Tag Archives: Hong Kong

Super Typhoon Heads for Hong Kong

Video Report: CNBC’s Emily Chan reports from Hong Kong on the approach of this season’s strongest typhoon: Megi.

Man Dies Of Rare Flesh-Eating Bug

A Hong Kong man has died of a flesh-eating bug in the territory’s second case of the rare disease in two months, the health department said. The 48-year-old tested positive after his death on September 10 for a type of

Pollution kills 10,000 a year in southern China

HONG KONG (AFP) – At least 10,000 deaths every year in Hong Kong, Macau and neighbouring southern China are caused by the area’s worsening air pollution, according to a study released Wednesday. Air pollution is also responsible for 440,000 hospital

Doctors in climate change health warning

Failure to tackle climate change at a key UN conference in Copenhagen could be “catastrophic” for health, the heads of 18 doctors’ associations warned on Wednesday. In an exceptional joint appeal published in the British Medical Journal (BMJ) and The

1 in 5 considering leaving Hong Kong due to pollution

One in five Hong Kong residents is considering leaving the city because of its dire air quality, a survey released Monday has found, raising fears over the financial hub’s competitiveness. The findings equate to 1.4 million residents thinking about moving

Hong Kong’s economic growth spluttering on filthy air

In recent years, a thick haze originating from factories in southern China has enveloped Hong Kong for large chunks of the year, blocking views of its famous harbour and raising health fears. Combined with the city’s home-grown pollution, scientists and

Deadly typhoon hits China

BEIJING, China (CNN) — A typhoon that killed eight people in the Philippines smashed into southern China on Wednesday. People walk on a Hong Kong street on Tuesday, ahead of Typhoon Hagupit’s arrival.

Hong Kong choking in dense smog

Hong Kong·s air pollution reached dangerous levels on last week, reigniting concerns about public health and fears that the city could lose out on crucial foreign investment due to the thick smog. Across the southern Chinese territory, the Air Pollution