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  1. News - Hong Kong - CONSERVATION

    Investigation after construction waste left in Yuen Long conservation area

    Posted Dec 18th 2012, 12:00am by Ada Lee

    ... Ada Lee ada.lee@scmp.com Concerns raised over sub-contractors working for MTR's cross-border railway, just 3km away from the 22,000 sq metre conservation area Dumped waste spoils Yuen Long green zone Planning officials are investigating waste dumping on a 22,000 square metre conservation area in Yuen Long, amid suspicions it could have come from a construction site ...

  2. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Markets cheer Japan conservatives’ return to power

    Posted Dec 17th 2012, 11:34am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Tokyo Investors on Monday cheered after Japan’s conservatives swept back to power in national elections, with promises of a fix for the economy and tougher diplomacy in a territorial spat with China. Prime minister-in-waiting Shinzo Abe, the hawkish head of the Liberal Democratic Party, wasted no time in asserting sovereignty over disputed islands ...

  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Hong Kong's balancing act on heritage building conservation made difficult

    Posted Dec 10th 2012, 12:00am by SCMP Editorial

    ... to conservation. In a welcome "about-face" on the redevelopment plan for the former government headquarters, the new administration has decided that the west wing will not be turned ... which are exactly opposite to the previous administration's, reflect a dilemma in Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying's heritage conservation policy. Being the residence of Hong ...

  4. News - Hong Kong

    Minister pledges public discussion on conservation policy

    Posted Dec 09th 2012, 02:05pm by Phila Siu

    ... Phila Siu The government plans to put forward a conservation policy for public discussion in the second half of next year at the earliest, Secretary for Development Paul Chan Mo-po said in a television interview on Sunday. The government gave up a plan to save the historic Ho Tung Gardens on The Peak earlier this month, saying that the owner refused to co-operate and that a court case ...

  5. Business - Money

    Yen plunges after conservative win in Japan elections

    Posted Dec 17th 2012, 11:51am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Tokyo The yen plunged in Asian currency markets on Monday after Japan’s conservative opposition swept to victory in national polls, with promises from its leader to press for more central bank easing. In early Tokyo trade the dollar bought 84.30 yen, up from 83.52 yen in New York on Friday, the greenback’s strongest level against the Japanese currency ...

  6. Business - Money

    Tokyo stocks up 1.62pc after conservative win

    Posted Dec 17th 2012, 11:19am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Hong Kong Tokyo stocks soared 1.62 per cent at the open on Monday after Japan’s conservative opposition swept to victory in national polls, with promises from its ... Minister Yoshihiko Noda three years after his DPJ promised a change from more than half a century of almost unbroken rule by the conservative LDP. “The election results were very much in-line ...

  7. Business - Companies

    TEPCO shares up 33pc after conservative election win

    Posted Dec 17th 2012, 02:27pm

    ... Shares of Fukushima operator Tokyo Electric Power (TEPCO)  soared almost 33 per cent Monday, leading an energy firm rally after a conservative election win likely to mean any short-term plans to ditch atomic power will be shelved. TEPCO rocketed 32.89 per cent to 202 yen by the close, Chubu Electric Power jumped 9.59 percent to 1,188 yen and Kansai Electric was up 17.64 percent ...

  8. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Republicans face existential crisis as 30-year conservative agenda approaches its end

    Posted Dec 16th 2012, 12:00am by Paul Krugman

    ... piously denouncing federal red ink, always remember the party has for decades seen budget deficits as a feature, not a bug. Arguably more important in conservative thinking however, was the notion ... throes of the conservative dream. Our best hope is that business interests will use their influence to limit the damage. But the odds are that the next few years will be very, very ugly. Jake van ...

  9. News - World - US POLITICS

    Jim DeMint ends US Senate career leaving a trail of conservatives

    Posted Dec 08th 2012, 12:00am by McClatchy-Tribune

    ... McClatchy-Tribune in Washington Jim DeMint, a kingmaker for conservative US Congress hopefuls and presidential candidates, is leaving the Senate after 14 years of service Old-style mentor ... 14-year congressional career ends when the 112th Congress completes its business. But the South Carolina conservative firebrand won't be aimlessly roaming the political countryside. From his ...

  10. Comment - Letters

    Urgent need for Hong Kong conservation trust

    Posted Nov 10th 2012, 12:00am by LETTERS

    ... Conservation trust vital to preserve our vanishing heritage There is increasing awareness of the importance of heritage conservation in Hong Kong. Moves to establish a statutory conservation trust in Hong Kong must be speeded up. In his 2007-08 policy address, then chief executive Donald Tsang Yam-kuen announced a range of initiatives on heritage conservation. At that time, ...




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