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  1. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Smog in Pearl River Delta 'worse than in Beijing'

    Posted Feb 21st 2013, 12:00am by LO WEI, Agence France-Presse

    ... Shoe and cosmetic factories the main factors behind higher levels of dangerous organic compounds, says mainland dust expert Pollutants in the Pearl River Delta are more dangerous than those choking the capital because they contain higher levels of hazardo ...

  2. Corrections & clarifications

    Posted Feb 15th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The picture captioned 'Pan Wei' accompanying the feature, 'A grown-up debate about democracy... in Hong Kong', on page 11 of the February 13 edition of the Sunday Morning Post was not that of Professor Pan Wei, director of the Centre for Chinese and Global Affairs at Peking University. We apologise for the error. ...

  3. Flights to London affected by heavy snow

    Posted Dec 20th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Lo Wei Thirteen flights between Hong Kong and London were affected by heavy snow and adverse weather conditions in London yesterday, the Airport Authority said. Seven flights due to arrive in Hong Kong from London were cancelled, along with six outbound flights to London. Twelve flights from Europe to Hong Kong and four outbound flights to Europe were delayed. Travellers are advised ...

  4. Hongkongers split over 2023 hosting bid

    Posted Nov 01st 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Lo Wei Hongkongers remain divided about whether the city should bid to host the 2023 Asian Games. A survey found 48 per cent supported the idea, but 39 per cent were against it. Of 483 Hongkongers aged 18 to 45 interviewed by the Hong Kong Youth Association in October, 56 per cent said the proposed budget of HK$40 billion was too high and would cost the project their support. ...

  5. United front in war on rhino trade

    Posted Aug 08th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Lo Wei wei.lo@scmp.com The South African government has identified Hong Kong as a partner to help stop wildlife smuggling and illegal killing after one of the world's largest seizures of rhino horn was made in the city. A South African delegation is visiting the city for talks on technology sharing and training of law-enforcement officers to combat the illegal trade. 'Our ...

  6. Don's 'dogs' jibe outrageous, official says

    Posted Feb 16th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Lo Wei wei.lo@scmp.com The government has responded for the first time to disparaging comments about Hongkongers by Peking University professor Kong Qingdong, calling his remarks 'outrageous' and 'abusive'. Kong called Hongkongers 'running dogs for the British government' on an internet talk show on January 19 in reaction to an incident on the MTR in which ...

  7. Hong Kong is the best city to live in, new ranking system finds

    Posted Jul 04th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Lo Wei Wei.lo@scmp.com Hong Kong is the world's best city to live in, edging out Amsterdam and Osaka, according to a new ranking method that has won a competition among systems for measuring liveability. The Best City Contest, organised by the Economist Intelligence Unit and the BuzzData software firm, drew 27 entries that expanded on the unit's own liveability index ...

  8. Ferries threat to dolphins, study finds

    Posted Jun 06th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Lo Wei Wei.lo@scmp.com Boat traffic and underwater noise in Hong Kong waters is proving too much for Chinese white dolphins, and has steadily driven down their numbers over the past decade, according to a study released yesterday. The Hong Kong Dolphin Conservation Society report found the drop in numbers was especially marked in 2003/04 and 2007/08- falling 23 per cent ...

  9. Performance artist sees the world upside down

    Posted Mar 15th 2006, 12:00am by Celia Yu

    ... Celia Yu Performance artist Li Wei's world was turned upside down yesterday when he was dangled by a crane over the harbour near the Royal Hong Kong Yacht Club. Dressed in shorts and T-shirt, and with wires attached to his shoes and waist, he was lowered head first into the water, where he wriggled like a hooked fish before being raised. 'It is not as dangerous as it looks ...

  10. We're too fat and don't get enough sleep, Hongkongers say

    Posted Sep 06th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Lo Wei wei.lo@scmp.com Most Hong Kong people believe they don't get enough sleep and are too fat, a new survey has found. Less than one in five people say they sleep for long enough, according to the survey by American International Assurance. Meanwhile, 70 per cent think they need to lose weight. On average, Hong Kong people sleep 6.6 hours a night but say they would like ...




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