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  1. Fill in the gaps to develop HK, professors say

    Posted Jul 13th 2009, 12:00am by Gary Cheung

    ... out in the next 20 years. Christine Loh Kung-wai, chairwoman of the Society for Protection of the Harbour, said: 'The obvious question to ask is: is Hong Kong short of land? How much ...

  2. Development chief backtracks over walk

    Posted Nov 30th 2009, 12:00am by Olga Wong

    ... Olga Wong With the harbour reclamation work all but finished, Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor thought it might be a good time to show good faith by joining activists on their annual waterfront ... was a good occasion for me to join the harbour day, to walk with them,' she said, referring to the fourth annual walk organised by the Society for Protection of the Harbour. 'I thought we ...

  3. Victoria Park stalls go for less at fair auction

    Posted Nov 14th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Ng Yuk-hang Lower prices for dry-goods stalls at next year's Lunar New Year fair in Victoria Park may have given yet another indicator of the shrinking economy but for one student they provided some comfort. Law Tsun-kit said the lower rent for his stall at yesterday's auction would help him make a bigger profit and take some time off. Pessimistic about securing a job when ...

  4. In Brief

    Posted Apr 12th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... to be announced. Harbour seen as UN heritage site Victoria Harbour and the city's cha chan teng teahouses should be on Unesco's World Heritage List, says the Democratic Alliance ...

  5. Planning the big move

    Posted Sep 10th 2005, 12:00am by Albert Chen, Albert Cheng

    ... interfere with the harbour skyline and be out of step with environmental principles. It would also be undesirable to put the executive, judiciary and legislative branches of government in the same ...

  6. Tamar project a test of Tsang's political nerve

    Posted Oct 02nd 2005, 12:00am by Chris Yeung

    ... CHRIS YEUNG Sitting vacant on the Central harbourfront since 1997, the Tamar site has been a makeshift venue for car parking, open-air concerts and commercial exhibitions over the past eight years. But there are signs that it will soon become a battlefiel ...

  7. Tsang softens stance on heritage conservation

    Posted Dec 24th 2006, 12:00am by Klaudia Lee

    ... of the Harbour, called for the formation of a working group to work out ways to preserve Queen's Pier. He said the pier should remain if its heritage value was to be properly preserved. ...

  8. Intimations of paradise lost in a victory for vandalism

    Posted Dec 16th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... remnants of outrage at a greater act of destruction: the desecration of a prominent swathe of Victoria Harbour, a Hong Kong icon in the heart of the city. It's all part of Donald Tsang ... in reading Book One of John Milton's Paradise Lost. As they gaze out over the harbour and contemplate the reclamation work, they may be struck by Milton's description of the construction ...

  9. Hangover from our handover status quo

    Posted Jun 29th 2007, 12:00am by Mei Ng

    ... and his successor, Donald Tsang Yam-kuen. I recall their views on Victoria Harbour's water quality: In 1997, Mr Patten's parting comment was that he wished he could be remembered ... but it was too late: tunnelling for the project had already begun. Last August, at a meeting with environmental organisations, Mr Tsang spoke his mind about the Victoria Harbour sewage scheme. He ...

  10. There's no need for land reclamation

    Posted Jan 30th 2012, 12:00am

    ... A government's job is as much to look to the future as the present. Donald Tsang Yam-kuen's outgoing administration is doing that with its consultation on land supply. But the options put forward- reclaiming land beyond Victoria Harbour, including building artificial islands and use of rock caverns- should be last resorts. While the latter could prove an innovative way ...




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