You Can’t Eat Outside in Sai Kung
A Sai Kung resident has launched an online petition calling on the government to clarify the rules on dining alfresco in the city. She was prompted to set up the petition after seeing Food and Environmental Hygiene Department staff issue a Sai Kung restaurant a fine of $500 per head for every person seated outdoors—even those who were just waiting to be seated inside. Catering sector lawmaker Tommy Cheung says the government’s licensing requirements are too strict, but an FEHD spokesperson insists that the government is balancing the interests of everyone involved. As of press time, the petition has received more than 1,100 signatures. Our take: If waiting outdoors gets you fined, may the government have mercy on the lunch hour crowd. During a two-year investigation, the group attached 200 GPS trackers to broken electronic items in the US. It found that of the 65 trackers that left the country, 37 were exported to Hong Kong—and just eight to the mainland.
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describing the city as “Legislators had earlier called on the government to investigate some 100 dumping grounds in the New Territories, accusing the government of failing to enforce its ban on importing hazardous waste. Our take: You know you have a problem when mainland China is doing better than you.
Hong Kong is a major dumping ground for toxic electronic materials from the United States. Many of the items contain toxic materials such as lead and mercury.
“has not enforced the Chinese import ban as diligently as mainland China has done,” a new pollution haven.”