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  1. Industrial heritage still blights harbour

    Posted Nov 24th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The utilitarian view of the Hong Kong harbour dates back to the city's beginnings. It is a view that still holds today, judging from the loading areas, pumping stations, sewage treatment plants, highways and other eyesores that line Hong Kong island's northern shore. Footpaths to the harbour are difficult to find and those that do exist make for unpleasant walks, ...

  2. Improve the harbour, say most Hongkongers

    Posted Feb 27th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The majority of Hong Kong people say the government should clean up and protect Victoria Harbour, according to a recent survey. A harbour concern group, the Harbour Business Forum, ... depth into the feelings of Hongkongers towards our harbour and is a sign of our increasingly confident and articulate society,' said the chairman of the patrons committee of the harbour ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - LEGAL

    Ambrose Lam courted triumph, controversy as Law Society leader

    Posted Aug 15th 2014, 04:06am by JEFFIE LAM

    ... Jeffie Lam jeffie.lam@scmp.com Law Society head's comments on Beijing's white paper followed change of attitude on Occupy Central and success in Qianhai economic zone Ups and downs and U-turns of Ambrose Lam When Ambrose Lam San-keung was re-elected president of the Law Society in May, few would have predicted that a month later he would be at the centre ...

  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    Hong Kong protests expose the real rot in society

    Posted Oct 09th 2014, 04:45am by Alex Lo

    ... Alex Lo alex.lo@scmp.com Protests expose the real rot in society Something is rotten in the city of Hong Kong. That is what the pro-democracy rallies have exposed for the world to see. ... of democracy, or whether they may be improved by "real" democracy. Such problems also exist in the most advanced Western democratic societies. Since Beijing has insisted on a restrictive form ...

  5. Advisers on harbour must not be bypassed

    Posted Jan 25th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... breached the Harbour Protection Ordinance by not attaching enough importance to the need to keep reclamation to the minimum. The court ruled that harbour reclamation can only take place ... the public a big say in the future of the harbour. Opinions are being sought on three 'concepts' for this prime waterside site. All of them involve substantial reclamation ...

  6. Sport - Hong Kong - SWIMMING

    Age no barrier when it comes to taking the plunge in cross-harbour race

    Posted Oct 13th 2014, 06:37am by Kevin Kung

    ... the annual Cross Harbour Race. Chow, who turns 12 today, was among the 1,915 participants who swam from Lei Yue Mun Sam Ka Tsuen Public Pier to Quarry Bay Park Public Pier yesterday. And although she ... cross-harbour swimmer of the day. She completed the distance in a spectacular 15:51 in the Invitation Cup Women's Individual section for swimmers from government bureaus and the disciplined forces. ...

  7. Comment - Letters

    A rule-based society is the foundation of any democracy

    Posted Oct 08th 2014, 05:06am by LETTERS

    ... A rule-based society is the foundation of any democracy I want to tell the students protesting for democracy to understand the consequences of their actions. Do they know ... the young people that they should think about the ideals for which they stand. Are they condoning a society where rules only have meaning so long as they personally agree with them? ...

  8. News - China - TECHNOLOGY

    Inventors of 'air umbrella' seek funding (and it can protect against pepper spray too)

    Posted Oct 14th 2014, 05:00am by Mimi Lau

    ... Mimi Lau in Guangzhou mimi.lau@scmp.com Developers of a torch-like device that shields users from the elements seek outside investors Air umbrella team look for lift from funding crowd It looks like a microphone or a torch but the mainland science geeks w ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Soft coral found living in Victoria Harbour points to cleaner water

    Posted Aug 18th 2014, 05:56am by CHEUNG CHI-FAI

    ... Cheung Chi-fai chifai.cheung@scmp.com Diaoyu boat sticks to fishing… with unexpected result Hopes that Victoria Harbour will recover from decades of land reclamation and serving ... off Kowloon Bay last week. Coral experts said while the species was not uncommon in local waters, they were not aware of it having been found so close to the central harbour before. However, ...

  10. Comment - Letters

    Retirement protection highly controversial and complex issue

    Posted Aug 26th 2014, 04:35am by LETTERS

    ... Retirement protection highly controversial and complex issue I refer to articles in the South China Morning Post on the subject of a universal pension and would like to put into proper perspective the background and scope of the study on the "Future Development of Retirement Protection in Hong Kong" completed by Professor Nelson Chow Wing-sun and his consultancy team. ...




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