Category News and Views

Sham Chung Shenanigans

With its traditional hamlets, old woods, setting in a basin ringed by hills within Sai Kung Country Park, Sham Chung should be one of the jewels in the crown of wild Hong Kong. Instead, it has suffered environmental vandalism. Though…

Hong Kong Air Pollution

It's not new in Hong Kong that vehicles emit particulates, factories and power stations pump out noxious fumes. So what happens? Not much really; plenty of hand-wringing, sorry comments from officials that there isn't much we can do.

Zhuhai to Hong Kong bridge

For the planned Zhuhai bridge, the governments involved should evaluate the environmental sustainability of accelerating development of the western Pearl River Delta (PRD) and only allow the bridge to go ahead when we have identified air pollution offsets elsewhere.

HK diving incidents

On behalf of the diving community I would like to express my sincere condolences to the family and friends of Miss. Tong, who tragically died in a diving related accident over the weekend. This is now the 4th fatality in…

Rockit 2003 2004

Hong Kong’s Rockit Festival was held again in 2005, on 12th and 13 November 2005, with British band Feeder the only big name act, but worth the price of admission in themselves: see pages here on Rockit 2005. Here’s guff…

Lantau Concreting Committee, Hong Kong: Dispatch I

Good day to you. It gives me great pleasure to visit this site, to give a preliminary report on the work of the Lantau Concreting Committee [posted Sept 2004] – which, you must understand, is not connected with or to…

Pedro Blanco over fishing

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Pedro Blanco finds itself at the centre of some of the most intense and destructive fishing pressure within the South China Sea.

Hong Kong Eco-tourism Stifled

The conditions for developing eco-tourism in Hong Kong are poor: clumsy regulations, unimaginative Hong Kong image promotions and the obsession with mainland Chinese shoppers are key reasons I believe

HK Concrete n Conservation

The Kings of Concrete and wannabe kings are queuing up with plans to build on or over some lovely places; and the government seems split between conservation, and dreaming up Big Silly Projects.