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Central and Western District

Review puts pressure on candidates

The chief executive's decision to create an independent committee to review the code of conduct for top politicians will put more pressure on the two leading candidates vying to be his successor to state their positions on disclosure laws.

Sunday, 26 February, 2012, 12:00am

Handful of century-old businesses show their staying power

In the age of 'here today, gone tomorrow' start-ups, it is a miracle that any Hong Kong companies have survived for more than 100 years.

But according to the Hong Kong General Chamber of Commerce there are about 20 century-old companies in the city. The South China Morning Post, established in 1903, is one of them.

31 May 2011 - 12:00am

Waiting may be over at grave of an unsung hero

Yeung Hing-on understands well the meaning of the saying: 'Better late than never.'

Yeung, a nephew of assassinated revolutionary Yeung Kui-wan, has waited years for the government to honour a pledge it made in 2004 that a commemorative plaque would be placed on his uncle's grave by 2005.

6 Apr 2011 - 12:00am


Public rejects over-engineered paths and parks

I read with interest Mark Peaker's letter ('Pointless Old Peak Road wall would block a lovely view', May 3) opposing the government's third attempt to build barriers on Old Peak Road path.

7 May 2010 - 12:00am

Step aboard the Art Tram for an aesthetic trundle along HK Island

Art jam: where a bunch of people get together, with or without talent, and daub paint on a canvas.

Art spam: where galleries send lots of e-mails about exhibitions.

Art cam: Black and white arty film

Art ham: arty pig with a beret

11 Mar 2009 - 12:00am

What handover? No one told the police website

Hong Kong's police force has had a long and glorious history. But if you'd read the police website's history section - before the force pulled it yesterday - you would have thought it ended in 1997, with British forces still patrolling the border with 'China'.

There was nothing in the section to indicate it had been updated since the handover.

14 Sep 2008 - 12:00am

Mid-Levels residents denounce police station tower plan

More than 80 Mid-Levels residents took to the streets yesterday to protest against Jockey Club plans for a 160-metre transparent tower over the historic Central Police Station.

6 Apr 2008 - 12:00am

Escalator plan in Western under attack

Councillor criticises design of link; residents say it's a waste of money

The design of an escalator link to be built along one of Hong Kong's steepest streets is causing controversy.

The proposed 100-metre escalator on Centre Street in Sai Ying Pun would run between Third Street and Bonham Road. Construction is expected to last two years from mid-2009.

27 Dec 2007 - 12:00am

Shop around for your dream space

While many of us may dream of becoming the next king of Lan Kwai Fong, there is only one at the moment, Allan Zeman, who made an early investment in a forgotten area of Central and turned it into an empire of eateries and bars.

21 Nov 2007 - 12:00am

Developers accused of abusing law

Planners fear judicial reviews will mean more unsightly projects

Members of the Town Planning Board fear developers will increasingly abuse the legal system by seeking judicial reviews to push through their projects.

They raised their concerns yesterday after the High Court gave the green light to a high-rise development in Mid-Levels.

16 Nov 2007 - 12:00am

Activists urge police site be withdrawn

Conservationists have called for a former police married quarters site in Central to be withdrawn from the land sale programme while its archaeological significance is determined.

They say there are signs that remains of the 19th-century Government Central School could have been unearthed on the Hollywood Road site during recent excavations by government archaeologists.

17 Sep 2007 - 12:00am

Other hopefuls still planning to run

With a contest between two prominent former government officials expected in the Legislative Council by-election, other hopefuls are still attempting to join the field.

In the government-friendly camp, Christopher Chung Shu-kun of the Democratic Alliance for the Betterment and Progress of Hong Kong is seeking his party's support to run.

12 Sep 2007 - 12:00am

District gets its first community library

Central and Western District has its first community library and two more could be open in three months.

The library, in Hollywood Road, is one of more than 20 set up under a scheme started by the Leisure and Cultural Services Department in 2005.

22 Aug 2007 - 12:00am

Black spots named in pedestrian safety review

The Transport Department has identified dozens of black spots where the risk to pedestrians involving reversing vehicles is high.

Following a series of fatal accidents last year in which pedestrians were killed by trucks reversing in narrow streets or cul de sacs, the government and district councils launched a road safety review.

6 Feb 2007 - 12:00am


'Hong Kong culture will one day die in their hands.'

Central and Western district councillor Kam Nai-wai criticising administrative officers after the Food and Environmental Hygiene Department refused to allow the 80-year-old Man Yuen noodle stall on Elgin Street to stay open after its licensee died on May 6. The Hong Kong Heritage Museum plans to acquire items from the stall

13 Aug 2005 - 12:00am