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  1. News - Hong Kong - RURAL DEVELOPMENT

    Hong Kong officials seek to allay fears over rural towns project

    Posted Sep 21st 2012, 12:00am by JOYCE NG AND OLGA WONG

    ... Hong Kong's border area- near the proposed new towns- without a visa. The project covers Fanling North, Kwu Tung North and Ta Kwu Ling, together with Ping Che. It is intended to provide ... the "backyard" of Shenzhen, with visa-free entry and investment opportunities for rich mainlanders. Chief Secretary Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor said accusations of selling out Hong Kong to mainlanders ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1041793/hong-kong-officials-seek-allay-fears-over-rural-towns-project
  2. Border opening set to provide more urn space

    Posted Jul 31st 2010, 12:00am by Joyce Ng

    ... said the Sandy Ridge Cemetery had the potential to host urn niches and cremation facilities. 'There is a keen demand for urns in Hong Kong,' Wong said. 'The cemetery has been ... Joyce Ng A 100,000-niche columbarium, surrounded by a green belt and farmland, is likely to feature in a now-closed border area in Lo Wu that may be opened up at the end of next year ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/720934/border-opening-set-provide-more-urn-space
  3. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    ‘Hundreds of graves’ lying in Hong Kong's country parks and green belts

    Posted Jan 21st 2014, 02:19pm

    ... on 500 sites over 4,000 hectares across the New Territories. That compares to just 800 hectares set aside for most of Hong Kong’s non-indigenous villager population for cemeteries and crematoriums. “Hong Kong land is already so scarce, but indigenous villagers can still buy and expand grave sites? This is an unfair land-use policy on the part of the government,” league founder Chu ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1410262/hundreds-graves-lying-hong-kongs-country-parks-and-green-belts
  4. Cross-border cars will only worsen pollution

    Posted Feb 20th 2012, 12:00am

    ... emissions, and that can only benefit public heath. But now we have a proposal to allow a limited number of mainlanders to drive their private cars into Hong Kong. This has triggered much public ... by vehicles trapped between Hong Kong's tall buildings and unable to disperse. Hong Kong already has one of the highest densities of vehicles on its roads when compared with other cities, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/993152/cross-border-cars-will-only-worsen-pollution
  5. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    C.Y. targets four most urgent problems facing Hong Kong

    Posted Oct 18th 2012, 12:00am by Gary Cheung, Tony Cheung, Stuart Lau

    ... issues as the relationship between Hong Kong and the mainland. Leung also acknowledged growing anti-mainland sentiment in some areas, saying: "We shouldn't close our borders and live ... targets four most urgent issues Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying yesterday took aim at what he termed four deep-rooted problems plaguing Hong Kong, in a speech to Legco that amounted to a mini ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1063513/cy-leung-targets-four-most-urgent-problems-facing-hong-kong
  6. Development urged for green border zone

    Posted Aug 25th 2010, 12:00am by Joyce Ng

    ... Immigration Department. It would allow visitors to stay in the released border zone- but not urban Hong Kong- for up to seven days at a time. Guangdong province's population of 90 million is big ... the institute's land use suggestion runs against the Planning Department's idea of preserving more than half the border area as a green buffer between Hong Kong and Shenzhen. The new proposal would ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/723061/development-urged-green-border-zone
  7. Shenzhen and HK citizens can benefit from green border zone

    Posted Aug 31st 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... 'as a green buffer between Hong Kong and Shenzhen'. However, the new proposal would turn a large green belt in the middle of the border zone, including the ecologically-important wetlands, into built-up areas. I think the department's original proposal is better than the new one, for Hong Kong and Shenzhen. If there is even more development of this border area, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/723464/shenzhen-and-hk-citizens-can-benefit-green-border-zone
  8. Border villagers willing to lease land for new towns

    Posted May 05th 2008, 12:00am by Olga Wong

    ... Shenzhen and Hong Kong, Mr Chan said. Most sites in the designated new towns are owned by villagers and developers. The Development Bureau said the areas would be developed under public-private partnership. But no details have been released on how land owners will be engaged. Ng Mee-kam, associate professor of the University of Hong Kong's Centre of Urban Planning and Environmental ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/636483/border-villagers-willing-lease-land-new-towns
  9. Cross-border waste dumping scheme could be extended

    Posted May 07th 2008, 12:00am by Peter So

    ... was launched in July last year under an agreement with the State Oceanic Administration. It allows for the transport of 10 million tonnes of waste from two temporary sites in Hong Kong to a site at Guanghoiwan, Taishan city, 140km west of Hong Kong. John Chai Sung-veng, director of the Civil Engineering and Development Department, said the Taishan government welcomed the scheme because it needed ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/636627/cross-border-waste-dumping-scheme-could-be-extended
  10. Cross-border system agreed to tackle waste

    Posted Aug 20th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... treatment in Hong Kong. Waste from glass and tyres is now poorly collected and recycled in Hong Kong due to higher costs in the city, but exporting such waste across the border is banned ... be transferred across the border too, saying it feared that Hong Kong would become a transit point for overseas e-waste. Friends of the Earth welcomed regional co-operation on waste handling, but wanted ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/690191/cross-border-system-agreed-tackle-waste

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