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  1. Headaches by the truckload weigh down border road transport

    Posted Nov 03rd 2005, 12:00am by Russell Barling

    ... industry to cheaper mainland truckers but that may put thousands out of work, compromise road safety and the environment and only marginally resolve the cost differential. Most of the experts ...

  2. Experts question need for speed in transport policy

    Posted Mar 28th 2012, 12:00am

    ... resources to be allocated to the development of slower transportation. The construction of high-speed transport networks, such as expressways and high-speed railway lines, accounted for too much ... networks such as paved village roads and ordinary railway lines were not maintained or left undeveloped. Professor Liu Weidong, an author of the report, said that only a small proportion ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - UNIVERSAL SUFFRAGE

    Timeline: the long and winding road to universal suffrage in Hong Kong

    Posted Jul 15th 2014, 11:25am by NG KANG-CHUNG

    ... Ng Kang-chung kc.ng@scmp.com The key signposts along the long road to the chief executive handing his report to Beijing on Tuesday 2004 April The National People’s Congress (NPC) Standing Committee interprets the Basic Law and comes up with a “five-step process” for amending the methods for selecting the chief executive and for forming the legislature. The NPC Standing Committee ...

  4. Business - Comment - LAI SEE

    'Valet parking' available off Chatham Road

    Posted Jul 15th 2014, 01:20am by Howard Winn

    ... Howard Winn We've had some follow-up from readers about last week's piece about FedEx and its practice of using its vans as mobile offices while parking them illegally in the street. We highlighted a spot in Granville Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, but a reader writes to say that another spot used by FedEx vans is outside 7 Austin Avenue, off Chatham Road in Tsim Sha Tsui. ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - TRANSPORT

    Government probes vehicle-hire apps

    Posted Jul 19th 2014, 04:02am by Patsy Moy

    ... yesterday. Undersecretary for transport and housing Yau Shing-mu told members of the Legislative Council's transport panel that the use of such apps was a "growing trend". His comments ... Drivers of such vehicles are not allowed to charge passengers, though a person who hires a van to transport goods can ride in the vehicle. "The operation of those apps that facilitate ...

  6. Sport - Soccer - World cup 2014

    Road to Rio: Heartbreak for hosts means we're heading to the final- for a price

    Posted Jul 13th 2014, 12:32am by Paul Kay

    ... Paul Kay Dream of heading to a World Cup final comes true- after a lengthy search and multiple ATM trips Hosts' heartbreak is visiting fans' opportunity Having watched Brazil's humiliating capitulation to Germany in a remote log cabin in th ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - CRIME

    Bungling pair caught on double-decker bus

    Posted Jul 19th 2014, 04:02am by Clifford Lo

    ... Clifford Lo clifford.lo@scmp.com Suspected burglars fled The Peak on public transport. Police are investigating whether they are linked to spate of burglaries in area Bungling pair caught ... targeted by burglars along an 8km stretch of Clear Water Bay Road, with a total of HK$2.6 million in cash and valuables stolen. Police suspect the burglars may have switched their focus to The Peak ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - HERITAGE

    Take a Peak into the past: Controversy over hotel plans for century-old mansion at 27 Lugard Road

    Posted Jul 10th 2014, 04:22am by Ada Lee

    ... Ada Lee ada.lee@scmp.com This mansion has survived 100 years and two world wars, and now its future has become the subject of a new battle. Step inside 27 Lugard Road Take a Peak into the past … Walking into the century-old mansion at 27 Lugard Road is like going back in time. Sunlight shines through the tall windows onto the wooden floor and chandeliers in the entrance hall ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - TRANSPORT

    We'll do better next time, transport minister Anthony Cheung says

    Posted Jun 14th 2014, 04:15am by Ada Lee

    ... Ada Lee ada.lee@scmp.com We'll do better next time, transport minister says Future railway projects will be planned in a better way, the transport minister has promised after it emerged that delays were threatening all five MTR lines under construction. Professor Anthony Cheung Bing-leung said two delays announced on Thursday reflected engineering difficulties ...

  10. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    West Kowloon planners should showcase the art of walking

    Posted Jul 10th 2014, 12:08pm by Wilson Lau

    ... with its surrounding areas. Currently, the space between Canton Road in Jordan and Kowloon MTR Station is dominated by construction cranes and workers wearing hard hats. Even though several design ... intends to be pedestrian-focused, the area is surrounded by high-capacity roads that could potentially make it an island unto itself. Trying to encourage people to visit the cultural district ...




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