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  1. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Green group questions air quality projections for proposed third runway

    Posted Jul 11th 2014, 03:55am by CHEUNG CHI-FAI

    ... emission results doubted A green group is concerned that the projected air quality for a proposed third runway at Hong Kong's airport could be "manipulated" to stay within environmental objectives. Friends of the Earth pointed out yesterday that projections for a third runway, given in an environmental impact report released last month, are less than the estimates given ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - DEVELOPMENT

    Third runway decision on hold over dolphin habitat concerns

    Posted Aug 20th 2014, 04:14am by CHEUNG CHI-FAI

    ... been opposing the runway project, said he was pessimistic that the subcommittee would reject the controversial project. "The government's hands are everywhere and officials will make ... report Runway advisers hold back on giving the nod Prospects for a proposed third runway at Hong Kong International Airport seemed uncertain yesterday as environment advisers delayed ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Runway report slammed for leaving out risk of polluting vessels

    Posted Aug 14th 2014, 04:13am by CHEUNG CHI-FAI

    ... that 47 per cent of 1,000 respondents supported the runway project despite the environmental impact- much less than the 73 per cent found in a 2011 poll conducted by the authority. "It ... Cheung Chi-fai chifai.cheung@scmp.com Runway report 'left out polluting vessels' The Airport Authority has come under fire for failing to assess the potential water pollution ...

  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Hong Kong needs a third runway, but one paid for by users

    Posted Aug 18th 2014, 04:30am by Mike Rowse

    ... Disentangling the spaghetti junction of interwoven approvals would take even longer than building a new airport. So back to consideration of the third runway project we go. To help minds focus ... they have been around to be disturbed by the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau bridge project? They will surely come back again as soon as that is finished so we can annoy them again with our third runway ...

  5. Business - Comment - JAKE'S VIEW

    Let the Hong Kong taxpayer off the hook for a new runway, please

    Posted Aug 12th 2014, 12:25am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... runway. It's part of any professional financier's bag of tricks. It comes down to calculations of the net present value of a stream of projected future earnings across a range ... Jake van der Kamp Government claims a third runway is needed because of convenience – in that case, put a price on it and let travellers vote with their feet Let the HK taxpayer off ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - DEVELOPMENT

    City advisers blast runway environmental report as 'wishful thinking'

    Posted Aug 11th 2014, 06:58pm by Ernest Kao and Cheung Chi-fai

    ... Ernest Kao and Cheung Chi-fai City advisers call runway report 'wishful thinking' Government advisers yesterday expressed scepticism over the Airport Authority's environmental report on its proposed third runway, saying it was full of highly speculative assumptions and "wishful thinking". The concerns came from members of a subcommittee of the Advisory ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - AVIATION

    Third runway at Chek Lap Kok would be 'white elephant', say groups

    Posted Aug 11th 2014, 06:10am by Ernest Kao

    ... Ernest Kao ernest.kao@scmp.com New runway 'set to be a white elephant' A third runway at Chek Lap Kok airport will become another "white elephant", groups opposed ... Green Sense and the Airport Development Concern Network. The groups are making a last-ditch attempt to highlight the fallacies of building a third runway before the Advisory Council ...

  8. Cut out for a career in fashion design

    Posted Jun 01st 2012, 12:00am

    ... Wong Yat-hei When Connie Wong Lan-sam was a fashion student, she made it a priority to dress to impress. She would dress up from head to toe for school, wearing eye-catching make-up, along with matching accessories and clothing. Now, with 10 years of expe ...

  9. Wrapping up China

    Posted Mar 30th 2011, 12:00am by Divia Harilela

    ... Divia Harilela Fashion designer Diane von Furstenberg has been given many titles in her life- mother, working girl (via Dolly Parton's song of the same name), princess and president (of the Council of Fashion Designers of America). While she may neve ...

  10. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Third runway environmental report must be challenged by lawmakers and residents

    Posted Jul 14th 2014, 02:17pm by EDWIN LAU

    ... Edwin Lau Edwin Lau calls on Hongkongers to study environmental impact claims Questions must be raised over third runway report All project developers are required by law to conduct ... to approve a third runway for the airport. Given that the project is a strategic development of mega scale, legislators should go beyond the narrow review to demand that the Transport and Housing ...




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