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  • Jul 10, 2014
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Lung Mei beach

A controversial proposal to turn, by 2015, a stretch of coastline near Tai Po, in the New Territories, into a 200-metre-long artificial public beach. Hong Kong Chief Executive Leung Chung-ying gave the plan the go-ahead in October 2012, but environmentalists and green groups argue the project is a disaster for the 200 marine and bird species inhabiting the area. 

 

Activist puts case for artificial beach review

A green activist has asked the High Court to adopt "heightened scrutiny" of a government decision to build a beach in Tai Po that she says is likely to endanger the life of a rare seahorse.

Tuesday, 13 August, 2013, 3:53am

Lung Mei activist confident on judicial review for artificial beach plan

The first hearing for a judicial review request over the government’s decision to allow an artificial beach near Tai Po is to begin as early as Monday morning, says an activist group.

9 Aug 2013 - 3:52am

Lung Mei beach plan fought on ecological grounds

Ho Loy, a member of the Save Lung Mei Alliance, filed a notice with the High Court seeking a judicial review of the government's decision to allow the building of the Lung Mei beach on the grounds of a flawed environmental impact assessment.

16 Jun 2013 - 6:42am

Green groups seek judicial review over artificial beach

Conservationists will seek a judicial review in their latest effort to block a man-made beach project at Tai Po after the government rejected their arguments that the environmental impact report was misleading.

11 May 2013 - 5:16am

Government accused of misleading claims on seawater hygiene

Campaigners fighting plans to build a man-made beach at Tolo Harbour say official data shows the water in the area is still unfit for swimming.

An indication of the actual situation came to light only after they put pressure on the government to release the hidden figures behind its announcement last month that tests showed "an improving trend".

26 Mar 2013 - 4:50am

Letters to the Editor, February 12, 2013

Religion is probably not the first thing that comes to mind for most people when thinking of Hong Kong. But for the three of us, as leaders in our respective religious communities, religion defines Hong Kong.

12 Feb 2013 - 2:45am

Month's reprieve for campaign to save Lung Mei beach

Environment officials have extended the deadline for campaigners against a man-made beach project in Tai Po to submit evidence to back up their claims that precious marine life would be put at risk.

The protesters are fighting to stop Lung Mei beach from being bulldozed and a 200-metre-long artificial seaside with room for 4,000 swimmers put in its place.

2 Feb 2013 - 4:03am

A real strategy to save Hong Kong's endangered natural assets

The proposed beach at Lung Mei, incinerator at Shek Kwu Chau, expansion of the Tseung Kwan O landfill into Clear Water Bay Country Park and a potential third runway at the airport have all provoked strong reactions from environmental groups and sectors of the public concerned about their impact on wildlife and the environment.

17 Jan 2013 - 5:06am

Letters to the Editor, December 31, 2012

Flats initiative a short-term measure

I was delighted by the government's announcement on Monday, December 24, that it planned to boost land supply [in the coming quarter] for the construction of 3,000 new apartments.

31 Dec 2012 - 3:23am 3 comments

Letters to the Editor, December 16, 2012

Standard hours law is morally right

In the report ("Warning of 'euro mess' over standard working hours", December 3), a deputy chairman of the Federation of Hong Kong Industries said that legislation on standard working hours would jeopardise business competitiveness and such legislation had "caused riots and unrest in some countries".

16 Dec 2012 - 3:35am 1 comment

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