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  1. Action urged to stop cross-border drivers buying low-grade fuel

    Posted Feb 16th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Cheung Chi-fai Ways to stop drivers of cross-border vehicles from refuelling with low-grade diesel on the mainland and then driving on Hong Kong roads should be addressed urgently, ... reliable and clean supply of electricity, the role of industry, cross-border issues and air-pollution-related health research. The council urged the government to adopt road pricing in congested ...

  2. Time to come clean on pollution problem

    Posted Nov 12th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The government's recent announcement that two senior officials will be appointed to deal specifically with cross-border air-quality issues is a welcome one, however long overdue. ... north of the border. Ironically, our own industries and investors play a pivotal role in running those Guangdong factories and filling cross-border trucks. From what some officials are saying, ...

  3. The white paper's recommendations

    Posted Nov 05th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... on a long-term basis Build cross-border co-operation to enable middle and top management of both governments to improve understanding of air pollution problems and devise solutions Build local as well as cross-border political support among stakeholders, including industry, business and the community, for measures to reduce air pollution Create a clear and inclusive process for determining standards, ...

  4. A step forward for regional co-operation

    Posted Sep 30th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The monitoring network was recommended by a cross-border air-pollution study in 2002. It has taken a long time to get this far. But it is good that at last we are to be better informed on an issue ... usually resolved in terms of production now, clean air later. The two governments need to push ahead with a cross-border initiative to promote energy conservation in factories and fast track ...

  5. Joint study will track down Delta air polluters

    Posted Mar 13th 2007, 12:00am by Ivan Zhai, Olga Wong

    ... give a big hand [with the study],' Mr Zhong said. The cross-border air quality monitoring network developed by Hong Kong's Environmental Protection Department and the Guangdong Environmental Protection Bureau since 2005 has been seen as a symbol of cross-border co-operation. Ma Jun, a Beijing-based expert who focuses on China environmental protection issues, said reinforcement ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Delta air quality improves, but roadside pollution worse in Hong Kong

    Posted Apr 30th 2013, 12:00am by CHEUNG CHI-FAI

    ... became available under a cross-border monitoring network comprising 16 stations on building roofs. Despite the improvement, a local clean air advocacy group remained deeply worried about air ...

  7. Cross-delta pollution index is in the works

    Posted Sep 29th 2005, 12:00am by Ella Lee, Gary Cheung

    ... directly instead of via Beijing. Cross-border trucking regulations are also to be relaxed, giving trucking companies more flexibility in assigning drivers to vehicles. The agreements follow a call ... for failing to tackle emissions. Creating the monitoring network was one of the recommendations in a 2002 cross-border air-pollution study. The two sides said they hoped to achieve agreed targets ...

  8. Joint action the only way to beat pollution

    Posted Feb 24th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... petroleum gas has had mixed results, a similar programme for taxis has been successful. Having tough standards in Hong Kong alone will be less and less effective as cross-border traffic and road ... emissions, they should be. It seems that cross-border talks on air pollution are gaining momentum. Even more progress could be made once we get past the myths about who generates the smog and who ...

  9. New pollution study needs a fair hearing

    Posted Mar 22nd 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... to Guangdong province as the source is no reason to let up on efforts centred on cross-border dialogue and co-operation. Nonetheless, a different perspective has been given with the methodology, used ... and rightly- pushed the government towards increasing co-operation with provincial officials to stem emissions from cross-border power plants and factories. Among the initiatives are helping Guangdong ...

  10. No place for clouded vision on pollution

    Posted Nov 03rd 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... and a way to reduce regional air pollution significantly, would be to step up the pace on cross-border co-operation. The government group tasked with co-ordinating cross-border policies had its ...




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