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  1. Comment - Letters

    Kwai Tsing port still important

    Posted Oct 09th 2013, 12:00am by LETTERS

    ... Kwai Tsing's port operation is not a sunset industry There have been suggestions that Kwai Tsing Container Terminals is no longer needed. Some even suggest it would be better suited ... of southern Chinese ports has led some to say that the Kwai Tsing port operation is a sunset industry. But the success of mainland ports does not preclude the success of our own. As well as retaining ...

  2. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Everyone must make sacrifices if Hong Kong is to hit flats target

    Posted Mar 19th 2014, 04:09am by SCMP Editorial

    ... the government can hit its housing target. In another blow to the government, Kwai Tsing District Council opposed the construction of new flats on sites previously reserved for community facilities ... the councillors in Kwai Tsing said the district was already crowded. They were also concerned about the additional burden on traffic. However valid the reasons may be, they are not unique ...

  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Cultural district's bike-hire plan could be start of a revolution in cycling

    Posted Apr 17th 2014, 04:33am by SCMP Editorial

    ... District becomes better known. That, admittedly, is some way off. But the district authority's long-term vision is of thousands of visitors getting about the extensive site on bicycle ... as the site is developed. It is to be commended for adopting an environmentally friendly and healthy method of moving about the district. This may conform with the official view of cycling as merely ...

  4. Comment - Letters

    Letters to the Editor, April 14, 2014

    Posted Apr 14th 2014, 04:28am by LETTERS

    ... to close because it has been priced out of its premises by a rival, Zenith International Education Foundation. Topkids is a well-established school; it has been serving the districts of Yuen Long ... from one mainland man. We really cannot judge the way others behave without first looking at ourselves. Rachel Lui Lee-yee, Kwai Chung ...

  5. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Rules governing Hong Kong's district councils outdated

    Posted Mar 16th 2014, 03:33am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial District council rules outdated The way a district council goes about its daily business does not usually excite the media or public. But not so 10 days ago, when police were called in to throw out a member accused of disrupting a Central and Western District Council working group meeting. Trivial as it may sound, the incident is more than political farce. ...

  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Police removal of district councillor at meeting sends wrong message

    Posted Mar 13th 2014, 06:18pm by Albert Cheng

    ... Albert Cheng Albert Cheng believes the incident needs further investigation as it concerns the role of law enforcement and our democratic development Police removal of district councillor ... the Legislative Council chamber or on their way to meetings. Furthermore, legislators are exempt from criminal liability for what they say during parliamentary proceedings. District councillors don't ...

  7. Comment - Letters

    Letters to the Editor, April 17, 2014

    Posted Apr 17th 2014, 04:33am by LETTERS

    ... recognise the need to reform the education system. Amy Lau Mei-yin, Kwai Chung   Puzzled by politicians' trip to America I refer to the report ("Pan-democrat pair told of US fears ...

  8. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Something has to give amid gentrification of Hong Kong

    Posted Apr 18th 2014, 03:14am by Bernard Chan

    ... industries, or indeed technology. More districts like Kennedy Town will become trendy and less affordable, and more dilapidated blocks in areas like Sham Shui Po will be targeted for redevelopment. ...

  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    All Hong Kong must get behind plans for incinerator and landfill extensions

    Posted Apr 14th 2014, 09:12pm by RICHARD VUYLSTEKE

    ... wide agreement by a range of environmental experts that they are necessary. District interests and protests have become the overriding concern- rather than the interests of the community as a whole. Although a burden would be placed on some districts by extending the existing landfill sites and hosting a new waste incinerator, there are no better alternatives available today. ...

  10. Business - Comment - LAI SEE

    Deborah Annells remanded in custody after fresh charges

    Posted Apr 16th 2014, 12:32am by Howard Winn

    ... make you wonder about the West Kowloon Cultural District. It would be a shame if it were to be added to the growing list of white elephants in Hong Kong.   Have you got any stories that Lai ...




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