What's being said on facebook.com/southchinamorningpost

PUBLISHED : Wednesday, 13 February, 2013, 12:00am
UPDATED : Wednesday, 13 February, 2013, 3:33am

On the government possibly taking back underused sports facilities and clubs for housing:

Jamil Shah - You know what is baffling, there are so few cricket grounds in HK and now they want to build homes on HK Cricket Club. Why not buy land surrounding HK in Shenzhen and build homes for those rich mainlanders? After all they are buying most of the new matchbox flats.

Greg Carton - Hang on... isn't there a giant island called Lantau which is twice the size of HK Island that seems to have plenty of space and is already connected to an extensive public transport system? Didn't we already build a giant airport out there and destroy its coastline? How is that not a logical option as opposed to a few leases expiring at private clubs?

Douglas Bland - Why not re-zone the industrial land in Kwun Tong, Kowloon East, and other places? It's empty, the government is trying to save it for the developers to make luxury flats, and it releases stories like this to distract the public.

Danny Ngai Shing-fung - A courageous move to take on vested interests.


On traders' attempts to get round milk powder export limits at the border:

Patrick Shu Wing-lee - Traders, or the mastermind behind them, can always think of a way to beat new measures.

Jessie Tong - Entrepreneurship is usually to be complimented. Only those who have money can pretend disdain. To others, it is survival.


On Singapore's population push putting the spotlight on HK:

Yin Chi-chan - Other cities like Beijing and Shanghai can annex surrounding suburbs. Hong Kong has a fixed area. In fact, I wonder how Singapore plans to take in all the immigrants it wants.