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  1. Environmental court proposed

    Posted Mar 15th 2004, 12:00am by Freda Wan

    ... Kong's legal system by creating a court specialising in environmental and land planning law. Environmental litigation now requires more time, money and resources than is necessary, according ... at the University of Hong Kong's law faculty. A retired lawyer and former chairman of the Society for Protection of the Harbour, Winston Chu Ka-sun has poured much of his own money into contesting ...

  2. Free press ensured campaign to save harbour was successful

    Posted May 06th 2011, 12:00am

    ... community that the price of freedom is constant vigilance. As I have been in contact with the local press over the past 17 years to protect our harbour from reclamation, I have had first-hand experience of what he wrote about. The 'Save our Harbour' campaign that the Society for Protection of the Harbour pursued owes its success to the free press that Hong Kong enjoys. The news ...

  3. Reclamation projects should be allowed if they lead to harbour improvements

    Posted Sep 13th 2011, 12:00am

    ... The 'Proportionality Principle on Reclamation of Victoria Harbour', which was developed by the Society for Protection of the Harbour at the request of the Harbourfront ... consideration is whether any enrichment of the public enjoyment of the harbour and any enhancement of the environmental, social and economic value of the harbour as a result of the reclamation would ...

  4. Legal fight to save harbour must be extended to all waterways

    Posted Jul 03rd 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The Society for Protection of the Harbour supports the letters from Peter Y. Wong, president of the Hong Kong Institution of Engineers ('Reclamation for delta bridge can be reduced', June 29) and Luiz Souza ('Hong Kong's outstanding areas of natural beauty must be saved', June 30), calling for protection of our shorelines and natural beauty. What ...

  5. Letters

    Posted Sep 05th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... for Protection of the Harbour Floods would be devastating I was concerned by the report, 'Warming may drown Guangzhou by 2050' (August 30). I am no environmental expert, but wish to express my ... incurred by the nation would be astronomical. We should see environmental protection as a necessary form of investment, which can prevent economic loss and save lives. I praise the work of those ...

  6. Harbour commission would end government conflict of interests

    Posted Aug 14th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... an independent harbour commission to oversee the harbour and the harbourfront. Society for Protection of the Harbour first proposed such an idea more than five years ago, but the government did not respond. We believe it did not reply because it faced two fundamental dilemmas. The government has conflicting roles, both as the administration of Hong Kong responsible for protecting the harbour ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - LUNAR NEW YEAR

    6,000kg of fireworks arrive in Hong Kong, ready to light up Victoria Harbour

    Posted Jan 29th 2014, 12:58pm by Christy Choi

    ... interfere with heart function and constrict the air passages, making it difficult for people to breathe. The Environmental Protection Department confirmed that while there were small amounts ... their dazzling array of colours, Mao said. And for those concerned about the environmental affects, Mao says not to worry. Unlike Beijing or Shanghai where they get trapped, the wind along the harbour ...

  8. Letters

    Posted Apr 20th 2012, 12:00am

    ... watching. Winston K.S. Chu, adviser, Society for Protection of the Harbour Independent body to curb pollution John Schofield describes the attempt by the Environmental Protection Department's ... there appears to be no willingness to listen to the public or ability to resolve environmental problems. Environmental protection should be integral to every government department, not an add-on. ...

  9. Society formed to save harbour did not have political agenda

    Posted Aug 05th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... never been a political issue but an environmental one and is completely above politics. In proposing the Protection of the Harbour Ordinance, Society for Protection of the Harbour was supported ... accepted by all the honourable Legco members that the harbour needed protection from the massive reclamation projects proposed by the government which would have destroyed the harbour. The objects ...

  10. talkback

    Posted Oct 11th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... the harbour reclamation issue again bring to light the rather irrational attitude prevailing in today's Hong Kong. While clearly the harbour needs protection, not only from reclamation but also continuing pollution, one can only wonder: Why did the public and the Society for the Protection of the Harbour wait so long to raise their concern, as there was information available and public ...




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