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  1. News - China - 18th PARTY CONGRESS

    China's 2020 goal may fail unless core issues are tackled, say analysts

    Posted Nov 14th 2012, 12:00am by Victoria Ruan

    ... Victoria Ruan victoria.ruan@scmp.com Hu's goal of doubling nominal earnings by 2020 doesn't address wealth distribution, analysts say Raising income alone won't shrink the wealth gap While Hu Jintao's goal of doubling per capita income by 2020 is seen as a sign Beijing is paying attention to the poor, analysts said achieving it may not narrow the wealth gap ...

  2. Activists want 50,000 at harbour rally as fight goes on

    Posted Apr 19th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... of the Action Group on Protection of Victoria Harbour, said it was not a one-off campaign. 'We want a dialogue with the government... We are having doubts about [their] need to fill the harbour to build so many new routes, to ease the traffic congestion in Central.' He said people had not forgotten about the need to preserve the harbour just because the Society for Protection ...

  3. Henry Tang defends harbour cleanup costs

    Posted Mar 03rd 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Ng Kang-chung Hong Kong's households should be prepared to pay more in sewage charges to help clean up Victoria Harbour, according to Financial Secretary Henry Tang Ying-yen. ... and that the government was prepared to pay all the capital costs. 'All we ask of the community is that it share the operating cost of this environmental project,' he said. Victoria Harbour was one ...

  4. Legal aid for harbour fight

    Posted Apr 04th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Christine Loh Kung-wai's Society for the Protection of the Harbour should not be penalised with court costs for trying to prevent the government from excessive reclamation of our beautiful harbour, which is shrinking day by day. If we did not have such a patriotic organisation, the government's greed for reclamation would go unchecked. The article headlined ...

  5. Harbour icon to sail into the sunset

    Posted Sep 11th 2005, 12:00am by Norma Connolly

    ... The three-master that is a Victoria Harbour icon is being replaced by an aluminium vessel designed to look like a traditional junk- thanks to a $24 million donation from the Jockey Club. Since February ... it in disrepair at Aberdeen Harbour. He and a group of volunteers repaired the boat and established Adventure-Ship. Ms Ho, a former teacher and social worker, said the Huan usually goes to sea five days ...

  6. 10,000 expected at demonstration

    Posted Feb 05th 2005, 12:00am by Chloe Lai

    ... Chloe Lai The Society for the Protection of the Harbour has again spoken out against waterfront land reclamation, saying yesterday that it expects 10,000 people to join a protest against harbour reclamation. The society has suggested that participants in the demonstration, to be held on March 6, form a heart-shape at the Tamar site, before marching to government headquarters. ...

  7. City Briefs

    Posted Mar 14th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... to raise tolls for the Eastern Harbour Tunnel. Former Democratic Party member Alex Ho Wai-to said the large increases- $10 to $30 depending on the vehicle- would increase the burden on the public because they were yet to benefit from the recovering economy. He also said the increase would worsen traffic congestion in the Cross-Harbour Tunnel. He hoped the company would abandon the move, ...

  8. Talkback

    Posted Apr 21st 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Victoria Harbour narrower. Dominic Leung, Tai Po On other matters... An article in last Friday's South China Morning Post reported that 'average nicotine and tar levels found ... length to block the view. The road is travelled by hikers, bikers and sundry animals. Most are not there to see the harbour. Incidentally, it is already blocked for the most part by the line ...

  9. Let's create a vibrant waterfront

    Posted May 03rd 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... reassurance of the administration's determination to create a vibrant harbour-front for the enjoyment of the people. Even with the decision of the Society for Protection of the Harbour ... of the reclamation is questionable and there could be better alternatives. Opponents to Phase III and other stakeholders should work together through the Harbour-front Enhancement Committee (HEC), instead ...

  10. Tickets on sale for Victoria Park display

    Posted Feb 24th 2009, 12:00am by Danny Mok

    ... Danny Mok Tickets for the Flower Show in Victoria Park went on sale yesterday. More than 350,000 blooms will be on display at the show, which runs from March 13 to 22, 9am to 9pm, under the theme 'Cosmos'. Tickets- adults HK$14, children, the elderly and disabled HK$7- can be bought at Leisure and Cultural Services Department district offices, venues with Leisure Link, ...




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