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  1. News - Hong Kong

    PLA sites not for housing, says security chief Lai Tung-kwok

    Posted Oct 09th 2013, 04:01pm by Lai Ying-kit

    ... into residential housing. There have been suggestions that some idle or underused military sites should be rezoned for “community use” or the building of residential flats amid the current housing ... that it was eyeing one military site for housing. In February, Secretary for Development Paul Chan Mo-po said the government was “working on” an idea for turning a PLA barracks in Kowloon Tong into a luxury ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1327913/pla-sites-not-housing-says-security-chief-lai-tung-kwok
  2. No concrete measures to rein in rising house prices

    Posted Mar 06th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Yu Aitong Soaring housing prices in the past year have made home ownership a more distant dream for most mainlanders and Premier Wen Jiabao's work report yesterday did little to address their hopes for fresh, concrete measures to rein in the boom. Wen said the central government would 'resolutely curb the precipitous rise of housing prices in some cities and satisfy ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/707821/no-concrete-measures-rein-rising-house-prices
  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Solution to affordable housing lies in increasing supply

    Posted May 17th 2014, 03:38am by SCMP Editorial

    ... of stamp duty. Even so, home prices are still out of reach for many prospective buyers. The ultimate solution lies in a steady supply of new housing in the short and longer term. The chief executive has pledged to provide more affordable flats, but the progress still leaves a lot to be desired. He has to redouble efforts to make good on his promise. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1513898/solution-affordable-housing-lies-increasing-supply
  4. Property - Hong Kong & China

    Getting a flat in new affordable housing project in Beijing like winning a lottery

    Posted Feb 25th 2014, 11:07am by CELINE SUN; LANGI CHIANG

    ... Celine Sun in Beijing and Langi Chiang The city's latest affordable housing scheme leaves more than 140,000 applicants vying for just 2,000 homes in an outer district Buying ... are permanent residents of Beijing without a flat and those already enrolled for a unit in other government-subsidised affordable housing. The project, called Royal Scenery, is part of a broad plan ...

    http://www.scmp.com/property/hong-kong-china/article/1434747/getting-flat-new-affordable-housing-project-beijing-winning
  5. Business - China Business - LISTINGS

    China Saite to focus on affordable housing on mainland

    Posted Oct 22nd 2013, 03:28am by Ray Chan

    ... Ray Chan ray.utchan@scmp.com China Saite focuses on affordable housing China Saite Group, a Jiangsu-based provider of steel structures and prefabricated residential buildings, plans to focus on developing affordable housing with a HK$425.8 million Hong Kong listing plan. Established in 1998, China Saite paid back all its outstanding bank borrowings last year. Shares ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/china-business/article/1336906/china-saite-focus-affordable-housing-mainland
  6. Property - Hong Kong & China - MAINLAND

    Affordable-housing sales poor in tier-one mainland cities

    Posted Feb 20th 2013, 12:00am by Yvonne Liu

    ... Yvonne Liu yvonne.liu@scmp.com Big-city affordable-housing sales weak Sales of government-subsidised housing in Shanghai and Beijing have been disappointing because those who qualify for such flats cannot afford the high purchase prices, agents and property analysts say. "The sales of affordable housing in Shanghai are not good because the qualifying salary ceiling is too ...

    http://www.scmp.com/property/hong-kong-china/article/1154007/affordable-housing-sales-poor-tier-one-mainland-cities
  7. News - Hong Kong - HONG KONG

    Housing subsidy scheme targets low-income families

    Posted Oct 08th 2012, 04:00pm by Phila Siu

    ... Phila Siu About 30,000 low-income people who are inadequately housed are expected to benefit from a subsidy launched by the Community Care Fund on Monday. The charitable trust has set ... Chi-kwong, hopes to identify a specific group of low-income people – those who do not receive Comprehensive Social Security Assistance and do not live in public rental housing. At present, he said, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1056388/housing-subsidy-scheme-targets-low-income-families
  8. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Affordable housing requires not more land but wiser use

    Posted Jan 10th 2013, 12:00am

    ... SCMP Editorial Housing needs wiser land use Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying has made ensuring affordable housing a priority. But we are repeatedly told that there is not enough available ... indigenous male villagers, as stipulated under the 1972 small-house policy. Leung has set a target of ensuring 20,000 flats are built each year. That is in keeping with projections ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1124138/affordable-housing-requires-not-more-land-wiser-use
  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Lack of affordable housing is behind the Fa Yuen tragedy

    Posted Aug 31st 2012, 12:00am

    ... units across the territory. The problem goes back to an inadequate supply of affordable housing. No one will go against common sense to live in a death trap if there is a choice. That subdivided ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1026585/lack-affordable-housing-behind-fa-yuen-tragedy
  10. Affordable housing policy put to test

    Posted Feb 21st 2012, 12:00am

    ... Beijing is stepping up the pressure on local authorities to find money to build more affordable housing for low-income households as they struggle to keep up with a target set last year ... Beijing asked local governments to put 10 per cent of their net proceeds from land sales into the affordable housing programme. Now the finance ministry says the programme should have first called ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/993240/affordable-housing-policy-put-test

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