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  1. I'm a Hongkonger- get me out of here

    Posted Nov 15th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... to leave a country- or, in the case of Hong Kong and some others, a city- and the number who would love to move there. A country's score is recorded as a percentage of its total adult ... on minus five per cent. Immigration consultant Benny Cheung Kai-hei said his firm handled more applications from Hongkongers wanting to migrate than from people wanting to come to the city. He said ...

  2. Hongkongers 'waste more food than neighbours'

    Posted Oct 26th 2009, 12:00am by Adrian Wan

    ... Adrian Wan More than 80 per cent of Hongkongers do not finish their meals and 63 per cent admit they waste food, leaving the city with the most leftovers among neighbouring regions, ... decrease from 65 per cent at the beginning of the year. But despite the reduction, Yip said the government should be on the alert. On average, each Hongkonger produces 500 grams of food waste ...

  3. Hongkong Electric invests in mainland wind farm projects

    Posted Nov 03rd 2008, 12:00am by Denise Tsang

    ... Denise Tsang Hongkong Electric Holdings, the power supplier controlled by Li Ka-shing, has made its first investments on the mainland to capitalise on the country's rising demand ... cost of the two projects at 780 million yuan (HK$883 million) or 8 million yuan per MW, said Hongkong Electric was the latest utility after CLP Holdings and Hong Kong & China Gas to take ...

  4. Hongkongers' top concern is the family, despite crisis, survey finds

    Posted Nov 10th 2008, 12:00am by Agnes Lam

    ... Agnes Lam About 80 per cent of Hongkongers were satisfied with their lives and ranked family issues as their top concern despite the financial crisis, a poll taken at the start of the meltdown found. But the survey also revealed that more than 60 per cent of the 1,000 respondents believed tougher times were ahead. The study, commissioned by Cigna, a global health service ...

  5. The reality of severe pollution

    Posted Sep 19th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Mid-Levels Inviting rape accusations Your headline 'Rape cases increase sharply despite drop in crime rate' seems quite worrying (Sunday Morning Post, August 29). Do we live in a 'rape culture' where no woman ever is safe and no man can be trusted not to be a rapist, as feminists have told us for decades? The answer is, of course, no. In fact, the number of rapes has, in most ...

  6. Asian Games 2023 will be an expensive folly HK can ill afford

    Posted Oct 01st 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... venues to be located in Shenzhen or Guangzhou. In this case there would be no gains for Hong Kong people. Besides, we have more pressing needs and the money for these projects should instead be spent on hospitals, housing, social welfare, education and countering air pollution. Some Hongkongers have to wait years to get a tiny flat or a minor cataract operation. And yet home minister ...

  7. Cold habits die hard

    Posted Mar 11th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Kong are among the lowest in the world. The conservation group also says that if everyone in the world lived like a Hongkonger, we'd need 2.2 earths to survive. But there's a bigger issue at stake than Hongkongers getting the sniffles- the Observatory says that the city's high use of electricity is accelerating global warming. Temperatures in the city are rising at 0.6 ...

  8. HK not covered if Daya Bay reactor leaks, insurer warns

    Posted Mar 27th 2011, 12:00am by John Carney

    ... on the basis that nuclear consequences are catastrophic, both at a personal and economic level. This then is not a risk for the insurance industry to take but the government, in which case ... after the event,' she said. 'If there are nuclear facilities in a region or very close to a region then a pool should already be set up in that country.' So what can Hongkongers ...

  9. HK to join event for global water crisis

    Posted Oct 15th 2009, 12:00am by Amy Nip

    ... Amy Nip Six kilometres is the distance many women and children around the world have to walk every day to collect water- in many cases unclean- for drinking. And this is the distance Hongkongers are being asked to walk on April 18 next year to raise awareness of the global water crisis. Hong Kong will be among 13 cities to take part in the Dow Live Earth Run for Water. The other ...

  10. Public should prepare for waste disposal charge, minister warns

    Posted Jan 06th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Cheung Chi-fai Hongkongers should expect to be charged for waste disposal as a way of encouraging recycling, the environment minister warned yesterday. Edward Yau Tang-wah said the 49 per ... new facility which is currently under construction. 'In this case, we have to build either one more incinerator or we put them in the landfill,' Yau said. 'But exactly how we ...




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