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  1. Beware the coming carbon bubble

    Posted May 23rd 2008, 12:00am by Tom Holland

    ... regime, while eschewing the sort of light touch supervision that fuelled the sub-prime mortgage bubble and led to the credit crisis. Get the balance right, however, and the potential could be enormous. In a workshop held yesterday by think-tank Civic Exchange a packed house at the Hong Kong stock exchange heard former World Bank environmental policy chief Ian Johnson predict ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - DEVELOPMENT

    Ecologists voice fears over planned housing in Tai Po

    Posted May 13th 2013, 12:00am by Cheung Chi Fai

    ... Ecologists voice fears over housing estate A major property developer is planning to turn Tai Po farmland, including a notorious dumping spot for construction waste, into a housing estate and calling it an ecological enhancement area. The plan to build 267 three-storey houses met with opposition from green groups that said about five hectares of the site in She Shan Village in Lam Tsuen was buried ...

  3. Mitsubishi launches its electric 'bubble' car for sale in Hong Kong

    Posted May 21st 2010, 12:00am by Kobi Chan

    ... Kobi Chan Mitsubishi's four-seater, bubble-shaped electric car, the i-MiEV, goes on sale to the public in Hong Kong today, the first Asian market outside Japan to get the car. The vehicle, powered by lithium batteries, costs HK$395,000 from the authorised distributor, Universal Cars Limited. Six orders have already been placed and the dealer says it plans to sell about 50 ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - PROPERTY

    Government eyes Lamma Island site for new housing project

    Posted Dec 08th 2012, 12:00am by Joyce Ng

    ... housing The government is looking at an uninhabited part of Lamma Island in its search for more housing sites, tabling options that would yield up to 2,800 flats. But residents ... the "Seaside Living" concept would yield between 2,000 and 2,800 flats for a population of up to 7,000. Private and subsidised housing - but not public rental homes - would be considered under ...

  5. Untreated sewage seen 'bubbling up' in harbour

    Posted Sep 08th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Officials say the incident is no cause for alarm as effluent is within safe levels A defective sewage outfall pipe in Victoria Harbour will be repaired this week after virtually untreated sewage was found in the middle harbour. The problem was discovered after a Post reader reported seeing murky brown water 'bubbling up' in the middle of the harbour from his Wan Chai ...

  6. Thousands face winter in makeshift housing

    Posted Jul 30th 2012, 12:00am

    ... in Beijing. Many of those, however, suffered only minor damage, and some people with seriously damaged homes had relatives to stay with. Cao Lei, from Fangshan's housing ...

  7. Indigenous villagers struggling to get small house with shortage of land

    Posted Jul 01st 2012, 12:00am

    ... the right to build a small house if I have a plot of land. This is becoming more difficult, as land is now limited. The maximum size permitted is 700 square foot per floor, but building a house of this size is subject to the size of plot of land available. It costs a great deal of money to get someone to build the house. Our ancestors and their descendants have lived in the same village ...

  8. Government House 'needs to go green'

    Posted Jun 15th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Olga Wong and Cheung Chi-fai The 157-year-old Government House, the official residence of the city's top leader, should get a retrofit to become a top-class green building, says ... on The Peak and is said to be leading a green lifestyle. 'President Barack Obama and his predecessors in the US drafted a green plan for the White House. Same for Buckingham Palace in the UK, ...

  9. Only grant land for small houses when there is confirmation of adequate access

    Posted May 10th 2012, 12:00am

    ... unauthorised roads and parking areas. The director of lands and her implementation of the small- house policy is directly responsible for this dangerous atmosphere. When the Lands Department approves small houses, the deed states that no right of way is guaranteed. Lot owners are asked to make their own arrangements. In the early days, it might have been practical to let villagers arrange ...

  10. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    Bicycles part of the transport solution

    Posted May 06th 2013, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... prices. Those who own flats are far more likely to own cars too. The property bubble has made many people rich. Even those who have not sold their flats feel richer than before when they look ... symbol. If you think are you a high-net-worth individual, you need the right car model to match your social status. This trend needs to be reversed. Hopefully, the deflating property bubble ...




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