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Perhaps it’s appropriate that I’m writing about the importance of science in society for an issue of Ming Pao Weekly published on National Day, since China is the only country I’m aware of that advocates the scientific spirit in decision making. This seems a worthy goal, though I’m not sure just what it means in practice. Even the definition of “science” is not so straightforward. I see on Wikipedia that […]

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The recent plastic pellet spill in Hong Kong’s waters brought a new level of awareness to Hong Kong citizens about the potential impacts of plastic on our ecosystem. Not only because they cause visual pollution on our coastlines, but because their long-term lifespan in our environment can lead to toxin transfers into the food chain. To the credit of thousands of volunteers who combed the beaches to help remove these […]

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In his Manifesto for the Chief Executive Election 2012, C.Y. Leung affirms the “social value of Hong Kong waters”, and he has promised to establish a fund to provide Hong Kong fishermen with skills and training to replace traditional fishing with “new methods of sea-based operations”, and to promote the sustainable usage of Hong Kong waters. We recommend that we also need waterfront land and funding for piers and public […]

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You’ve surely seen news of the plastic pellets spill, which happened as six container loads of plastic pellets were tossed off a freighter during Typhoon Vicente on the night of 23 July. Maybe you’re among the thousands of people who have taken part in the many beach cleanups in response to the spill. Though the pellet spill itself is surely not a disaster for Hong Kong’s marine environment – which […]

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Here’s something I recently discovered: the paved area on the waterfront alongside the Star Ferry pier and the Clock Tower in TST is known in English as the Hong Kong Cultural Centre Piazza.   As it is an open area frequented by large numbers of people it may well be a piazza, which is the Italian word for an open-air public space. But is it really necessary to give this […]

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