Albert Lai

Tencent silences online bridge debate

A website set up by a mainland-based internet company on which Civic Party vice-chairman Albert Lai Kwong-tak debated Hong Kong issues, including the court case that has delayed the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau bridge, has been shut down barely two days after it opened.

Friday, 27 May, 2011, 12:00am

I won't be deterred, vows green crusader

The man in the eye of the storm over the delay to the massive Pearl River Delta bridge project remains unrepentant, unfazed at being singled out as an opponent of development and integration with the mainland.

21 May 2011 - 12:00am

Centre struggles to find funding for reconstruction work

Dawn Island, a government-subvented drug rehabilitation centre that has served Hong Kong for more than 30 years, is struggling to come up with the cash for vital reconstruction work.

26 Jul 2009 - 12:00am

Concern at prospect of official being picked to run cultural district

Concern has been expressed at the possibility of an official heading the West Kowloon Cultural District.

According to the ordinance proposed for forming the authority, the authority's board, to comprise no more than 20 members, will be led by a chairman who may or may not be a government official. All members will be appointed by the chief executive.

1 Feb 2008 - 12:00am

HK delegates to bring home lessons of climate change

The Hong Kong civil society delegation certainly made itself heard at the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, now being held in Bali.

9 Dec 2007 - 12:00am

In Brief

Kitty Hawk's entry into harbour delayed by 'technical issues'

22 Nov 2007 - 12:00am

Tamar winner picked, but is it public's choice?

Government panel selects arch design for its new offices

The towering, arch-shaped design known as The Door has been chosen from four contenders for the Hong Kong government's new headquarters on the harbourfront at Tamar - though it may not have been the option most popular with the public.

18 Jul 2007 - 12:00am

Council accuses Tsang of downgrade

New chairman 'blow' to sustainability group

Chief Executive Donald Tsang Yam-kuen has infuriated members of the Council for Sustainable Development by giving it an independent chairman in place of outgoing Chief Secretary Rafael Hui Si-yan.

1 Jul 2007 - 12:00am

Outspoken members dumped as advisory board restructured

The government's advisory body on strategic development has been radically restructured, with specialist sub-committees being removed and the number of members cut from 152 to 67.

28 Jun 2007 - 12:00am

HKU opts to fully preserve historic water treatment works on new campus

The University of Hong Kong will preserve an historic industrial building in Pok Fu Lam despite earlier plans to demolish it to make way for a HK$2.5 billion campus.

7 Mar 2007 - 12:00am

More public say urged over town planning

More direct public participation in town planning policy is needed to resolve the long-standing preservation disputes, conservationists suggested in an open forum yesterday.

15 Jan 2007 - 12:00am

Time to penalise power firms: official

Proposal to reduce returns on assets a more powerful way to encourage emission cuts, forum told

The government proposes lowering the permitted rate of return on assets - including those installed to reduce emissions - for power companies because the existing rate is not working as an incentive to reduce pollutants, a senior environmental official said yesterday.

25 Apr 2006 - 12:00am

Harbour plan needs 'tripartite support'

Meeting told all sectors need to work together

The harbour controversy shows just how difficult it is to achieve an ideal three-way partnership between government, business and the public on key issues, a conference heard yesterday.

Harbour activist Albert Lai Kwong-tak said a genuine tripartite partnership required participation on an equal footing and synergy.

7 Apr 2006 - 12:00am

Grim picture on emission controls

Green groups have warned a meeting of the Legislative Council environmental affairs panel that Hong Kong's power companies still have a long way to go towards meeting a 2010 target of reducing air pollutants.

28 Mar 2006 - 12:00am

Activists step up harbour site fight, and win new allies

Activists have taken another step in their efforts to stop a forest of skyscrapers sprouting on the North Point waterfront, and won the support of a leading pro-government legislator.

Choy So-yuk, chairman of the Legislative Council's environmental affairs panel, said she would organise a petition in North Point to support calls for rezoning.

2 Aug 2005 - 12:00am