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  1. News - Hong Kong - HOUSING

    More than 170,000 living in subdivided flats in Hong Kong

    Posted May 28th 2013, 12:00am by JOYCE NG AND PEGGY SITO

    ... the secretary for transport and housing, Professor Anthony Cheung Bing-leung. See more photographs of Hong Kong's cramped subdivided flats  The study was commissioned by the government to give a first indication of the scale of the problem. Cheung said after a meeting of the Long Term Housing Strategy Steering Committee yesterday: "I can't say whether it's a large ...

  2. News - Hong Kong

    Cooling of property market necessary, says housing minister

    Posted Feb 23rd 2013, 04:04pm by JOSHUA BUT

    ... Joshua But The government had to introduce new measures in order to stop the residential property market overheating, Secretary for Housing and Transport Anthony Cheung Bing-leung said ... the bubble burst,” explained Cheung. The new measures, announced on Friday, include doubling stamp duties across the board for both housing and non-residential properties. Stamp duty for properties ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - HOUSING

    Home loans 'not on the cards for first-time buyers'

    Posted Nov 23rd 2012, 12:00am by Olga Wong, Thomas Chan

    ... the cards for first-time buyers' The housing minister, Professor Anthony Cheung Bing-leung, said the government had yet to consider offering loans for first-time buyers, despite the idea being floated at a meeting of an advisory panel yesterday. Cheung's comments came as he tried to play down rumours about government measures to increase home ownership after yesterday's second ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - HOUSING

    Task force to tackle substandard accommodation

    Posted Oct 16th 2012, 12:00am by Joyce Ng

    ... and Housing Professor Anthony Cheung Bing-leung. "We will appraise the housing needs of different sectors, with particular reference to youth, the elderly and first-time home purchasers," Cheung said. The committee will also forecast demand for public and private housing, and review the effectiveness of existing measures. Members were told yesterday that there are 64,900 people ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - DEVELOPMENT

    Vacant school sites marked out for housing

    Posted Mar 29th 2013, 12:00am by Joyce Ng

    ... school premises for possible rezoning in the government's latest search for more land to ease the housing shortage. Secretary for Transport and Housing Professor Anthony Cheung Bing-leung ... has been met with objections in various districts. Cheung said the committee had agreed on plans to allow "non-elderly" singles- people over the age of 35 but below 60- to get public ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - HOUSING

    Steering committee takes 'dynamic' approach to housing strategy

    Posted Feb 22nd 2013, 12:00am by Phila Siu

    ... Term Housing Strategy Steering Committee meeting, Professor Anthony Cheung Bing-leung said this model was different from the one the government used in its last long-term housing strategy in 1998. The model that the committee adopted, Cheung explained, comprises two concepts: stock and flow. In the stock concept, the committee would look into whether there was a shortage of housing ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - PROPERTY

    Civil servants' old quarters 'good for 19,000 flats' if redeveloped

    Posted Jan 24th 2013, 12:00am by Olga Wong

    ... and Secretary for Transport and Housing Professor Anthony Cheung Bing-leung is facing calls to speed up work on the remaining sites. Cheung took a call on a phone-in radio show yesterday on the issue. ... Olga Wong olga.wong@scmp.com Anthony Cheung says estates dating from 1950s can be put to better use to ease housing demand Civil servants' quarters 'good for 19,000 flats' ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - HOUSING

    Government to survey subdivided flats, says Anthony Cheung

    Posted Jan 11th 2013, 12:00am by Olga Wong

    ... a comprehensive survey of subdivided flats and their tenants, to give advisers drawing up a long-term housing strategy more reliable data to work from. Secretary for Transport and Housing Anthony Cheung Bing-leung said a research institute would be commissioned to look at the number of such tenants and the conditions they live in. "I hope it will be useful to our discussion," he said. ...

  9. Top man

    Posted Sep 21st 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Executive councillor Anthony Cheung Bing-leung looks set to become the new president of the Hong Kong Institute of Education. If he is appointed to the post do you think he should resign from Exco? Write to us. ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - LAMMA FERRY TRAGEDY

    Minister backs immunity for inquiry

    Posted May 22nd 2013, 12:00am by Simpson Cheung

    ... insisted yesterday. His remarks came in the face of criticism about the limitations of the Marine Department investigating itself. Secretary for Transport and Housing Professor Anthony Cheung Bing-leung gave his support to the ongoing internal investigation led by deputy director of marine Ivan Tung Hon-ming, saying higher ranking officers would look only into the conduct of lower ranking ...




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