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  1. Asian Games 2023 will be an expensive folly HK can ill afford

    Posted Oct 01st 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... be spent on hospitals, housing, social welfare, education and countering air pollution. Some Hongkongers have to wait years to get a tiny flat or a minor cataract operation. And yet home minister ...

  2. World cannot afford a repeat of this travesty

    Posted Dec 20th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... to reconcile conflicting agendas. If the science of global warming and climate change is right, the world cannot afford a repeat of this travesty of meaningful negotiations. The blame game for the near ...

  3. Baby boom in a land that can ill afford it

    Posted Sep 04th 2009, 12:00am by Gwynne Dyer

    ... Gwynne Dyer A quarter of a century after a million Ethiopians died in the great hunger of 1984-85, the country is heading into another famine. The spring rains failed entirely and the summer rains were three weeks late. But why is famine stalking Ethiopia ...

  4. Letters

    Posted Jan 22nd 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ..., as they should be. Affordable housing should be a right and not something driven by developers' and speculators' profit margins. Louis Loong Hon-biu, secretary general of the Real Estate ... housing more affordable and potentially enlarging the city's purse, a purse all residents of Hong Kong can benefit from, does not sound too bad to me. I applaud the deputy secretary ...

  5. We'll keep our house in order, says Wen

    Posted Oct 15th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... macroeconomic policies to keep growth steady. 'The most important thing for China now is to keep our own house in order,' he said. 'This will be our biggest contribution ...

  6. Public Eye

    Posted Jan 26th 2011, 12:00am by Michael Chugani

    ... level that the average home costs more than 11 times the average annual household income. That makes us the world's most overpriced housing market. Public Eye didn't need an international housing affordability survey to tell us that. Surely you also knew few can afford a home except the filthy rich. And our overpaid bureaucrats, of course. They live in nice, subsidised ...

  7. Straw houses bale out builders looking for cheap resources

    Posted Oct 30th 2004, 12:00am by Mike Raath

    ... is being jeopardised by the growing need for housing- combined with already substantial pressure from developers to build golf courses, resorts and condominiums. With clay bricks the most widely ... straw-bale housing. Adra (China) managing director Arthur Schwarz says the technique was born out of pioneering necessity in the US sand-belt plains of Nebraska in the late 1800s. 'Grass sod ...

  8. Harbour tunnel fees must balance off queues

    Posted Sep 28th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... issue- affordable housing for ordinary people. These problems are major and cannot be solved overnight. There are some other ways, however, to make tangible differences to people's everyday ... however, is to be found in our report yesterday about a study by the Transport and Housing Bureau on rationalising the tolls. The government is leaning towards an increase for the cheaper ...

  9. 'Most houses, trees and roads are blanketed in dust'

    Posted Oct 25th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... houses, trees and roads are blanketed in dust. A woman who works for one of the factories says residents are used to the pollution. Despite that, some motorcycle-riding villagers are seen covering ...

  10. Hongkongers' top concern is the family, despite crisis, survey finds

    Posted Nov 10th 2008, 12:00am by Agnes Lam

    ... inflation, expenditure on children and housing affordability came next with 79 per cent, followed by health, with 75 per cent. Seventy per cent of the respondents said social issues ...




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