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  1. Lifestyle - Interiors & Living - ARCHITECTURE

    Design duo foster debate on the built environment

    Posted May 08th 2013, 12:00am by Catherine Shaw

    ... Catherine Shaw property.post@scmp.com Couple create food for thought in multimedia projects, opening a forum for interactivity and social comment on urban structures Design as advocacy sparks debate on built environment One of the more creative projects to emerge in art-obsessed Hong Kong this year is an intriguing installation by architects Eric Schuldenfrei and Marisa Yiu ...

  2. Tang sinks as rivals shine in first debate

    Posted Mar 04th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Cheung Chi-fai chifai.cheung@scmp.com The three men vying to become Hong Kong's next chief executive appeared together for the first time in a debate yesterday. And for scandal-plagued Henry Tang Ying-yen- who has shied away from head-to-head showdowns with his opponents- the experience at City University proved a humbling lesson in democracy. Tang, once regarded ...

  3. 'Give public all the facts' in reclamation debate

    Posted Jan 17th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Olga Wong olga.wong@scmp.com The public needs more information if they are to be convinced of an urgent need for reclamation- an option that has proven to be a tough sell for planners and environmentalists, a university professor says. Chau Kwong-wing, fr ...

  4. Debating future power needs and at what price

    Posted Dec 20th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Joyee Chan The Issues Concerns about the safety of nuclear power emerged after Japan was rocked by the Fukushima nuclear disaster, which was triggered by an earthquake and tsunami in March. Last year's reported fuel tube leak at Daya Bay in Shenzhen ...

  5. Wind farm debate moves up a gear

    Posted Sep 10th 2011, 12:00am

    ... The need for more renewable energy has long been recognised. The potential for the use of wind power in Hong Kong is, perhaps, limited by our city's relatively small size. But the move by CLP to develop a wind farm in Sai Kung is a step in the right ...

  6. Let's generate a debate about how we can use less energy

    Posted Aug 12th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Bernard Chan The Council for Sustainable Development, which I chair, has announced a set of ideas for public discussion and comment on improving energy efficiency in buildings and reducing carbon emissions. We gathered the ideas from discussions with big ...

  7. US study backs China in the great rice debate

    Posted May 04th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Academy of Sciences of the United States of America on Monday. It has generated fierce debate in China and India. While Chinese researchers embraced the study and called it the 'final ... study had confirmed the mainstream view among mainland rice experts that rice originated in China. 'We have been debating it with our Indian colleagues for decades,' Ding said. ...

  8. Everyone must take part in climate change debate

    Posted Nov 03rd 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... in many people's minds. And so it's important that there is openness and transparency about climate change, and robust debate about what can or should be done about it. Amid ... for Civic Exchange's gathering is impressive, but should have been more diverse. While a spirited debate continues about climate change, one constructive development to emerge is a renewed ...

  9. After Qinghai, fresh debate over predicting quakes

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

    ... The miracle at the school and the stark contrast with the authorities' passive response have prompted a fierce debate about earthquake prediction on the mainland. While most scientists agree ... Dr Fang Shimin, an independent science critic in Beijing, said the mainland's debate about earthquake prediction was unique, having little to do with science and more to do ...

  10. A meaty debate

    Posted Apr 12th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... many people say eating meat is bad for the environment and that it contributes to climate change. Scientists are debating what role meat plays in climate change. In 2006, the UN said meat ...




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