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  1. Why rush-hour fees will work

    Posted Jan 17th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... I refer to the letter 'Why tolls won't work' (January 15). J. W. K. Wong will be delighted to know that a pilot programme to test the feasibility of congestion-charging during rush hour was done in 1998 in Hong Kong and shown to be very easy to implement. And the effectiveness of the car toll system in our tunnels proves that enforcement is easy and well ...

  2. Unified standard seen linking mobile world

    Posted Jan 05th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... was your role at the GSM Association? I worked for the association for seven years from 2001, turning it from an organisation dealing with wireless technology standards to a more open industry ... Frederick Yeung GSM backer Craig Ehrlich tips migration to one technology A chance to work for Asia's superman Li Ka-shing lured Craig Ehrlich to Hong Kong more than two decades ago. ...

  3. 'Beginner' air quality standards criticised

    Posted Oct 16th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Cheung Chi-fai The government is considering adopting a set of what critics called 'beginner-level' World Health Organisation pollution standards to replace the city's ... the objectives as a result of a review launched last year. Donald Tsang Yam-kuen did not, however, give any time frame for achieving the objectives. The proposed standards, if adopted, would see Hong ...

  4. HK air standards surpass Europe's in some respects

    Posted Apr 06th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... the standards of two places by simply looking at the limit values. The EU's air quality standards allow for multiple extremes: the hourly average sulfur dioxide standard can be exceeded 24 times ... I refer to the letter 'Air quality limits obsolete and harmful' (March 31). When setting air quality standards and objectives, ideally the lower the concentration of air ...

  5. Push for voluntary standards on factory emissions

    Posted Nov 10th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Cheung Chi-fai Voluntary environmental standards might be set for Hong Kong-owned factories in the Pearl River Delta to encourage them to combat pollution, a senior official said yesterday. Setting the standards would be the responsibility of two new senior positions to be created in the Environment, Transport and Works Bureau to deal with cross-border environmental ...

  6. Work on link road to drive up dust levels

    Posted Aug 14th 2009, 12:00am by Joyce Ng, Olga Wong

    ... will exceed the Environmental Protection Department standards by about 30 per cent in seven non-residential parts of Tuen Mun, including a public park at Butterfly Beach and a fire station. When ... Department consultant Ove Arup & Partners said nitrogen dioxide and respirable suspended particulates in all parts of the project would meet government standards and no mitigation measures would ...

  7. Climate caps don't work for China

    Posted Dec 07th 2009, 12:00am by Cary Huang, Shi Jiangtao

    ... or facing an array of scary scenarios, from rising unemployment to social unrest. Analysts agree that implementing stricter carbon emissions standards would inevitably slow economic growth, add ...

  8. Roadside air pollution levels cannot be ignored

    Posted Jan 02nd 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... the whole story. What we see is not a good indicator of what we actually breathe into our lungs. As we report today, the number of hours that roadside monitors have clocked up above the alarm level of 100 on the air pollution index has soared in the past year. The three monitoring stations in Central, Causeway Bay and Mong Kok recorded a total of 2,007 hours, up 14 per cent from 1,760 hours ...

  9. Staging of choral work tips scales into bleakness

    Posted Jan 30th 2005, 12:00am by Dino Mahoney

    ... involvement with characters in a structured drama, the lack of any real characterisation and narrative in Tippett's oratorio meant an hour and a quarter of symbolic angst that became wearing. ...

  10. US embassy uses Twitter to post own Beijing air readings

    Posted Jun 25th 2009, 12:00am by Shi Jiangtao

    ... is updated hourly at twitter.com/BeijingAir, has raised eyebrows among expatriates and locals because it presents quite a different picture of the city's much-touted progress in curbing ... especially to those with lung or heart disease. Its daily average reading of PM 2.5 was at 184, based on American government standards. On June 18, US data said air pollution readings in Beijing hit ...




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