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Strategic dialogue for China and South Korea

Monday, 26 November, 2012, 2:58am

The poor needs the gift of light

Technology moves fast. But often the impetus to make it work for social ends lags behind. In an attempt to relate how far technology can come in a short time, I often tell my children the story of when my father first experienced the power of electric light.

7 Nov 2012 - 1:59am

Stunned New York still not ready to host marathon

The famed New York marathon slated for today has been cancelled in the face of a rising death toll, crippled city infrastructure and widespread fuel shortages inflicted by Hurricane Sandy.

Even though electricity finally returned to swathes of the city, other parts are still struggling to recover from the devastation that killed at least 95 people in 15 states and in Canada.

4 Nov 2012 - 3:21am

Letters to the Editor, September 28, 2012

Return Diaoyu Islands to which China?

Several letters and articles have been published in the South China Morning Post criticising the destructive and violent nature of the demonstrations on the mainland over the disputed Diaoyu/Senkaku Islands.

28 Sep 2012 - 1:50am

Rail freight and electricity data can be misleading

I blame Li Keqiang.

When he was party boss of Liaoning province, the favourite to succeed Wen Jiabao as premier said he didn't trust official economic data.

The figures for gross domestic product, he dismissed as "man-made".

3 Sep 2012 - 9:23pm

Hong Kong should let market forces keep the price of its electricity down

I would be delighted to be paying the proposed new CLP Power tariff of 101.1 cents per kilowatt-hour for my electricity. I would still have been happy to pay its original proposed tariff of 102.8 cents.

29 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

Tenant paid too much for five years

Another serviced apartment operator has been accused of breaching its contract with one of the city's power suppliers by reselling electricity to its tenants.

Takan Lodge, a 46-flat property in Wan Chai developed by Takshing Investment, has recently refunded HK$4,895 to a tenant for overpaid electricity fees going back five years.

26 Sep 2011 - 12:00am

Summer heat means big bills for cage dwellers

Utility bills for partitioned flat and cage home dwellers are 50 per cent higher than average in the summer, a survey found.

That's because residents need to wash more clothes, and use more showers and air-conditioning, according to the Society for Community Organisation.

8 Aug 2011 - 12:00am