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  1. Wan Chai district councillor admits fiddling expenses

    Posted Feb 10th 2009, 12:00am by Danny Mok

    ... Danny Mok A Wan Chai district councillor has admitted he fraudulently inflated his expenses claims and pocketed the difference. Kennedy Lee Kai-hung, 48, an elected member of the council with Canal Road as his constituency, pleaded guilty in the District Court to fraud and misconduct in public office, an Independent Commission Against Corruption spokesman said. Deputy Judge Li ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/669408/wan-chai-district-councillor-admits-fiddling-expenses
  2. Supermarkets taken to task over pesticides

    Posted Aug 25th 2009, 12:00am by Adrian Wan

    ... and peaches from ParknShop branches in Ma On Shan and Guangzhou, and Vanguard branches in Wan Chai and Guangzhou. Among the residues found, the most dangerous were the pesticides chlorpyrifos ... Adrian Wan Pesticide residues that could cause cancer and disrupt the human endocrine system have been found in some fruit for sale in supermarkets, Greenpeace said yesterday. It called ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/690600/supermarkets-taken-task-over-pesticides
  3. Slice of city named national geopark

    Posted Nov 04th 2009, 12:00am by Adrian Wan, Olga Wong

    ... Olga Wong and Adrian Wan A 49-square-kilometre tract of some of Kong Kong's most rugged land and seascapes has been designated China's 183rd national geopark in a move that officials hope will boost tourism and lead to World Heritage status as early as next year. The park boasts one of the world's biggest collections of hexagonal rock columns, formed by volcanic ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/697317/slice-city-named-national-geopark
  4. Wan Chai air pollution report spurs push for traffic-free streets

    Posted Mar 26th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... in the district's air at levels nearly five times higher than recommended under the most stringent world standards. The joint Wan Chai District Council/Neighbourhood Advice-Action Council study measured ... Chan recommended more pedestrian flyovers and subways to separate traffic from commuters, and more planting of vegetation throughout the district. Wan Chai District Council chairman Suen ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/674584/wan-chai-air-pollution-report-spurs-push-traffic-free-streets
  5. Ideas wanted for Wan Chai sites

    Posted Jan 03rd 2009, 12:00am by Joyce Ng

    ... Joyce Ng The government is now inviting private developers and non-government organisations to submit proposals to redevelop three sites in Wan Chai, namely the Blue House cluster on Stone Nullah Lane, Southorn Playground and Star Street. Wan Chai district councillor Stephen Ng Kam-chun said the committee fielding the proposals is open to all ideas. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/665696/ideas-wanted-wan-chai-sites
  6. Developers keen to refurbish historic areas of Wan Chai

    Posted May 19th 2009, 12:00am by Joyce Ng, Olga Wong

    ... Joyce Ng and Olga Wong Two developers have shown interest in refurbishing old streetscapes in Wan Chai after an invitation to submit proposals was launched by the district council last ... pedestrian networks next to the tower with a budget of HK$25 million, according to a district council paper to be discussed today. Swire's proposal covers three public gardens and a recreation ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/680711/developers-keen-refurbish-historic-areas-wan-chai
  7. DAB candidate wins Wan Chai by-election

    Posted Jun 22nd 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Fanny W.Y. Fung The candidate from the government-loyalist camp won the district council by-election in Wan Chai yesterday. Jacqueline Chung Ka-man, of the Democratic Alliance for the Betterment and Progress of Hong Kong, polled 1,061 votes in the Canal Road, Wan Chai, constituency. Her rival, Gavin Kwai Sze-kit of the League of Social Democrats, received 544 votes. Turnout ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/684430/dab-candidate-wins-wan-chai-election
  8. Rival camps battle in Wan Chai by-election

    Posted Jun 22nd 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... passers-by in Wan Chai's Canal Road constituency. Although the by-election came just 10 days before the annual march for democracy, both camps' publicity focused on livelihood issues, ... an arsonist on an MTR train. His team distributed leaflets with the slogan: 'Wan Chai person working for Wan Chai.' Canvassing for Mr Kwai, league chairman Wong Yuk-man saw the race as a way ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/684450/rival-camps-battle-wan-chai-election
  9. No flesh, please, we're bookworms: pseudo-models banned from Wan Chai fair

    Posted Dec 12th 2009, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... with Alex Lo Organisers of the coming Wan Chai Book Fair have learned from the mistake of its bigger brother, the Hong Kong Book Fair. Or are they just being prudes? Wan Chai District ... has genuinely become a media phenomenon, though not always in a positive light. Will Chau try to crash the party in Wan Chai next week? A fleshy confrontation with security guards may be just ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/701104/no-flesh-please-were-bookworms-pseudo-models-banned-wan-chai-fair
  10. HK$20m proposal to turn Star Street in Wan Chai into another Knutsford Terrace

    Posted Sep 28th 2009, 12:00am by Olga Wong

    ... 'The [Wan Chai] trail has adopted a district-based approach,' she said. Unfinished business Yet-to-be-completed sites of the Wan Chai Heritage Trail Star Street precinct: One ... Olga Wong A HK$20 million plan to turn the Star Street precinct in Wan Chai into another Knutsford Terrace and also make it part of a heritage trail was announced yesterday. Under ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/693865/hk20m-proposal-turn-star-street-wan-chai-another-knutsford-terrace

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