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  1. Tunnel toll rise 'best way to beat congestion'

    Posted Mar 29th 2005, 12:00am by Elaine Wu

    ... Planning expert feels government will not act for fear of Legco backlash Raising tolls for the Cross-Harbour Tunnel is the best way to deal with the worsening traffic congestion, experts ... on the type of vehicle, with car tolls jumping from $15 to $25. The Western Harbour Tunnel charges private cars a $37 toll and taxis $35. Other options being considered include lengthening the tunnel ...

  2. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Let government run Hong Kong's transport system

    Posted Feb 15th 2013, 12:00am by Albert Cheng

    ... traffic. Based on these facts, a more effective option would be to increase tolls for the central tunnel and reduce charges at the western crossing. The Western Harbour Tunnel is designed for use ... Albert Cheng Albert Cheng says the plan to tweak cross-harbour tunnel tolls won't alleviate the jams, and advocates nationalising the transport system Government should ...

  3. News - Asia - MARITIME DISPUTES

    Vietnam tests hi-tech submarines as navy expansion gives China food for thought

    Posted Sep 08th 2014, 12:19pm

    ... From the sheltered harbour of Cam Ranh Bay – home to a massive US military base during the Vietnam war – the first two submarines have recently been sighted plying the Vietnamese coast ... South China Sea island chain, the Paracels, after a naval showdown with the then South Vietnam in 1974. Former Western submariners watching developments said they were impressed ...

  4. News - China

    China’s antitrust crackdown threatens a more hostile climate for Western businesses

    Posted Aug 12th 2014, 10:48pm by Bloomberg

    ... Bloomberg China's antitrust crackdown on firms including technology and car companies may presage a more hostile climate for Western businesses Foreign companies feel the squeeze ... "Fears that China, once the hottest growth market for Western firms, is turning chillier are totally misplaced," Xinhua said in an unsigned commentary on July 30. "No company is allowed ...

  5. Western tunnel tolls are going up, despite low usage

    Posted Jul 03rd 2004, 12:00am by Joseph Lo

    ... Western tunnel, which was opened in 1997, has been underused mainly because of competition from the government-operated Cross Harbour Tunnel between Hunghom and Wan Chai, which charges much less. ... Joseph Lo Drivers will pay up to $15 more from tomorrow, taxis exempt Trips through the already underused Western Harbour Tunnel are about to get dearer for most drivers. From tomorrow, ...

  6. Time to end gridlock on tunnel traffic

    Posted Jan 05th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Heated debates have gone on for years about how to equalise traffic across all three cross-harbour tunnels. Yet virtually each day, most cars still gravitate towards the Cross-Harbour Tunnel between Causeway Bay and Hung Hom as it charges the lowest tolls. The price differences are simply too great for most motorists to ignore. Now, the Western Harbour Tunnel between Western ...

  7. Business - Companies - LOGISTICS

    China Merchants lands Lanka contract

    Posted Sep 17th 2014, 11:13am by Benjamin Robertson

    ... with the Sri Lanka Ports Authority and China Harbour Engineering Company. The two Chinese partners will invest a combined HK$3 billion into the project in return for a 64.98 per cent stake, according ...

  8. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Hong Kong government's asset hoarding leaves society poorer

    Posted Sep 07th 2014, 03:56am by Philip Bowring

    ... and subsidise the airline industry. Highways and tunnels are other examples of undervalued and underpriced assets- the Cross-Harbour Tunnel in particular. Private vehicle users are getting a cheap ride ... to expand. In 2016, it will regain control of the Eastern Harbour Tunnel and almost certainly subsidise the grossly over-budget, never economic high-speed rail. So, legislators, take Wong's ...

  9. Lifestyle - Arts & Culture

    Modern Western art curator Paul Moorhouse tells how he was won over by contemporary Chinese works

    Posted May 11th 2014, 04:08pm by Fionnuala McHugh

    ... Fionnuala McHugh Western art expert Paul Moorhouse has been won over by contemporary Chinese works, writesFionnuala McHugh Journey to the East Paul Moorhouse is a curator at London's ... Caro, Bert Irvin- have more personal relevance. Moorhouse has had a long association with, and intellectual passion for, modern Western artists. Art is a language. It has to convey significance ...

  10. News - World - UKRAINE

    Russian military sources say soldiers crossed Ukraine border ‘by accident’

    Posted Aug 26th 2014, 05:12pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Moscow Russian military sources quoted by state agencies on Tuesday said that Russian troops captured by Kiev and shown on Ukrainian television had crossed the border accidentally. “The soldiers were really taking part in patrolling a section of the Russian-Ukrainian border, they crossed it most likely by accident, on an unequipped, unmarked section,” ...




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