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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Planned joint maritime security exercise shows Asean can lead

    Posted Mar 24th 2014, 06:35pm by MARK VALENCIA

    ... it would be a sharp break with the past practice of eschewing formal Asean-wide security exercises. Indeed, it is a bold initiative that sends strong signals to extra-regional powers ... is a holdover US military ally from another era. But, in a pinch, it may well bend towards its powerful Asian neighbour. Vietnam has been very public in its attempts to draw in the US as a balancer ...


    Major development plan for Woody Island unveiled

    Posted Nov 04th 2012, 12:00am by Minnie Chan

    ... for fishery and maritime surveillance vessels. It also intends to build a new port, a desalination plant capable of handling 1,000 tonnes of sea water daily, a 500-kilowatt solar power station, ...

  3. Trade ties continue to flourish

    Posted Jan 26th 2010, 12:00am by Martin Donovan

    ... a world-leading tracking camera system used during the East Asian Games. Solar Sailor, a company making hybrid marine power systems that use solar and wind power, hopes to target the city's drive ... be home to four more solar-powered hybrid ferries being built by a local shipyard using Solar Sailor's design and expertise,' Luck says. 'Hong Kong Jockey Club purchased the vessels ...

  4. News - China - DEFENCE

    US navy accused of 'harassing' carrier Liaoning in South China Sea incident

    Posted Dec 16th 2013, 11:30pm by Cary Huang, AP

    ... a fast-rising maritime power, and the United States, the dominant naval power in the Pacific region since the second world war," said Ni Lexiong, an expert in military and maritime affairs ...

  5. HK green products have edge on mainland

    Posted Oct 21st 2011, 12:00am

    ... to try- including solar-powered re-chargers and water boilers, and mobile phone cases made from environmentally friendly material, Tsang said. 'At present, only a tenth of products sold ... food, while 90 per cent have purchased energy-efficient appliances like power-saving light bulbs- a big hit on the mainland. The time frame for having made the purchases varied but extended ...

  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Soft-power strategy to rebalance Asia

    Posted Feb 01st 2013, 12:00am by ANDREW LEUNG

    ... a possible "deadly strategic rivalry". America is to partner and share regional power with China, along with India and Japan. Zbigniew Brzezinski, a doyen in American foreign policy, has ... for engagement with China in a similar vein. The Sino-US relationship will define the shape of the 21st century, and a soft-power strategy of partnership to address global issues promises to achieve ...

  7. Talkback

    Posted Dec 22nd 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... suggestion. Would it not be possible for the roof to be fitted with solar panels, which could produce sufficient energy to power the facilities beneath the roof, or at least provide a large ... for such a scheme. With advances in solar power technology, panels can even perform in cloudy conditions. Perhaps someone from this field may like to comment further or question the relevant parties ...

  8. Li Ka-shing is a patriot and a philanthropist

    Posted Nov 29th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... doing so little to promote alternative energy? The column, 'Here comes the sun' (November 24), by Edith Terry, describes the efforts of concerned students to develop solar-powered ... readily benefit by encouraging the use of solar power, both for electricity production and heating water. The roofs and sides of our buildings are perfect for heating panels and they should ...

  9. Letters

    Posted Aug 16th 2011, 12:00am

    ... jumped out at me in the report ('Solar power trial reduces carbon footprint', August 8). According to the Housing Department, a single housing block can save up to 8,400kg of carbon ... this solar project. There are other unintended consequences of solar panels: one is that their production incurs a significant 'carbon penalty', in the mining of silicone ...

  10. Corridors of power must be open to all

    Posted Mar 10th 2012, 12:00am

    ... contributions to the economy during the early stages of the country opening up. The appointees are no doubt the pillars of Hong Kong's economy. But, powerful as they are, they only represent a very ...




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