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  1. 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 ...

  2. Wan Chai air pollution report spurs push for traffic-free streets

    Posted Mar 26th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Cheung Chi-fai Local politicians in Wan Chai want more pedestrian flyovers, traffic-free streets and further greening of the area after a study they commissioned found particulate matter in the district's air at levels nearly five times higher than recommended under the most stringent world standards. The joint Wan Chai District Council/Neighbourhood Advice-Action Council study measured ...

  3. Catwalks, climate and laughs

    Posted Dec 01st 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... 8ight brand's style of young, flirty and fun. Creative director Marie Destombe said 6ixty 8ight is perfect for free-spirited girls who are fun-loving and live life to the fullest. The brand ... the world's young people. In Hong Kong, there were a large number of excellent speeches focused around one message- find your passion, and pursue it. One speech stood out from the rest- Jake ...

  4. Jury out on benefits of sulfur-free diesel

    Posted Jun 03rd 2008, 12:00am by Colleen Lee, Paggie Leung

    ... Colleen Lee and Paggie Leung Vehicle owners have complained that sulfur-free diesel is less environmentally friendly than the ultra-low- sulfur variety as vehicles burn it quicker, meaning they end up using more fuel. Academics, meanwhile, were divided over the benefits of sulfur-free diesel. The city's petrol stations stopped selling ultra-low-sulfur diesel when the government ...

  5. Free-trade site still on the agenda

    Posted Nov 07th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Cheung Chi-fai No backing down despite the high level of toxic mud The Planning Department is not backing down from its plans to turn a border zone into a proposed convention and exhibition area, despite the fact that a huge volume of toxic mud has been d ...

  6. Bars given smoke-free ultimatum

    Posted Sep 22nd 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... for hotels, bars and private clubs to make their premises smoke-free. The announcement came nearly two months after the Irish pub Dublin Jack, in Central, became the first bar in Hong Kong to ban ... believe that lawsuits are actually the way to go forward,' she said. 'We would love it if it went completely smoke-free on that day, but if people are still making their employees suffer ...

  7. Letters

    Posted Feb 25th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... that 'democracy means universal suffrage as the first step'. As Mrs Tu has pointed out, democracy means freedom of speech, the right of everyone to have their voice heard. Therefore, I cannot ... supporters have tried to thwart the progress of the by-election campaign by not letting the legislators deliver their resignation speeches before they left the Legco chamber. These supporters did ...

  8. Taking centre stage

    Posted Nov 12th 2010, 12:00am by Mimi Lau

    ... Guangdong is really trying to become a culturally strong province, it needs to do more in protecting free speech and pushing for civil progress such as freedom of information, media ... miscalculated. This week the city had to abandon an ambitious plan to provide free public transport for a month after the rapid increase in passengers overwhelmed the subway system. Critics question ...

  9. Talkback

    Posted Aug 02nd 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... from the mainland and a group from Tin Shui Wai. Seeing the coming of mainland visitors, we should be proud of the freedom of speech that we enjoy that allows people with different views to express their opinions and allows all kinds of books to be made available, including books on controversial subjects. I think this freedom of speech makes us a very special region. Young people ...

  10. Letters

    Posted Sep 26th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... at some point during their life cycle. None are entirely carbon free. However, according to the 'life cycle inventory analysis', published in October 2006, the conventional coal ... Car-Free Day on Tuesday. It was a good way to encourage people to reduce car use. However, the government could go further. Officials should be setting an example. They should be adopting ...




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