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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Do policymakers recognise ecological value?

    Posted Nov 02nd 2012, 12:00am by Wilson Lau

    ... the government formally gave the go-ahead for the development of a man-made beach at Lung Mei. The announcement caused quite a stir among green groups that are concerned with the risk to marine species ... for seahorses and displace numerous species that call the muddy coast along Lung Mei home. This latest proposal comes in a long line of other plans where conservation is considered a means to justify ...

  2. Comment - Letters

    Letters to the Editor, September 16, 2014

    Posted Sep 16th 2014, 03:11am by LETTERS

    ... in a particular place to those in other communities and countries. Agnes Tsoi Hiu Ying, Tseung Kwan O   Artificial beach is a potential health hazard An artificial beach should not be built at Lung Mei ... pursuits if the process is a health hazard. More importantly, Lung Mei resonates with rich ecological value. The discovery of a rare seahorse species breeding in the area is no doubt of great ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - PUBLIC HEALTH

    Campaigners against Tai Po man-made beach reveal E coli danger

    Posted Oct 06th 2012, 12:00am by Joyce Ng

    ... site Campaigners against government plans to build a beach at Tolo Harbour have revealed that the area is apparently not fit for swimmers. Tests carried out at Lung Mei, Tai Po, by green groups ... quality of all beaches, has not updated the data of Lung Mei recently," he added. According to the EPD website, the annual ranking for Lung Mei's water quality last year ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Bid to block artificial beach in court

    Posted Jun 14th 2013, 12:00am by Johnny Tam

    ... groups is to lodge a judicial review in the High Court today against the man-made beach project on the Tai Po coast that could go under construction as soon as next week. The Save Lung Mei ... the permit. "[They] have sufficient grounds … but obviously they've chosen not to," said alliance member Peter Li Siu-man. Official data has indicated the water at Lung Mei is unfit ...

  5. Property - Hong Kong & China - C-SUITE

    There will always be a demand for luxury, says Hang Lung boss

    Posted Aug 05th 2014, 12:52pm by Sandy Li

    ... Sandy Li sandy.li@scmp.com Despite the anti-corruption campaign on the mainland, Hang Lung chairman Ronnie Chan Chichung is committed to building shopping centres that cater to the luxury goods sector Q&A Ronnie Chan Chichung took over as chairman of Hang Lung Properties in 1991 and foresaw the opportunities that would arise with the dynamic economic growth in mainland China. ...

  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Private sector must not be allowed a free rein in China's health care

    Posted Jun 11th 2013, 12:00am by TSUNG-MEI CHENG

    ... Tsung-Mei Cheng Tsung-Mei Cheng says that an unfettered private market is a poor provider of health care, as other economies have proved and China has found in a failed experiment ... countries. Tsung-Mei Cheng is a health policy research analyst at the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, Princeton University, and co-founder of the Princeton Conference ...

  7. Beach site 'of low ecological value'

    Posted Nov 05th 2008, 12:00am by Joyce Ng

    ... the ecological status of Lung Mei. The artificial beach, costing HK$130 million and to be reclaimed on rocky and sandy shore, will be 200 metres long and 30 metres wide and have up to 100 parking places. ... according to a new study commissioned by the environment watchdog. But the report on the site at Lung Mei, near the Plover Cove Reservoir, has left critics of the project unconvinced, saying ...

  8. Property - Hong Kong & China - EARNINGS

    Hang Lung 'optimistic' as profit up 29pc to HK$2.48b in first half

    Posted Jul 31st 2014, 02:59pm by Yvonne Liu

    ... Yvonne Liu yvonne.liu@scmp.com veloper's new West Kowloon project boosts real estate income tenfold to HK$901 million Hang Lung surges on rise in rentals, property sales Hang Lung ... protest movement may adversely affect property prices if the civil disobedience campaign gets going in the second half of the year. Hang Lung Properties underlying profit jumped due to growth ...

  9. Planners disagree with opponents of artificial-beach plan in Tai Po

    Posted Oct 15th 2008, 12:00am by Joyce Ng

    ... to rezone Tolo Harbour's Lung Mei coastline as a bathing beach during the public consultation for the project. More than 4,400 individuals and Tai Po villagers favour the plan. In a paper ... completed in August, the Wildlife Forum found 200 species of plants, birds, fish and intertidal life in Lung Mei. In response, the department's paper quoted the project's ...

  10. Man-made beach wins over advisers- just

    Posted Nov 11th 2008, 12:00am by Joyce Ng

    ... Joyce Ng Government environmental advisers have, by a margin of six to five, endorsed a controversial plan for a man-made beach in Tolo Harbour. But they said the Lung Mei coastline ... and Development Department, proposing the project on behalf of the government, said that Lung Mei had low ecological value. It said that although Lung Mei had three fish species of conservational ...




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