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  1. Business - Comment - LAI SEE HOWARD WINN

    Hong Kong is struggling with a 48-year-old problem

    Posted May 23rd 2014, 12:47am by Howard Winn

    ... Howard Winn A reader has sent us a letter on the subject of air pollution which appeared in the South China Morning Post some years ago. "Sir: The increasing degree of smoke pollution ... of pollution is sure to rise in the years to come." This letter was published in 1966. He also sent us another piece from the same year which was an account of a Rotary Club speech ...

  2. Business - Comment - LAI SEE HOWARD WINN

    Rolls-Royce's new ultra-luxury car wraithed in hyperbole

    Posted Apr 10th 2013, 12:00am by Howard Winn

    ... deaths occurred in Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou and Xian last year due to high levels of PM2.5 pollution.   Investment banks' poor quarter There was little for investment banks to cheer ...

  3. Business - Comment - LAI SEE HOWARD WINN

    CAN figures are not unsubstantiated

    Posted Nov 07th 2012, 12:00am by Howard Winn

    ... number of old diesel-engined vehicles are causing a relatively high amount of the roadside pollution". The piece was based on calculations by the organisation Clean Air Network (CAN) on the basis of the recent release by the Environmental Protection Department of Hong Kong's 2010 Air Pollutant Emission Inventory. CAN drew on information from the Transport and Housing Bureau ...

  4. Business - Comment - LAI SEE HOWARD WINN

    The 64,000-dollar question about HSBC's ATM cards

    Posted Nov 08th 2013, 01:49am by Howard Winn

    ... there is no revenue-enhancing motive in all this and that it has nothing to do with the commercial arrangements with UnionPay. As ever, feel free to advise us of your experience with these cards.   Pollution linked to asthma For those in the government that remain to be convinced that air pollution is a problem and should be dealt with urgently, the Science Daily reports of research that shows exposure to air ...

  5. Business - Comment - LAI SEE HOWARD WINN

    Annals of HSBC's China UnionPay fiasco: more tales of ATM card woe

    Posted Jul 26th 2013, 12:00am by Howard Winn

    ... HSBC's customers won't try pulling that stunt.   Killer air pollution More than two million people die each year as a direct result of air pollution from human activity, according ... Dr Jason West from the University of North Carolina was quoted in The Guardian as saying: "Our estimates make outdoor air pollution among the most important environmental risk factors ...

  6. Business - Comment - LAI SEE HOWARD WINN

    Government looks for a new director of public prosecutions

    Posted Nov 30th 2012, 12:00am by Howard Winn

    ... statistically significant excess risks were detected in towns … near to incinerators". It said people were exposed to pollutants released directly to the air and from indirect exposure through ... complaining of illness due to air pollution from ash from the incinerator. The Food and Health Bureau became alarmed last year when hundreds of residents, many of them students and teachers in nearby ...

  7. Business - Comment - LAI SEE HOWARD WINN

    The Tamar Project- where did it all go wrong for government HQ?

    Posted Nov 23rd 2012, 12:00am by Howard Winn

    ... Hong Kong's commitment to combating air pollution; and "People Will Be Connected"- depicts the Tamar site as an accessible, pleasant gathering place and pathway for leisurely strolls. Reading this you wonder where it all went wrong or what the author was smoking. The commitment to combating air pollution can only be true if blue is the new grey. As for being a pleasant ...

  8. Business - Comment - LAI SEE HOWARD WINN

    Green is good, as long as taxes are not in the red

    Posted Jan 09th 2013, 12:00am by Howard Winn

    ... Howard Winn It's always interesting and sometimes surprising to see what drives policy in Hong Kong. Take the story in yesterdays' SCMP about car dealers asking the government for more time to clear their stock of green vehicles before more stringent regulations are introduced. In 2007, the government, in an effort to encourage motorists to purchase less polluting cars, ...

  9. Business - Comment - LAI SEE HOWARD WINN

    Things are already looking up above and on ground for 2013

    Posted Jan 08th 2013, 12:00am by Howard Winn

    ... to announce measures to reduce roadside pollution, and the ombudsman is to look into the scandal of Hong Kong's lax approach to the management of its archives. There is even the prospect of some ...

  10. Business - Comment - LAI SEE HOWARD WINN

    Common sense in Hong Kong's Clochemerle moment

    Posted Nov 08th 2012, 12:00am by Howard Winn

    ... down its quarantine incineration facility at East Arm Wharf in Darwin because of pollution concerns, ABC News reports. The Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) says there has been ...




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