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  1. West End project sets standard

    Posted Apr 27th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Luxurious, spacious and convenient- who says you can't have it all? A new residential development, Ninety 9 Baker Street in London, offers buyers all that and more. 'It is extremely well located in terms of transport and proximity to key landmar ...

  2. Bigger, higher Standard Life

    Posted Apr 13th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Andrea Zavadszky Standard Life (Asia) has been steadily growing in the past five years and is still expanding in Hong Kong with a range of positions to fill. The local unit was set up in 1999 as a subsidiary of the British-headquartered Standard Life Group. In 2006, when the group prepared for an initial public offering in London, the company considered selling the Hong Kong ...

  3. A bigger voice for China; pity it won't speak freely

    Posted Nov 13th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... emissions will continue to rise. What China would like to see is the economic pain of emissions cuts borne by advanced economies which have already achieved high living standards for the majority ... out. China has taken a sharply different position to many advanced economies on how the world should cut carbon emissions, assuming any such agreement can be struck. With hundreds of millions ...

  4. Lai See

    Posted Oct 25th 2011, 12:00am

    ... The section on the trendily titled 'Emissions Caps' talks of 'stringent vehicle emission and fuel standards', which despite being so stringent fall well below the World Health Organisation guidelines for when these emissions endanger public health. The government clearly feels these issues are important, which is why it tries to convey the impression that Hong Kong is ahead ...

  5. Letters

    Posted Dec 06th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Rebuild air strategy from ground up You report that the maximum fine for fabricating emissions data in China is 50,000 yuan (HK$61,000) and fines for violating limits on sulfur dioxide emissions ranged up to 100,000 yuan ('Power plants fined for fake pollution data', November 25). To put those sums in perspective, a typical 600 megawatt (MW) power station uses 250 tonnes ...

  6. Call for democracy in Myanmar is a bad case of double standards

    Posted Nov 25th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... There are often items in the Hong Kong papers that one finds disappointing, frustrating, sad, or ironic, but three articles really caught my attention recently. The first was a story on Myanmar, 'China urges junta to speed up democracy' (Novembe ...

  7. Double standards

    Posted Aug 21st 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... I thank Reuben M. Tuck ('Asian values', August 16) for helping me prove a point by taking the bait. He has helped me find the word I was looking for, bigotry. Just imagine, Mr Tuck, what is going through minds when we are faced with such bigotry and double standards from the west as in, 'We do it, it is homeland security. You do it, it is a violation of human ...

  8. Jockey Club's charity work sets the standard

    Posted Sep 08th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... In criticising the operations of the Hong Kong Jockey Club in his article 'Squandering our assets on insiders' (August 29), Philip Bowring claims that 'the millions who use the monopoly gambling facilities in effect subsidise leisure facili ...

  9. Green route

    Posted Apr 25th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg plans to charge motorists entering the busiest parts of Manhattan during peak traffic hours to help cut greenhouse gas emissions. Should Hong Kong follow suit? Write to us. ...

  10. A capital question arises: now what happens?

    Posted Aug 25th 2008, 12:00am by Josephine Ma, Shi Jiangtao

    ... emission standards to 4,000 buses, the UN said. 'All these efforts will have a lasting impact because they have changed lives,' said Khalid Malik, the UN resident co-ordinator in China. ... international standards and practices is supposed to mean.' Despite China's rapid incorporation into the global economy and an ever-increasing role worldwide, it has rarely, if ever, been ...




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