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  1. Consult the public on the bridge

    Posted Oct 04th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... As a citizen of Hong Kong, I believe it is vital that the public be consulted on decisions about the Hong Kong-Zhuhai bridge project. Hong Kong is spending $15 billion to build this bridge and the main source of the money is the taxpayer. So it is important that the public be well informed. The public, including those who do not use the bridge, deserves to know not only where the money ...

  2. At the crossroads

    Posted Mar 24th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Anthony Wu The critics have had a good run lately, smearing mud and pointing fingers in a way that implies Hong Kong has failed to live up to expectations. Never mind specific candidates or policy preferences; this is about Hong Kong, and whether our mostly laissez-faire approach to business regulation and government services is still valid. Without question, it is. We may have our ...

  3. Letters

    Posted Feb 16th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Why plan is driving into trouble You report that 50 mainland- registered vehicles a day will be allowed into Hong Kong for up to seven days with the next phase of the cross-border driving scheme ('New entry plan for mainland cars', February 9). A lot of Hong Kong netizens are strongly opposed to the plan. This attitude is connected to recent incidents, such as the Dolce ...

  4. Mainland boost

    Posted Aug 11th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Will Hong Kong's closer relationship with the mainland - through Cepa, tourism, the delta bridge, sister cities, enterprise links, etc. - boost the economy in the long term? Are there drawbacks? Share your views: write to us. ...

  5. Our city's in good shape, no matter what they say

    Posted Apr 06th 2011, 12:00am

    ... It came as something of a surprise to learn that experts at a government seminar in Guangzhou regard Hong Kong as a bad example for mainland cities to follow. We should acknowledge ... intense competition from regional rivals, and frustration continues to mount over the pace of political reform to list just a few of our immediate difficulties. But, to argue that Hong Kong ...

  6. Short 'golden week' to spur influx

    Posted Apr 28th 2008, 12:00am by Agnes Lam

    ... Agnes Lam More mainland visitors are expected to come to Hong Kong this week following the shortening of the Labour Day 'golden week' holiday to three days, according to Travel Industry Council executive director Joseph Tung Yao-chung. The Immigration Department said yesterday the number of cross-border passengers leaving and coming to Hong Kong during the Labour Day ...

  7. Driven by big ambitions

    Posted Feb 16th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Written by Susie Gyopos Hong Kong can capitalise on its expertise, location and demand from the mainland to establish a large-scale car manufacturing business Famed for its high human capital, land costs and impeccable public transport, Hong Kong is not the first place that comes to mind for an automotive industry. According to Chung Sin-ling, the general manager of EuAuto ...

  8. Hopes rise for a warmer front to ease travel woes

    Posted Jan 31st 2008, 12:00am by Dennis Eng

    ... of the Hong Kong Association of Travel Agents, said: 'We are hearing from mainland authorities that the weather will improve in the coming three or four days.' More than 300 passengers on the train from Beijing due to arrive in Hong Kong on Monday finally reached Hung Hom at about noon yesterday. The train left for Beijing shortly afterwards, half full as more than 100 ticket holders ...

  9. We should be taxing containers, not encouraging more of them

    Posted May 20th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... vehicle infrastructure is being planned in the form of bridges and highways which will bring more containers and more pollution to the city. I would like to suggest that Hong Kong should forget ... I often wonder whether Hong Kong's stated policy of becoming a major logistics hub for the region runs contrary to the serious and urgent need to clean up the city's air ...

  10. Tour operators unhappy with limitations

    Posted Jun 30th 2007, 12:00am by Dennis Eng

    ... Partnership Arrangement, will allow Hong Kong travel agents to only conduct tours to Hong Kong and Macau from Guangxi, Hunan, Hainan, Fujian, Jiangxi, Yunnan, Guizhou and Sichuan provinces, ... companies, the minimum has been lowered from US$25 million to US$15 million. 'Opening up all of the outbound market would be much better,' said Paul Leung Yiu-lam, president of the Hong ...




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