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  1. Should Hong Kong pull the plug on buildings' festive lights to save energy?

    Posted Dec 16th 2009, 12:00am by Anthea Wong, Ronald Ling

    ... together. Tourists enjoy them too- they make the Pearl of the Orient an even more attractive place to visit. I can't see tourists who come to Hong Kong for a holiday being very impressed if all ... Anthea Wong, Ronald Ling Pak-ki Anthea Wong, 16, Hong Kong International School The earth is in jeopardy and the situation is becoming worse. We hear this all the time, but it seems we ...

  2. Talkback

    Posted Jun 30th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Is light pollution a serious issue in Hong Kong? In your editorial ('Let there be light, but not too much of it', June 12) you called for light-pollution legislation to reconnect Hong Kong with the stars, but called for light shows and illuminated buildings to be kept as tourist attractions. In considering legislation, it is good to understand how light pollution has ...

  3. People urged to think beyond 60 minutes

    Posted Mar 21st 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... place. It is the third year that Hong Kong will be involved in Earth Hour, which was launched in Australia in 2007. More than a billion people from 125 countries and cities- including 2.5 million ... to protect our environment. Last year's theme was climate change. Lee King-yin, WWF Hong Kong's communications manager, said the theme this year is broader because climate change ...

  4. Dim It event plans longer city blackout

    Posted Feb 16th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... said yesterday. Last year's Dim It campaign, the largest lights-out event in Hong Kong with more than 140 landmark buildings participating, would be repeated with redoubled vigour on June ... you can only see a few stars usually,' Leung Kam-cheung, head of International Year of Astronomy 2009 Hong Kong League, said. Mr Leung appealed for more enthusiasts to bring out ...

  5. Show worsens air pollution

    Posted Feb 23rd 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... at least used a bilingual narration, or Cantonese-English one night and Cantonese-Mandarin the next. It would make visitors feel more welcome and better able to appreciate Hong Kong's spirit. ... problem has become imperative. It is shaking Hong Kong's position as an international financial hub. The more lights there are, the more obvious the damage, in sight and smell, to air ...

  6. Hong Kong needs new form of capitalism

    Posted Apr 04th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... successfully practising socialism with Chinese characteristics for more than 25 years. FREDERICK KWONG, Mei Foo Beautify harbourside Visitors to Hong Kong are all charmed by its natural setting: ... Institute ('A Chinese chief par excellence,' March 26). Ms Chu's main point, that Tung Chee-hwa was an outstanding chief executive of Hong Kong, was completely overlooked by these two ...

  7. Points system will attract the people HK needs

    Posted Mar 01st 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... an oversight. There now needs to be a concerted effort to attract the people we need. While the outflow of people has slowed, there is anecdotal evidence that talented people from Hong Kong are seeking ... The ageing of our population, decline in birth rate and shortage of professional skills to manage the changes taking place in Hong Kong's economy and sustain a viable society ...

  8. Science parks' chief sets out plan to attract green businesses

    Posted Apr 14th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Cheung Chi-fai Hong Kong's Science and Technology Parks in Sha Tin will strive to attract companies that can develop overseas environmental technologies for applications ... the benefits. Mr Tan said the science park would also continue to attract companies specialising in renewable energy with a focus on solar energy. Hong Kong's status as a a financial and trade hub ...

  9. Quality attracts quality

    Posted Jan 21st 2005, 12:00am by Bernard Chan

    ... just before the conclusion, he mentioned a subject that many people might not even have noticed: attracting talent to Hong Kong. Although this might not seem like an urgent priority, it is of vital importance to us in the long term. Hong Kong has long been a magnet for talented and skilled people from around the world. It would be impossible for us to be a major centre of activity ...

  10. Applause for Wan Chai restoration

    Posted Oct 30th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... because it would attract more visitors. Sun Street could be turned into an arts and dining area, and a lift is also planned from Queen's Road East to the fourth floor of Lok Moon Mansion, so ... But I still think it is a good idea to restore Hong Kong's past and am glad the government is going ahead with the plan. Cactus Tam Ho-kwan, SKH Lam Kau Mow Secondary School From the Editor Thank ...




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