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Guangzhou tries to sort out its rubbish problem

Three pilot rubbish-sorting schemes kicked off in Guangzhou last week, with officials and the media going all out to promote them as a long-term solution to mountains of waste engulfing the city.

Sunday, 15 July, 2012, 12:00am

Pay-by-phone parking meters may be on the way

The days of having to rush back to 'feed the parking meter' could be over thanks to a revolutionary upgrade that would allow drivers to remotely extend their parking time before it expires.

7 Jul 2012 - 12:00am


Give the gift of true warmth this season

As the weather turns colder, we should think about whether the poor have enough clothes to stay warm.

Every season, people spend thousands of dollars on the latest fashion, without thinking that they already have a lot of clothes in their wardrobe. They throw away the ones that are 'old-fashioned'. What a waste.

30 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

Vocabulary boxes

Due to technical problems, Young Post is unable to run vocabulary boxes at the bottom of its pages. They will be resumed next week.

23 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

Boxes of surprises

Charity project Box of Hope plans to deliver 8,000 shoeboxes of surprises to underprivileged children in Hong Kong and Asia this month.

7 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

The first duty of police officers is to protect lives

The stopping and commandeering of private vehicles on the highway to form a roadblock against lawbreakers sounds like the stuff of Hollywood movie stunts. It is hard to believe that until recently it was the long-standing practice of Hong Kong police. It was last implemented just 16 months ago in an early-morning operation to stop an illegal road race.

14 Nov 2010 - 12:00am

Bollards are killing us, manager of Kowloon Bay car body shop says

The manager of a Kowloon Bay car body shop has accused the Highways Department of killing his business by installing metal bollards in front of three of his shop's four entrances, preventing cars from driving through for a wash or tune-up.

3 Oct 2010 - 12:00am

Driven to distraction

Navigating Hong Kong's roads can be fraught at the best of times. There are the drivers who consider indicators an unnecessary extravagance and the unusual roundabout etiquette, which requires drivers to pull up, wait patiently for another car to appear and then zip out in front of it.

26 Sep 2010 - 12:00am

In Brief

Woman takes tumble down slope

A 69-year-old woman suffered head and arm injuries when she fell down a slope while exercising on Chui Chuk Street, Wong Tai Sin. She was admitted to Queen Elizabeth Hospital in a stable condition.

Four attacked with bottles

6 Sep 2010 - 12:00am

Keep our waters clean

I always take a stroll along Lei King Wan, which is in my neighbourhood. Over the past month, a lot of garbage has been dumped in the water, destroying its beauty. One Sunday, I saw a party on a ship. Rubbish ranging from plastic bottles and paper plates to leftover food was continuously thrown into the water as the ship was moving.

7 Aug 2010 - 12:00am

Hongkong Post can learn from UK on letter box preservation

In the June issue of Heritage, a newsletter published by the heritage commissioner's office, it was reported that the office 'is in discussion with Hongkong Post to find ways to preserve a total of nine postboxes dating back to the colonial era'.

There are currently 61 historic postboxes in Hong Kong and it is inexplicable that only nine of them are to be preserved.

10 Jul 2010 - 12:00am

HK Broadband seeks review of pole decision

Hong Kong Broadband Network has hit back at the Highways Department, saying the director of highways adopted an 'indiscriminate approach' in demanding it remove all the steel poles it had erected in hundreds of locations to mount its telecommunications facilities.

5 Jun 2010 - 12:00am

Police likely to alter 'black spot' language

Police are likely to stop using the term 'potential traffic black spot' after Monday's fatal crash in Sha Tin exposed differences in the way the police and Transport Department define the term.

21 May 2010 - 12:00am

No excuse for letting the city's historic postboxes dwindle away

I refer to the letter from Mary Chung, for the postmaster general ('Postbox too badly damaged', February 18), in which she responded to my letter ('Historic mailbox's last post', February 11).

24 Feb 2010 - 12:00am

Government could provide jobs with a beach clean-up unit

While I was reading the letter (online) from Yue On-ching, science adviser of the Innovation and Technology Commission ('Coal has large carbon footprint', September 26), I noticed the pop-up adverts related to the Hong Kong Coastal Clean-up Organisation.

This reminded me late last month, while in Causeway Bay, I noticed a huge banner seeking volunteers for a coastal clean-up.

3 Oct 2009 - 12:00am