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  1. News - Hong Kong - ON SECOND THOUGHT

    In pursuit of progress, every choice comes at a cost

    Posted Jun 13th 2014, 04:48am by PAUL YIP SIU-FAI

    ... development. Thus, effective regulation of the financial industry is needed to ensure it serves the majority rather than a privileged few. Norwegian urban development expert Professor Jorgen Randers explained why urban development should not focus solely on GDP growth at the expense of the population's well-being. Urban development is only the means to an end; the ultimate aim is the good ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - ON SECOND THOUGHT

    Democracy is only option to offer relative stability

    Posted Feb 14th 2014, 04:12am by LAM WOON KWONG

    ... on the principle of separation of powers. The aim is to reduce the risk of power being monopolised, which inevitably leads to corruption and decay. Let us come back to this paradox of governance ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - ON SECOND THOUGHT

    Stop saving for a rainy day when it's raining right now

    Posted Mar 07th 2014, 03:15am by ELIZABETH WONG CHIEN CHI-LIEN

    ... Elizabeth Wong Chien Chi-lien The government should use its funds to reverse our ageing population Stop saving for a rainy day when it's raining now Financial Secretary John Tsang Chun-wah is well liked for his sense of humour and unassuming urbane bonhomie. But liking him is not synonymous with liking his 2014-15 budget. While his various tactical manoeuvres to enhance Hong ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - ON SECOND THOUGHT

    Horse brings a window of opportunity

    Posted Jan 24th 2014, 04:18am by Elizabeth Wong

    ... much so that people were beginning to ask whether Hong Kong was governable at all. With an ever widening wealth gap and a diminishing middle class, the urban poor still live in substandard ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - ON SECOND THOUGHT

    Economic growth must not come at the expense of our children

    Posted Nov 29th 2013, 05:23am by Paul Yip

    ... China is certainly getting old before it gets rich. The poverty gap between urban rich and rural poor is getting larger. This will lead to an unstable social environment. Health-care subsidies ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - ON SECOND THOUGHT

    Underground may be the way to go in solving Hong Kong's housing woes

    Posted Feb 04th 2013, 12:00am by LEE CHACK-FAN

    ... the freed-up space could then be used for housing or other purposes. Leung also mentioned the possibility of linking up underground spaces of structures in urban areas. For the past few decades, rock ... and service reservoirs into rock caverns, thereby releasing the sites for housing development. In the longer term, there are other urban facilities that could also be relocated underground. ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - ON SECOND THOUGHT

    Engineering efforts keep city safe from slipping slopes

    Posted Sep 13th 2013, 12:00am by LEE CHACK-FAN

    ... In more densely populated areas such as Mid-Levels and urban Kowloon, dangerous hillsides, defined as slopes with a significant landslide risk, have been largely reinforced and stabilised. Credit ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - ON SECOND THOUGHT

    Quiet or busy, a dilemma for museums

    Posted Nov 26th 2012, 12:00am by OSCAR HO

    ... that demand a quiet space. The lack of contemplative space is one of the biggest problems of contemporary urban living, especially in cities such as Hong Kong. The other day I visited the Hong Kong ...

  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion - ON SECOND THOUGHT

    A liveable city needs cultural riches, not just wealth

    Posted Aug 13th 2012, 12:00am by Benny Chia

    ... the city has topped so-called Liveable City lists (there are several of them). The usual top cities include the likes of Melbourne and Vienna because of their abundance of urban amenities ...



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