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  1. Government determined to ruin the only greenery left in Central

    Posted Sep 24th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... land in Central and sell it to developers. This was despite the government knowing that office and commercial developments erected there would aggravate traffic congestion, air and noise pollution, and overcrowding in Central and that such an approach would be irresponsible town planning. Your report ('Skyscraper plans for Government Hill site', September 18) confirmed our ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/725676/government-determined-ruin-only-greenery-left-central
  2. Letters

    Posted Jul 31st 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... pollution. This undermines people's lives and state stability. It will be a tough challenge to take the concept of a green Olympics beyond the Games. The Beijing Organising Committee ... alive', July 29), the Urban Renewal Authority (URA) is still managing to avoid some obvious questions. Why must this historic area of Central and its community be destroyed? And why build four ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/647277/letters
  3. Central site could become a sterile concrete environment

    Posted Mar 10th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... in the budget that the west wing of the Central Government Offices is to be demolished and the hill sold for redevelopment. When the government went to the Legislative Council for funding of its Tamar offices, it made a promise that the future of the Central Government Offices would be subject to extensive public consultation before any decisions were made. Instead of public consultation, we ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/740445/central-site-could-become-sterile-concrete-environment
  4. Air quality in Central reaches worst this year

    Posted Dec 08th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Cheung Chi-fai As a chill wind from the north descended on the city yesterday, roadside air quality in Central plunged to its worst this year, posing a threat to public health. The air ... reading in Central was related to the district's setting and landscape. 'There will be air recirculation when the north wind interacts with the hills in Central, resulting in a trapping ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/732761/air-quality-central-reaches-worst-year
  5. Talkback

    Posted Sep 28th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... in quality of life. Hong Kong is fast gaining a reputation of being the most expensive place to lose your health. What are the qualifications of our elected officials? I am involved in a committee that is trying to stop the unregulated and insensitive destruction of our natural environment by the construction of unnecessary railings on our walking trails. I and my fellow committee members find ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/693856/talkback
  6. Central preservation proposals show common-sense approach

    Posted Oct 31st 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... science, cultural development [and food safety and product testing]. He also talked about the preservation of Central and there has been much discussion about this plan. The aim is to turn Central into an urban oasis for Hongkongers and tourists. Many of its distinctive landmarks, such as the Court of Final Appeal and the Central ferry piers will be preserved. The main and east wings ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/696907/central-preservation-proposals-show-common-sense-approach
  7. Pedestrian scheme hailed- but little has happened

    Posted Oct 07th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... When the air pollution was very bad recently, I was in Des Voeux Road like tens of thousands of others. The Central business district of 'Asia's World City' was reduced ... canyon. Why cannot someone stop these vehicles entering Central on days of high street-level pollution? Even more frustrating is knowing that this situation need not arise. Over four years ago, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/473189/pedestrian-scheme-hailed-little-has-happened
  8. Hidden costs make the bottom line hard to figure out

    Posted Jul 27th 2009, 12:00am by Martin Zhou

    ... Martin Zhou in Beijing The Olympics has been associated with big budgets ever since its full commercialisation in the 1980s. As the International Olympic Committee's pockets became ... Greece, host to the 2004 Athens Games, splashed US$11.6 billion on the event, adding cumbersome debt to the country's taxpayers. At the same time, the local organising committees ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/688055/hidden-costs-make-bottom-line-hard-figure-out
  9. Vice-premier attacks loose monetary policies

    Posted Nov 16th 2010, 12:00am by Ed Zhang

    ... dollar, turning the tables after Washington criticised Beijing's currency and trade policies. Li wrote the article to explain the significance of the Communist Party Central Committee ... the next cabinet leader, after the Central Committee completed the draft Five-Year Plan in the middle of last month. Li said candidly that 'new pressures' for balancing domestic ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/730580/vice-premier-attacks-loose-monetary-policies
  10. Graft inquiries net current and former officials

    Posted Jun 10th 2009, 12:00am by Kelly Chan

    ... Kelly Chan A judiciary official and a former cadre were taken away for investigation in Chongqing on suspicion of taking bribes. In Shanxi, meanwhile, the former committee secretary ... disciplinary inspection committee announced yesterday that Feng Qifu, a former party secretary who retired in 2004, was arrested and expelled from the party for embezzling state-owned resources when he ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/683182/graft-inquiries-net-current-and-former-officials

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