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  1. Real democracy is exercised at the ballot box

    Posted Jul 19th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... I'd like to comment on Mr Kent Ewing's interesting article ('Look to Hong Kong, America', July 16). In pointing out the extremely well-attended protest marches in Hong ... more than overkill. Perhaps some 'consumers' might be put off by all those ads, and decide not to buy products of brands that resort to visual overkill. Hong Kong is already one ...

  2. How Hong Kong can take the lead against pollution

    Posted Oct 23rd 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... I agree with the letter headlined 'Clean air: HK can lead' (October 19), by Peter Crush, that Hong Kong should take the lead in fighting its own pollution, whatever the situation on the mainland. Hong Kong would be a great starting point for innovative engineering initiatives such as the Citybus modern trolley bus. If it were put into service locally, Hong Kong would be heralded ...

  3. Letters

    Posted Apr 04th 2012, 12:00am

    ... liberalism about its limitation. Hong Kong has never been a democracy. But its people have, by and large, always enjoyed constitutional liberalism, symbolised not by the mass plebiscite ... a fundamental check and balance. And I doubt the people of Hong Kong desire any erosion of their constitutional freedoms. As for democracy, while universal suffrage for the election of the executive ...

  4. News - China - TRAVEL

    Hong Kong-Shenzhen combined travel card launching in both cities

    Posted Sep 04th 2012, 12:00am by Ada Lee

    ... Ada Lee ada.lee@scmp.com Advance commemorative version of 'Hu Tong Xing' transport card on sale in both cities today HK-Shenzhen 2-in-1 card released Commuters between Hong Kong ... the release in July of the Octopus-Lingnan Pass, which can be used in Hong Kong and 16 cities in Guangdong. Both cards have two "e-purses", allowing users to top up with Hong Kong dollars ...

  5. Business - News - TRANSPORT

    Profit dip could raise MTR fares in Hong Kong

    Posted Aug 14th 2012, 12:00am by Anita Lam

    ... In 2007, the government decided to use the composite consumer price index and transport workers' wages as major factors in determining if the MTR should be allowed a fare rise. However, Hong Kong then entered an inflationary period and the transport operator was allowed to raise fares to cope with that. The government said earlier it aimed to have a proposal on the fare formula ...

  6. Letters

    Posted Sep 12th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Liberals' losses at the polls hurt Hong Kong I was disappointed by the failure of the Liberal Party in the geographical constituencies in Sunday's Legislative Council election. The council, clearly, is becoming unbalanced. All legislators must focus on grass-roots, livelihood issues in order to win seats. In Hong Kong, those on relatively low incomes are in the majority. ...

  7. Letters

    Posted Jun 02nd 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... from Mexico, strolled by to immigration. Those of us with foreign passports who live in Hong Kong were given no respite, despite not having been 'home' for six months or more. ... only foreigners were being screened. I guess the Chinese have no interest in tourist dollars because, why bother wasting so much time when everyone in Hong Kong is so polite and welcoming? ...

  8. No denying connectivity fuels Hong Kong's success

    Posted Jun 30th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Anthony Cheung Do we need a third runway for Hong Kong International Airport? Twenty years ago, a similar question was asked: do we need a new international airport? The then British ... million tonnes of cargo by 2030. If Hong Kong does not aspire to meet this forecast demand, other regional airports, for example Guangzhou's Baiyun airport, will do it. We can either wait ...

  9. Hong Kong is now cheaper for expats than Singapore

    Posted Jun 09th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Lana Lam and Helene Franchineau Hong Kong is now more attractive than Singapore for international companies wanting to expand their footprint in the region, reigniting a long-held rivalry ... than Hong Kong since the index started in September 2009. Globally, Hong Kong is the 45th most expensive place to live, compared to Singapore which is 36th. This time last year, Hong Kong ...

  10. City Digest

    Posted Jul 03rd 2012, 12:00am

    ... Pro-democracy coffers swelled by rally Pan-democrats and action groups saw record donations at this year's July 1 rally. The Democratic Party said it raised HK$220,000- almost triple last year's HK$80,000. The Civil Human Rights Front and the Civic Party were still counting. Shek O swimmer dies after being rescued A Japanese man from Eastern district who was pulled ...




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