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  1. Voice of public opinion starting to be heard

    Posted Jul 08th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... It is not often that public opinion has a decisive impact on development in this city. But that is the case in revised plans for a HK$2.4 billion extension of the University of Hong Kong ... unprotected from demolition. That is not to say that they are all worth preserving without regard for a sensible balance between development and preservation. But as things stand, public opinion may ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/599697/voice-public-opinion-starting-be-heard
  2. Forum on pier's fate a publicity stunt, say activists

    Posted Jul 19th 2007, 12:00am by Olga Wong

    ... for the activists' opinions even after several meetings in the past few months. 'We hope the exchange at the forum would be a real, constructive meeting and not just a publicity show,' he said. ... Helen Wu and Olga Wong The new development chief agreed last night to meet Queen's Pier activists at a public forum scheduled for Sunday. But critics said the meeting was 'just ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/601018/forum-piers-fate-publicity-stunt-say-activists
  3. Demonstrators sparked public backlash by blocking traffic

    Posted Jul 08th 2011, 12:00am

    ... to the public. If occupation of main roads and cutting off traffic was a demonstration of people power, the backlash of public opinion that drew an apology from one of the organisers was even more ... Michael Chugani commented in Public Eye on the statement I made against groups of protesters who cut off traffic on major thoroughfares in Central and Queensway on the night of July ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/972899/demonstrators-sparked-public-backlash-blocking-traffic
  4. Central Government Offices can be a 'one-stop public complaints' site

    Posted Nov 23rd 2011, 12:00am

    ... The authorities should be more aware of the long-established public symbolism associated with Government Hill, and pay less heed to short-term money-making schemes involving favoured developers. The west ... given by senior officials in Hong Kong affairs. There is no good reason why the existing office building cannot continue to be used for public purpose by government. The structure is sound ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/985665/central-government-offices-can-be-one-stop-public-complaints-site
  5. Public divided on pier icons' fate

    Posted Dec 07th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Helen Wu The public remains divided about whether to re-erect Queen's Pier and the clock tower from the demolished Star Ferry pier, and if so, where, according to a consultant hired to gauge public opinion on proposals for the Central harbourfront. But there was consensus that structures on the harbourfront should not be too tall or block air flow, and this would be factored ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/618573/public-divided-pier-icons-fate
  6. Public favour development

    Posted Aug 15th 2007, 12:00am by Elaine Yau

    ... Youth Association vice-chairman, Jacky Ng. 'The research also showed the diverse opinions held by the public. While conservationists criticised the government for its heavy-handed policies and disregard for public opinion, the general public have different views.' ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/604303/public-favour-development
  7. More public say urged over town planning

    Posted Jan 15th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... in soliciting public opinion because of its tight schedules and limited access for the public. It was also dominated by the government. 'The permanent secretary for housing, planning and lands ... Authority's role in the project. H15's May Yip Mee-yung told the forum that details of the redevelopment could not be easily accessed. She was also concerned that public opinions were ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/578684/more-public-say-urged-over-town-planning
  8. Public money not to be spent buying history: Patrick Ho

    Posted Jan 10th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Helen Wu Public money would not be spent to secure ownership of 218 historic buildings that are in private hands, Secretary for Home Affairs Patrick Ho Chi-ping said yesterday. ... to facilitate the exchange of different opinions... but its general principle is not to buy over the ownership of the privately owned historic buildings,' Dr Ho said. But the government might allow ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/578083/public-money-not-be-spent-buying-history-patrick-ho
  9. Tamar winner picked, but is it public's choice?

    Posted Jul 18th 2007, 12:00am by Chloe Lai, Olga Wong

    ... the public's opinions would be revealed later. The choice was generally welcomed by professionals, but critics said keeping secret the views of the 13,000 people who filled in comment cards ... of the Hong Kong People's Council for Sustainable Development, agreed. 'If the government does not announce the public's opinions... it will be detrimental to public enthusiasm [for ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/600969/tamar-winner-picked-it-publics-choice
  10. Public backs relocation of Queen's Pier, say top officials

    Posted Aug 02nd 2007, 12:00am by Ambrose Leung

    ... as they are for internal reference and publicising the questions and results could embarrass the administration. 'We are not fighting a war on public opinion,' Professor Lau said. 'Since the removal ... Ambrose Leung The demolition and relocation of Queen's Pier were supported by the vast majority of the public and the forcible removal of protesters demanding its on-site preservation ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/602685/public-backs-relocation-queens-pier-say-top-officials

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