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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    West Kowloon Cultural District will enrich lives of generations to come

    Posted Aug 05th 2014, 12:38pm by LAURENCE SCOFIELD

    ... Laurence Scofield Laurence Scofield says delayed cultural district will prove to be a good return on investment Arts hub will attract foreign companies and enrich lives of future generations Impatience over long delays is giving way to doubts that the West Kowloon Cultural District is even needed. "What for? For people to shop in?" a leading book publisher recently ...

  2. Comment - Letters

    Creating oasis amidst hustle and bustle of Kowloon district

    Posted Aug 06th 2014, 04:35am by LETTERS

    ... Creating oasis amidst hustle and bustle of Kowloon district In response to concerns raised by K. N. Wai in the letter (" West Kowloon plan ignores majority view ", August 1), I would like to assure readers that the plan to provide a cultural green park in West Kowloon Cultural District is progressing well. Indeed, early delivery of the park for public enjoyment has ...

  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    West Kowloon park needs a life of its own to attract people

    Posted Aug 21st 2014, 12:49pm by CARINE LAI

    ... inevitable that the budget for the West Kowloon Cultural District park would be cut. With projected cost overruns for the arts hub that are expected to be compounded by delays on the MTR's ... responsible for the park defended the new, less expensive design by saying "this is a park in a cultural district, not a replica of nature". They went on to highlight the numerous ...

  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Court ruling on Tai Po beach a welcome end to 16-year saga

    Posted Aug 17th 2014, 04:25am by SCMP Editorial

    ... that seeks to strike a balance between conservation and development needs. It is hard to believe a simple beach project has been dragging on for 16 years. First mooted by the district council in 1998, the HK$200 million beach with cafes and other amenities was billed as a new attraction for residents who do not have beach access in the district. But a growing green sense means it soon ...

  5. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Both sides must compromise to move forward on political reform

    Posted Aug 19th 2014, 05:17am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial Both sides must yield on reform Hongkongers want democracy- of that there is no debate. The question is how to achieve it. Some adopt confrontational tactics, believing a campaign that paralyses the city's financial district will accomplish what they want. Others opt for a more conciliatory approach. They took to the street on Sunday to oppose Occupy Central. ...

  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Anti-Occupy movement to blame for polarisation in Hong Kong

    Posted Aug 19th 2014, 02:16pm by EVAN FOWLER

    ... Secondly, Occupy Central carries a threat, grounded on the results of a long and open consultation process and two referendums, for 10,000 people to peacefully occupy Central district for a limited ...

  7. Comment - Letters

    Letters to the Editor, August 20, 2014

    Posted Aug 20th 2014, 04:45am by LETTERS

    ... concerned that Occupy Central's tactics could eventually lead to violence and I am concerned about possible traffic accidents in the crowded business district. Citizens should express ...

  8. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    To achieve political reform, Hong Kong must converse in a civilised manner

    Posted Aug 18th 2014, 01:25pm by Peter Kammerer

    ... gathered steam, increasingly more vocally. Warnings, intimidation and veiled threats against those who support shutting down Central district to push for democracy are now commonplace, even though ...

  9. Comment - Blogs

    In political activism, good things come in small packages

    Posted Aug 20th 2014, 02:00pm by Jason Y Ng

    ... citywide student strike in September and to occupy the financial district as early as October. Despite its reputation for being a lone wolf, LSD has little choice but to take its cue from other ...

  10. Comment - Letters

    Letters to the Editor, August 18, 2014

    Posted Aug 18th 2014, 04:30am by LETTERS

    ... such as Food Wise, so that we can inculcate a new "use less, waste less" culture in Hong Kong. We are establishing green community stations in each district to spread waste reduction, reuse ...




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