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  1. Retrospective rezoning of QRE Plaza has set a dangerous precedent

    Posted Feb 22nd 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Now with the collusion of indigenous villagers, residents and taxpayers in other countries who return to Hong Kong only to keep their right of abode and to join in some traditional knees-up, ...

  2. Letters

    Posted Jan 23rd 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... to individuals their rights to personal data privacy. In February and March, a series of consumer roadshows will be staged at major shopping centres, where our colleagues will teach the general public ...

  3. Time is right for investors to cash in on pound

    Posted Sep 25th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Overseas property investors have an advantage over buyers in Britain as currency fluctuations mean the pound is weaker against foreign reserves, including the Hong Kong dollar. The pound has lost 22 per cent of its value against the Hong Kong dollar since ...

  4. G8 food fund the right step, if promises are kept

    Posted Jul 12th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... on food aid. Done the right way, the three-year programme has the potential to help people in the poorest nations achieve greater self-reliance and wean them off food aid. In a sense, the problem ... distort market prices and- through convoluted mechanisms- encourage aid over investment in recipient nations. The new food fund is, therefore, a significant step in the right direction. ...

  5. Time to get balance right on city's lights

    Posted Jun 22nd 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... the right balance, we need to change our ways. More than 3,500 buildings and companies signed up to take part in last night's event by turning off exterior lights and neon signs from 8pm. Hong ...

  6. Pelosi says little about human rights in talks with legislators

    Posted May 30th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Eva Wu US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, an outspoken critic of Beijing, skirted the issue of human rights during a visit to Hong Kong yesterday. Mrs Pelosi visited the Legislative Council ... chairwoman of the Democratic Party, said she had raised the issue of human rights but received only a short reply. 'I told her that Hong Kong people were impressed by what she did shortly after ...

  7. Pelosi steers clear of rights in Shanghai

    Posted May 26th 2009, 12:00am by Will Clem

    ... Will Clem in Shanghai Outspoken China critic and US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi toured Shanghai yesterday on the first leg of a mainland tour- but made no public comments on human rights ... students. The visit may potentially embarrass mainland authorities, given Mrs Pelosi's past comments on Beijing's human rights record. However, she chose to focus on improving Sino-US ties ...

  8. Emission estimate is probably right

    Posted Nov 22nd 2008, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... news is, they are probably right about China. ...

  9. Asia must strike right balance on oil policy

    Posted Jul 29th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... and India refused to commit to a timetable. Asia's developing nations are taking the right steps, but small ones- and not necessarily for the right reasons. They should be looking as much at conservation and responsible use of oil as growth and inflation rates. Social development must not be ignored. Only by casting off subsidies can they move onto the right track. Such a decision has ...

  10. Getting the facts right on pollution in Hong Kong

    Posted Sep 09th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... I refer to the letter 'Hong Kong's air, beach pollution is worsening' (September 2), by Gerry Ball. I hope that he can get his facts right before rushing into any long-term decision, much less advising others, on whether to stay in Hong Kong. It is far from the truth, as Mr Ball asserted, to say Hong Kong's air pollution is four times the level ...




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