Water Conservation

Hong Kong's unsustainable water policies

Hong Kong's unsustainable water policies

The water from the Dongjiang sustains more than 40 million people in the cities of Heyuan, Huizhou, Dongguan, Guangzhou, Shenzhen and Hong Kong. There is no reason why a sustainable water policy could not be a shared objective. Although we do not share the same system or procedures of managing potable water, authorities on both sides of the border must at least share principles and best practices on preserving water sources and improving water quality.

Friday, 22 March, 2013, 4:02am 2 comments

More soccer pitches to level the playing field

With the World Cup grabbing our attention, now is a good time to revisit the government-funded report on the state of Hong Kong soccer. While it was a very welcome initiative, it did, however, skate over the main problem. And, like so many government-funded consultation papers, the conclusions appear somewhat watered down and fail to prioritise the actions needed.

1 Jul 2010 - 12:00am

CR Power makes two acquisitions

Hong Kong-listed mainland power producer China Resources Power Holdings said it will acquire two companies for HK$898.9 million, giving it stakes in five power plants and a property developer in Jiangsu province.

22 Aug 2008 - 12:00am

Earth Hour a start, but it's too soon to be smug


A warm, fuzzy glow of self-satisfaction has descended over Sydney since the city elected to switch off its lights for an hour in order to save electricity and do its bit in the fight against global warming.

5 Apr 2007 - 12:00am

Using rainwater gets short shrift

Prime Minister Abdullah Badawi has been criticised for ordering local councils to force building owners to collect rainwater for domestic uses like washing cars, flushing toilets and watering plants.

Critics say the issue shows the failure of the government to provide clean drinking water.

30 Mar 2007 - 12:00am

Green revolution - turning old shoes into new sports grounds

The worn-out, smelly old sneakers you're about to throw away might have life in them yet.

Hong Kong-based Fieldturf Asia is at the forefront of turning unwanted shoes into hi-tech playing surfaces for sports like basketball, tennis, athletics and soccer.

10 Jul 2005 - 12:00am

All eyes will be on King's Park as Hong Kong breaks new ground

Hong Kong will break new ground today when international rugby is played for the first time on an artificial pitch. With special permission from the International Rugby Board (IRB), a local Select XV will play Taiwan this evening at the Hong Kong Rugby Football Union's (HKRFU) new headquarters at King's Park.

10 Sep 2003 - 12:00am