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  1. Business - Comment - MONITOR TOM HOLLAND

    The sheer wilful stupidity of official inaction on pollution

    Posted Nov 16th 2012, 12:00am by Tom Holland

    ... Tom Holland It would be far cheaper for the government to tackle air pollution now, rather than in a few decades when the health costs will be incalculable The sheer wilful stupidity of official inaction on pollution This week's Audit Commission report on the effectiveness of the Hong Kong government's pollution policy makes depressing reading. That is not so much ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/article/1083330/sheer-wilful-stupidity-official-inaction-pollution
  2. Business - Comment - MONITOR TOM HOLLAND

    After such a long wait, policy address is bound to disappoint

    Posted Jan 15th 2013, 12:00am by Tom Holland

    ... Tom Holland Given the unrealistic expectations, Leung may well focus on areas where his actions can bring about immediate effect, such as cutting pollution After such a long wait, policy ... attempts to cut pollution have centred on offering partial subsidies to bus and truck companies to phase out old, more polluting vehicles, or giving incentives to shipping companies to switch ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/article/1128123/after-such-long-wait-policy-address-bound-disappoint
  3. Business - Comment - MONITOR TOM HOLLAND

    Four more ways officials break the spirit of Hong Kong's Basic Law

    Posted Nov 23rd 2012, 12:00am by Tom Holland

    ... That clearly breaks the spirit of Article 105. Next, there is the government's lamentable failure to meet its own modest targets on air pollution; a failure dissected in toe-curling detail by the Audit Commission in a report published last week. Considering that these targets were introduced 25 years ago and that in that time Hong Kong's pollution has only got worse, to the grave ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/article/1088538/four-more-ways-officials-break-spirit-hong-kongs-basic-law
  4. Business - Comment - MONITOR TOM HOLLAND

    Hong Kong's out-of-pocket medical expenses set to double by 2020

    Posted Dec 14th 2012, 12:00am by Tom Holland

    ... Tom Holland A survey examining expected growth, the rise in population, and relatively high inflation rate for medical services proves painful reading HK's out-of-pocket medical expenses set to double by 2020 Hong Kong has a health problem. I'm not talking here about pollution, bad diets or the stress of living in such a crowded city, although they are all serious ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/article/1104776/hong-kongs-out-pocket-medical-expenses-set-double-2020

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