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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Deliver flats at affordable prices

    Posted Mar 03rd 2014, 03:18am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial Deliver flats at affordable prices There is no magic solution to the housing shortage in Hong Kong. Yet expectations have been raised ever since Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying pledged in his manifesto to provide more affordable housing. The stakes were raised even higher when the government committed to deliver 470,000 flats over the next decade, 40 per cent ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1438911/deliver-flats-affordable-prices
  2. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Hong Kong public care more about affordable flats than golf

    Posted Jul 29th 2013, 12:00am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial City's golf courses not sacrosanct Should golf courses be bulldozed for housing? The question has been raised as the debate over a new town project continues to rage. ... a valid point. Instead of flattening villagers' houses, how about making use of the golf courses nearby? The Hong Kong Golf Association is understandably disappointed by the suggestion ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1292673/hong-kong-public-care-more-about-affordable-flats-golf
  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Pragmatic and focused housing policies deserve our full support

    Posted Jan 17th 2014, 02:41am by SCMP Editorial

    ... of social discontent. Leung has made affordable housing a priority, but finding enough land for so many flats has stymied progress. He claims that measures detailed in Wednesday's speech ... SCMP Editorial Building on a commitment Land supply and housing may not have been the focus of Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying's policy address, but they are just as important ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1407203/pragmatic-and-focused-housing-policies-deserve-our-full
  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Schools or homes, city planners must strike a balance

    Posted Apr 04th 2014, 04:43am by SCMP Editorial

    ... at the University of Hong Kong and Chinese University. A residential development on such a prime site is unlikely to have improved the supply of affordable housing. Nonetheless the affair is a reminder ... Kong's future housing needs. So when it comes to a prime vacant site among the universities, schools and kindergartens in the upscale residential area of Kowloon Tong, only a brave man would bet ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1464256/schools-or-homes-city-planners-must-strike-balance
  5. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Everyone must make sacrifices if Hong Kong is to hit flats target

    Posted Mar 19th 2014, 04:09am by SCMP Editorial

    ... consensus to ease the housing shortage by building more affordable flats across the city. Various reasons are used to block developments, but none appears to be convincing. For instance, ... expansion to columbarium construction, the projects are facing growing resistance at district level. Recently, the syndrome has spilled over to housing development, raising concerns about whether ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1451998/everyone-must-make-sacrifices-if-hong-kong-hit-flats-target
  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    All options must be kept on table in land and housing debate

    Posted Dec 23rd 2013, 04:00am by SCMP Editorial

    ... of relatively small blocks of land here and there that will not solve the problem. The mismatch of supply of land and demand for housing is increasingly making affordable homes inaccessible to rising ... the administration is going to tackle a pressing priority- the land and housing issue. Expectations have been sharpened by figures for the supply of new homes, which show the government is struggling to meet ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1388582/all-options-must-be-kept-table-land-and-housing-debate
  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Time running out on waste charging scheme

    Posted Apr 10th 2014, 05:16am by SCMP Editorial

    ... the government needs to closely monitor progress this time. Households should also use this opportunity to try to reduce their waste. Their serious participation is essential. Hong Kong cannot afford ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1472227/time-running-out-waste-charging-scheme
  8. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Offer of free land raises questions

    Posted Jun 17th 2013, 12:00am by SCMP Editorial

    ... property tycoon Lee Shau-kee announced plans to donate seven plots of farm land to the government to build affordable housing for young buyers, he deserved public applause. However, given ... to use his money in a meaningful way. A commendable spirit. Public perception can be different, though. It is to be expected that a new housing project of such a size in a rural area will bring ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1262461/offer-free-land-raises-questions
  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Hong Kong must banish tourism rogues

    Posted Apr 07th 2014, 02:40am by SCMP Editorial

    ... to identify the bad apples. The city cannot afford another blow to its reputation as a top destination for shopping and vacations. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1466559/hong-kong-must-banish-tourism-rogues
  10. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Legco must get its house in order to stop filibustering abuse

    Posted Mar 02nd 2014, 03:42am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial Getting Legco's house in order Political antics are part of parliamentary life. Hong Kong's legislature is no exception. From throwing bananas and eggs to mass ... of concern. While the public clearly disapproves of such abuses, there is a need to defend a lawmaker's right to speak. Currently, the house rules do not restrict filibusters. Arguably ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1438106/legco-must-get-its-house-order-stop-filibustering-abuse

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