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  1. Conservative approach best as you get older

    Posted Dec 15th 2009, 12:00am by Ajay Shamdasani

    ... Since the primary objective of the MPF is accumulating retirement nest eggs in a safe manner, investment strategies should be more conservative than with ordinary retail funds. For example, MPF ... rather than adopting a resolutely conservative approach, Lau suggests incorporating bond funds or mixed asset funds with limited equity exposure. As for the right approach in MPF allocation, two ...

  2. Don't put conservation zoning on our land, rural leaders urge

    Posted Dec 15th 2009, 12:00am by Joyce Ng

    ... Joyce Ng Rural leaders do not want their own private land zoned for conservation when blueprints are drawn up for development in northern New Territories and the closed border area, ... or a conservation area in long-term planning,' Lau said. The government should exclude rural sites bought by developers when selecting new development areas, to avoid charges of colluding ...

  3. Restoring Queen's Pier must be integral part of conserving Central

    Posted Oct 20th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Many have hailed the government's initiative of 'conserving Central' as a paradigm shift and a triumph of civil society's continuous efforts to conserve historic elements of Victoria City. It is certainly not easy in money-first Hong Kong and the government should be praised for its efforts. Conserving Central not only gives breathing spaces for a packed ...

  4. Palin's handlers take the conservative approach

    Posted Sep 24th 2009, 12:00am by Dan Kadison

    ... of her ignorance of world affairs and burnish her international credentials while painting herself as a 'small c' conservative. The 'drill, baby, drill' rhetoric of her stump speeches, geared to firing up American conservatives, was replaced with an international edge and a touch more humour and nuance. She spoke for more than 90 minutes, part of a paid engagement ...

  5. Conservation work pays off as black-winged stilts nest and breed in park for first time

    Posted May 06th 2009, 12:00am by Fox Yi Hu

    ... Fox Yi Hu Black-winged stilts are nesting and breeding at Hong Kong Wetland Park for the first time, thanks to the park's conservation efforts. Photos released yesterday by the Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department show a nest on a mudflat at the park, built by a pair of black-winged stilts. The nest was discovered by volunteers stationed at the mudflat hide ...

  6. Hong Kong needs an advocate for conservation not a car salesman

    Posted Jun 02nd 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The media has been full of reports in which Secretary for the Environment Edward Yau Tang-wah has praised electric cars. Mr Yau's portfolio covers environmental protection, nature conservation, energy and sustainable development. There is no mention of promoting the car industry. He says electric cars are cheap to run and that the registration-tax waiver has been extended ...

  7. Review of conservation policy on hold until project completed

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

    ... Cheung Chi-fai The Environment Bureau will review its nature-conservation policy only after the completion of a development-preservation project at ecologically sensitive Sha Lo Tung, ... with the proponent recently changing the scope of the work, meaning it would have to go through a formal environmental impact assessment process. Earlier, the Conservancy Association said a review was needed ...

  8. DAB's young contenders may test party's conservative line

    Posted Apr 13th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Fanny W. Y. Fung A group of young hopefuls are expected to be elected to the DAB's central committee this week, fuelling concerns its conservative Beijing-friendly line may ... said: 'The DAB used to give the public a conservative image. Now with younger members taking up party roles, I think this is going to change.' But he said it was too early to say ...

  9. Conservation no less worthy cause in economic downturn

    Posted Jan 30th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... sorry that like many of the larger foundations Ms Brown's article is devoid of any mention or consideration of conservation, the environment or animal welfare. Of course, care ... for additional fundraising. Moreover, many of our largest foundations specifically exclude conservation issues from their giving policies and now in others, with the economy, conservation and environment ...

  10. Energy efficiency scheme may get a boost after owners of 7,000 blocks show interest

    Posted Dec 12th 2009, 12:00am by Joyce Ng

    ... of the Environment and Conservation Fund to see if there is such a need.' The committee comprises professionals and officials. The scheme was set up in April to fund energy audits of residential, ...




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