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  1. Lifestyle - Health

    Fashion-forward face masks a big hit in China amid soaring air pollution

    Posted Jun 06th 2013, 11:22am by WU NAN

    ... Wu Nan in Beijing China’s worsening air pollution has had a surprising and unexpected consequence – fashionable face masks. A trend has sprung up among people who want to look good while trying to avoid the smog. Face masks are now an accessory and are matched according to the weather, sport or outdoor activity. When the air is bad, people who don’t wear masks are like ET ...

  2. Comment - Insight & Opinion - WHO SAID IT?

    Who said it?

    Posted Jan 23rd 2013, 12:00am

    ... Hong Kong has always been an example of caring and generosity. I'm sure we'll always keep this marvellous virtue Cardinal Joseph Zen Ze-kiun on Operation Santa Claus   Our country cannot succeed when a shrinking few do very well and a growing ma ...

  3. Unity and leadership needed in pollution war

    Posted Sep 21st 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... to climatic conditions hemming in pollution. But that is meaningless to the Chinese International School's children who on Wednesday were unable to compete in their annual swimming gala ... working. Environmentalists criticised his approach, saying that prevailing winds had a considerable impact on pollution - as the Hong Kong Observatory has been telling us in recent days. Mr Yau has ...

  4. Beijing vehicle ban cut pollution 20pc, scientist claims

    Posted Sep 12th 2007, 12:00am by Martin Zhou

    ... Martin Zhou The results of last month's four-day city-wide partial vehicle ban showed a 20-per-cent cut in Beijing's air pollution, according to a scientist advising the city government on its campaign to clean up its hazardous polluted air ahead of the Olympics. Meanwhile, Hebei province, which borders Beijing, has announced an overhaul of its air quality monitoring ...

  5. Calmer weather brings high pollution readings

    Posted Apr 21st 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Cheung Chi-fai Parts of Hong Kong were choked by serious air pollution yesterday, with the reading in Central hitting a peak of 142. The air pollution index (API) hovered around 100 ... weather has been very calm over the past two days, causing air pollutants in Hong Kong and the neighbouring region to build up. As a result, API readings at a few stations have exceeded 100,' ...

  6. Is HK ignoring a big polluter?

    Posted Apr 10th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Are ships contributing more to air pollution in the world's busiest container port than the Hong Kong authorities are letting on? 'My hunch is the figures should be higher,' a top government scientist admits. So should there be a 'green tax' on vessels that allegedly produce as much air pollution as 350,000 cars? Full report- A3 ...

  7. Severe air pollution

    Posted Jan 08th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Since about New Year's Eve, Hong Kong has been shrouded in a particularly evident blanket of pollution or 'haze' as the media prefers to call it. Levels have ranged from ... Only one article on local pollution appeared in the South China Morning Post over these days ('Grey, polluted skies usher in the New Year', January 2). Watching TVB one would learn ...

  8. Joint action the only way to beat pollution

    Posted Feb 24th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Finger-pointing and blame games have long dominated the discussion of air pollution in Hong Kong and in the Pearl River Delta. It is encouraging, then, to see signs that policymakers ... and to contribute more actively to the solutions. A joint study released two years ago showed that Guangdong was the source of 80 per cent of the region's air pollution, but there can be no glossing ...

  9. Facts on pollution must get public airing

    Posted Apr 23rd 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... and public health without delay. If fine particulates and other pollutants are found in higher concentrations than deemed acceptable in cities overseas- and if they pose a hazard to our health- ... Coupled with restricted supplies of gas, this meant a heavy reliance on coal and increased pollution. CLP hints at continued reliance on coal in the immediate future and plans to install equipment ...

  10. Getting the facts right on pollution in Hong Kong

    Posted Sep 09th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... I refer to the letter 'Hong Kong's air, beach pollution is worsening' (September 2), by Gerry Ball. I hope that he can get his facts right before rushing into any long-term decision, much less advising others, on whether to stay in Hong Kong. It is far from the truth, as Mr Ball asserted, to say Hong Kong's air pollution is four times the level ...




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