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  1. In Brief

    Posted Apr 07th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Airport breaks flight-handling record on first day of holidays Hong Kong International Airport broke its daily flight handling record on the first day of the Ching Ming and Easter holiday ... is expecting continuous growth in air traffic, which will strengthen Hong Kong's status as an international and regional aviation hub,' a spokesman said. The previous single-day record ...

  2. Tsang's reality check

    Posted Jan 20th 2007, 12:00am by Albert Chen, Albert Cheng

    ... Albert Cheng Chief Executive Donald Tsang Yam-kuen unveiled a report on Monday that maps out how Hong Kong can work with the mainland in economic development. The report contains 50 strategic proposals and 207 action items covering major economic sectors. It was presented by four focus groups set up during an economic summit held last September to study how Hong Kong should ...

  3. Sustainability- it's your move

    Posted Jun 06th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Everyone knows there's a problem, but few people are willing to fix it, writes Cheung Chi-fai Across the border in Shenzhen and Dongguan, several Hong Kong manufacturers are struggling to retrofit their plants to meet a deadline for safe and clean production. If they fail, they face closure or relocation orders under a policy aimed at industrial sustainability. In Hong ...

  4. Uneasy bedfellows at best

    Posted Sep 26th 2005, 12:00am by Kitty Poon

    ... Kitty Poon During his recent trip to Shenzhen, Premier Wen Jiabao said Beijing was bestowing on that city the mission of supporting Hong Kong and Macau in their pursuit of long-term prosperity and stability. His remarks echoed those of Vice-President Zeng Qinghong, who promised unyielding support for Hong Kong as a regional hub for international finance, trade and transport. Mr ...

  5. Legal rows predicted to cost billions

    Posted Apr 26th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Toh Han Shih The recent court ruling that could delay the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau bridge is unlikely to be the last involving the city's massive infrastructure programme, ... Kwan said. One of the projects likely to generate more claims is the HK$83 billion Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau bridge, said Richard di Bona, who runs a transport consultancy in Hong Kong. 'If ...

  6. Don't extend welcome to mainland cars

    Posted Feb 13th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Kong-Zhuhai-Macau bridge, due to open in 2016, and need to justify the project. It's not too late to call off the scheme and Cheng hinted yesterday that she was reconsidering it. And so she should. ... Alex Lo alex.lo@scmp.com Against some popular local opinions, this paper has defended, on moral and economic grounds, the right of mainlanders to visit Hong Kong. I share this principled ...

  7. 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 ...

  8. Discussions on bridge project proceeding: Tsang

    Posted Aug 02nd 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... LAI YING-KIT Updated at 7.28pm: Discussions on a planned bridge linking Hong Kong, Macau and Zhuhai have reached a?significant breakthrough?, Chief Executive Donald Tsang Yam-kuen said ... the three places was proposed in the 1980s. But progress of talks over the project has been slow. The bridge is seen as a vital part of Hong Kong, Macau and Guangzhou?s growing economic integration ...

  9. Traffic over new bridge is scarce after checkpoint opens

    Posted Jul 02nd 2007, 12:00am by Anita Lam

    ... point. The first to cross was Mr Hu on the way to the opening ceremony. He was returning to the mainland after his three-day trip to Hong Kong. The bridge, the fourth land crossing, is expected ... implementation of the 'one country, two systems' policy. '[The bridge] is the fruit of efforts and co-operation [between Hong Kong and the mainland]. I hope it will become a first-class ...

  10. 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 ...




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