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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. 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
  3. News - Hong Kong - OCCUPY CENTRAL

    Neither government nor students can afford to continue with a stalemate

    Posted Oct 10th 2014, 05:15am by Gary Cheung

    ... of the democracy campaign cannot afford to shun dialogue, because patience among many residents has worn thin. And a realistic hope for the talks was to ease tensions between the government and protesters, ... growing calls for communication, it could not afford not to engage the students. The government's position is far from that of the students, as it rejected their calls for the reversal ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1613192/neither-government-nor-students-can-afford-continue-stalemate
  4. News - Hong Kong - COURTS

    I couldn't afford to stay on as chief secretary, Rafael Hui testifies

    Posted Sep 23rd 2014, 03:12am by Stuart Lau

    ... Stuart Lau stuart.lau@scmp.com Rafael Hui tells his trial he turned down pleas from local and Beijing officials to remain in office as spending outstripped government pay Stay chief secretary? I couldn't afford to Repeated attempts by local and Beijing officials to dissuade Rafael Hui Si-yan in 2007 from relinquishing his No 2 job in government came to naught, a High Court ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1598315/i-couldnt-afford-stay-chief-secretary-rafael-hui-testifies
  5. News - Hong Kong

    Manchu princess says property developers are the 'new emperors' of our time

    Posted Dec 28th 2012, 04:12pm by Peony Lui

    ... for HK$13,000 a month, with the rent taking up a significant portion of her monthly income. Man-ka complained about the housing situation in Hong Kong in an interview with local media. “Even if the government provides subsidies through the Home Ownership Scheme, we are still wary about purchasing those houses,” she said. “Just look at the example of Kornhill Gardens – who can afford to buy ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1114367/manchu-princess-says-property-developers-are-new-emperors-our-time
  6. News - China - HOUSING

    China to boost availability of affordable homes, says Xi Jinping

    Posted Oct 30th 2013, 06:46pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Beijing China will increase the supply of land for homes and spend more on affordable housing projects, President Xi Jinping said in remarks reported on Wednesday, ... of affordable housing while market forces will govern the supply of other types of housing, Xi said. Property prices have climbed despite slower economic growth and government efforts to curb property ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1343801/china-boost-availability-affordable-homes-says-xi-jinping
  7. News - World - UNITED STATES

    Man arrested after jumping White House fence, causing lockdown

    Posted Oct 23rd 2014, 09:35am by Reuters in Washington

    ... Reuters in Washington Intruder tackled by Secret Service dogs after breaching the fence in the second such event in recent months A man jumped the White House fence on Wednesday evening ... the man on the north lawn of the White House, which was put on lockdown for about 90 minutes. The man punched one of the dogs that attacked him, as seen in the video. The incident came roughly ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1622732/man-arrested-after-jumping-white-house-fence-causing-lockdown
  8. News - Hong Kong - POLICY ADDRESS

    Welfare to support working families is affordable, declares Carrie Lam

    Posted Jan 17th 2014, 04:14am by Jennifer Ngo

    ... action 'affordable' Chief Secretary Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor has brushed off concerns over the city's rising welfare expenditure, offering strong support for the headline poverty ... basic allowance. Apart from an income limit, there will be an assets test similar to that required to qualify for public housing, said Lam. The proposed limit for a two-person household would ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1407202/welfare-support-working-families-affordable-declares-carrie-lam
  9. News - Hong Kong

    Housing chief warns against 'panic' buying of flats

    Posted Jan 19th 2013, 01:54pm by Colleen Lee

    ... Colleen Lee Secretary for Transport and Housing Anthony Cheung Bing-leung said on Saturday that Hong Kong people should not "panic" and rashly buy flats. He made the comments ... in a panic,” Cheung advised. The housing chief stressed that the government would work to ensure a stable supply of flats. “Most of the working class need mortgages to buy homes and repay loans ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1131614/housing-chief-warns-against-panic-buying-flats
  10. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Middle-aged singles get public rental housing priority

    Posted Oct 15th 2014, 04:07am by FANNY FUNG

    ... Middle-aged singles get housing priority Middle-aged singles will be given priority over young people in public rental housing applications under a revised points system announced yesterday. The measure was among a basket of proposals the Housing Authority's subsidised housing committee discussed to address the acute shortage of public rental housing in the city. "There may ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1616448/middle-aged-singles-get-public-rental-housing-priority

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