What's being said on facebook.com/southchinamorningpost
On the chief executive's threat to punish developers who hoard flats:
Keith McNab - A great idea. Property should be treated as a valuable community resource not to be wasted; not as an investment to be hoarded for greater profit. But developers feel no shame or responsibility to the community. Their only interest is profit and their personal wealth.
Bob Howe - It needs to be extended to all vacant properties … then it will begin to bite!
Patrick Shu Wing-lee - Developers hire many smart professionals to help them, and they are not afraid of any punishment. They will gain all the same.
On officials snubbing Victoria Harbour as a potential Unesco world heritage site in favour of Chi Lin nunnery:
Dan Gar - Harbour without a doubt. The nunnery is nice and I take photos there a lot, but it doesn't compare to the harbour.
Night Market - Gov officials are very afraid that if it gets labelled as a heritage site they won't be able to reclaim all over it, thereby potentially losing billions of $$$.
Emilie Pe Shi - I am from Hong Kong I will always vote for Victoria Harbour.
Victoria Holdaway - The harbour, with it named a world heritage site, it will be harder to demolish what we have left of our older "listed" buildings. Our skyline is unique!
Shun Kiang - Victoria Harbour, of course. why is our government so stupid?
Liza Chan - I love Victoria Harbour, it's for all Hong Kong people, all visitors, we should protect it.
Julon Chowdhury - No doubt. Must be Victoria Harbour. I strongly disagree with the HK govt. All we HK residents should stand up for the harbour.
On the shortage of construction workers for additional house-building projects:
Marcus H. Langston - Build no more village houses for Heung Yee Kuk and indigenous males and use the workers from that scam.
Jessie Tong - 7 million people in HK but still insufficient construction workers? So no unemployment in HK?