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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Dubious windows show flat buyers need better protection

    Posted Jul 06th 2014, 03:47am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial Flat buyers need better protection Hong Kong flats are notorious for their small sizes and weird designs- window sills as big as a bed; balconies too narrow to be used; ... around environmental and planning rules. Most buyers are not even aware of it until the flat is handed over. Tight building rules and limited living space mean residential projects are often ...

  2. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Time to sort out financial arrangements for third runway

    Posted Sep 21st 2014, 03:36am by SCMP Editorial

    ... scrutiny, the government's environment advisers have given conditional approval for the multibillion-dollar project. The director of environmental protection is expected to issue a work permit ... This will not be the first time an environmental impact assessment has had to be put to a court for review. From the construction of the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau bridge to an incinerator project on a man-made island, ...

  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Foreign environmental groups can help China and its companies improve

    Posted Sep 01st 2013, 12:00am by SCMP Editorial

    ... and politics was seen as the reason; overemphasising environmental protection was ultimately threatening sovereign rights. It is an old argument, one the people of developing nations where Chinese ... SCMP Editorial A role for green NGOs in China The environmental impact of Chinese companies at home is plain to see in the smog-choked air of cities, sludge-filled rivers and barren ...

  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Beijing's crackdown on English teachers vital to protect pupils

    Posted Sep 24th 2014, 05:18am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial Crackdown vital to protect pupils Demand for foreign English teachers on the mainland is so great that getting a job can be as simple as submitting a résumé. Background ... protect students but will also likely create teacher shortages. It will take time for the industry to adapt, although such action is essential nationwide if there is to be safe and productive ...

  5. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    A new front in Hong Kong's war on pollution

    Posted Oct 19th 2014, 04:31am by SCMP Editorial

    ... generally understood. The University of Hong Kong's Hedley Environmental Index has for six years been collating data to track the health and financial costs of air pollution to our city; ...

  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Beijing's new advertising law offers consumer protection

    Posted Sep 01st 2014, 03:40am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial Advertising law will stop abuses Nothing sells like celebrity. This is apparently what some advertisers believe. Celebrity branding has indeed become so prevalent that hardly a day goes by without actors, singers and athletes promoting just ...

  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Ozone depletion not a threat to a united world

    Posted Sep 17th 2014, 05:03am by SCMP Editorial

    ... otherwise. The protective shield against cancer-causing ultraviolet rays was thinning and shrinking until political determination forced the phasing out of the man-made gases that destroy ozone. ... be destroyed. It is a major environmental success- a reminder that with unity, commitment and urgency, any of the world's major problems can be satisfactorily handled. ...

  8. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Court ruling on Tai Po beach a welcome end to 16-year saga

    Posted Aug 17th 2014, 04:25am by SCMP Editorial

    ... At issue was whether the government should have exercised powers to cancel the permit for the project. The applicant argued that the environmental protection director and the Executive Council ... this summer is highly regrettable. The stalemate speaks volumes of the growing tension between environmental protection and development in the city. Now that a ruling has been made, it's time ...

  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    China's rail diplomacy has huge potential for the nation and allies

    Posted Sep 17th 2014, 05:03am by SCMP Editorial

    ... between Kunming in the southwest and Singapore, environmental and social concerns have thrown doubt on a section between Myanmar's Rakhine state and Kunming. Such huge projects are also ...

  10. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Clean-up of Victoria Harbour is far from over

    Posted Jul 28th 2014, 03:08am by SCMP Editorial

    ... what the Environmental Protection Department considers suitable. The upgrade of the Stonecutters Island treatment works so that nutrients behind high readings could be removed from effluent ... as possible. The health of our environment is intrinsically linked to our own well-being. New ways of dealing with environmental problems are constantly being found through improved technology. ...




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