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  1. Fire at tyre plant raises fear of legal loophole

    Posted Aug 20th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... to evacuate the area and made at least one fireman sick. A spokesman for Jets Technics declined to comment on the fire. The Fire Services Department said the blaze was caused by ignition during the tyre-shredding process, but it was not sure whether the operator had violated rules on the volume of dangerous goods stored onsite. It said that because of a legal loophole, officers had difficulty ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/649733/fire-tyre-plant-raises-fear-legal-loophole
  2. Public services sidelined by growth, say scholars

    Posted Jun 19th 2006, 12:00am by Shi Jiangtao

    ... public services to address rising social discontent, a leading legal scholar has urged. Jiang Ping, a former president of the China University of Political Science and Law, said the prolonged ... with the rising demand for public services rather than placing too much emphasis on how to attract foreign direct investment,' he said. His views were supported by Ding Yuanzhu, a senior researcher ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/553382/public-services-sidelined-growth-say-scholars
  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    The case for giving Mother Nature legal rights

    Posted Mar 23rd 2013, 12:00am by Surya Deva

    ... Surya Deva Surya Deva says giving legal rights to the environment will compel people to respect its interests Not just an hour of reprieve, if Mother Nature could have her day in court ... a legal right to be left alone, and protected for their own intrinsic value rather than for the benefit of humans. Conferring rights on nature would entail imposing a corresponding duty on humans ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1197330/case-giving-mother-nature-legal-rights
  4. Legal challenge over incinerator plan

    Posted Apr 18th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Joyce Man joyce.hyman@scmp.com A veteran activist has lodged a legal challenge over the government's plan to build a HK$14.96 billion waste incinerator on an island west of Cheung Chau. Ho Loy, who previously protested against the demolition of the Star Ferry and Queen's piers, filed an application for judicial review with the High Court on Monday. The government ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/998526/legal-challenge-over-incinerator-plan
  5. Neighbours mull legal bid to stop incinerator

    Posted Jan 13th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Joyce Ng joyce.ng@scmp.com A group of Cheung Chau residents are threatening a legal challenge against a government plan to erect a rubbish incinerator off Lantau Island, as the project nears one of its last remaining hurdles next week. Tom Hope, a retired lawyer who lives in Cheung Chau, said a judicial review would be a 'last resort', and that the residents still ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/990017/neighbours-mull-legal-bid-stop-incinerator
  6. Work starts on delta bridge after legal delay

    Posted Dec 15th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Ada Lee ada.lee@scmp.com Construction has finally begun on the giant Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau bridge after a legal challenge to its environmental assessment report delayed it by a year. That delay meant extra manpower and equipment would be needed to meet the 2016 deadline for the mammoth project, Chief Executive Donald Tsang Yam-kuen reiterated at a launch ceremony yesterday. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/987809/work-starts-delta-bridge-after-legal-delay
  7. HK$9m legal bill run up in bridge challenge

    Posted Oct 27th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Dennis Chong dennis.chong@scmp.com The litigation over the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau bridge ran up at least HK$9 million in legal costs- including HK$1.5 million in legal aid given to the woman whose judicial review interrupted the project- the government said yesterday. The amount for legal aid sum was a preliminary, minimum estimate subject to further assessments, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/983039/hk9m-legal-bill-run-bridge-challenge
  8. Delta bridge can go ahead as legal challenge ends

    Posted Oct 26th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Cheung Chi-fai chifai.cheung@scmp.com The legal challenge to construction of a bridge across the Pearl River estuary to Macau and Zhuhai is over. Yesterday's deadline ... The bridge will start from a point on Lantau island near Tung Chung. The case was upheld in the Court of First Instance but overturned on appeal by the government in September. It cost the Legal Aid ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/982946/delta-bridge-can-go-ahead-legal-challenge-ends
  9. Lifestyle - Interiors & Living

    An eco-friendly lifestyle

    Posted Sep 21st 2012, 12:00am by VICTORIA IP

    ... conditioners are a few of the things we can do at home to protect our planet. Some serviced apartments are also adopting green measures to help residents reduce their carbon footprints. Located ... For all printing materials and collaterals, Forest Stewardship Council or recycled paper is used. The serviced apartment won the silver sectoral prize for the hotel and recreational clubs category ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/interiors-living/article/1041549/eco-friendly-lifestyle
  10. A cleaner, greener service at Langham Place

    Posted Jun 08th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Wong Yat-hei Fancy banquets, picking up guests in limousines- hotels certainly produce much waste and emit large amounts of carbon daily. To conserve and recycle, Langham Place, Mongkok, Hong Kong turns to environmental management system manager Jessica Y ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/1003295/cleaner-greener-service-langham-place

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