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  1. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    C.Y. targets four most urgent problems facing Hong Kong

    Posted Oct 18th 2012, 12:00am by Gary Cheung, Tony Cheung, Stuart Lau

    ... Gary Cheung, Tony Cheung and Stuart Lau Chief executive identifies housing, environment, poverty and the elderly as serious problems but stands firm on old-age allowance concessions Leung targets four most urgent issues Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying yesterday took aim at what he termed four deep-rooted problems plaguing Hong Kong, in a speech to Legco that amounted to a mini ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Lau Ming-shum an entrepreneur with fingers in many pies

    Posted Oct 24th 2012, 12:00am by Ada Lee

    ... Ada Lee ada.lee@scmp.com An entrepreneur with fingers in many pies The name Lau Ming-shum- the developer who has caused controversy by buying up land in the Sai Kung village of Pak Sha O- is familiar to conservationists. It is not the first time the political adviser to Hunan has been in a land row. Lau, a member of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference since ...

  3. Fontane Lau Ngai-wan

    Posted Oct 18th 2009, 12:00am by Yvonne Lai

    ... Yvonne Lai FAST TRACKING In August, I saw an opportunity to join climate talks through WWF's 'Be Our Climate Tracker' competition, advertised in the group's newsletter. There were a few words that caught my attention: United Nations Fr ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Light pollution task force at impasse after 20 months

    Posted Mar 20th 2013, 12:00am by CHEUNG CHI-FAI

    ... been reached, despite 20 months of discussion, Edwin Lau Che-feng, director of general affairs with Friends of the Earth and one of 19 task force members, said. "From the need for legislation to the time when the lights should be off, there is no clear consensus," Lau said. The key problem was that tourism, advertising and property interests refused to compromise, he said. ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    WWF ends development partnership with Cheung Kong

    Posted May 20th 2013, 12:00am by Cheung Chi Fai

    ... wetlands, but a government policy change two years ago prevents a trust from functioning in the way WWF had wanted. Michael Lau Wai-neng, WWF's senior programme head, said a government policy ... of transferring to the trust over the long term. Lau said that meant less flexibility for long-term planning and management of the reserve. The WWF-Cheung Kong partnership dates back two decades, ...

  6. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Guangdong coastal water quality is declining, with worst areas around Hong Kong

    Posted May 16th 2013, 12:00am by Mimi Lau

    ... Mimi Lau in Guangzhou mimi.lau@scmp.com Official report from Guangdong says Hong Kong taking much of the brunt of deteriorating conditions Coastal water quality declining Pollution in Guangdong's coastal waters continued to worsen last year, mainly in the Pearl River Delta, which affected offshore water quality in Hong Kong. The steady deterioration of water quality along ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Happy Valley residents protest rollout of artificial grass plan

    Posted Mar 21st 2013, 12:00am by Olga Wong

    ... "The natural pitches are something precious to the valley as it helps to cool down our living environment," said Happy Valley Residents' Association chairman Patrick Lau Hing-tat, who ... Residents' Association chairman Patrick Lau Hing-tat In a reply to inquiries from the South China Morning Post, the department said it had converted two natural grass pitches in Shek Kip Mei Park ...

  8. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Nature needs a voice in Hong Kong to protect Chinese white dolphins

    Posted May 18th 2013, 12:00am by MICHAEL LAU

    ... Michael Lau Michael Lau says the plight of the Chinese white dolphin in Hong Kong waters shows how development continues to take priority over conservation, with ecologists' views ... will hopefully create a future for the Chinese white dolphin. Dr Michael Lau is acting director of conservation at WWF-Hong Kong ...

  9. Architectural conservation is about keeping cities distinct

    Posted Apr 19th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... in the physical building fabric of the street and tong lau [Chinese-style tenements], but in the intangible spatial quality and historic ambience of the environment. The conservation of the street space and the low-rise tong lau will have the immediate benefit of maintaining the view and openness of the immediate environment, which will help raise the value of the surrounding high-rise properties ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - DEVELOPMENT

    Ecologists voice fears over planned housing in Tai Po

    Posted May 13th 2013, 12:00am by Cheung Chi Fai

    ... is still at a conceptual stage," she added. Henderson is the main landlord of the 19-hectare site. The previous owner bought the land from relatives of New Territories strongman Lau Wong-fat ...




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