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  1. Comment - Letters

    Speed enforcement cameras already in place on Lantau road

    Posted Sep 03rd 2014, 05:06am by LETTERS

    ... Action needed to stop deaths from speeding ", August 15) and Karina O'Carroll (" Speed controls needed now on Sai Kung roads ", August 16), on traffic issues in South Lantau ... and traffic flow and long steep downhill road sections; and Geological and environmental factors. Taking into account these criteria, permanent speed enforcement cameras have been installed at Pui ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/letters/article/1584009/speed-enforcement-cameras-already-place-lantau-road
  2. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Runway plan set to get OK from green advisers

    Posted Sep 03rd 2014, 03:41am by CHEUNG CHI-FAI

    ... Cheung Chi-fai chifai.cheung@scmp.com Additional measures to protect dolphins likely to win approval for environmental assessment Runway plan set to get OK from green advisers The government's environmental advisers are prepared to approve the third runway at Chek Lap Kok after the airport operator offered new and additional plans to protect the marine ecology. The plans ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1584096/runway-plan-set-get-ok-green-advisers
  3. News - Hong Kong - COURTS

    Hasselblad sues its ex-boss over deals with Sony

    Posted Sep 03rd 2014, 03:41am by JULIE CHU

    ... of authorising his subordinate to issue purchase orders with new suppliers for camera components in breach of the group's order to freeze costs. They also claim Hansen, of Pat Heung, Yuen Long, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1583963/hasselblad-sues-its-ex-boss-over-deals-sony
  4. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Enrolment open for one-day boycott

    Posted Sep 03rd 2014, 03:41am by SHIRLEY ZHAO

    ... of the parents in her group would not join the boycott. She said most of them were not old enough to understand the issue and those more senior needed to prepare for the Diploma of Secondary Education ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1583948/enrolment-open-one-day-boycott
  5. Business - Economy

    Stalling economy highlights tricky Swiss balancing act

    Posted Sep 03rd 2014, 01:33am by BLOOM

    ... crisis pushed the Swiss franc nearly to parity with the euro. The central bank's next policy review is on September 18, when it will issue updated growth and inflation projections. Demand ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/economy/article/1583993/stalling-economy-highlights-tricky-swiss-balancing-act
  6. News - Asia

    How Japanese businessman Mitsutoki Shigeta fathered 16 surrogate babies

    Posted Sep 02nd 2014, 11:35pm by AP

    ... condominium owned by Shigeta, where nannies cared for them. 5. Birth certificates were issued from at least five district offices in Bangkok. 6. The babies' names were registered at the address ... with Shigeta to facilitate the transfer of custody. 8. District offices issued documents stating that he was the biological father and had custody. 9. Those documents were used to issue ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1584030/how-japanese-businessman-mitsutoki-shigeta-fathered-16-surrogate-babies
  7. Business - Economy

    AmCham in China echoes EU gripes over opaque laws unfairly applied

    Posted Sep 02nd 2014, 11:22pm by Victoria Ruan

    ... business climate Foreign companies feel unfairly targeted by China's opaque laws on issues including antitrust enforcement, says a report by the American Chamber of Commerce (AmCham) in China. ... the issuing of its China Business Climate Survey Report. "Improvements in these areas are imperative if foreign companies are to continue to invest in China's future," said Gilligan. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/economy/article/1584051/amcham-china-echoes-eu-gripes-over-opaque-laws-unfairly-applied
  8. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Campaign against Japan’s left-wing daily an effort to rewrite history

    Posted Sep 02nd 2014, 10:52pm by Julian Ryall

    ... August that there were inaccuracies in its reporting dating back to the 1980s on the comfort women issue. The paper retracted parts that focused on the mobilisation of sex slaves on the Korean ... were made before the Japanese government in 1993 issued the Kono Statement, the blanket apology to Asian women forced into sexual slavery by Japan in the early decades of the last century. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1583940/campaign-against-japans-left-wing-daily-effort-rewrite-history
  9. News - World - AUSTRALIA

    Mining giants may dump dredging waste onshore, not on Barrier Reef

    Posted Sep 02nd 2014, 10:18pm by Reuters

    ... consortium could shelve controversial plans to dump dredging waste on the Great Barrier Reef, with alternative sites on land being considered amid growing environmental concerns, Australia said ... approval should be revoked. "Onshore disposal would be a far better option environmentally and for the tourism and fishing industries. However, the problems of increased shipping and export ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1583874/mining-giants-may-dump-dredging-waste-onshore-not-barrier-reef
  10. News - World - AVIATION

    London mayor’s plan for airport in Thames estuary dismissed by panel

    Posted Sep 02nd 2014, 10:07pm by BLOOM

    ... potentially insurmountable environmental concerns, Airports Commission chairman Howard Davies said yesterday. Davies will now examine plans to expand Heathrow or establish a secondary hub at London ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1583999/london-mayors-plan-airport-thames-estuary-dismissed-panel

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