Letters to the Editor, April 23, 2013

Kai Tak River has so much potential. Photo: K.Y. Cheng

Every day I look out of my window at Kai Tak and think about the great potential the area has and how it can dramatically improve the lives of people across Hong Kong. It is a large, flat and square area that should become an oasis within busy Hong Kong. It has all the potential to become a landmark like New York's Central Park or London's Canary Wharf (should be even better). If done right, it will become a point of pride for the people of Hong Kong.

Tuesday, 23 April, 2013, 3:51am 6 comments

Myanmar market seen offering bright prospects

Cars are expensive in Myanmar

Myanmar may offer a huge opportunity for mainland carmakers seeking to tap into the growing demand for vehicles in one of the poorest countries in Asia. Chery Automobile is talking to Myanmar's state-owned industry company to produce its QQ taxis in the country, where the market is dominated by Japanese used cars.

12 Mar 2013 - 6:31am

Ford steps on the gas for Hong Kong taxi market share

BYD might launch electric taxis after the Lunar New Year.

For the first time in a decade commuters will be spoiled for choice when hailing a taxi in the city. Following on the tail of carmakers BYD, Nissan, and a local Fiat dealer, the biggest commercial carmaker in the United States, Ford Motor, says it also wants a piece of Hong Kong's taxi market, which Toyota has dominated since 2003.

8 May 2015 - 4:37pm

Letters to the Editor, October 22, 2012

Cross-border tension cannot be ignored

There is a feeling that, for the sake of people living in Hong Kong, there is a need for stronger regulation of the number of mainlanders coming here and better scrutiny by border control of the purpose of their visit.

22 Oct 2012 - 2:52am 1 comment

Train Hong Kong taxi drivers to give better service

Poor service will harm Hong Kong's image. Photo: David Wong

A local taxi driver's conviction ("Taxi driver banned for cheating officer", September 29) was described by the magistrate as marring Hong Kong's reputation as a tourist city. That driver was clearly a thief; luckily, his victim was a plain-clothes policewoman, which led to his arrest.

12 Oct 2012 - 1:59am

Nissan taxis set to return to HK roads

Nissan hopes for success in Hong Kong after being chosen as New York's exclusive taxi in 2014. Photo: AFP

Nissan model taxis - driven out of Hong Kong by rival car maker Toyota over a decade ago - may reappear on local streets by the end of the year if a bid by the exiled car maker to return to the city succeeds.

11 Sep 2012 - 6:00am