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  1. Striking a balance amid growth

    Posted Oct 12th 2010, 12:00am by Cary Huang

    ... Cary Huang The Yellow River, the cradle of Chinese civilisation, is now the site of what is claimed to be the country's first environmentally friendly economic development zone. But the main priority of local governments on the northern Shandong coas ...

  2. Asia must strike right balance on oil policy

    Posted Jul 29th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Asian governments are acting irresponsibly in maintaining subsidies on oil. They believe that keeping prices down will promote development, control inflation and ensure stability. Each of these points is arguable. What is not, however, is that their effor ...

  3. Strike the right note in battle against noise

    Posted Jun 06th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... One of the downsides of life in any big city is the incessant noise that makes even a moment's peace difficult to find. In Hong Kong, however, the problem is a particularly difficult one to resolve. In this bustling, energetic and crowded city, the a ...

  4. Talkback

    Posted Dec 15th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... on the same bus, which almost always leaves lots of empty buses along Nathan Road. Charles Lieou, Sha Tin What do you think of the handling of the new taxi fares? The airport taxi strike caused chaos at the airport taxi rank ('Hundreds delayed as taxi strike brings chaos', December 4). The situation got worse as the strike moved to the North Lantau Highway, blocking traffic from ...

  5. Strange Days Indeed

    Posted Jan 24th 2010, 12:00am by Charmaine Chan

    ... Charmaine Chan Strange Days Indeed by Francis Wheen 4th Estate HK$161 When the Seventies began seems arbitrary. For some the decade commenced with the Manson murders in January 1971. For Francis Wheen, it started in 1973, when he moved to London and announced he had 'dropped out'. It was a time of blackouts, strikes, three-day work weeks, food shortages and general ...

  6. Do more to protect polar bears

    Posted Dec 17th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... bears in the future, we should strike a balance between economic development and environmental protection. Vivian Xu From the Editor Thank you for your letter, Vivian. Polar bears ...

  7. Letters

    Posted Dec 31st 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... We must avoid conflict during difficult period Hong Kong has serious financial problems. Therefore, I was disappointed to read the report 'Airport staff strike disrupts travel' ... staff at the airport] were using strike action as a bargaining tool. In situations like this, staff and unions should sit down and talk with the employer about the bones of contention- ...

  8. Letters

    Posted Sep 21st 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... years many striking views of the sea have been completely lost by the growth of trees, such as the views along Tai Mong Tsai Road. Maybe we need a government committee similar to that which ... on a Small Claims Tribunal ('Octopus asks tribunal to strike out claim', September 4), you quote claimant Wong Wing-kit as saying: 'Octopus is a big corporation, which has tremendous ...

  9. New engine idling law is a start- but only just

    Posted Mar 08th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... is noticeable, and on health striking. Progress has been made over the past decade, with an estimated 84,000 tonnes of the four major pollutants being removed in that time. But some pollutants ...

  10. Sweetener that would be a breath of fresh air

    Posted Jan 24th 2011, 12:00am by Mike Rowse

    ... Mike Rowse Financial Secretary John Tsang Chun-wah is appealing for ideas for his upcoming budget and already the newspapers are filled with the usual round of leaks. These strike an entertaining balance between solemn announcements that there won't be any sweeteners because this would be wrong in principle, and equally- or perhaps more- authoritative rumours about what ...




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