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  1. Comment - Letters

    Retirement protection highly controversial and complex issue

    Posted Aug 26th 2014, 04:35am by LETTERS

    ... Retirement protection highly controversial and complex issue I refer to articles in the South China Morning Post on the subject of a universal pension and would like to put into proper perspective the background and scope of the study on the "Future Development of Retirement Protection in Hong Kong" completed by Professor Nelson Chow Wing-sun and his consultancy team. ...

  2. Comment - Letters

    Government must pave way for hybrid taxis

    Posted Dec 29th 2012, 12:00am by LETTERS

    ... of hybrid vehicles. It could offer taxi owners subsidies or allow them to pay for the new, environmentally friendly vehicle in instalments. The owners could also be offered an extended warranty over ...

  3. News - World - CONSERVATION

    Whistle-blowing website WildLeaks targets 'protected elite' of poachers

    Posted Aug 26th 2014, 01:13am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Dar Es Salaam Founders of WildLeaks seek tip-offs about 'protected elite' behind illicit wildlife trade Website targets the poaching one per cent Poachers slaughtering Africa's elephants and rhinos with impunity are often shielded from police by powerful connections, but a group of conservationists has turned to the anonymity of tip-offs to try ...

  4. News - Hong Kong

    More Hongkongers worried about mainland's environmental woes

    Posted Sep 25th 2013, 12:00am by Bryan Harris

    ... Bryan Harris bryan.harris@scmp.com More worried about mainland pollution More Hongkongers today are anxious about the mainland's environmental problems and fret about landfill space in the city than 12 years ago, a survey shows. The percentage of respondents concerned about environmental degradation on the mainland hit 33 per cent, more than double the figure in a 2001 survey, ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. Comment - Letters

    Restrict and regulate dangerous cyclists to protect pedestrians

    Posted Aug 24th 2014, 03:43am by LETTERS

    ... Restrict and regulate dangerous cyclists to protect pedestrians For a long time, drivers in Hong Kong have suffered in silence when motorbikes have weaved through traffic at high speed, overtaking on the left or right, and very often cutting in from the left. These motorcyclists inevitably jump the queue when approaching the toll area of one of Hong Kong's tunnels, after which ...

  7. News - World - ENVIRONMENT

    World's biggest and oldest trees dying at alarming rate, research finds

    Posted Dec 08th 2012, 12:00am by AFP

    ... in Australia and the US, published in Science, said ecosystems worldwide were in danger of losing forever their largest and oldest trees unless there were policy changes to better protect them. ...

  8. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Sinopec closes three petroleum plants after pollution exposed on state TV

    Posted Sep 27th 2012, 12:00am by Li Jing

    ... environmental pollution breaches. In rare coverage by state television, CCTV broadcast footage yesterday showing inspectors from the Ministry of Environmental Protection and Guangdong's provincial environmental protection bureau berating the company for repeated regulatory violations. Zhou Quan , director of the bureau's inspection office, pounded a table and shouted: "This is a blatant ...

  9. News - China - POLLUTION

    China's pollution data too hazy to know if leaders' war on smog is working

    Posted Sep 18th 2014, 04:16am by Bloomberg

    ... in the data across the country, with less than half the polluters in some provinces complying with a July 2013 edict from the Ministry of Environmental Protection to publish emissions data online, ... was in operation, releasing emissions within the limit for nitrogen oxide. "We're doing a lot to meet the environmental standard," Li said. "Without us, the sky would be even ...

  10. Environmental Management

    Posted Jan 18th 2008, 12:00am by Jacqueline Tsang

    ... The result is that the people and the image of Hong Kong suffer greatly.' A spokesman from the Environmental Protection Department (EPD) denied the government had placed business interests ahead ... management and environmental programmes since 1997, but visibility in urban areas has dropped 33 per cent in the past 10 years and landfill space is only expected to last for another nine years, ...




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