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  1. Business - Economy - JAKE'S VIEW

    Hong Kong doesn't need Morlocks from the Delta to fix labour woes

    Posted Feb 24th 2014, 03:51pm by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... Importing labour is a very outdated concept, especially for Hong Kong. It should look at it as talent flow across the Pearl River Delta region. Paul Cheung, Singapore director of population ... But Singapore's circumstances are different from Hong Kong's. The Singapore government made a decision years ago to maintain a sizeable proportion of the economy in manufacturing. It was worried ...

  2. News - China - PEARL BRIEFING

    Fears of tainted rice turn delta shoppers to Hong Kong

    Posted Jun 08th 2013, 12:00am by He Huifeng

    ... He Huifeng huifeng.he@scmp.com Excessive levels of a dangerous heavy metal in staple grain adds possible new irritant to mainland-Hong Kong relationship Fears of tainted rice turn delta ... are starting to look for a solution or at least a way to avoid eating tainted rice. Safe choices seem limited to changing a centuries-old habit of regarding rice as a staple food or buying rice in Hong ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - SMUGGLING

    HK$60m of contraband electronics seized from ship on Pearl River Delta

    Posted May 18th 2013, 07:26pm by JOLIE HO

    ... Jolie Ho jolie.ho@scmp.com Customs officers impound electronic goods and endangered-animal parts in biggest haul for five years from vessel on Pearl River Delta HK$60 m worth of contraband seized Customs officers made their biggest seizure in five years f ...

  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Hong Kong's prosperity is tied to rejuvenation of Pearl River Delta

    Posted May 06th 2013, 12:00am by WINSTON MOK

    ... distinctiveness. Its destiny is tied to that of the Pearl River Delta. With the high-speed train link and the Zhuhai bridge, it will be more connected with the delta by 2015. Hong Kong can sharpen its ... Zhang Dejiang recently said Hong Kong's competitive edge is weakening and may fade away. Its strongest competitors may be other Chinese cities; a recent McKinsey projection indicated ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Delta air quality improves, but roadside pollution worse in Hong Kong

    Posted Apr 30th 2013, 12:00am by CHEUNG CHI-FAI

    ... quality in the Pearl River Delta improved last year, according to the latest regional air quality report, but concerns are mounting about the deterioration of roadside air in Hong Kong. ... the lungs- fell 13 per cent year on year, while ozone dropped by 7 per cent and nitrogen dioxide by 5 per cent. Environment officials in Hong Kong attributed the decrease to "favourable ...

  6. News - China - PEARL BRIEFING

    Dongguan's manufacturing reputation fades but sex industry thrives

    Posted Apr 27th 2013, 12:00am by Mimi Lau

    ... husband doesn't visit" still attracts many customers from Hong Kong, Macau and across Guangdong. Dongguan's seedy side at one stage went hi-tech, with a mobile phone app that rated ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - DEVELOPMENT

    Planning strategy outdated, say experts

    Posted Apr 13th 2013, 12:00am by Olga Wong

    ... River Delta region, participants in a forum say. They floated ideas to catch up, including leveraging Hong Kong's strengths in services and shopping, and low tax rates. Most speakers advocated developing new towns near the border that would complement new developments in the delta region. Professor Anthony Yeh Gar-on, head of urban planning and design at the University of Hong ...

  8. News - China - DEVELOPMENT

    Can real reform take root in Qianhai?

    Posted Mar 04th 2013, 12:00am by He Huifeng

    ... The meeting agreed to speed up the building of infrastructure of the experimental zone and approved a slew of projects proposed by the local authorities. These include allowing Hong Kong investors to set up international schools in Qianhai, operate hospitals solely managed and run by professionals from Hong Kong and set up a cross-border digital data centre. Shenzhen mayor Xu Qin has ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Funds to help delta factories cut emissions

    Posted Feb 22nd 2013, 12:00am by CHEUNG CHI-FAI

    ... Cheung Chi-fai chifai.cheung@scmp.com Hong Kong-owned plants in the Pearl River Delta can apply for money to instal air cleaning equipment or to assess their present facilities Funds to help factoriescut emissions Smog-inducing pollutants will be targeted in the extended cleaner production scheme for Hong Kong-owned factories in the Pearl River Delta for two years, ...

  10. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Smog in Pearl River Delta 'worse than in Beijing'

    Posted Feb 21st 2013, 12:00am by LO WEI, Agence France-Presse

    ... Asian cities including Beijing and Hong Kong - causes a sharp rise in deaths from heart attacks. Researchers from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine established a clear link between exposure to PM2.5 pollutants and early death after following 154,000 patients in England and Wales who had been taken to hospital with heart attacks between 2004 and 2007. In Hong Kong, we ...




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