artificial beach

Letters to the Editor, June 15, 2013

Barbarians and the Lions at Hong Kong Stadium. Photo: AP

Land exchange best hope for urban growth

I refer to Jake van der Kamp's column ("Land exchange is not the way forward", June 6) in reply to my letter ("Adopt land exchange for new town", June 5).

Saturday, 15 June, 2013, 1:53am

Letters to the Editor, January 10, 2013

Ban fishing at our marine parks. Photo: SCMP

Zero-waste target feasible for Hong Kong

I refer to the letter from Christine Loh, undersecretary for the environment ("Government plans to increase recycling rate and reduce waste", January 2), on waste and the need for additional landfills.

I hope she fully understands her role with regard to protection of our environment.

10 Jan 2013 - 4:58am

Letters to the Editor, December 31, 2012

More to be done to tackle Hong Kong's housing problem. Photo: Bloomberg

Flats initiative a short-term measure

I was delighted by the government's announcement on Monday, December 24, that it planned to boost land supply [in the coming quarter] for the construction of 3,000 new apartments.

7 May 2015 - 3:07pm 3 comments

Letters to the Editor, December 3, 2012

Protesters at a "Protect Lung Mei" rally. Photo: Sam Tsang

Air quality objectives are outdated

The government should implement new air quality standards as soon as possible.

7 May 2015 - 3:07pm

Activists raise alarm over toxins at Lung Mei site for artificial beach

Whelks with defective sex organs. Campaigners say the deformities were caused by pollutants at the proposed beach's site. Photo: K.Y. Cheng

Further doubts have been raised over the water quality near a proposed artificial beach in Tai Po after an environmental group found sea snails with defective sex organs - signalling the presence of a toxic chemical.

9 Nov 2012 - 2:00pm

What's being said on

On HK dropping in global survey of English proficiency:

Simon Li - It's already a common fact that the older generation speaks better English than the younger ones. Just ask the Western tourists in Hong Kong, they'll give you a very good picture. They all end up very surprised to find that the younger Hkers have a poorer grasp of English, until they find out the reason.

31 Oct 2012 - 2:40am

Balancing environment, development in new Tai Po beach

Lung Mei Beach in Tai Po, where a HK$200 million artificial public beach will be constructed. Photo: Nora Tam

The mixed reactions to Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying's decision to go ahead with his predecessor's plans to create an artificial public beach in an ecologically sensitive area in Tai Po are to be expected. For nature lovers, the 200-metre-long sandy beach at Lung Mei is no doubt a disaster to the endangered species found in its habitat.

31 Oct 2012 - 8:48am

Hong Kong officials defend artificial beach plan as 'win-win' amid criticism

Betty Fung (left), director of Leisure and Cultural Service; Tsang Tak-sing (centre), secretary for Home Affairs; and Christine Loh, Under Secretary for the Environment discuss the Ting Kok Coastal Conservation Plan. Photo: Felix Wong

The government on Thursday staged a high-profile defence against environmentalists who oppose the construction of an artificial beach on an ecologically rich shoreline in Tai Po. At a press conference chaired by Secretary for Home Affairs Tsang Tak-sing and Undersecretary for the Environment Christine Loh Kung-wai, the government vowed to create a “win-win” package – both a new beach and complete conservation of the surrounding environment.

25 Oct 2012 - 4:36pm 2 comments