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  1. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Hong Kong prepares to weather effects of climate change

    Posted Nov 20th 2014, 04:20am by CHEUNG CHI-FAI

    ... Cheung Chi-fai chifai.cheung@scmp.com City prepares to weather effects of climate change Hong Kong will take stock of its efforts to adapt to extreme weather brought about by a warming planet, in order to assess its resilience to the effects of climate change, the environment undersecretary said ahead of an international climate conference. Undersecretary Christine Loh Kung-wai ...

  2. News - World - CYBER SECURITY

    Chinese hackers behind US weather service cyberattacks, report claims

    Posted Nov 13th 2014, 10:26am by WASHPOST

    ... The Washington Post Agency under fire for waiting weeks to admit the breach of its computer system, which it reportedly has blamed on China Hackers hit U.S. weather network Hackers from China breached the US federal weather network recently, forcing cybersecurity teams to seal off data vital to disaster planning, aviation and other crucial uses, officials said. The intrusion ...

  3. Property - Hong Kong & China - OFFICE RENTALS

    Chinese cities weather property storm as vacancies climb above 30pc

    Posted Nov 12th 2014, 05:50am by Peggy Sito

    ... The mainland office market has been caught in a property storm with vacancy rates exceeding 30 per cent, but Pudong, in Shanghai, still enjoys a glint of sunshine. ...

  4. Sport - Racing

    Apologies, America: Sha Tin's 'all-weather track' is actually dirt

    Posted Oct 06th 2014, 08:43pm by Michael Cox

    ... a Twitter storm dubbed “all-weather gate” by one pundit, as some US form students were left stunned by the pioneering performance – thought to be his first on a dirt surface. Like it or loathe it, the inner track at Sha Tin is called the all-weather track (AWT). Its name is a misnomer in more ways than one. Like it or loathe, it the inner track at Sha Tin is called the all-weather track ...

  5. News - China - CHANGING FACES

    'I won't be a cicada in cold weather': outspoken official vows not to change

    Posted Oct 05th 2014, 05:38am by Alice Yan

    ... in cold weather' Unlike the bulk of mainland government officials, Liao Xinbo, 58, is never shy about expressing his opinions in public, even when they go against those of his bosses. ... and frank in talking about medical reform. I won't be like a cicada in cold weather or flatter the authorities. Most officials normally shun the media. Why are you so different? First of all, ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    'Umbrella revolution' weathers storm, and CY Leung admits protests set to last

    Posted Oct 01st 2014, 03:46am by Staff Reporters

    ... Staff Reporters No end in sight to demonstrations, chief executive admits; Beijing believes Hong Kong can handle situation on its own, says source Umbrella protesters weather the storm Thunder and rain failed to dent pro-democracy protests sweeping Hong Kong, as embattled Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying conceded the movement would "last for quite a long while". Big ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - CELEBRATION

    Bad weather likely to cast cloud over Mid-Autumn Festival, predicts Observatory

    Posted Sep 07th 2014, 10:46am by Ernest Kao

    ... Ernest Kao ernest.kao@scmp.com Observatory predicts moon will be hidden on wet, thundery day Bad weather likely to cast cloud over festival The weather doesn't seem to be playing along with Hongkongers celebrating the Mid-Autumn Festival and hoping for clear skies and a full moon tonight. The Observatory warned yesterday that cloudy, thundery weather, along with bouts ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - WEATHER

    Driest day in March for two decades

    Posted Mar 06th 2013, 12:00am by Danny Mok

    ... Hang and Tsing Yi, with multiple hourly readings of 12 per cent in the afternoon. Tsuen Wan experienced 13 per cent for several hours. Kok said it was normal for the weather to alternate ... are expected for the coming days, as the monsoon will moderate," Kok said. Hong Kong experienced unseasonably warm weather in February, with monthly rainfall well below the normal figure of 54.4 ...

  9. News - Hong Kong

    Weather website launched for the elderly

    Posted Dec 03rd 2012, 05:18pm by Jennifer Cheng

    ... Jennifer Cheng With winter’s chill setting in, the Hong Kong Observatory has launched a website tailor-made for older people, with a magnifying function for reading weather updates. ... website – elderly.weather.gov.hk or elderly.hko.gov.hk – features extra-large text and a magnifying function. When the weather turns cold or rainy, the site will display a warning and suggest ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - CLIMATE

    Hong Kong expecting a warmer, wetter winter with El Niño

    Posted Nov 22nd 2014, 04:36am by CHEUNG CHI-FAI

    ... with warming in the central Pacific Ocean. This prediction by the Observatory came as the city continued to break or approach weather records, including the most thunderstorm warnings, under ... millilitres," he said. He said they could not tell exactly how much warmer this winter would be than average, nor when the warmer weather would occur, adding that a warmer winter did not mean ...




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