My immediate response at first glance: ‘Oh no, Maria Tam has died’. It’s even sadder.
(Why do people feel a need to go out in boats and get up close to big sea mammals?)
The police are encouraging cab drivers to pass on details of any ‘terrorist activity’ they spot…
The campaign comes after a cabby received the first anti-terrorism reward in March for helping in the arrest of two people convicted of plotting a bomb attack in a taxi.
An HKFP op-ed on how China pollutes the sea more than Japan, though bans seafood from Fukushima…
Possibly the largest source of ongoing marine radioactive pollution from China is coal use. Coal contains several radioactive elements, including radium, thorium and uranium. When coal is mined, processed and burned, these elements are released into the environment and can be transported to the sea by rain and wind. Coal ash, which can be more radioactive than nuclear waste, leaches radiation into waterways and thence to the sea.
Another potential source of increased radiation in the sea is China’s nuclear industry. With more than 50 plants, and about two dozen under construction, China is one of the largest — and soon to be the largest — producers of nuclear power.
It is already doing to other countries what it accuses Japan of planning to do: releasing radiation from nuclear facilities into the environment. For example, one-third of the radiation dose experienced by people in Seoul comes from Chinese nuclear power plants.
Saw some of these money remittance ads in London a few weeks ago – now targeting Hongkongers.
The UN Special Rapporteurs’ comments on Hong Kong’s proposed laws on crowdfunding.