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  1. Higher tolls prove a drag on western tunnel

    Posted Nov 02nd 2004, 12:00am by Martin Wong, Patsy Moy

    ... Martin Wong and Patsy Moy As traffic volumes stay low, the government is urged to take over its management The Western Harbour Tunnel has remained underused, not helped by higher tolls, while congestion in the other two tunnels has increased. The situation has prompted a legislator to call on the government to take over its management. In July, the private Western Harbour ...

  2. News - Asia - OBITUARY

    Yoga guru BKS Iyengar helped share ancient Indian practice with the world

    Posted Aug 20th 2014, 09:39pm by AFP

    ... in a cross-legged pose for a 2001 report on the explosion in yoga's popularity. Critics say the global expansion of yoga into Western gyms and fitness centres has taken the practice too far from its ... who helped take the ancient Indian spiritual practice to the rest of the world, died yesterday aged 95, his website said. Iyengar started his yoga school in 1973 in the western city of Pune, ...

  3. News - World - UKRAINE

    Shelling kills 1 in Donetsk as Russian aid convoy heads to Ukraine border

    Posted Aug 14th 2014, 10:12pm by Reuters

    ... Ukraine, where the main city is held by the separatists. Russia's Foreign Ministry said there were 262 vehicles in the convoy, including about 200 trucks carrying aid. The pro-Western Kiev ... with tanks, missiles and other heavy military equipment. In Geneva, a spokeswoman for the International Committee of the Red Cross, which would be responsible for distributing the aid in Ukraine, ...

  4. News - World - UKRAINE

    Ukrainian guards inspect aid convoy as Russia masses armour near border

    Posted Aug 15th 2014, 05:40pm by Reuters

    ... vehicles massed on Friday near the border with Ukraine, while Ukrainian border guards crossed the frontier to inspect a huge Russian aid convoy. Kiev has said the humanitarian aid might be used ... on Thursday night. The Guardian reported on Friday that its reporter had seen several APCs crossing the border with Ukraine. Asked about the report, a Ukrainian military spokesman, Oleksiy ...

  5. Return of trucks likely to increase congestion

    Posted May 07th 2005, 12:00am by Elaine Wu

    ... at the Easter Harbour Tunnel. There was little traffic congestion at the Cross-Harbour Tunnel even during evening rush hour, transport officials said. Traffic flow was down 2 per cent at the Cross-Harbour Tunnel and 3 per cent at the Western Harbour Tunnel. The Eastern Harbour Tunnel, which raised its toll on Sunday, recorded a drop of 23 per cent in vehicles. A Transport Department ...

  6. Turmoil throws up solutions to crossings

    Posted Oct 23rd 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... conveniently located Cross Harbour Tunnel charges the lowest tolls, passage fees at the commercially operated eastern and western crossings are higher despite being less accessible. As a result ... solution to cross-harbour traffic congestion. While acknowledging public concern, Donald Tsang Yam-kuen said we should not underestimate the complexity of the problem. A major cause of traffic ...

  7. Corrections & clarifications

    Posted Sep 28th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... In yesterday's front-page story 'Drivers could be spared Eastern crossing toll rise' it was stated that Citic Pacific is the largest shareholder in the Western Harbour ... in the Western Harbour Tunnel. We apologise for the error. ...

  8. Harbour choice

    Posted Oct 26th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... if the Central traffic issue is to be solved, it has to be done by reviewing all existing infrastructure, from the underused Western tunnel to the overused Cross Harbour tunnel. There are far more ... It was almost moving to read David Akers-Jones' candid letter headlined 'Harbour pride' (October 22), encouraging more harbour reclamation to beautify the present setting ...


    China hit by Western military moves in Africa, says Academy of Social Sciences report

    Posted Jul 23rd 2014, 04:49am by Teddy Ng

    ... counter China in Africa' China's involvement in Africa will face complications despite pouring in billions in investment and aid because Western nations are stepping up their military ... proactive in establishing its presence in Africa over the past decade, but would face more resistance from Western nations which had been keeping a "close watch" on China's activities ...




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