Why are London barristers calling Hong Kong Treasure Island?

A burning issue on hold

We hear that the prosecutions division has agreed to record-breaking fees for British barrister David Perry QC, Joseph Tse SC and a team of junior barristers to prosecute next year's corruption trial of Rafael Hui Si-yan, Raymond Kwok Ping-luen and Thomas Kwok Ping-kwong,

Thursday, 11 April, 2013, 5:02am 3 comments

Hong Kong cannot continue with its wasteful ways

Landfill in Tseung Kwan O. Hong Kong's three landfills will reach capacity in 2019. Photo: Sam Tsang

With our three landfills reaching capacity in 2019, the waste management strategies that successive governments have raised, but failed to implement, can no longer be ignored. Each is controversial, which is why the problem has been passed from one administration to the next. But Leung realises that time is running out and he has hard choices to make. Protracted argument and debate are no longer options.

28 Jan 2013 - 3:04am 1 comment

Hong Kong to spend HK$31b to solve waste crisis

Trucks at the South East New Territories Landfill at Tseung Kwan O - now further landfill expansion is being planned. Photo: Dickson Lee

Hong Kong will spend at least HK$31 billion on waste-handling infrastructure in the next seven years, it was revealed yesterday.

22 Jan 2013 - 8:40am 4 comments

Panyu presses on with incinerator plans

Nearly three years after plans to build an incinerator in Guangzhou's Panyu district triggered massive protests, authorities have invited tenders to build the plant in a different part of the district.

12 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Stink of Guangzhou garbage plan refuses to go away

Hundreds of residents of Qingyuan and Guangzhou took to the streets on June 10 to protest against a plan to build a garbage incinerator in Guangzhou's Huadu district, close to Qingyuan.

7 Jul 2012 - 12:00am


In defence of challenging rubber stamp

I take issue with Louisa Chan's views in her letter ('Bad influence on younger generation', June 10).

15 Jun 2012 - 12:00am


Ageism still exists in HK workplace

I refer to the report ('Population ageing faster, panel says', May 31) and how it will likely affect Hong Kong's productivity.

7 Jun 2012 - 12:00am


HKU should encourage bicycle use

I am writing to express my disappointment with my experience of riding a bicycle to the University of Hong Kong.

As a nearby resident on Robinson Road, and possessing a library card, I often go to HKU's libraries.

I prefer riding my bike since it is faster than walking or waiting for a bus.

10 May 2012 - 12:00am

Recycling the key to waste policy

The outgoing government has bowed to political reality by abandoning its request for financing for a controversial waste incinerator at the first legislative hurdle- an environmental panel of lawmakers. Incoming chief executive Leung Chun-ying had already pre-empted the plan by vowing to review the role of incineration in a waste-disposal strategy.

24 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

Two ways to burn our trash, both with flaws

In its quest to build an incinerator to help dispose of Hong Kong's rubbish, the government has opted for tried-and-tested over state-of-the-art.

22 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

Minister throws down incineration challenge

Lawmakers opposing the government's waste incineration plans owed the public an explanation on why a city facing a mounting waste crisis must wait longer for a solution - and should offer their practical alternatives - the environment minister says.

20 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

Funding call for waste burner

The environment minister is in last-ditch lobbying to reverse opposition to his bureau's request for HK$15 billion to build a waste incinerator - a plan about which even pro-government lawmakers have reservations.

19 Apr 2012 - 12:00am


Turn HK into magnet for young talent

To people who have been following the city competitiveness league tables, it is hardly surprising that Singapore has again beaten Hong Kong overall ('HK workforce ranked 'best in Asia'', March 14).

Reportedly, our incoming chief executive, Leung Chun-ying, will learn about Singapore's formula for success.

18 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

Rocket science of solution to waste problem entails melding of minds

Edwin Lau Che-feng of Friends of the Earth ('Costly incinerator will be a waste of money', April 2), suggests that dealing with our waste problem is not rocket science. If it were that easy, a solution would be in place by now.

14 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

Incinerator will meet the world's most stringent green operating standards

I refer to the article by Edwin Lau Che-feng, of Friends of the Earth ('Costly incinerator will be a waste of money', April 2).

10 Apr 2012 - 12:00am