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  1. Comment - Letters

    Elderly need more protection

    Posted Mar 20th 2013, 12:00am by LETTERS

    ... build a harmonious family. Patsy Leung, Mid-Levels ...

  2. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Hong Kong can lead East Asia in meeting ageing population challenge

    Posted Feb 24th 2013, 12:00am by Philip Bowring

    ... of global developments. Hong Kong's environmental failures make it a backward place in terms of air quality, efficient buildings, energy saving, and waste recycling and disposal. It is now ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Exco chief Lam Woon-kwong's grand ambition: a call for grown-up policymaking

    Posted Feb 12th 2013, 12:00am by Tony Cheung, Gary Cheung

    ... and deliver," Lam says. "A good politician must comment from this perspective too … and not ask 'oh, why did you promise to build 20,000 public homes a year but now you say [we have to wait ... 'why are you building [houses] so slowly?' were they speaking against their conscience? Who doesn't know about the raft of obstacles that district councils pose to every consultation? ...

  4. Easy and equitable access to public spaces needed in all new buildings

    Posted Apr 08th 2012, 12:00am

    ... movement. Its intent was primarily to regulate how buildings and facilities were designed to accommodate people with disabilities. This 'separate but equal' concept, however, is outdated ... landscape. While these doors may help manage traffic control in and out of buildings, they are not all equally accessible for many Hong Kong citizens. People in wheelchairs, those with baby ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Dogs help 'hidden youths' regain their confidence in Hong Kong

    Posted Jan 27th 2013, 12:00am by Lana Lam

    ... people in the East Kowloon area. "The changes are so great," said social worker Steven Lai Lap-hin, who works with hidden youths. "It's difficult to build that language ...

  6. News - World - IRAQ

    Iraqis say Americans are gone, but problems remain

    Posted Dec 17th 2012, 12:00am by AFP

    ... they built new bridges and streets for us, but you did not build us anything. "You took everything and went away, and left pain and suffering for us." ...

  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    China's growth at any cost the cause of instability

    Posted Nov 13th 2012, 12:00am by Laurence Brahm

    ... no less than 8 per cent growth, no more than 3 per cent inflation, and a stable currency. Stimulus was used to build roads, ports and new cities, but within a rational framework. The decade under ... beyond the state's control. A decade of pumped-up growth has led to an unco-ordinated roll-out of infrastructure. While it is no doubt important to build a road from the industrial centres ...

  8. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Chinese cities shut out migrants at their own cost

    Posted Nov 05th 2012, 12:00am by HSIAO-HUNG PAI

    ... stones at government buildings and burned police cars; this was cited in the local media as "the latest in a stream of violent protests in Guangdong linked to migrant workers against unequal ... up a third of the capital's 19 million population, and they build the city's wealth and guard its security. Yet they have been subjected to ruthless segregation in every aspect ...

  9. Lifestyle - Family & Education

    Hong Kong ill prepared to care for middle-class retirees

    Posted Nov 04th 2012, 12:00am by Elaine Yau

    ... Wong Kwan-wah, a professor in Polytechnic University's department of building and real estate. "The middle-class elderly are the ones who have paid most taxes but get the fewest ... in designing buildings to accommodate changes in tenants' mobility and agility as they age, such as wheelchair access. Whether in private or public housing, he says, most residential properties ...

  10. Building wealth long after the miners depart

    Posted Oct 28th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Helen Clark A conference on managing extractive industries in Ulan Bator, Mongolia, addressed the challenge of how resource-rich countries can make best use of their precious oil, gas or mineral assets and develop resilience to price volatility. Countries ...




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