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  1. Harbourfront committee has been more than a PR exercise

    Posted Jul 23rd 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Committee in an earlier editorial ('A missed opportunity to protect our harbour', February 22). You suggested that, in its six years of existence, the committee has been no more than a public- relations exercise. It is true that it was created amid public concerns about the government's reclamation plans. But it is unjustifiable to suggest that the committee's efforts ...

  2. How representative are URA's district advisory committees?

    Posted Apr 12th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... to involve public in renewal plans', April 2). Strangely, no mention was made of the fact that there are already six district advisory committees in place, as can be seen from the Urban Renewal Authority's annual report. These cover Wan Chai, Central and Western, Sham Shui Po, Yau Tsim Mong, Kwun Tong and Kowloon City. So what have these committees been doing? Nothing, from my experience ...

  3. Attempt to restore credibility to harbour advisory committee

    Posted Feb 05th 2005, 12:00am by Chloe Lai

    ... reclamation options being released in the name of the Harbourfront Enhancement Committee without its approval. Two committee members will present a paper in which they will call for the secretariat to be held accountable to the advisory body instead of the government. Ng Mee-kam and Alvin Kwok Ngai-kuen will propose that consultants must send their reports to the committee members instead ...

  4. 'No need for committee to see plan for harbour'

    Posted Jan 26th 2005, 12:00am by Chloe Lai

    ... Chloe Lai Taskforce chief blames communication lapse for anger over reclamation options The chairman of the Harbour Enhancement Committee's taskforce on the Wan Chai reclamation yesterday blamed an 'internal communication problem' as the cause for complaints by some committee members that they were kept in the dark about new reclamation plans. But Leung Kong-yui, ...

  5. City Digest

    Posted Oct 08th 2011, 12:00am

    ... or a stoppage of more than 20 minutes, it said. Legco bid for inquiry into ATV blunder defeated Legislators yesterday voted down a motion in the House Committee seeking to set up a select committee ...

  6. Exhibition brings a taste of the Games

    Posted Feb 01st 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... with 731 pieces from the International Olympic Committee Museum in Lausanne, Switzerland, will be displayed at the Convention and Exhibition Centre in Wan Chai from February 15-18, with free admission. Exhibits will include a set of torches and medals, mascots and stamps from each previous Olympics, with selected artwork, souvenirs and audio-visual items to showcase the development ...

  7. More than 1,000 police to counter protesters

    Posted Mar 24th 2012, 12:00am

    ... for the Registration and Electoral Office said public observers were not allowed to bring protest materials such as banners into the venue. The 1,200-strong Election Committee to select the city's new ...

  8. Locals take to the streets in show of solidarity with mainland protesters

    Posted Apr 18th 2005, 12:00am by Agnes Lam, Winnie Yeung

    ... of anti-Japan protests on the mainland. The Action Committee for Defending the Diaoyu Islands, which organised the rally, said more than 12,000 people took part. Police estimated 5,000. Unlike ... Government Offices at 6.30pm. Committee chairman Or Wah said he was happy with the orderly protest and that the number of participants exceeded their estimate. 'This shows Hong Kong people have ...

  9. Principal upholds school spirit by allowing teachers to have their say

    Posted Mar 03rd 2006, 12:00am by Linda Yeung

    ... Committee on Teacher Education and Qualifications, and deputy chairman of the Hong Kong Examinations and Assessment Authority, Mr Cheung also serves on the China Mathematics Olympiad Committee, helping to select top mainland students to participate in international maths contests. He said a problem with the education reform was the inadequate attention paid to teachers. He was keen ...

  10. Councils call for training to manage works

    Posted Sep 19th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... at a meeting that shared the experience of the four districts selected for the pilot scheme, which was introduced in January. Ms Wong said consultants who would plan district works should be selected ... The government would review the scheme by the end of the year, after the district council elections in November and a report by a government-appointed consultation committee. Move to autonomy Four ...




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