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  1. Business - Comment - JAKE'S VIEW

    Housing- not science- is the best use of land at Science Park's fourth phase

    Posted Sep 09th 2014, 04:42am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... Jake van der Kamp A successful Science Park requires us to be larger and more vertically integrated in technology Housing- not science- is the best use of phase 4 land Hi-tech ways ... away the site of the proposed Phase 4 of Science Park for housing and, right on schedule, Science Park launches a study to discover new uses for Phase 4. They will be fashionable ones, too, ...

  2. Business - Comment - JAKE'S VIEW

    Housing Authority must raise public housing rents or run out of money

    Posted Jul 08th 2014, 12:45am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... Jake van der Kamp Housing Authority will run out of money if it continues building flats without raising rents that are already among the lowest in urban world High time we stopped paying this rent Professor Raymond So Wai-man, who chairs the Housing Authority's finance committee, said it may need to ask for more funding as its coffers will have dwindled to HK$28.2 billion ...

  3. Business - Comment - JAKE'S VIEW

    Hong Kong logistics sector doesn't need own ministry, despite whinge by lobbyists

    Posted Oct 07th 2014, 05:25am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... & Housing Bureau (THB) structure with the THB's primary portfolio of public housing and mass transportation focusing on our local people, their livelihoods and community-centric ... industries". What a feat. Standing tall, this ostrich sees perfectly the extreme difficulties our government faces in providing housing and transportation in an overcrowded city, but then plunges its ...

  4. Business - Economy - JAKE'S VIEW

    Hong Kong's new rail projects a case of city planners asleep at the wheel

    Posted Sep 25th 2014, 05:40am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... planners who never leave their offices. And now we have to fix it. Yat Tung already has bus and minibus connections but the tenants still moan. Find me a public housing estate where ...

  5. Business - Comment - JAKE'S VIEW

    Hong Kong's anti-money-laundering laws make a mockery out of justice

    Posted Sep 16th 2014, 03:23am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... And wretches hang that jurymen may dine But one assumes that a pang of conscience must occasionally strike them. Among the jailed is a 62-year-old woman, a public housing tenant, serving a 10-year ...

  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion - JAKE'S VIEW

    By delaying release of iPhone 6 in mainland China, Apple encourages fakes

    Posted Sep 14th 2014, 04:39am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... cru houses in which one vineyard owner described the drinking of his wine as a mystical experience of religious proportions and in the next breath railed against wine fakers in China. ...

  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion - JAKE'S VIEW

    Distant central bankers drive home prices up in Hong Kong

    Posted Sep 07th 2014, 03:56am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... interest rates. Housing costs for people who buy their own homes mostly come down to the size of the monthly mortgage payment relative to family income, and the biggest single variable in mortgage ...

  8. Comment - Insight & Opinion - JAKE'S VIEW

    Housing Authority has no business in being a shopping mall landlord

    Posted Jan 26th 2014, 05:00am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... Jake van der Kamp Authority has no business in being a shopping landlord "Let me repeat: the [housing] authority will continue to manage these commercial facilities and has no plans for further divestment." Duncan Pescod, Director of Housing Letters to the Editor, January 23 Note the tone of authority in this statement- "Let me repeat." It is rare these days ...

  9. Business - Comment - JAKE'S VIEW

    Plan for housing- not our dying ports

    Posted Nov 26th 2013, 03:02am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... for housing- not our dying ports "Transshipment is the last fort of Hong Kong's port business and if we lose that it will mark the end of our port." Alan Lee Yiu-kwong HK Container Terminal Operators Association SCMP, November 25 Mr Lee has thus complained to the Transport and Housing Bureau that ports across the border are illegally taking business from Hong Kong by inciting ...

  10. Business - Comment - JAKE'S VIEW

    The young and the restless star on public housing list

    Posted Oct 31st 2013, 02:52am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... The young and the restless star on public housing list Today a series of excerpts on the waiting list for public housing from the appendices of last month's Long Term Housing Strategy ... coming in. At this rate we shall pretty soon have to rename it the student housing waiting list. "45% of the non-elderly one-person applicants lived in private permanent housing while 23% ...




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