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  1. Onslaught on smokers fails to tackle air pollution problems

    Posted Dec 16th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... and control Hong Kong's open spaces appears a waste of money when viewed beside the real and pressing health issue we all face, namely having to breathe in Hong Kong's worsening air. ... A Civic Exchange poll has found that one in four Hong Kong people wants to leave the city because of our deteriorating air quality. I learned of this survey on the same day as I crossed ...

  2. Keeping the supply lines open

    Posted May 03rd 2010, 12:00am by Andrea Zavadszky

    ... Kin-chung, dean of the school of science and technology at The Open University of Hong Kong. 'The growth of water consumption is connected with GDP [growth], as economic activities increase ... shortages. Droughts have been the order of the day in the past few years, not only in the north and southwest of the country, but even in the relatively water-rich Guangdong province. Hong Kong gets ...

  3. HK beaming after warm-up win over tournament favourites

    Posted Jan 21st 2011, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... will encourage the players, including a good comeback bowling display which dismissed PNG for 167, and this after the openers had threatened to take the game away from Hong Kong, as well a number ... Alvin Sallay First blood to Hong Kong. A three-wicket trial game victory over Papua New Guinea, rated one of the favourites, will give Najeeb Amar and his men a boost ahead of the ICC ...

  4. Cities rank low in air data poll

    Posted Jan 20th 2011, 12:00am by Shi Jiangtao

    ... mainland cities and 10 overseas cities- including Hong Kong- over their openness about air pollution. It is another attempt by leading mainland environmentalists such as Ma Jun to push for more ... of Environmental Protection. Hong Kong ranked sixth with a score of 76. Its overall ranking was affected by the lack of public access to PM 2.5 data, but the study said the city's real-time monitoring ...

  5. New pact tightens HK ties with Guangdong

    Posted Aug 05th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... support from Hong Kong,' he said. With the opening of the Guangzhou Baiyun Airport today, Chief Executive Tung Chee-hwa said air restrictions with other regions may have to be further relaxed ... Kristine Kwok and Chandra Wong in Guangzhou Officials sign a 'win-win' agreement to co-operate across several key areas Hong Kong and Guangdong yesterday signed a new agreement ...

  6. Delta bridge will take priority at cross-border conference

    Posted Aug 05th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... will open access to the mainland market for Hong Kong businesses. It is expected both sides will jointly announce their support for further study of the proposed bridge from Hong Kong to the western ... The proposal to build a bridge linking Hong Kong, Macau and Zhuhai will top the agenda today in cross-border talks led by Guangdong Governor Huang Huahua and Hong Kong's Chief ...

  7. 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 ...

  8. Points system will attract the people HK needs

    Posted Mar 01st 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... to exploit opportunities on the mainland. Hong Kong has to compete for them with Shenzhen, Shanghai and other cities that have more space and a lower cost of living. Hong Kong needs an open ... The ageing of our population, decline in birth rate and shortage of professional skills to manage the changes taking place in Hong Kong's economy and sustain a viable society ...

  9. Increasing reliance on nuclear energy is not the answer for HK

    Posted Nov 04th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... There is a growing momentum among cities worldwide to join in the global fight against climate change. The Climate Dialogue conference, which opened in Hong Kong yesterday, is an ideal platform for valuable exchanges on best practices and policy ideas. But the conference delegates might not be in the most appropriate location. It is wrong that Hong Kong has been chosen to host ...

  10. New research points to higher than previously thought emissions

    Posted Dec 03rd 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... generally find small countries import a larger share of emissions than big countries,' he said. Another author of the paper said an open economy like Hong Kong might have problems analysing ... Hong Kong's per capita carbon footprint could be as high as 29 tonnes, according to a study. It is one of the highest in the world because of its high level of consumption and massive ...




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