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  1. Hong Kong's air, beach pollution is worsening

    Posted Sep 02nd 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... for the Environment, Transport and Works Dr Sarah Liao Sau-tung must have some control over this. The water quality in Hong Kong is shameful. Many beaches are off limits and others have only passable water ... beaches. If this is done, these beaches will turn into sandy rubbish dumps carrying bacteria and disease (to go with countless others in this state). Hong Kong doubtless is an economic miracle. ...

  2. Cross-border oil fouls beaches

    Posted Aug 01st 2011, 12:00am

    ... shipping activities, including ship-to-ship oil transfers and illegal discharge of bilge water, possibly outside Hong Kong waters, were at least partly responsible for the spills that have been getting worse, affecting such areas as Lantau, Lamma and the south of Hong Kong Island. Of 66 spills handled after receiving a five-year high of 168 complaints, the Marine Department could trace ...

  3. Troubled beaches

    Posted Sep 27th 2003, 12:00am by Edith Terry

    ... On the beaches of Hong Kong, you can find traces of Cancun, the beautiful island off the east coast of Mexico which was the site two weeks ago of another stormy meeting of the ill-starred ... such demands as efforts to curb their growth at the expense of coddled industries in the first world. What does this have to do with the beaches of Hong Kong? For one thing, the next plenary meeting ...

  4. London Games 'can be an inspiration for Hong Kong'

    Posted Aug 07th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Adrian Wan adrian.wan@scmp.com Hong Kong is capable of hosting a major international sporting event if it takes a leaf out of London's book, the head of construction for the Olympic ... remains the biggest multisport event ever hosted by Hong Kong. Hong Kong missed out in a bid to host the 2006 Asian Games, while its bid for the 2019 edition of the Asiad stalled because of a lack ...

  5. Business - Economy - JAKE'S VIEW

    Hong Kong doesn't need Morlocks from the Delta to fix labour woes

    Posted Feb 24th 2014, 03:51pm by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... Importing labour is a very outdated concept, especially for Hong Kong. It should look at it as talent flow across the Pearl River Delta region. Paul Cheung, Singapore director of population ... But Singapore's circumstances are different from Hong Kong's. The Singapore government made a decision years ago to maintain a sizeable proportion of the economy in manufacturing. It was worried ...

  6. Mainland painter relishes Hong Kong's natural beauty

    Posted Jul 22nd 2010, 12:00am by William Wadsworth

    ... William Wadsworth Unlike most mainlanders who visit Hong Kong, artist Zhang Qiang (pictured) leaves the city and heads for the rugged coastline to find his inspiration. 'Although I'm just a visitor, I feel it must be a blessing to live in Hong Kong,' the 47-year-old painter said. 'The magnificent coastline and woods are only a 10-minute drive from the city ...

  7. Hong Kong ignores fast track

    Posted Sep 16th 2005, 12:00am by Michael Taylor

    ... Reports by Michael Taylor Mexican ports along the Pacific coast can give quick access to key US markets such as Texas, Chicago and New York BUSINESSMEN IN Hong Kong have been overlooking Mexico's potential for far too long. While many firms in other Asian economies have long been exploiting the country's lengthy border with the United States, Hong Kong's investment ...

  8. Refuse blights Hong Kong waters

    Posted May 09th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The once heavily polluted waters surrounding Hong Kong have shown signs of improvement in recent years. From stricter policing of water traffic to the construction of new and improved ... The Marine Department collected 13,937 tonnes of floating refuse from the coastal areas of Hong Kong during 2003, a rise of 17.4 per cent over the previous year. And last year, volunteers combing ...

  9. Hong Kong has star spa potential

    Posted Jul 16th 2005, 12:00am by Bianca Reyes

    ... Bianca Reyes Tourism Commission eyes undeveloped outlying islands as possible sites for health resorts HONG KONG IS A vibrant, fast-paced and wealthy city. Tourists come for its shopping, ... development, Hong Kong is behind the curve. I believe it could still become a good venue for spa, wellness and health tourism if the commission and other government departments would work to develop ...

  10. Hong Kong's dragon-boat democracy

    Posted Jun 02nd 2004, 12:00am by Edith Terry

    ... that make up Hong Kong can, and enjoy doing so. Last Sunday, while some people marched from Victoria Park to mark the Tiananmen anniversary, I was lolling on the beach in between heats of a dragon ... Edith Terry Will this be a summer of opportunity or one of discontent? Most seasoned observers of Hong Kong would quickly, if unhappily, predict the latter. The political pendulum ...




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