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  1. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Emissions control area for ships in Pearl River Delta proposed

    Posted Oct 23rd 2012, 12:00am by Ada Lee

    ... The government is determined to set up an emissions control area for ships in the Pearl River Delta, environment undersecretary Christine Loh Kung-wai said yesterday. It would be the first such region ... account for 75 per cent of deaths attributed to sulphur dioxide in ships' emissions. It said those deaths could be reduced by 91 per cent by setting up an emissions control zone. The move ...

  2. Business - LAI SEE

    Hong Kong should outsource control of illegal car parking

    Posted Aug 14th 2012, 12:00am by Howard Winn

    ... There is a growing sense of exasperation in some quarters at the nonchalant approach towards illegal car parking in Hong Kong. It goes on everywhere and the Hong Kong police force, which is responsible for ensuring that it doesn't happen, exercise an ...

  3. Hong Kong's government planners are out of control

    Posted Jan 06th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Tom Holland The government-developer complex in Hong Kong is out of control and urgently needs to be reined in. On Wednesday, the government announced proposals for new reclamation projects at up to 25 sites around Hong Kong's coastline, with plans for vast new artificial islands complete with bridges and tunnels to connect them to the city. The government says all ...

  4. Foshan to ease home purchase controls

    Posted Oct 12th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Sandy Li sandy.li@scmp.com Foshan city in southern Guangdong province yesterday became the first to ease limits on home buying, blazing a trail for other cities amid signs that the restrictions are starting to bite and that the property market is under gr ...

  5. Out of control

    Posted Jun 14th 2011, 12:00am

    ... the collapse of the property market, it acted to rescue the market. Now the market has not only rebounded but is seemingly out of control, there is an urgent need to use public housing as a lever ...

  6. Good pest control goes further than mere detection of a rat

    Posted Jun 26th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Jake van der Kamp Hong Kong isn't immune to company fraud, but proximity, a shared language and closer vetting means the market is more likely to smell a rat. SCMP subhead, June 24 And just how much good does this do the investing public if the marke ...

  7. Opening of sponsors market points to a loss of control

    Posted Apr 02nd 2011, 12:00am

    ... It is perhaps less due to a deterioration in the work quality of the sponsors (which has never been very high) than about a recognition by our regulators that they are losing control. Thanks ...

  8. HK should be praised for sticking to its guns in face of short-selling bans

    Posted Oct 05th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Hong Kong deserves credit for not bowing to international pressure to impose bans on short selling [the sale of stock borrowed from shareholders]. Chief Executive Donald Tsang Yam-kuen said in the introduction to his speech at the Fraser Institute's ...

  9. Combined team have too many guns as SAR make stumbling start

    Posted Oct 10th 2004, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... Alvin Sallay Hong Kong's squad of Asian Championship wannabes were put through the mill by a mixed bunch from DeA Tigers and Asahi Valley, who posted a 24-13 victory in a trial match at King's Park yesterday. But the bruising defeat was worthwhi ...

  10. PLA navy's big guns say farewell to city

    Posted May 06th 2004, 12:00am by Peter Michael

    ... Peter Michael Visit ends with vessels heading for a training mission Crowds lined the waterfront waving red flags and cheering yesterday as the PLA Navy taskforce sailed out of Hong Kong after its historic six-day visit. The visit by the two destroyers, f ...




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