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  1. News - Hong Kong - POLICY ADDRESS

    CY policy address focuses on increased housing and poverty fight

    Posted Jan 15th 2014, 11:14am by Lai Ying Kit

    ... it live.  CY kicks off with some of the issues the government is tackling. He says the government is doing its utmost to increase land supply, and in formulating a long-term housing strategy. It has ... a means-tested bursary of up to HK$200,000 each year. Housing The government planned to increase the maximum allowable density of most districts by 20 per cent, the chief executive said. Before that, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1406023/live-cy-leung-gives-his-second-annual-policy-address
  2. News - Hong Kong - POLICY ADDRESS

    CY Leung's housing will require focus on land supply, backer says

    Posted Jan 18th 2013, 12:00am by OLGA WONG AND JOYCE NG

    ... TO HIT HOUSING TARGET? Leung Chun-ying's ambitious housing targets risk being missed if the government does not prioritise building up land reserves, a key supporter of the chief executive ... the supply of public housing." There are expectations that removing the controls will make possible the long-awaited redevelopment of the 45-year-old Wah Fu Estate in Pok Fu Lam, as the Housing ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1130497/cy-leungs-housing-will-require-focus-land-supply-backer-says
  3. News - Hong Kong - POLICY ADDRESS

    Families hoping for better housing disappointed

    Posted Jan 17th 2013, 12:00am by Colleen Lee, Joyce Ng, Jennifer Ngo

    ... Colleen Lee, Joyce Ng and Jennifer Ngo Hopes of better housing frustrated Working class families who have waited years for public housing and members of the middle class struggling to buy their first home expressed disappointment with the policy address. The chief executive said the government had managed to secure enough land to develop 75,000 new public housing flats over the next ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1129721/families-hoping-better-housing-disappointed
  4. News - Hong Kong - POLICY ADDRESS

    CY Leung's quest for more flats set to ruffle feathers

    Posted Jan 17th 2013, 12:00am by Joyce Ng, PAGGIE LEUNG AND SANDY LI

    ... restrictions on property development in Pok Fu Lam and Mid-Levels is one of several controversial measures Leung Chun-ying floated to increase the supply of land and housing. The measures are essential ... to build public housing and developing yet another new town in the northern New Territories. "We're actively considering relaxing or lifting a moratorium... currently in force to restrict ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1129719/leungs-quest-more-flats-set-ruffle-feathers
  5. News - Hong Kong - POLICY ADDRESS

    Low-income family supplement a step forward but more needs to be done

    Posted Jan 16th 2014, 07:11am by HO HEI-WAH

    ... a welcome one. About 120,000 households remain on the waiting list for public housing. According to a survey on urban slums conducted by the Society for Community Organisation, respondents living in inadequate housing were spending more than one-third of their income on rent. The next steps to tackle poverty should be a long-term housing strategy and measures to reduce the waiting period ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1406450/low-income-family-supplement-step-forward-more-needs-be-done
  6. News - Hong Kong - POLICY ADDRESS

    'Little done to encourage Hong Kong's young to be upwardly mobile'

    Posted Jan 13th 2014, 09:52am by Jennifer Ngo

    ... Jennifer Ngo jennifer.ngo@scmp.com Critics of the government say it lacks long-term plan for social policies and still leans towards actions that favour the rich and developers Housing ... long-standing housing problems. "Ultimately, it's the government's attitude that counts- they have to show that they sincerely care for people's well-being," said Nelson Chow ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1404460/little-done-encourage-hong-kongs-young-be-upwardly-mobile
  7. News - Hong Kong - POLICY ADDRESS

    VOXPOP: What do they say about CY Leung's latest blueprint?

    Posted Jan 15th 2014, 07:06pm

    ... DSE education system.” Rachel Fu, 26, piano teacher “There should be more in the Policy Address to help young people get housing. The Special Stamp Duty has been introduced but the prices ... commodity prices in the area.” Ryan Chan, 26, interior designer “N ot much has been done to address the housing problem in the city – the supply of public housing is still short, and private housing ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1406246/voxpop-what-do-they-say-about-cy-leungs-latest-blueprint
  8. News - Hong Kong - POLICY ADDRESS

    CY Leung to unveil HK$3b boost for poor families in policy address

    Posted Jan 15th 2014, 03:57am by Gary Cheung

    ... people from low-income households. The initiative will be a key component of Leung's second policy address, which will focus on poverty alleviation, housing, health care, education ... households- using a definition identical to the new poverty line- rose by 6,000 in 2012, bringing the total to 191,000. Leung will give an update on progress being made in areas such as housing ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1405785/cy-leung-unveil-hk3b-boost-poor-families-policy-address
  9. News - Hong Kong - POLICY ADDRESS

    Help for poor as Chief Executive reveals HK$10b spending spree in policy address

    Posted Jan 16th 2014, 07:11am by Gary Cheung, Jeffie Lam and Tony Cheung

    ... Leung officially endorsed the target of building 470,000 flats in the next decade, set by a high-powered government-appointed panel last year. Leung said 80 sites would be rezoned for housing ... to address issues such as poverty, housing and Hong Kong's ageing population. He also proposed the creation of an innovation and technology bureau, 19 months after his original plan ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1406478/help-poor-chief-executive-reveals-hk10b-spending-spree-policy-address
  10. News - Hong Kong - POLICY ADDRESS

    CY Leung's building bonanza 'could cost Hongkongers' quality of life'

    Posted Jan 16th 2014, 07:11am by Olga Wong and Yvonne Liu

    ... Olga Wong and Yvonne Liu Building boom 'could hurt quality of life' The government's ambitious target for new housing has allowed fresh ideas to flourish, analysts say, ... will also study reclamation outside Victoria Harbour. But experts warned against claiming victory. "There are still a lot of uncertainties in delivering the housing target," said Professor ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1406449/cy-leungs-building-bonanza-could-cost-hongkongers-quality-life

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