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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    A new front in Hong Kong's war on pollution

    Posted Oct 19th 2014, 04:31am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial A new front in war on pollution Hong Kong is, as researchers studying the health effects of roadside air pollution have observed, an "ideal urban laboratory". ... generally understood. The University of Hong Kong's Hedley Environmental Index has for six years been collating data to track the health and financial costs of air pollution to our city; ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1619524/new-front-hong-kongs-war-pollution
  2. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    For the sake of children, build Hong Kong schools in Shenzhen

    Posted Jun 23rd 2014, 03:00am by SCMP Editorial

    ... on North District. The situation remains unsatisfactory from both sides. The mainland Ministry of Education has been looking into the option of Hong Kong setting up government schools in Shenzhen. ... the border, forcing local pupils to travel to schools outside their home district each day. Now the situation is reversed, with many Hong Kong-born children of mainland parents, and children of Hong ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1538475/sake-children-build-hong-kong-schools-shenzhen
  3. 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    Rules governing Hong Kong's district councils outdated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 SCMP Editorial District council rules outdated The way a district council goes about its daily business does not usually excite the media or public.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. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1449535/rules-governing-hong-kongs-district-councils-outdated
  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    North and South Korea must seize this chance to talk

    Posted Oct 12th 2014, 04:14am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial Koreas must seize chance to talk Nothing about North Korea can be predicted with certainty. Secrecy and a lack of foreign contact means that its leaders and the way ... created just days earlier to ensure the talks take place. A difficult year in relations have been made more challenging by South Korean President Park Geun-hye and the North's leader, Kim ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1614575/north-and-south-korea-must-seize-chance-talk
  5. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Protesters who blocked roads also cleared Hong Kong's polluted air

    Posted Oct 09th 2014, 04:45am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial Blockaded roads mean cleaner air Heavy roadside pollution is bad for health- of that there is no dispute. The exhaust fumes from vehicles, especially the decades-old diesel buses and trucks common on Hong Kong streets, irritate eyes and skin, exacerbate respiratory problems and, with long-term exposure, can lead to lung cancer and heart disease. Despite the risks, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1612281/protesters-who-blocked-roads-also-cleared-hong-kongs
  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Poor economic signals add to sense of danger in Hong Kong

    Posted Oct 09th 2014, 04:45am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial Economic picture raises risk factor The outlook for Hong Kong's economy has darkened, and it's not just because of Occupy Central and an impending constitutional crisis. While the city tries to recover from the shock of police tear gas and bloody clashes, economists predict slower growth for the world economy, including Hong Kong's. The International ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1612280/poor-economic-signals-add-sense-danger-hong-kong
  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Public input key to making vibrant harbourfront vision a reality

    Posted Oct 08th 2014, 05:06am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial Public input key to harbourfront The mission to restore access to Hong Kong's famous harbour to those to whom it belongs- all of us- has proved as long and winding ... and manage 12 sites totalling 37 hectares on newly reclaimed land in Central, Wan Chai, Causeway Bay and North Point, a waterfront park in Quarry Bay, a promenade in Kwun Tong and a new public space ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1611655/public-input-key-making-vibrant-harbourfront-vision-reality
  8. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Hong Kong must act now to solve its waste problem

    Posted Sep 29th 2014, 03:11am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial Act now to solve waste problem After years of discussion, fact-finding and consultation, there is finally light at the end of the tunnel for Hong Kong's waste disposal ... incinerators are stalled. Hong Kong is running out of options and charging is a proven way of reducing waste and promoting a recycling culture. The pre-paid garbage bag is considered the fairest way ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1603502/hong-kong-must-act-now-solve-its-waste-problem
  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    The local heroes who set an example for us all

    Posted Oct 19th 2014, 04:31am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial Local heroes set example for us all There is more to Hong Kong than just street protests. But with so much tension and bickering going around, it is easy to forget ... has held the Spirit of Hong Kong Awards. Initiated to mark the paper's 110th anniversary last year, they seek to give recognition to lesser-known individuals who inspire ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1619526/local-heroes-who-set-example-us-all
  10. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Don't let Central Market plan sink

    Posted Oct 13th 2014, 04:34am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial Don't let Central Market plan sink Hong Kong is well known for having a healthy appetite for development, so much so that the authorities would not hesitate to flatten ... the HK$500 million project was first raised by the government in 2009 as part of a Central district revamp. It aims to turn the 75-year-old wet market into a complex of arts venues and restaurants ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1615340/concession-land-premium-needed-keep-central-market-plan

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