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  1. News - Hong Kong - DEVELOPMENT

    Reclamation plan at Lantau's Siu Ho Wan may be scaled down, government says

    Posted Aug 22nd 2014, 04:00am by Olga Wong

    ... Olga Wong olga.wong@scmp.com It's to preserve dolphin habitat, official claims; but expert says that's not the real reason Lantau reclamation plan may be scaled down A proposal ... reason for the change. "The truth is the reclamation is now in conflict with the Brothers Island Marine Park being set up to compensate for the loss of dolphin habitat caused by the building ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1578665/reclamation-plan-lantaus-siu-ho-wan-may-be-scaled-down-government
  2. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Hong Kong sets aside HK$1 billion for landfill reclamation drive

    Posted Jun 20th 2014, 02:43am by Jessie Lau

    ... Jessie Lau jessie.lau@scmp.com Minister has landfill reclamation in his sights As the environment minister hoped for a bullseye at the archery range, elsewhere in Ngau Chi Wan Park some elderly folk were doing exercises and children skipped happily. But this open space in the heart of the crowded residential district of Wong Tai Sin was not always so serene. In its former life ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1536416/hong-kong-sets-aside-hk1-billion-landfill-reclamation-drive
  3. News - Asia - DISPUTED TERRITORY

    Philippines files fourth protest over China reef ‘reclamation’ in disputed territory

    Posted Jun 14th 2014, 03:02pm by Agence France-Presse in Manila

    ... Agence France-Presse in Manila Manila files fourth protest in three months over alleged land reclamation by Beijing in the disputed Spratly Islands territory of the South China Sea ... reclamation at the McKeenan Reef in the Spratly Islands chain further heats up an increasingly tense dispute over the waters where China has been accused of using bullying tactics against other ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1532473/philippines-files-fourth-protest-over-china-reef-reclamation-disputed
  4. News - Asia - MARITIME DISPUTE

    Manila investigates claims of Chinese reclamation on disputed Spratlys reefs in South China Sea

    Posted Jun 08th 2014, 05:33am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Manila China reclamation claims investigated The Philippines yesterday said it was investigating signs that China was reclaiming land on disputed South China Sea ... Valte said. She also reiterated Aquino's earlier remarks that Chinese ships had been spotted in the South China Sea, possibly carrying land-reclamation equipment. The two reefs are within ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1527699/manila-investigates-claims-chinese-reclamation-disputed-spratlys-reefs
  5. News - Asia - MARITIME DISPUTE

    Philippines protests to China over land reclamation in disputed reef

    Posted May 14th 2014, 09:40am by Agencies and Teddy Ng

    ... at China's reclamation on reef The Philippines has protested against China's reclamation of land at a disputed reef in the South China Sea that can be used to build an airstrip. Foreign Secretary Albert del Rosario said Manila filed a diplomatic protest against the reclamation on the Johnson South Reef last month, but Beijing rejected it on grounds that the reef is part of Chinese ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1511787/philippines-says-china-appears-be-building-airstrip-disputed-reef
  6. Business - Economy - MONITOR

    Immigration and reclamation won't raise living standards

    Posted Feb 18th 2014, 04:34am by Tom Holland

    ... Tom Holland Our financial secretary wants to import more workers and create land, but Singapore's experience shows that will not make Hongkongers richer Immigration and reclamation ... reclamation projects. In contrast, Hong Kong is suffering dire shortages of both labour and land, Tsang argued; shortages which threaten severely to handicap the city's future economic growth. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/economy/article/1429854/immigration-and-reclamation-wont-raise-living-standards
  7. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Airport's dolphin experts told 'show evidence development won't drive creatures away'

    Posted Jul 03rd 2014, 03:26am by CHEUNG CHI-FAI

    ... to 50 during reclamation for the Chek Lap Kok airport and rebounded to 100 after the airport opened in 1998. "When Jefferson began to survey the dolphins in 1995, the reclamation had been ... consultation that is to run until July 19. Hung said the report failed to address the immediate loss of habitat at the start of reclamation work and the effect of continuous disturbance over the seven ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1545116/airports-dolphin-experts-told-show-us-your-evidence
  8. News - Hong Kong - DEVELOPMENT

    Report reveals public's rejection of government plans for land reclamation

    Posted Jan 18th 2014, 03:58am by Stuart Lau

    ... Stuart Lau stuart.lau@scmp.com HKU report reveals the extent of public dissatisfaction with sites proposed by the government for land reclamation Public says no to land ideas in study Just one of five sites proposed by the government for reclamation has won public support. But the novel idea of artificial islands garnered a more positive response, the latest report commissioned ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1408102/report-reveals-publics-rejection-government-plans-land-reclamation
  9. News - Hong Kong - DEVELOPMENT

    Third runway decision on hold over dolphin habitat concerns

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

    ... 650 hectares of prime habitat for the shrinking dolphin population would be lost to land reclamation for the third runway. Construction would last from 2016 to 2023. The Airport Authority ... measures include adopting a non-dredging reclamation method to reduce underwater noise that would affect the dolphins, and to set up an eco-enhancement fund to support dolphin research. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1577141/government-advisers-hold-back-giving-nod-third-runway
  10. News - Hong Kong - PROPERTY

    Hongkongers left flat by ever-rising apartment prices, survey says

    Posted Aug 28th 2014, 04:56am by Patsy Moy

    ... building density and reclamation. Chan said unsold new flats in the New Territories could drag prices in the district down by 10 to 15 per cent. But prices in urban areas were likely to stay firm ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1581293/hongkongers-left-flat-ever-rising-apartment-prices-survey-says

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