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  1. Direct elections will not ruin Hong Kong

    Posted Apr 21st 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Hong Kong could be 'ruined' by the election of the chief executive by universal suffrage in 2007. What I do see is how Mr Li amassed his fortune under past stable political systems. ... Hong Kong needs than on a perception that this city needs it at any cost. In reality, what most Hong Kong people prefer is a stable transition to democracy, with full universal suffrage ...

  2. Let water plan flow, Hong Kong urged

    Posted Nov 11th 2009, 12:00am by Joyce Ng, Olga Wong

    ... professor at the University of Hong Kong who is researching water management in the Pearl River Delta region, said taking less water from Guangdong and leaving this for other cities, ... people to the need to save in times of drought, said Dr Ji Chen, a professor in water and environmental engineering at the University of Hong Kong. He suggested that in times of drought- say, ...

  3. Should Hong Kong pull the plug on buildings' festive lights to save energy?

    Posted Dec 16th 2009, 12:00am by Anthea Wong, Ronald Ling

    ... decorations after all. Ronald Ling Pak-ki, 19, University of Hong Kong There is an urgent need to tackle climate change if we want the earth to remain a place where we can live. Cutting back on energy ... Anthea Wong, Ronald Ling Pak-ki Anthea Wong, 16, Hong Kong International School The earth is in jeopardy and the situation is becoming worse. We hear this all the time, but it seems we ...

  4. Should Hong Kong extend its smoking ban to the streets?

    Posted Sep 23rd 2009, 12:00am by Alvin Yuen, Naomi Ng

    ... Alvin Yuen, Naomi Ng Alvin Yuen, 18, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology There are two major problems which need to be addressed with the notion of banning smoking ... from the Tobacco Control Office show that only a little more than 10 per cent of people in Hong Kong smoke. I believe officers enforcing this ban would struggle to find offenders. The band ...

  5. A dead-end career in Hong Kong

    Posted Apr 12th 2004, 12:00am by Simon Parry

    ... A six-year study by University of Hong Kong marine scientist Andy Cornish found fish stocks there have fallen 50 per cent since it was made a marine park in 1996 and now stand at some of the lowest ... Simon Parry When he is old enough to ignore my advice, there are two careers in Hong Kong I will warn my young son to steer clear of when he grows up: pro-democracy campaigner and marine ...

  6. 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 cent is hardly high. In Ireland, unemployment is running at 10 per cent, and in Spain it's nearly 14 per cent. Even compared with Hong Kong's jobless rates in past downturns, 5 per ...

  7. How long should Hong Kong's architects reach for the sky?

    Posted Oct 31st 2008, 12:00am by Violet Law

    ... and the indispensable shopping arcades. There is little risk of swarming the streets. This is what Laurence Liauw, symposium speaker and architecture professor at the Chinese University of Hong Kong, calls ... Violet Law Something most Hongkongers have long taken for granted was the subject of a three-day symposium in New York. That tall- very tall- buildings can be packed into Hong Kong plots ...

  8. Bio-diesel fuels hopes for cleaner Hong Kong air

    Posted Aug 23rd 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... improvement in Hong Kong's air quality. Vehicles using bio-diesel create up to 58 per cent less pollutant emissions with no significant loss of power, the University of Hong Kong study found. ... or elsewhere in Asia to turn waste oil into bio-diesel. The study, commissioned by the Environmental Protection Department, was conducted by the University of Hong Kong's department of mechanical ...

  9. Hong Kong must develop parties and politicians

    Posted Nov 03rd 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... remains to be done in monitoring, research, environmental education and policy, should we hope to improve our air quality. CHAK K. CHAN, MING FANG, ARTHUR P. S. LAU, Hong Kong University ... The Hong Kong government has postponed full democratisation because of the immaturity of politicians and political parties, but has it done anything to repair this situation? In fact, what ...

  10. How to protect Hong Kong's biodiversity

    Posted Jan 01st 2004, 12:00am by Bryan Bachner

    ... of Law, City University of Hong Kong ... Bryan Bachner For the greater part of the last 150 years, there have been two general perceptions about Hong Kong's biodiversity: that it was either limitless, or of marginal value ...




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