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Letters to the Editor, May 15, 2013

Hong Kong's landfills are nearing capacity. Photo: AFP

No truth in report of deal

Referring to your Lai See column entitled "Henry Tang buys historic property in Australia" (May 14), I want to clarify that there is not a shred of truth in the story.

Wednesday, 15 May, 2013, 3:06am

'Community kitchens' to serve unused food to needy

A community kitchen in Chai Wan operated by charity Food Angel. Food for Good plans to open its own. Photo: David Wong

"Community kitchens" will be set up around the city to serve the needy using foods unused by catering outlets, the new chairman of Food for Good, Professor Joe Leung Cho-bun, said.

6 May 2013 - 8:45am

Letters to the Editor, May 5, 2013

Zhang Dejiang feels Hong Kong is losing its edge. Photo: Xinhua

I read with interest what Zhang Dejiang, No 3 on the Communist Party's seven-man Politburo Standing Committee, said to the Business and Professionals Alliance delegation in Beijing on April 27. Wang said, "Hong Kong's competitive edge is weakening and will fade away if the city does not put its focus on economic development."

5 May 2013 - 2:51am 1 comment

Letters to the Editor, April 29, 2013

Green schemes are thriving in estates. Photo: K. Y. Cheng

The Housing Authority has in fact undertaken various waste recycling initiatives in recent years and is committed to reducing waste in its public housing estates through different waste recycling and education programmes.

29 Apr 2013 - 2:06am

Dealing with Hong Kong's food waste

Food is sorted and placed into a machine that makes compost. Photos: Warton Li, May Tse

It's telling that when a district scheme to recycle food waste succeeds beyond expectations, the organisers still struggle with excess.

22 Apr 2013 - 9:13am

Letters to the Editor, April 18, 2013

Live poultry should still be sold at markets. Photo: Bloomberg

A subsidy from the government's Environment and Conservation Fund, a pilot food waste recycling scheme has been established, and my apartment in Discovery Bay is one of the participants.

18 Apr 2013 - 3:18am 4 comments

Letters to the Editor, March 15, 2013

Protest over Baptist University land plan. Photo: David Wong

I think there is a demand in Hong Kong for the development of a Chinese medical hospital on land next to the Baptist University's Kowloon Tong campus ("University gains Legco support over land use", March 12).

15 Mar 2013 - 4:48am 2 comments

Letters to the Editor, March 9, 2013

Old factories can be converted into flats. Photo: Edward Wong

My father is a dementia patient who cannot recognise people or his surroundings. As we never let him hold any cash or an Octopus card, we have discovered a disturbing fact; Hong Kong's public transport system allows people without the ability to care for themselves to travel long distances without paying fares.

9 Mar 2013 - 2:31am 1 comment

City Digest, February 4, 2013

Food and health secretary Dr Ko Wing-man said yesterday the supply of fresh beef from the mainland was steady, amid concerns over the rising price of the meat. 

4 Feb 2013 - 4:40am

China's new austerity is catching on

A waiter stands next to a table prepared for an official banquet on the eve of the 60th anniversary of the founding of the People's Republic of China. Photo: AFP

Xi Jinping's down-to-earth style has gone down well with the public, especially his crackdown on the over-the-top working style of officials, with its pomp and ceremony, waste and extravagance and lavish banquets - part of the new leadership's drive against official corruption.

2 Feb 2013 - 2:04am

China Digest, January 28, 2013

A woman was hit and killed by a train while crossing railroad tracks near the Lishui Bridge subway station in Beijing on Saturday, The Beijing News reports.

28 Jan 2013 - 5:59am

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

Hong Kong will still need landfills

Tseung Kwan O Landfill. Photo: Sam Tsang

I refer to two letters on December 13 on waste charging, from Tony Henderson ("Solid waste charge should be last resort") and Karina Chow ("New policy could face stiff resistance").

Let me first deal with the range of measures to provide a fuller picture of our waste strategy.

2 Jan 2013 - 4:46am 2 comments

Letters to the Editor, December 21, 2012

HMS Chatham during the handover. Photo: Martin Chan

The advocacy group Hong Kong Alternatives is concerned about revised plans for a hotel at the West Kowloon Cultural District. In the cultural hub authority's widely publicised architectural layouts as of September last year, the proposed hotel was meant to be no more than five storeys, which would mean it would be around 20 to 30 metres high.

21 Dec 2012 - 1:34am 4 comments

Letters to the Editor, December 14, 2012

The West Wing has symbolic importance. Photo: David Wong

Risky MPF scheme should be optional

The whole idea of the Mandatory Provident Fund (MPF) scheme is to enable people to save for retirement.

These are, in effect, old-age savings and if they are lost due to speculation or the volatility of financial markets, then surely that defeats the purpose and logic of the scheme.

14 Dec 2012 - 3:08am