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  1. New-car tax fails to solve old car problem

    Posted Feb 24th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... For a government with a reputation for tiptoeing around a problem rather than going straight for the jugular, the proposed increase in registration tax for new private cars does not come ... of criticism from vocal interest groups, so has given the idea a wide berth. The raising of first vehicle registration tax by up to 15 per cent means that depending on price, the fee will increase ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/739054/new-car-tax-fails-solve-old-car-problem
  2. Tax on vehicle emissions mulled

    Posted Jan 28th 2010, 12:00am by Shi Jiangtao

    ... Shi Jiangtao The central government is considering a tax on vehicle emissions in an attempt to tackle the pollution problem posed by the soaring number of private cars, mainland media ... tax might be needed to help the government promote lower carbon consumption, and balance economic development and environmental protection. 'There is no timetable yet as the research, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/704803/tax-vehicle-emissions-mulled
  3. What was Brown's purpose at G20?

    Posted Nov 10th 2009, 12:00am by Kevin Rafferty

    ... Kevin Rafferty What game is Gordon Brown playing? Over the weekend, the beleaguered British prime minister made a powerful plea for a new tax on international financial transactions ... of financial institutions to society'. He did not even have the wit to suggest that a financial tax might offer the wherewithal to fund climate change measures. It is an apt comment ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/697817/what-was-browns-purpose-g20
  4. Think tank calls for carbon tax by 2013

    Posted Sep 24th 2009, 12:00am by Shi Jiangtao

    ... Shi Jiangtao in Beijing The central government should introduce a carbon tax within the next five years as it strives to move the mainland away from reliance on dirty coal and curb ... 'notably' by 2020. Carbon intensity refers to the volume of carbon dioxide emitted per unit of gross domestic product. Mainland researchers have talked for years about levying a tax on carbon ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/693409/think-tank-calls-carbon-tax-2013
  5. Bag tax rethink shows lack of commitment to green policies

    Posted Feb 21st 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... I refer to the letter by Alex F. T. Chu ('Delay of plastic bag levy should lead to a major rethink', February 12), on the topic of the proposed levy on plastic bags. There should certainly be a major rethink in our community. When people all ove ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/670680/bag-tax-rethink-shows-lack-commitment-green-policies
  6. Stubborn drivers won't bow to proposed rush-hour road tax

    Posted Jun 26th 2008, 12:00am by Mark Chipperfield

    ... solution is a congestion tax. David Hensher, from the University of Sydney's Institute of Transport, does not favour a blanket congestion charge for the inner city (like that used in London), ... calculates that the new congestion tax, if approved, would cut Sydney's commuter traffic by 8 per cent during peak periods, reduce greenhouse gas emissions and save the state government ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/642939/stubborn-drivers-wont-bow-proposed-rush-hour-road-tax
  7. Use policies on fuel tax to lower port pollution: study

    Posted Jun 18th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Cheung Chi-fai Hong Kong should reverse its current practice of taxing cleaner fuels while waiving the duty on industrial diesel as part of a package to clean up the city's port, ... trucks using Euro V low-sulfur diesel were being taxed 56 Hong Kong cents a litre, ships were burning duty-free fuel oil that was much dirtier. At least 3.8 million people living around Kwai ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/642043/use-policies-fuel-tax-lower-port-pollution-study
  8. Now is not the time to seek a fuel-tax cut

    Posted Jun 11th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... the tax on diesel. Deliberately blocking roads in one of the busiest parts of Hong Kong is unlawful. But this is not to say that the issue at the heart of the demonstration is also invalid. ... to the increases are rightly worried. As concerned as they may be, though, lobbying the government to reduce the tax on fuel is not the way forward. It is ironic that some commercial drivers took ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/641034/now-not-time-seek-fuel-tax-cut
  9. Lai See

    Posted Feb 03rd 2010, 12:00am by Howard Winn

    ... at fung shui but we can say with some authority that Chan would appear to be entering a period of uncertainty. Home is a haven for rich Britain's rich are beginning to feel restless again. ... respondents was undertaken at a seminar in London on the comparative tax and lifestyle advantages of staying in Britain rather than moving abroad. Switzerland was the most popular destination (63 per ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/705335/lai-see
  10. Beijing urged to tax fuel

    Posted Nov 23rd 2004, 12:00am by Mark O'Neill

    ... Mark O'Neill in Shanghai China needs a fuel tax of up to 100 per cent to persuade people to buy energy-efficient cars and manufacturers to produce such vehicles, a senior policymaker ... the level of fuel consumption, as a symbol of their wealth and success, he said. 'A fuel tax is the most efficient policy open to the government and that is what we should use,' Mr Chen ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/479293/beijing-urged-tax-fuel

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