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  1. Country park battle is already over, Legco told

    Posted Oct 06th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Cheung Chi-fai Lawmakers have no power to override a chief executive's order that will allow extending a landfill site into the Clear Water Bay Country Park, government lawyers said yesterday. The Department of Justice warned lawmakers that a cross-party plan to move a motion to repeal an order issued by the chief executive to amend the boundary of the country park is doomed ...

  2. Villagers worry about new border crossing

    Posted Oct 09th 2008, 12:00am by Joyce Ng

    ... Joyce Ng A proposed border crossing in the northeastern New Territories is likely to cut through the largest village in the area, and residents are not happy. Government papers show a proposed route running through Ping Yeung village, a 300-year-old settlement in Ta Kwu Ling, North district, the villagers say. The road would connect to the future crossing at Heung Yuen Wai, ...

  3. Delta bridge will take priority at cross-border conference

    Posted Aug 05th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... the economic ties between the two places. 'They will also discuss issues of cross-border co-operation under the framework of the Cepa.' Shiu Sin-por, executive director of the One Country Two ... The proposal to build a bridge linking Hong Kong, Macau and Zhuhai will top the agenda today in cross-border talks led by Guangdong Governor Huang Huahua and Hong Kong's Chief ...

  4. Harbour tunnel fees must balance off queues

    Posted Sep 28th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... between the tolls for the cheaper, government-run Cross-Harbour Tunnel and the privately run eastern and western crossings continues to widen. Some hope that this sentiment may be confounded, ... a danger to anyone else although they would be technically breaking the law. We are talking about the time- and money-wasting, polluting traffic queues caused by Cross-Harbour Tunnel congestion, ...

  5. Time running out for global environmental blueprint

    Posted Dec 06th 2003, 12:00am by Peter Kammerer

    ... saving the Earth from climatic destruction before it was too late. They soon learned that not everyone agreed with their ideas, based on the belief that pollution from industrialised countries ... the Earth's protective ozone layer from the sun's harmful rays. To come into force, the accord must be ratified by at least 55 countries, accounting for at least 55 per cent of global emissions ...

  6. Time running out for smog review

    Posted Oct 08th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Kong's current standards. No country has yet adopted the WHO's standards. Sources close to the review say there are signs officials on the advisory panel want to roll out more politically ...

  7. Weary Mother Nature still on the run

    Posted Jan 15th 2004, 12:00am by Suzanne Dennis

    ... hung over the environment. The air we breathe, the water we drink, the food we eat, the very people we live with, were all seen as possible threats to life. Amid the panic, our country parks, islands and beaches and all they represent to our quality of life shot to the top of our priorities. People started making weekly pilgrimages to country parks, eager for a dose of the closest ...

  8. Two sites in Sai Kung suggested as country park extensions

    Posted Jun 19th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Cheung Chi-fai Conservation officials yesterday floated two sites in Sai Kung as country-park extensions, after part of Clear Water Bay Country Park is turned into landfill. But the two sites were just preliminary suggestions and had not been shown to meet the ecological and amenity criteria required for country parks, they said. Razor Hill, near Po Lam, and Siu Chik Sha, ...

  9. HK community must get more involved in plans for the delta

    Posted Feb 22nd 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... planning. 'One country, two systems' responded to the fears of many in China and Hong Kong, before the handover. But by now the focus should be on building one country out of two systems ... and rail links, including cross-delta links the administration did not show when it consulted the community on the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau bridge. Now we see that while we are building a road-only ...

  10. Urn firm claims it's running a shrine

    Posted Jan 23rd 2011, 12:00am by Austin Chiu, Sherry Lee

    ... an unlikely legal challenge to the government's definition of a columbarium. The Hong Kong Life Group, which runs The Shrine in a converted historic New Territories house, argues that because ... on October 22 the department issued an enforcement notice ordering Hong Kong Life, which converted the house in Ngau Tam Mei, Yuen Long, into a repository for human ashes, to stop running ...




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