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  1. Breathing space

    Posted Sep 24th 2010, 12:00am by Christine Loh

    ... Christine Loh The official vision here and in Beijing is to turn Hong Kong and the Pearl River Delta into a 'green, quality living area with cleaner air, less pollution and a lower-carbon environment'. But is that sufficiently appealing? A key p ...

  2. Half of space at exhibition venues used, study finds

    Posted Nov 03rd 2009, 12:00am by Paggie Leung

    ... exhibition space was less than half used. The study, by Chinese University's business administration faculty and consultancy firm BMT Asia-Pacific, compared the amount of space rented out with the total saleable exhibition space offered by the two major venues, the exhibition centre in Wan Chai and AsiaWorld-Expo at Chek Lap Kok airport. AsiaWorld-Expo offers 70,000 square metres ...

  3. Wind and storms give Beijing breathing space

    Posted Jul 30th 2008, 12:00am by Peter Simpson

    ... Peter Simpson in Beijing War against smog being won, insists top official Clear skies, high visibility and a fresh breeze offered beleaguered Olympic organisers breathing space to declare some good news yesterday: the war on smog is being won. 'The air is better by 20 per cent,' Beijing Environmental Protection Bureau deputy director Du Shaozhong said. 'We have ...

  4. Residents long for open space

    Posted Jun 01st 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Foster Wong The Yau Tong community would like to see the environs of Yau Tong Bay preserved as a healthy, open space for recreational use, as pollution continues to rise to unacceptable ... a preference for open space for recreation. The remaining 40 per cent were in favour of residential development. 'Whether harbour reclamation is the best approach to redeveloping the Yau Tong Bay ...

  5. Martian invasion- by Earthlings

    Posted Jan 10th 2004, 12:00am by Peter Kammerer

    ... Peter Kammerer The razor-sharp photographs of Mars released by American space agency Nasa this week were stunning. For anyone who loved reading science fiction as a child, they went a long ... into space. The US-based Mars Society has for the past seven years been operating simulation training stations in the Utah desert and the permafrost chill of Canada's extreme north. Science ...

  6. Hopewell wins zoning approval

    Posted Feb 14th 2009, 12:00am by Olga Wong

    ... Olga Wong The government has rezoned a planned open space in Queen's Road East into commercial use, giving Hopewell Holdings the approval it sought for a 25-storey building it has already built on the site. The Town Planning Board said it granted the developer's application because the site faced heavy traffic and was not suited for an open space. Critics said ...

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

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

    ... With the retrospective rezoning of QRE Plaza, in Wan Chai, from open space to commercial, the Hong Kong town planning process has crossed the Rubicon and ushered in a whole new era ... the developer's argument, supported by our ever supine Planning Department, was there was noise and air pollution from traffic, hence the site was not ideal for open space. Surely it is because ...

  8. Study offers harbourfront vision that would provide green oasis

    Posted May 10th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... I refer to the recently published Urban Design Study for the new Central harbourfront. It does not take a rocket scientist to appreciate the human need for space and nature, relaxation ... be an intraurban microclimatic temperature that can be a few degrees higher than the ambient environment. This makes walking outdoors uncomfortable. Air-conditioned spaces provide relief, but given ...

  9. Better use of money

    Posted Jan 26th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Humans have made giant strides in space exploration and this is something to be proud of. But while we celebrate our achievements, we need to think about the millions who are dying ... are far away from us? To save our planet, we should use some of the money spent on space exploration to help developing countries raise their people's living standards and eliminate poverty. ...

  10. Creativity draws tenants

    Posted Jun 11th 2010, 12:00am by Andrea Li

    ... at its Aberdeen property to make way for airy and bright one bedroom and studio apartments. 'The layout is very important to us. Tenants are often taken aback by the amount of space in our apartments, especially given that space in Hong Kong is such a luxury. In our apartments, the space provided is much more generous and that is not because our apartments are bigger, but because we ...




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