/government-seeks-hk227m-explore-building-artificial-islands-hong-kongs-central

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