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  1. Business - Economy - THE VIEW

    Bridging the clean air gap

    Posted Jul 28th 2014, 09:36am by Cathy Holcombe

    ... as this not invest more in the rich-world privilege of cleaner air? While fostering programmes to reduce regional pollution in the Pearl River Delta, Hong Kong has been appallingly slow about jumping ... choices on the mainland. Or imagine if Hong Kong had ever had clean-air standards in line with those of Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development members- if so, the bridge would have ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/economy/article/1560967/bridging-clean-air-gap
  2. News - China - PEARL BRIEFING

    Risk and reward in running the delta's factories with robots

    Posted Aug 09th 2014, 04:15am by Li Jing

    ... Li Jing Machines are helping factories cut labour costs amid manpower shortage Can robot workers make the delta great again? As artificial intelligence experts debate whether robots will be an economic boon or a social threat, several cities in the Pearl River Delta have taken a leap by launching government-backed AI programmes. Nearly 2,000 analysts surveyed by the US-based Pew Research ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1569539/risk-and-reward-running-deltas-factories-robots
  3. Business - Comment - JAKE'S VIEW

    Let the Hong Kong taxpayer off the hook for a new runway, please

    Posted Aug 12th 2014, 12:25am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... the issues. Here is an example: "Besides, it would be inconvenient and time-consuming if travellers had to use [Pearl River Delta] airports instead of our own airport in Hong Kong." I agree. ... much more you would be willing to pay for the convenience of catching a flight from Chek Lap Kok instead of a delta airport. And here is the big question. If you are the one who benefits from ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/article/1571636/let-hong-kong-taxpayer-hook-new-runway-please
  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MACROSCOPE

    Our minds are preoccupied with tiny risks, ignoring the real challenges

    Posted Aug 27th 2014, 02:51pm by DAVID DODWELL

    ... scare in Hong Kong, air passenger numbers dropped 15 per cent. Retail sales crashed, forcing many shops to slash prices by 50 to 60 per cent. Cinemas were empty. The estimate was that US$40 ... attention where it can mitigate the most serious economic risks, like dealing with severe demographic changes and managing our integration with the Pearl River Delta. That is what a smart government ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1581134/our-minds-are-preoccupied-tiny-risks-ignoring-real
  5. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Talking points

    Posted Jul 17th 2014, 04:45am by STAFF

    ... Our editors will be looking ahead today to these developing stories... Lobby network discusses air pollution Clean Air Network meets journalists to give its views on government data on air quality collected in the first half of this year. It will report that Hong Kong's air quality still falls greatly short of World Health Organisation standards and that roadside pollution ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1555463/talking-points
  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion - BRICKS & MORTAR

    BNP report pinpoints mainland's healthiest property markets

    Posted Aug 25th 2014, 11:32am by Sandy Li

    ... know the "good" and "bad cities", which developers have the best land banks? BNP's study indicated the Pearl River Delta region has more "good" cities, followed by Central and Western China, the Yangtze River Delta and Northern China. The study concluded that China Vanke is better positioned than China Overseas Land and Investment because of its ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1580517/bnp-report-pinpoints-mainlands-healthiest-property-markets
  7. News - China - PEARL BRIEFING

    Strikes portend a summer of discontent in Pearl River Delta, world's factory

    Posted May 10th 2014, 04:13am by He Huifeng

    ... He Huifeng A series of successful strikes is stirring other disaffected workers to air their grievances The summer of discontent in the world's factory Strikes and other industrial ... raised. In April, industrial action continued to disrupt businesses in the delta, sometime referred to as the "world's factory". Starting an April 8, about 1,000 workers downed ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1508705/strikes-portend-summer-discontent-pearl-river-delta-worlds-factory
  8. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    For cleaner air, marine emissions should be Hong Kong's next target

    Posted Jan 07th 2014, 11:56pm by KWONG SUM YIN

    ... Kwong Sum Yin Kwong Sum Yin says this year's tougher standards are a good start For cleaner air, marine emissions must be next target The long-anticipated tougher air quality standards are finally in effect in Hong Kong, acting as a benchmark for assessing the impact new development projects will have on air quality. Although the new air quality objectives fall short ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1399889/cleaner-air-marine-emissions-should-be-hong-kongs-next
  9. Comment - Letters

    Letters to the Editor, August 16, 2014

    Posted Aug 16th 2014, 02:44am by LETTERS

    ... Delta airports is the key to improving efficiency. Better liaison with mainland air-traffic control could provide more slots under the present system. Wide-bodied aircraft should be encouraged. ... the Pearl River Delta should be loaded onto planes in Shenzhen and Guangzhou and carried by mainland airlines. This is better than having smoke-belching trucks haul the goods from the delta region ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/letters/article/1574518/letters-editor-august-16-2014
  10. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    When the Hong Kong government becomes the problem

    Posted Aug 30th 2014, 04:46am by Alex Lo

    ... which makes for good sound bites but is just about as substantial as our polluted air. Our real problem is not so much the need to preserve and protect our "core values", whatever ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1581903/when-hong-kong-government-becomes-problem

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