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  1. News - Asia - SOUTH CHINA SEA

    Asean nations 'seriously concerned' by increased South China Sea tensions

    Posted Aug 11th 2014, 04:15am by Keira Lu Huang, Reuters, BLOOM, AP

    ... Nations meeting. The 10 nations also did not accept a demand by the United States and Philippines for a freeze on activities- include seizing unoccupied islands and land reclamation- that would ...

  2. Reclamation plans put at risk unique ways of life on outlying islands

    Posted Jan 19th 2012, 12:00am

    ... I agree with the many people who have objected to the Hong Kong government's proposed land reclamations around numerous outlying islands. In particular, I refer to the comment by Keung Siu-fai, secretary of the Hong Kong & Kowloon Floating Fishermen's Welfare Promotion Association ('Reclamation angers fishermen', January 8). He said ...

  3. Reclamation 'threat to rare pipefish'

    Posted Jan 20th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Ada Lee ada.lee@scmp.com A site off Tung Chung- where the government is considering reclamation- may be a habitat and breeding ground for the rare pipefish, an environmental group says after spotting their fry. The fish were found in the city's first systematic survey of seahorses and pipefish. They are of the same family and their number in the wild is dropping rapidly ...

  4. Reclamation projects should be allowed if they lead to harbour improvements

    Posted Sep 13th 2011, 12:00am

    ... The 'Proportionality Principle on Reclamation of Victoria Harbour', which was developed by the Society for Protection of the Harbour at the request of the Harbourfront ... of the reclamation on the harbour, the greater must be the justification; accordingly, having established a public need, in deciding if such need overrides the importance of the harbour, the prime ...

  5. Magazines - Post Magazine - SUNDAY MORNING

    Something new: Heritage Lodge

    Posted Aug 02nd 2014, 11:31pm by Violet Law

    ... and pestilence over the past century. Every room has a story. Once a waterfront customs station- before land reclamation swallowed it up in the 1960s to create Mei Foo- the facilities have also hosted ...

  6. Comment - Letters

    Letters to the Editor, August 28, 2014

    Posted Aug 28th 2014, 04:01am by LETTERS

    ... require an additional reclamation site "if a solution is not found to deal with the island's toxic ash". This ash came from burning waste in the incinerator. It was buried in lined ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Dolphins offered a 'phoney' deal over Hong Kong airport's third runway

    Posted Jun 20th 2014, 02:43am by Ernest Kao

    ... describes as "phoney" a proposal for a new marine park area to be established after the runway's completion in 2023. The society said yesterday that the planned reclamation ... north of Chek Lap Kok would be at direct risk from reclamation work, it said. Society chairman Dr Samuel Hung Ka-yiu said the reclamation area was a major travelling corridor for dolphins ...

  8. Cavern plan better than reclamation

    Posted May 23rd 2011, 12:00am

    ... Hong Kong has an insatiable appetite for more space, as evidenced by the amount of development on reclaimed land. Now that reclamation, even outside Victoria Harbour, is environmentally ... Coincidentally the government plans reclamation at seven sites away from the harbour, but any further destruction of natural shorelines should be a last resort. The Sha Tin sewage plant sits near ...

  9. Comment - Letters

    Incinerator will adopt proven, cost-effective technology on island

    Posted Aug 05th 2014, 04:29am by LETTERS

    ... capital cost of the integrated waste management facility is about HK$4.25 million per tonne and is comparable to that of the Dutch plant, even when the additional works, such as reclamation ...

  10. News - China - DIPLOMACY

    Beijing rejects US, Philippines suggestion it freezes South China Sea projects

    Posted Aug 05th 2014, 04:40am by Teddy Ng

    ... with an airstrip and port, according to mainland scholars and naval experts. Yi said other countries with claims in the South China Sea had also carried out reclamation work and built facilities ...




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