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  1. Business urges shift to low-carbon economy

    Posted Jul 07th 2010, 12:00am by Adrian Wan

    ... Adrian Wan Hong Kong should set a carbon reduction target and adopt stringent laws to shift the city to a low-carbon economy, business leaders have urged. At the launch of a report ... and were developing low-carbon strategies, but Hong Kong had not kept pace. The report, entitled 'Low-Carbon Economy for Hong Kong: Sector Regulations Report', advised the city set ...

  2. Lawmakers urge clear road map to achieve a low-carbon economy

    Posted Nov 27th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Cheung Chi-fai Lawmakers yesterday endorsed a motion urging the government to set a clear road map and timetable to turn Hong Kong into a low-carbon economy. Moved by Civic Party chief ... energy consumption per GDP unit produced- to 25 per cent below the 2005 level by 2030 was misleading and insufficient. Despite the financial crisis, she said, now was the best time for Hong Kong ...

  3. Should the government build incinerators in Hong Kong?

    Posted Dec 01st 2010, 12:00am by Matthew Murchie

    ... be a backward step for Hong Kong because there are much better ways to reduce the volumes of waste being sent to landfill sites. Elise Choi, 16, Sai Kung Sung Tsun Catholic School The three main landfills in Hong Kong will be full in a few years. Extending landfills is not the best solution because it cannot go on, especially in a place like Hong Kong where there is a shortage of land. ...

  4. Chrysler's lesson for emerging economies

    Posted May 02nd 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Unlike Hong Kong, filing for bankruptcy in the US gives breathing space to a company and allows it to sort out its mess with creditors. This is why iconic US carmaker Chrysler has opted ... for emerging economies such as India and China. Their governments take nationalistic pride in their car industries; their growing middle class aspires to owning big and expensive cars as status ...

  5. Hong Kong

    Posted Apr 26th 2009, 12:00am by Laura Fitch

    ... Hong Kong. 'They know the value of the works in spite of external influences,' he says. Rising prices for traditional Chinese art have mirrored the growth of the mainland economy. In 2001, when the mainland's economy was just warming up, sales of Chinese works of art at Christie's Hong Kong spring auction totalled HK$190 million, with Chinese paintings bringing ...

  6. Economy more energy efficient, says report

    Posted Jul 15th 2008, 12:00am by Shi Jiangtao

    ... Shi Jiangtao in Beijing Beijing has revised the mainland's energy-efficiency figure for last year, saying the economy wasted less energy than previously calculated. Energy usage per ... cut on the mainland. Hainan managed to cut its energy use by only 0.8 per cent, and the remote western province of Qinghai saw a 2.2 per cent decrease. The report did not cover Tibet, Hong ...

  7. Hong Kong's army of jobless could soon swell to 250,000

    Posted Mar 18th 2009, 12:00am by Tom Holland

    ... Hong Kong's unemployment rate climbed to 5 per cent in the December to February period, its highest level since April 2006. Of course, by the standards of other developed economies 5 per ... job creation in Hong Kong hinges on the international business cycle. With global leading indicators still heading steeply downward, Hong Kong's economy looks set to go on shedding jobs ...

  8. Hong Kong's air, beach pollution is worsening

    Posted Sep 02nd 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The headlines for most of this year regarding pollution in Hong Kong need an urgent and honest response from the government. In 1999, Hong Kong and Guangdong agreed to try to address ... to be published) that shows that Hong Kong's air pollution is double acceptable limits for developed countries. It is four times the level of Singapore (itself sandwiched between two sizeable ...

  9. Hong Kong is hiding behind spineless conservation treaty

    Posted Jan 06th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... to go without shark's fin soup', December 22). I wonder if officials could explain this rationale. Not that one needs to make enemies, but no sharks are caught in Hong Kong waters, ... that not enough proof exists to make strong regulations. Should Hong Kong be hiding behind such a spineless conservation system? One of the biggest social contributions Hong Kong could give to the global ...

  10. High-fliers flee Hong Kong to breathe freely

    Posted Jan 04th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Chris Ip Annemarie de Villiers arrived in Hong Kong in July 2009 with her husband, Daniel, and two boys, Bailey and Ethan, and immediately fell in love with the city. The native South ... in Hong Kong. Doctors said the air pollution was affecting his health and the asthma could become permanent. Annemarie too had bronchitis and chronic migraines. 'It was absolutely ...




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