Christine Loh

Christine Loh offers time frame for cleaner fuel law for ocean vessels

Christine Loh said people's health was a priority. Photo: David Wong

It will take several years for the government to introduce onshore electricity power facilities at the Kai Tak cruise terminal but a law requiring ocean-going vessels berthing at the city to use cleaner fuel can be in place next year at the earliest.

Monday, 21 January, 2013, 4:59am 1 comment

CY's double-talking outshines his good deeds

Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying. Photo: Nora Tam

And the winner is? Yes, it's time for Public Eye's annual Name and Shame Awards, now in its sixth year. Who best deserves our 2012 Shame on You Award? Many would say Chief Executive CY Leung for hiding and then lying about the illegal structures at his home.

2 Jan 2013 - 4:23pm 4 comments

Christine Loh blames poor air quality on past governments' passivity

Hong Kong's pollution remains a serious issue. Photo: Sam Tsang

Previous governments have been too passive in updating the city's air quality standards, Undersecretary for the Environment Christine Loh Kung-wai told lawmakers yesterday.

8 Dec 2012 - 4:10am 2 comments

Former 'baddest man on the planet' entertains CLSA

Goodbye to all that

When the word got around that CLSA had invited former heavyweight boxing champion Mike Tyson to head their keynote speakers at its investment forum, there were a few raised eyebrows. "What, they've invited a convicted rapist - why would they do that?" was not an uncommon reaction, even within CLSA, we hear. But it was riveting stuff.

13 Sep 2012 - 3:00am 1 comment

Lift plan a step forward for Hong Kong

Lift plan a step forward for Hong Kong

Walking unobstructed in the city should be a government policy goal. There is a strong case for catering to pedestrians because it significantly improves a community's quality of life.

It comes as a surprise, then, that the chief executive's plans to build lifts at footbridges and pedestrian subways have been criticised.

24 Aug 2012 - 3:08am

Bloomberg gets a taste of the Dalai Lama effect

A breath of fresh air

We hear that Bloomberg is paying the price for its examination, two months ago, of the wealth of the extended family of Xi Jinping, the man expected to be China's next president. None of the assets, which ran into hundreds of millions of US dollars, were linked to Xi, his wife or his daughter.

23 Aug 2012 - 1:24pm

Champagne moment for Christine Loh and Hong Kong

Hopefully the city can breathe more easily under the new administration.

Christine Loh was espied sipping champagne in the Hong Kong Club recently and this has set some tongues wagging that she has accepted C.Y. Leung's invitation to join his government as undersecretary for environment.

17 Aug 2012 - 5:58am

Loh a curious choice for government role but could make an impact in office

Loh a curious choice for government role but could make an impact in office

In a report commissioned by the international investment group CLSA on Hong Kong's new chief executive, Christine Loh Kung-wai outlined Leung Chun-ying's most pressing environmental challenges: he should look at how to manage waste, tackle the notorious air pollution and conserve nature, she wrote.

12 Aug 2012 - 11:57pm

Who said it?

I'm not afraid of anyone. I will fight for justice and a new Mongolia

Former President Nambar Enkhbayar, who was jailed for four years on corruption charges

Whatever question you ask me, I will say only 'no comment'

Think-tank chief Christine Loh Kung-wai, who is widely tipped to become the undersecretary for the environment

15 Aug 2012 - 11:01pm

Christine Loh poised for senior environment post

Environmental researcher and democracy activist Christine Loh Kung-wai is strongly tipped to become undersecretary for the environment.

Green activists welcomed the choice of the former lawmaker, but said she would have to quit her role as chief executive of public-policy think tank Civic Exchange if she joined the government to avoid a conflict of interest.

15 Aug 2012 - 10:58pm

Green agenda

A key election pledge by Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying was on nature conservation. This is the best articulated part of his manifesto relating to the environment and a subject on which he consulted widely.

27 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Earth's riches

Major UN gatherings are, of course, political shows, where governments state known positions. But they can still be useful because good ideas may influence the action of leaders.

The just-ended Rio+20 summit followed up on the ground-breaking Earth Summit held in the same city in 1992, which led to important accords on biodiversity and climate change.

29 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Tapping ideas

In January, the State Council promulgated its 'opinions' on implementing a strict water-resource management system, establishing limits on development, use and protection. All local authorities are to base their needs on, and act according to, water availability.

1 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Lane change

Chief executive-elect Leung Chun-ying has pledged to survey the use of sports facilities to ensure that they meet Hong Kong's needs, and create a new post of commissioner for sports.

4 May 2012 - 12:00am

Hard truth

China has substantially tightened its air quality standards because that is the way to drive improvements. Chinese scientists who advise the central authorities made this clear on Monday during a private briefing in Hong Kong.

20 Apr 2012 - 12:00am