Hurdles to Growth

Review process begins for Hong Kong Airport expansion

Before they move any earth, Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA) officials are going to have to move a mountain of paper. The airport has launched the multi-year regulatory approval process needed for a major expansion, one of the most important aviation infrastructure projects in the Asia-Pacific region.

Built on a 1,250-hectare (4.8-sq.-mi.) man-made island, HKIA was considered an engineering marvel when it was completed in 1998. Now efforts are underway to add another 650 hectares to the north side of the island to accommodate a third parallel runway.

Operations at HKIA will

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How did Home-grown Foods begin?

We saw Hong Kong as a place with huge potential for reversing the current fast-food trend by advocating the benefits of eating local organic food. In early 2009, we initiated contact with local farms that shared our vision. The vegetables feature in recipes at Posto Pubblico, Cantopop, Linguini Fini and Pizzeria Pubblico.

What are the difficulties faced in farming in Hong Kong?

Farmers are facing high labour costs. They’re also facing high rents for farmlands, land reclamation for property development and weather fluctuations.

What are your tips for people to grow vegetables in a small space at home?

Get basic

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Hong Kongs new air force. Black Hawks

To mark the disbandment of the Royal Hong Kong Auxiliary Air Force and the establishment of the Government Flying Service, the unit took delivery of two Black Hawk helicopters.

AS 1997 LOOMS ever closer, the United Kingdom continues to implement gradual changes in the running of Hong Kong.

Many of the historic colonial services will disappear with a change from royal warranted to civilian organisations. One such unit was the Royal Hong Kong Auxiliary Air Force (RHKAAF), which dates back to 1949, and was disbanded on March 1, 1993, to be reformed as the Government Flying Service (GFS) on April

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HONG KONG AND MACAU

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The perfect balance of East-meets-West culture in both Hong Kong and neighbouring Macau. Hong Kong is a vibrant place famed for its modern architecture, with towering glass buildings covered in LED lights, but it also retains a lot of its original history and culture. What’s more, it makes the perfect base for travelling. Macau is just an hour’s Turbojet ferry ride away, and its mix of Portuguese and Macanese culture fused with the large settling of native Chinese means it has a unique

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BIG SHOT

AMMO opened with a hang in May, treating Hong Kong diners to gourmet food in an edgy, industrial space. Boutique design studio WANG created the space, taking a cue from 1965 sci-fi film noir Alphaville, which explores the links between art, technology and society. AMMO is located in the Asia Society Hong Kong Center, a former explosives magazine compound converted by New York architects Tod Williams and Billie Tsien.

NEW YORK NEST

Larah Moravek shows how deep colours can be warm and welcoming, rather than oppressive, in the elegant penthouse of New York’s Smyth Hotel. She worked on the hotel’s

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Yakut diamonds will be sold in Hong Kong

The grand opening of the store Yakut diamond company. Yakutia is now entering new markets, gaining new customers, find new business partners. The opening of a store in such a modern and commercial city like Hong Kong, it is a serious breakthrough, from both an economic and a political point of view. Yakut diamond company was established in 2007. It has its own diamond-cutting facilities in the territory of the Republic of Sakha, and specializes in the production of diamonds and diamond jewelry. The main directions of the company — is the processing of diamonds in diamonds, jewelry, wholesale and

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Hong did not play due to an injury to the Saturn

Midfielder "Rostov" Hong Yong Jo was injured in training of the medial collateral ligament of the knee. At Monday, August 16, after a magnetic resonance computed tomography will be announced the reversal of the player, the official website of the Don of the club. Thus, Hong not take part in the match of the 17th round of the Russian Championship against "Saturn."

Hong Kulchiy today and will return to the Rostov

[Img = http://www.rostov.ru/sport/news/2008/09/11/110515/football.jpg] [b] Players of "Rostov" who went to play for their national teams, have shown a high level of play. [/ b] Member of FC "Rostov" saved his team from defeat. Hong Yong Jo scored the only goal against the enemy in the game with a team of South Korea. The result of the meeting — 1:1. Also another player "Rostov" successfully delivered for his team. Largely due to the midfielder "yellow-blue" Alexander Kulchiy, Belarusians team defeated Andorra — 3:1. Both games were held as qualifiers for the World Cup in 2010.

Hong Yong-Jo can not play with Wings of the Soviets

As explained yesterday, "SE", the North Korean attacking midfielder "growth" may miss the match of the 5th with "Wings of the Soviets." 26-year-old has missed due to injury the previous meeting which Rostov lost "Dynamo" on the road with a score of 0:1, reminds correspondent "SE" Alexander Lvov. Oleg Dolmatov, head coach of "growth": — Hong Yong-Jo — one of the team leaders, and its absence in the lineup, of course, gives us some problems. To be frank, the season started badly for him. Of the national team, he came back with a cold, losing time to recover. In the

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Hong Yong-Jo is preparing to meet with the Dynamo

Yesterday, the "SE" found out when North Korea will recover half of "growth" Hong Yong-Jo. Recall that in the 21 th minute of the match of the 16th round with the "locomotive" 27-year-old midfielder Rostovites was sent off because of the resulting damage. After that, he missed a home game with "Khimki". — As a result of the medical examination revealed that Hon slight calf tear — said, "SE" athletic director "growth" Alexander Shikunov. — All this time he was engaged on the individual program, on Thursday will begin preparations for the match against "Dinamo" in the group. (Alexander Lvov)

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