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  1. Hong Kong's roads 'make vehicle subsidy scheme a non-starter'

    Posted Jul 30th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Daniel Sin A HK$3.2 billion subsidy scheme to encourage owners of commercial vehicles to switch to models that meet cleaner Euro IV emission standards had failed because the vehicles were ... scheme was introduced in 2007 to encourage owners to replace diesel vehicles made before the European standards were introduced in 1992 and those meeting the least stringent Euro I standards. Cyd ...

  2. Government's excuses on clean air are just not acceptable

    Posted Jul 06th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... on who governs us, but the government has the audacity to use 'consensus' as an excuse for further procrastination on the implementation of any standards around the quality of the air ... that this could have been used for the benefit of society as a whole by eliminating all polluting vehicles from the road, replacing them with Euro standard VI vehicles, and more. Indeed, your editorial ...

  3. Government must do more to reduce air pollution levels

    Posted Sep 22nd 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The Hong Kong government should replace the existing outdated air quality objectives without delay and adopt the highest updated international standards. A well-defined timetable is needed to show our commitment to achieving interim and long-term targets. Engineers are keen to take an active role in implementing additional emission control measures and help accelerate the clean air ...

  4. US massacre exposes double standards

    Posted Jan 27th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Alex Lo alex.lo@scmp.com When I read about the slap on the wrist US Marine Sergeant Frank Wuterich received for the massacre of Iraqi civilians, I couldn't help but imagine what a similar scenario might look like for China. Imagine violent protests s ...

  5. High time to raise banners' standards

    Posted Aug 24th 2011, 12:00am

    ... and right are guilty of such abuses. To be sure, some are more culpable than others. But a better standard about the upkeep of these giant banners is in order. The political reality ...

  6. Government to study standard working hours

    Posted Dec 02nd 2010, 12:00am by Martin Wong

    ... Martin Wong The secretary for labour and welfare says the government will study the issue of standard working hours, as lawmakers complain that many workers in the city must work overtime without extra payment. Matthew Cheung Kin-chung told the Legislative Council yesterday that the government was mapping out the framework of a study, about which different sectors had strong ...

  7. Letters

    Posted Jun 22nd 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... rules on vehicle exhaust I refer to the letter from Joan Tucker ('We must tackle Hong Kong's lax vehicle emissions standards', June 3). We have a standing policy to tighten our emission standards for newly registered vehicles whenever practicable. This policy makes our emission standards among the most stringent in this region. They are also largely comparable to those ...

  8. Double standards

    Posted Sep 21st 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Greg Torode With apologies to John Lennon, imagine that the Chinese fishing trawler captain now in detention in Japan was not a lone individual, but one of several hundred fishermen captured and held over the past 18 months or so. Imagine, too, that some ...

  9. Standard tunnel tolls can restore traffic sanity

    Posted Aug 04th 2010, 12:00am by Albert Chen, Albert Cheng

    ... Albert Cheng The new tolls for vehicles- including buses- using the Western Harbour Tunnel will inevitably trigger another round of public transport fare rises, prompting other operators to follow the lead of Kowloon Motor Bus and its sister company, Long ...

  10. Government accused of double standards over radio adverts

    Posted Jun 15th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Albert Wong Lawmakers have accused the government of double standards over the broadcasting of political advertisements on radio. They say the government is assuming it has privileged ... passed by the Executive Council and tabled in the Legislative Council. According to the radio code of practice on advertising standards, 'no political advertisement of a political nature ...




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