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  1. Hongkongers 'waste more food than neighbours'

    Posted Oct 26th 2009, 12:00am by Adrian Wan

    ... Adrian Wan More than 80 per cent of Hongkongers do not finish their meals and 63 per cent admit they waste food, leaving the city with the most leftovers among neighbouring regions, ... decrease from 65 per cent at the beginning of the year. But despite the reduction, Yip said the government should be on the alert. On average, each Hongkonger produces 500 grams of food waste ...

  2. I'm a Hongkonger- get me out of here

    Posted Nov 15th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... on minus five per cent. Immigration consultant Benny Cheung Kai-hei said his firm handled more applications from Hongkongers wanting to migrate than from people wanting to come to the city. He said many Hongkongers were on the lookout for a better environment for their children, as they found the city's welfare and education systems unfavourable. 'It is also overpopulated, ...

  3. Hongkong Electric invests in mainland wind farm projects

    Posted Nov 03rd 2008, 12:00am by Denise Tsang

    ... Denise Tsang Hongkong Electric Holdings, the power supplier controlled by Li Ka-shing, has made its first investments on the mainland to capitalise on the country's rising demand ... cost of the two projects at 780 million yuan (HK$883 million) or 8 million yuan per MW, said Hongkong Electric was the latest utility after CLP Holdings and Hong Kong & China Gas to take ...

  4. Hongkongers' top concern is the family, despite crisis, survey finds

    Posted Nov 10th 2008, 12:00am by Agnes Lam

    ... Agnes Lam About 80 per cent of Hongkongers were satisfied with their lives and ranked family issues as their top concern despite the financial crisis, a poll taken at the start of the meltdown found. But the survey also revealed that more than 60 per cent of the 1,000 respondents believed tougher times were ahead. The study, commissioned by Cigna, a global health service ...

  5. Wishes for HK

    Posted Jun 30th 2009, 12:00am by Bryony Taylor, Rebecca Tsui, Wong Yat-Hei

    ... The economic downturn, swine flu, drug problems. For the past year Hongkongers have been living in a very negative environment. History shows us, though, that things eventually get better so I hope ... can improve air quality by reducing our greenhouse gas emissions, and we should work to clean our waters and beaches of sewage and pollution. Also, land reclamation must stop. Enough of our ...

  6. Food industry giants look to the land

    Posted Dec 28th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Commodity prices are set to rise next year and organisations around the world are studying how it will impact global economic growth. One of the latest studies, 'Food and sustainability: Will the seed bear fruit?' is published by Bank Sarasin. T ...

  7. letters

    Posted Jun 02nd 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... But I think people put too much emphasis on appearance. Health is of great importance and should not be ignored. Yet for many young Hongkongers it is a low priority. The message from advertisers ... their health. There should be legislation in place to stop ads that exaggerate and mislead. Inner beauty is more important than appearance. Hays Lee, Methodist College Stop unnecessary land reclamation ...

  8. Congress blocks Philippine land reform initiative

    Posted Dec 19th 2008, 12:00am by Alan Robles

    ... Alan Robles in Manila Congress has passed a resolution allowing powerful political families- among them that of Philippine President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo- to retain vast tracts of land ... effectively scuttling a programme compelling land owners to sell to the government, which in turn would redistribute the property to poor farmers. Agrarian reform advocate Congressman Edcel Lagman ...

  9. Burning issue

    Posted Sep 18th 2010, 12:00am by Albert Chen, Albert Cheng

    ... facilities, some of which may have breached the terms of government land lease. A case in point is the dispute between a company and a group of monks and nuns on Lantau. The company, Hong Kong Yin ... breached the land lease, it had also ruined the religious location of Luk Wu. The government must enforce the law and introduce a licensing regime to regulate privately managed facilities. ...

  10. Asian Games 2023 will be an expensive folly HK can ill afford

    Posted Oct 01st 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... estimates loss of HK$13.8b', September 22). Hong Kong is too small a city for such an event. Land is terribly scarce and property prices are skyrocketing, even in the more remote parts of the SAR. The Games would require a lot of land for an athlete's village, new stadiums and other facilities, some of which would become redundant afterwards. Our self-serving and greedy ...




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