Shanghai has been raked the top mainland city for quality of living, according to a ranking report released on Wednesday.
Hong Kong offers the best quality of living among cities in China but has fallen way behind its main competitor Singapore and major Japanese cities, according to a new survey.
But for residents of Kwai Chung's Kwai Shing West Estate, a stone's throw from the Kwai Tsing container terminal, the last few decades seem more of a health curse than a real-estate blessing.
Some key pollutants fell, but government and environmentalists at odds over why
Hong Kong has dropped out of the world’s top 30 most-livable cities because of poor air quality and social unrest caused by the Occupy Central movement, according to consulting firm ECA Internation
Hong Kong’s government said air pollution reached the highest level on its gauge at more than half of its monitoring stations, as light winds in the city failed to disperse pollutants.
Bad air affects the western reaches of the city more seriously than other areas, a report by an environmental group has found - and it may deteriorate further in the next decade.
Plastic waste poses one of the biggest threats of pollution on Hong Kong's beaches, this year's International Coastal Clean-up programme has found.
Environment undersecretary Christine Loh Kung-wai said the city needed to understand its long-term preparedness and where the risks lay as the earth's atmosphere changed.
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