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  1. Harbour use, not roads, must be the priority

    Posted Feb 07th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... out by the two government bureaus involved. What surprises those of us [town planners and others] involved in harbour issues is why the officials do not now follow their own guidelines. While ... on Central the words 'impractical and do not follow the common practice' occur again and again. The court's decision makes it imperative that, concerning the harbour, 'common ...

  2. Bridging the divide

    Posted Apr 22nd 2011, 12:00am

    ... cross to the western side at relatively low cost- and many drivers may well choose this option. One of the key issues with the planned bridge is the higher cost drivers will have to pay. We know how price-sensitive drivers are. Just look at Hong Kong's three cross-harbour tunnels. The Western Harbour Tunnel costs more and it's the least used- indeed, it is underused. ...

  3. When love crosses borders

    Posted Oct 08th 2005, 12:00am by Jean Nicol

    ... as western, says pollster Wang Xiaodong. But what he calls 'reverse racism' is strongest among those in their 30s and older- they would look up to the older, high-flying, comparatively ... mainland-Hong Kong marriages as part of the process of Hong Kong-China reunion; the intimate manifestation of homogenisation. Marriages between westerners and Hongkongers are the equivalent ...

  4. Talkback

    Posted May 05th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... by shorter queues and balanced tunnel flows without paying much more. In the longer term, the Cross-Harbour Tunnel and east-to-west Kowloon bottlenecks must be cured by extra road capacity. There is simply no reason to hold off until 2010 or later. Ken Mo, Castle Peak Why not just increase the Cross-Harbour Tunnel toll to the same amount as the eastern and western tunnels? Another option ...

  5. Disabled drivers demand more allowances

    Posted Mar 17th 2008, 12:00am by Agnes Lam

    ... for using tunnels that are privately owned, such as the Eastern Harbour Tunnel and Western Harbour Tunnel. The fees for these tunnels are so expensive and we can now only use the Cross-Harbour ...

  6. Diversity in the heart of Europe

    Posted Jun 22nd 2007, 12:00am by Nick Walker

    ... Luxembourgers. Well-integrated foreign residents and cross-border workers account for much of the active population. More than 150 nationalities have made their homes in Luxembourg. The main communities ...

  7. Cross-strait operation smashes prostitution rings

    Posted Aug 08th 2012, 12:00am

    ... to have made more than NT$30 million (HK$7.9 million), raking in more than NT$570,000 in July alone, mainland police said. The crackdown was hailed as a milestone in cross-strait co-operation ...

  8. Time for right-of-abode restrictions to be eased

    Posted Dec 11th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... their other halves on the island. The system has been deliberately designed to deter, rather than invite, mainlanders seeking family reunion in Taiwan. However, the thaw in cross-strait relations has ... for foreigners- especially westerners- to come and work in Hong Kong, Taiwan and Macau than our mainland cousins. For example, our city's immigration scheme for quality mainland migrants has tougher ...

  9. Events

    Posted Oct 26th 2011, 12:00am

    ... management'. Jockey Club House. Hong Kong Securities Institute lunch: 'The shape of banks to come'. 3rd Cross-straits Pension System Forum Seeking Innovative Solutions. Harbour Grand Hong ... in the new world of work'. Kinwick Centre, Central. Macau: 3rd Cross-straits Pension System Forum Seeking Innovative Solutions. University of Macau. Friday, October 28: British Chamber ...

  10. Europe feels the pain Asia once endured

    Posted May 08th 2012, 12:00am

    ... are the same type of counterproductive and inhumane medicine- dispensed by Western institutions such as the International Monetary Fund- that prolonged and worsened the Asian financial crisis more than ... The barely reported pogroms against ethnic Chinese in Indonesia during the 1998 riots- in a country that has long harboured anti-Chinese racism- were at least partly provoked by the IMF measures ...




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