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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Development pressure on Mai Po reserve shows need for action

    Posted Apr 18th 2013, 12:00am by MARTIN MURPHY

    ... groups, is land swaps, which protect critical habitat in exchange for land to build elsewhere. As the world celebrates World Migratory Bird Day next month, the people of Hong Kong have much ...

  2. Comment - Letters

    Letters to the Editor, April 15, 2013

    Posted Apr 15th 2013, 12:00am by LETTERS

    ... they cannot be equals in their other abilities. A man can take care of children well, and a woman can be a successful businesswoman. We should respect and celebrate the differences between the sexes, ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    UN's top weatherman visits Hong Kong Observatory

    Posted Mar 24th 2013, 12:00am by Amy Nip

    ... disrupting their time at work, but their time at play," said David Grimes, president of the World Meteorological Organisation (WMO), who is in Hong Kong for celebrations marking the 130th ...

  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Cruise ships must use cleaner fuel at Kai Tak

    Posted Mar 22nd 2013, 12:00am by SIMON NG

    ... Simon Ng Simon Ng says a simple switch to cleaner fuel when cruise ships call at Kai Tak would greatly benefit us. If only the industry would agree Get on board Last Saturday, the 294-metre, 91,000-gross-tonne Celebrity Millennium became the first cruise ship to berth at the new Kai Tak terminal in a rehearsal, three months prior to the grand opening of the facilities. Another ...

  5. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Beijing air quality plummets after Lantern Festival fireworks

    Posted Feb 25th 2013, 11:56am by Chris Luo

    ... Heavy smog blanketed most areas in Beijing and air pollution readings surged after enthusiastic residents set off fireworks to celebrate the annual Lantern Festival, Xinhua reported ... New Year, according to safety regulations on fireworks. Beijing authorities on Sunday issued a smog alert and called on residents to reduce the smoky celebrations and stay indoors.  Experts ...

  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion - WHAT THE MAINLAND MEDIA SAY

    Revellers in face masks setting off fireworks sparks rethink of ritual

    Posted Feb 17th 2013, 12:00am by Raymond Li

    ... concerns. But the Yangtze Evening News argued that even if fireworks were not used during Lunar New Year celebrations, the country could only hope for a few days of clean air, as once the holidays ...

  7. News - China - Shanghai

    Fireworks send Shanghai pollution levels soaring again

    Posted Feb 14th 2013, 11:53am by Ernest Kao

    ... Staff Reporter Haze and more Spring Festival firework celebrations pushed Shanghai air pollution levels to new highs early on Thursday, despite “good” air being recorded throughout most of the previous day. The level of PM2.5 – air particles small enough to directly enter the lungs – fluctuated between 70 and 100 micrograms per cubic metre on Wednesday but rose to 651 at 1am the next ...

  8. News - China - CHANGING FACES

    Changing faces: Liu Changsheng. Beijing pigeon raiser

    Posted Dec 30th 2012, 12:00am by Celine Sun

    ... pigeons now cost more than one million yuan. Pigeons often play a role in open-air, public celebrations, performances and some films. Have you ever taken part in such activities? Many. The request often comes as "a political task". Every year we organise the association members to take part in the National Day celebrations on Tiananmen Square. We have to take the pigeons ...

  9. Magazines - Post Magazine

    Desert bloom

    Posted Aug 19th 2012, 12:00am by Victoria Burrows

    ... City", so called because the buildings of Jodhpur are painted indigo. Just like the fort, the garden is a symbol of man's mastery over his environment, but it is also a celebration ...

  10. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Billionaire Chen Guangbiao promotes plan for bottled air by smashing e-bicycles

    Posted Aug 13th 2012, 12:00am by LAURA ZHOU

    ... locals 0.10 yuan for each bottle filled. The bottles will be labelled "Chen Guangbiao, Good Person" - which he has trademarked. Chen became a national celebrity after donating 180 ...




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