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  1. News - Hong Kong - AVIATION

    Third runway at Chek Lap Kok would be 'white elephant', say groups

    Posted Aug 11th 2014, 06:10am by Ernest Kao

    ... Ernest Kao ernest.kao@scmp.com New runway 'set to be a white elephant' A third runway at Chek Lap Kok airport will become another "white elephant", groups opposed ... efficiency then a third won't change anything. It will just be another white elephant." ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1570787/third-runway-chek-lap-kok-would-be-white-elephant-say-groups
  2. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    Ordinary Hong Kong people will be paying for minimum wage increase

    Posted Aug 08th 2014, 03:59am by Hari Kumar

    ... rents by more than 100 per cent. That probably forces more shops to close than those who cannot afford a 10 per cent wage rise. But then we don't like to talk about the elephant ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1568729/ordinary-hong-kong-people-will-be-paying-minimum-wage
  3. News - Hong Kong - Wildlife conservation

    Making a killing: Hong Kong photo exhibition tells African big-game hunters to hold fire

    Posted Aug 07th 2014, 10:43am by Staff Reporter

    ... Secretary Sally Jewell said about 20,000 elephants were slaughtered in Africa last year, while about three rhinos were killed every day in South Africa alone. “This hugely profitable illicit ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1567725/making-killing-hong-kong-photo-exhibition-tells-big-game-hunters
  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion - WHO SAID IT?

    Who said it?

    Posted Aug 07th 2014, 05:27am by STAFF

    ... This hugely profitable illicit activity [reverses] decades of hard-won conservation gains U.S. interior secretary Sally Jewell on elephant and rhino poaching in Africa   It would be good to have regular mandatory testing for GM on imported food Consumer Council chief executive Gilly Wong on the lack of data in Hong Kong on GM foods   Now everyone knows what it's like [to ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1567896/who-said-it
  5. News - World - WILDLIFE

    US-Africa summit on wildlife poaching addresses Asian demand

    Posted Aug 06th 2014, 08:24pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Washington Leaders at US-Africa summit compare notes on elephant and rhino slaughter, and agree curbing demand for ivory and horn is key to survival Asia seen as key to poaching fight Those trying to protect the elephant and rhinoceros populations of Africa often face dangerous criminal traffickers who are bold, enterprising and well-equipped, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1567756/us-africa-summit-wildlife-poaching-addresses-asian-demand
  6. Comment - Letters

    Letters to the Editor, August 6, 2014

    Posted Aug 06th 2014, 04:35am by LETTERS

    ... that China is making attempts to protect the elephants from the ivory trade and take shark's fin off the menu. The pangolin is now added to the list of endangered creatures needing saving from ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/letters/article/1567223/letters-editor-august-6-2014
  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Talking points

    Posted Aug 01st 2014, 03:55am by STAFF

    ... but the Red Army halted its advance, allowing the Germans to regroup and defeat the Polish resistance.   Elephant statues hit Hong Kong After the pandas come the elephants. Hong Kong people will have the chance to see more than 100 decorated elephant statues in major shopping centres, including Pacific Place, Cityplaza and Citygate. The event is aimed at raising awareness about endangered Asian ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1563696/talking-points
  8. Comment - Letters

    Failing to grasp dire consequences of Africa's wildlife trade

    Posted Jul 31st 2014, 04:26am by LETTERS

    ... are discovered on a seemingly regular basis. This demand from Asia has clear consequences and in the past decade Central African elephant populations have declined by a staggering 60 per cent. If more ... confiscated ivory stockpile. Though much remains to be done, a critical message is starting to get through. We care about Africa's wildlife. We want to live in a world where elephants roam ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/letters/article/1562966/failing-grasp-dire-consequences-africas-wildlife-trade
  9. News - China Insider - ENVIRONMENT

    Q&A: Endangered wildlife trading at the Myanmar-China border

    Posted Jul 29th 2014, 03:03pm by Silvio Carrillo and Patrick Boehler

    ... Silvio Carrillo and Patrick Boehler Alex Hofford reports on the elephant skin, giant flying squirrels and Tibetan antilope horns sold in the lawless border areas Hong Kong-based ... is for sale there? I visited two markets. One in Burma [Myanmar], one in China. The one in the video is in Burma. Alas I do not have video of the one in China. I found pieces of elephant skin, bundles ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china-insider/article/1561061/qa-endangered-wildlife-trading-myanmar-china-border

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