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  1. Business - Comment - MR. SHANGKONG

    A house is not a home until it becomes affordable

    Posted Mar 04th 2013, 12:00am by George Chen

    ... George Chen Rather than blaming developers, non-local buyers and the US Fed for high property prices, government should focus on how to make HK people rich A house is not a home until ... is how the government can ensure people can better afford to buy property. Public housing is one way to allow more ordinary people, in particular those with low incomes, to obtain their first ...

  2. 'White House' deemed right house for Donald

    Posted Jul 04th 2005, 12:00am by Patsy Moy

    ... Patsy Moy The recent decision by the new chief executive to make Government House his home received widespread support from people who visited the 150-year-old building yesterday, its first open day since Donald Tsang Yam-kuen's rise to the top. The mansion was described as 'the White House of Hong Kong', with visitors saying it made an ideal and auspicious ...

  3. News - Hong Kong

    Hong Kong chief Leung Chun-ying faces challenges with a house divided

    Posted Sep 21st 2012, 12:00am by Colleen Lee

    ... Colleen Lee colleen.lee@scmp.com In the first of a series, we look at the myriad demands new lawmakers are expected to make of the embattled administration Leung faces a house divided ... government should launch a consultation early next year, so the public can air their feedback for analysis by authorities and a decision can be made." On the housing problem, groups like ...

  4. HK$10m refit for Government House

    Posted Jul 30th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Colleen Lee colleen.lee@scmp.com Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying will spend at least HK$9.95 million of taxpayers' money to renovate his new home, the Government House on Upper Albert ... is now working on the interior alteration and improvement proposals for Government House for the chief executive and his family having regard to the modest and conservative principles,' ...

  5. Leung under fire on housing vow

    Posted Jul 12th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Joyce Ng and Colleen Lee Lawmakers accused Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying of abandoning his pledge to restrict flat sales to local buyers after his housing chief yesterday appeared to play down the idea - just the latest official to do so. Several legislators said they were alarmed when Secretary for Transport and Housing Anthony Cheung Bing-leung (pictured) seemed to imply ...

  6. House prices to be treated cautiously

    Posted Jun 26th 2012, 12:00am

    ... supply are therefore welcome. Reforms, however, often come with unease. It is imperative that the pace of change be acceptable to stakeholders. The series of housing, land supply and urban ... more industrial buildings are to be flattened to make way for public housing. The commitments are the clearest signal yet that housing will be one of the new team's top priorities. ...

  7. Special committee of experts can look into all aspects of small-house policy

    Posted Jul 12th 2012, 12:00am

    ... The remarks on the small-house policy made by Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor while still development secretary, shortly before she became chief secretary, sparked considerable controversy. She ... regarding the illegal structures on village houses and the right of indigenous male villagers to build small houses is not merely an issue of differences over rural land use, but rather a political ...

  8. Small-house grant elevated to constitutional right under Basic Law

    Posted Jun 28th 2012, 12:00am

    ... I am alarmed that the person tipped to be our next chief secretary could have suggested that the small-house policy is a welfare system and an overhaul is required ('End small-house ... of the Basic Law, it is misleading to continue characterising it as a 'policy'. The predecessor of the small-house policy was the product of an open proclamation from the then colonial ...

  9. Top official accused of housing allowance abuse

    Posted Jul 06th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Lo Wei, Colleen Lee and Peter So New doubts were raised yesterday about the integrity of Leung Chun-ying's cabinet members as a minister was accused of abusing a civil service housing ... him for abusing a grey area of the rules. Several government officials in recent years have been prosecuted and sentenced for abusing government housing allowances. Secretary for the Civil ...

  10. US throws stones in its own glass house

    Posted Jul 11th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Alex Lo alex.lo@scmp.com US Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton took aim at China this week, saying Asia needs greater political freedom. Democracies, she says, are more stable, reliable and innovative. She is absolutely right. So why is Washington ...




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