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  1. Familiar fears surface with 1997 capsule's unearthing

    Posted Mar 29th 2012, 12:00am

    ... and activities, libraries, museums, cultural and entertainment sites, ticketing, wet markets, hawker registration and control, cremation and hygiene. Fifteen years on, heated issues in 1997 such as waste ...

  2. Tsang wasted his chance to leave office with a bang

    Posted Oct 15th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Stephen Vines Anyone searching for a perfect example of how not to be an effective leader would have seized on the performance of Donald Tsang Yam-kuen, Hong Kong's chief executive, when he made his last policy address this week. Here was an opportun ...

  3. NT needs a plan, but not the kuk's legal dumping

    Posted Sep 13th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The illegal dumping of waste on farmland is a problem that has surfaced all too frequently in recent years. It is one of the abuses turning parts of the New Territories into an eyesore. ... to a licence to dump waste on agricultural land and then develop it. The kuk argues that there are sound reasons for legalising dumping on private farmland. It claims this would help absorb spoil ...

  4. Green groups not anti-development, but oppose waste

    Posted Nov 17th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... tonnes of concrete being transported to our landfills, how can we teach our children not to pursue a wasteful lifestyle and that not everything has a price tag? With the value system followed ...

  5. Letters

    Posted Mar 10th 2012, 12:00am

    ... for example, the haphazard small-house policy, misuse of land for container terminals and rubbish dumps, and encroachment on country park land. I hope that whoever takes over as our next chief ... of local people. Nigel Lam, Kowloon Tong Odd thinking from panel members Your lead story ('Tang told he must be more popular', March 5) contained some odd observations by the members ...

  6. Defining a democracy that works for all

    Posted Feb 06th 2011, 12:00am by Regina Ip

    ... is power, but it is power over meaning, purpose, and ends as well as over means and choice'. This understanding of freedom, Ringen goes on to say, contains the qualities of 'wisdom, ... and the city-wide need for additional waste-treatment facilities? Or on matters pertaining to the economy and livelihood, with the government's coffers overflowing with surplus revenue, how do you ...

  7. Kuk in bid to legalise dumping

    Posted Sep 09th 2009, 12:00am by Joyce Ng

    ... not construction waste, which has been at the centre of several recent controversies. He spoke of the huge amount of soil to be excavated by railway tunnelling work, including the Guangzhou-Shenzhen-Hong ... He was referring to the village in Tai Po where a pile of construction waste three storeys high was dumped on a large piece of farmland in 2005. Speaking later, Cheung said the existing ...

  8. Tang sinks as rivals shine in first debate

    Posted Mar 04th 2012, 12:00am

    ... environmental areas, though they were not allowed to direct questions at each other. Tang was booed three times: when he insisted on pushing for waste incineration and on relying on public education and publicity to reduce waste. 'I have worked in the government and I know zero waste is not likely,' he said. His surprising pledge not to expand the use of nuclear energy, which does ...

  9. News - Hong Kong

    'Long Hair' laments failed poll strategies

    Posted Sep 13th 2012, 12:00am by Tony Cheung

    ... results, which was not right," Leung argued. "They thought the radicals would not gain support, so they wasted a lot of votes." The radical parties were rebuffed in November's ...

  10. Letters

    Posted Mar 29th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Waste levy will not deter rich citizens Friends of the Earth has proposed that the cost of disposing of refuse under any government waste charge scheme should be HK$1.30 a bag. It estimates that a typical family would pay HK$40 a month. The purpose of the waste charging scheme is to reduce the amount of solid waste generated in Hong Kong, as this is causing problems for our ...




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