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  1. Unsound advice

    Posted Feb 13th 2011, 12:00am by Mark Footer

    ... Mark Footer Last weekend, Sai Kung Country Park was buzzed on both Saturday and Sunday by a helicopter kitted out with a loudspeaker. From this loudspeaker came a message, but what that was- a Lunar New Year greeting? A warning about sharks? A 'perfe ...

  2. Want a financial tip? Expect the unexpected

    Posted Jun 29th 2012, 12:00am

    ... maintaining high investment rates until diminishing returns on capital trigger a financial crisis and a far harder landing- is even less attractive. Either way, China's growth rates will slow ...

  3. Loans pay for factories to go green

    Posted May 09th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... is to improve the confidence of local financial institutions in giving loans for pollution prevention and energy efficiency projects, with repayment capability supported by a form of collateral known ... is to enable them to go out to [address] a wide variety of pollution being emitted in Guangdong.' The companies can offer factories advice on how to reduce pollution, implement measures or bring ...

  4. Poor need greater financial protection from disasters

    Posted Dec 16th 2011, 12:00am

    ... good-quality infrastructure and emergency systems. Its death toll from such disasters would be much worse if that were not the case. In dollar terms, the financial cost is much higher than it would ...

  5. Travel advice seen as 'reminder' on HK air

    Posted Mar 28th 2009, 12:00am by Fox Yi Hu

    ... Fox Yi Hu Responding to an Australian travel warning over Hong Kong's air pollution, the environment chief says the city needs to work 'doubly hard' to clean up its air. Secretary for the Environment Edward Yau Tang-wah said yesterday that Hong Kong placed high emphasis on improving its air quality. On the Australian warning, he said: 'We take the travel advice ...

  6. Schools demand more advice on how to handle dirty-air days

    Posted Oct 07th 2007, 12:00am by Liz Heron

    ... Liz Heron School principals are calling on the government to supply localised monitoring of air around their grounds and for more substantive advice to be provided on days of high readings. But they will have to wait until 2009 for advice on holding outdoor sports events during high pollution days as guidelines will not be reviewed until an overhaul of the whole air quality ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Month's reprieve for campaign to save Lung Mei beach

    Posted Feb 02nd 2013, 12:00am by CHEUNG CHI-FAI

    ... If the HK$200 million project is held off long enough, rising construction costs could see contractors withdraw bids if the project no longer proves financially viable, or officials would have to get ... but there was no record of these in the assessment report. An Environmental Protection Department spokesman yesterday confirmed the new deadline and said it was seeking advice from the Justice Department. ...

  8. Financial gain, not science or politicking, key to trawling bans

    Posted Jun 13th 2011, 12:00am

    ... and professor at the University of Hong Kong, admitted that some nations might find the financial demands difficult to justify. 'Certainly in some countries it's harder to have a ban than ...

  9. Budget advice

    Posted Dec 23rd 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Do you agree with the Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants that the finance chief should cut salaries and profits tax in his next budget, and introduce 'polluter pays' levies and green tax incentives? Write to us ...

  10. Medical advice due today

    Posted Aug 21st 2003, 12:00am by Ella Lee

    ... A team of medical experts will today make recommendations to senior mainland officials about how to track down the animal sources of future outbreaks of Sars and other diseases. The proposals, which stem from a one-week inquiry in Guangdong and Beijing, w ...




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