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  1. News - Hong Kong

    Chief executive urges support for landfill extensions amid rising opposition

    Posted Jul 09th 2013, 02:41pm by Lai Ying-kit

    ... Lai Ying-kit yingkit.lai@scmp.com Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying on Tuesday urged lawmakers and Tuen Mun residents to support plans to extend to two landfill sites after pro-government ... to expand the two existing landfills, one in Tuen Mun and the other in Ta Kwu Ling. Leung added that even with renewed efforts to reduce waste at source, the extensions would be needed by the city ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Maverick CY Leung sticks to January for policy address speech

    Posted Jun 04th 2013, 12:00am by NG KANG-CHUNG

    ... the city's rubbish problem while dinner was served. The lawmakers again rejected expanding the Tseung Kwan O and Tuen Mun landfills and urged senior officials to tackle the issue. "Many of us ... input from chief secretary." The Democratic Alliance for Betterment and Progress of Hong Kong's Elizabeth Quat, added: "Mr Leung asked us about the landfill issue. I clearly told ...

  3. Business - Comment - LAI SEE

    HSBC apologises for UnionPay ATM-card fiasco in Hong Kong

    Posted Jun 07th 2013, 12:00am by Howard Winn

    ... to taking pro-establishment lawmakers to dinner to win their support for the expansion of landfills. (Hopefully the exercise fell within government guidelines on entertaining.) But it all seems ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    CY should work on ties with Legco, say Beijing loyalists

    Posted Jul 13th 2013, 12:00am by Tony Cheung, Jennifer Ngo, Emily Tsang

    ... Beijing-loyalist politicians pointed to disputes over landfills and an elderly allowance as examples of the Leung Chun-ying government's failure to build good working ties with the Legislative Council. Former Legco president Rita Fan Hsu Lai-tai suggested officials had not communicated well with lawmakers before tabling Legco's landfill extension plans. Lawmakers could be made ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Worrying about subdivided-flat dwellers keeps CY Leung from good night's sleep

    Posted Aug 12th 2013, 12:00am by Emily Tsang

    ... Wai, where he took questions on a wide range of topics, including the extension of landfills, housing, education and pollution. Most of the questions concerned key livelihood issues. Leung said ... to increasing land and housing supply. Addressing the recent landfill row, Leung said he felt "apologetic" towards residents living near the three proposed expanded sites- in Tuen Mun, Tseung ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - PUBLIC EYE

    A departure from the norm

    Posted Jun 26th 2013, 12:00am by Michael Chugani

    ... are filling up fast. Wasteful Hongkongers are among the world's top rubbish producers. The Tseung Kwan O landfill will overflow by 2016. Today, the government will ask Legco's public works subcommittee for spending approval to expand the landfills. But the pan-democrats have said they'll oppose it. The pro-establishment side is dithering. Our legislators are too gutless to offend ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    CY Leung faces daunting check list

    Posted Jul 01st 2013, 12:00am by Tony Cheung

    ... protection is emerging as a key challenge for Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying after the government was forced to back down on a scheme to expand landfill sites, lawmakers from across the political ... to expand a landfill at Tsuen Kwan O amid opposition from politicians and residents. Beijing-loyalist lawmaker Gary Chan Hak-kan has endorsed the importance of the environment as the government ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    CY Leung won't be drawn on PLA help for Occupy Central

    Posted Jul 12th 2013, 12:00am by Stuart Lau, JOSHUA BUT

    ... the consultation by one year." He said his priority was resolving more pressing issues- such as the Tuen Mun landfill extension plan, now bogged down by lawmakers' opposition. "We will have ...

  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Can Leung pass first big test on the environment?

    Posted Jan 12th 2013, 12:00am by EDWIN LAU

    ... reduce waste at source to ease the demand for more landfills. He must act on his pledges. Whether it is air pollution, energy and water wastage or the issue of overflowing landfills ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Pressure on CY Leung to deliver on clean air

    Posted Jan 07th 2013, 12:00am by CHEUNG CHI-FAI

    ... rapidly filling landfill sites. "A ban on kitchen waste in landfills is out of question at this stage, but he could consider setting aside sites for large-scale food-waste treatment plants ... the government stance that a waste incinerator might still be required if recycling efforts prove insufficient to tackle the landfill crisis. The previous government withdrew its request for HK$23 ...




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