On hopes that the HK marathon can become one of the best in the world: Davood Jalili - When you don't have the capacity to hold long- distance running competitions, why do you insist on doing it and at the expense of citizens' convenience? Yin Chi-chan - Hong Kong closes its roads for public events all the time (all fireworks displays, Jan and July 1 rallies, etc.) Why is the marathon, which is held early Sunday morning, i.e., the most unobtrusive time possible, met with special disdain? Leela Devi Panikar - A very good turn out, so much enthusiasm and not all runners could get accepted. Nic Tinworth - Not until they figure out how to organise it properly it won't. On growth of eco-tours in HK: Patrick Shu Wing-lee - More eco-tours should be organised to attract other tourists than only those coming to Hong Kong for shopping. Locals here also welcome similar tours for them to explore sites not easily accessible by them alone. There are many scenes worth discovering by the tour organisers. On claims by Japan's premier Shinzo Abe that China is teaching anti-Japanese sentiments in its schools: Jessie Tong - Abe is deceiving himself. Chinese are anti-Japanese because of Japanese atrocities in China. We don't need to be taught that. Keith Tim Jones - Any country that teaches patriotism and nationalism is also teaching racism as that nation's people will believe they are better than other countries which they will view as inferior. Winnie Wong - Patriotic Chinese will always remember the Communist Party fought and beat the invading Japanese imperialist army and ousted the corrupt Nationalists. It took 30+ years to revive China to a modern nation.