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  1. Empty protest zones belie hope for greater tolerance

    Posted Aug 17th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... report today, more than a week after the Games began the zones remain quiet retreats for the elderly and for young families rather than havens for freedom of speech. There has been no shortage ...

  2. Donald Tsang should be praised for making excellent speech

    Posted Mar 30th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Last Wednesday the chief executive, Donald Tsang Yam-kuen, put aside a written text to speak from the heart to an assembled group of visiting European business leaders, consul generals and Hong Kong people. He led off with the dust storm from north China ...

  3. Snakes alive, a U-turn on freeing pythons

    Posted Jul 22nd 2012, 12:00am

    ... Simon Parry Captured Burmese pythons are being released back into the Hong Kong countryside rather than being deported to the mainland in a policy U-turn that has delighted animal-welfare groups but worried some pet owners. For years, the pythons- Hong Ko ...

  4. 'GM-free' soy drink claims deceptive, watchdog says

    Posted Sep 16th 2011, 12:00am

    ... 'GM-free' soy drinks actually contained a significant amount of the material. The Consumer Council tested 50 soy drinks- including ready-to-drink and powder- from supermarkets, convenience stores and other retail outlets. Half of them had at least a trace of GM materials, but none of them said so on the packaging. Thirteen claimed they were 'GM-free'. Four samples contained ...

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    Updated water quality standards needed for Hong Kong's beaches, says DAB

    Posted Aug 19th 2013, 07:59pm by CHARMINE CHE

    ... by the Environmental Protection Department (EPD) in 2009, the government had not since taken any policy action to update the Water Quality Objective (WQO). As the city is faced with an ageing population, free ... an ecologically rich mangrove swamp and the Plover Cove Reservoir. “As the city is faced with an ageing population, free swimming facilities are urgently needed for citizens in the Western part of New ...

  6. Cavern plan better than reclamation

    Posted May 23rd 2011, 12:00am

    ... controversial, innovative alternatives are more likely to be taken seriously. One first mentioned in the budget speech three months ago is a case in point. Last week officials fleshed out a proposal ... plant at a cost of about HK$10 billion would free up 28 hectares of land with Tolo Harbour views that could be sold for much more. Officials have identified 400 facilities that could be moved ...

  7. Free car charge-up next after 'green roof' success

    Posted Feb 16th 2011, 12:00am by Sandy Li

    ... Sandy Li Office tenants at The Metropolis Tower in Hung Hom may enjoy a free battery charge for their electric cars as part of the landlord's strategy to woo corporate customers ... the building's environmentally friendly battery system on the rooftop to the car park. 'Then we will be able to provide a free battery charge for one electric car per day. The service ...

  8. Green turtle set free, a little fatter, healthier

    Posted Aug 07th 2010, 12:00am by Martin Wong

    ... A juvenile green turtle accidentally caught in a fishing net in Hong Kong waters nearly four months ago was returned to its natural habitat yesterday. The green turtle, which is one of the five species of sea turtles found in Hong Kong waters and protecte ...

  9. Restaurants and hotels sign up to provide shark-free banquet menus

    Posted May 06th 2010, 12:00am by Adrian Wan

    ... Twelve hotels and restaurants are offering shark-free banquet menus as part of a World Wildlife Fund initiative to help save shark stocks from being decimated. The development is a big ... branches each of The Banqueting House, and The China House. Toby Kwan Hoi-lam, marketing manager of LH Group, which owns two of the participating restaurants said their new shark-free menu for 12 ...

  10. Fleet free to trawl for tiddlers; activist seeks bigger picture

    Posted Aug 02nd 2009, 12:00am by Dan Kadison

    ... Dan Kadison Hong Kong's fisheries have collapsed, and the average weight of a fish in local waters is 10 grams or less. But for a fraction of the cost of Ocean Park, the city could be surrounded with its own coral gardens and functioning fisheries, a ...




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