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  1. Lydia Dunn gives up seat in House of Lords

    Posted Jul 09th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Staff Reporters Lydia Dunn (right) has stepped down from the House of Lords, reportedly to evade a new rule that would require her to pay full tax in Britain. Despite her resignation, she ... length of time in which to make transitional adjustments to my personal affairs, I would have wished to retain my seat.' Four other peers also quit the House, including architect Norman ...

  2. Chongqing launches huge public housing programme

    Posted Apr 07th 2010, 12:00am by Sandy Li

    ... housing project. Sprawled along the banks of the Yangtze river in Sichuan province, Chongqing, along with Chengdu, was given Special Economic Zone (SEZ) powers in 1997 to accelerate its development. It has since become the fastest-growing city in the world, and to house the workforce needed to sustain that growth the city has launched the pilot subsidised scheme which is open to all ...

  3. Ex-housing chief asked for vague job outline

    Posted May 10th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Fanny W. Y. Fung Former housing director Leung Chin-man suggested to his post- retirement employer New World China Land that it be vague in public about his job description to provide ... a subsidiary of New World Development, last year. In 2004, Mr Leung, as director of housing, was heavily criticised when the government sold Hunghom Peninsula, a never-occupied subsidised housing ...

  4. Probe sought over ex-housing chief

    Posted Sep 12th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... investigation, the Democratic Party will raise the issue, using our special powers and procedures- an independent investigative committee.' In July it was revealed that former housing chief Mr Leung ...

  5. Ex-housing chief shocked officials didn't consider Hung Hom deal

    Posted Aug 16th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Cheung Chi-fai Former buildings and housing chief Leung Chin-man expressed shock early today that the government had not considered his role in the controversial sale of a Hung Hom housing ... doubts because his involvement in housing affairs for years and in particular the Hunghom Peninsula project. 'But I never favoured New World over the land premium issue. Since I am clean, ...

  6. Boost for housing project near reserve

    Posted Aug 09th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Cheung Chi-fai Property developer Cheung Kong has overcome another hurdle in realising its plans to build residential housing among fish ponds in Yuen Long, after the government allowed its environmental report to be put up for public comment yesterday. The Fung Lok Wai project seeks to develop only 5 per cent of an 80-hectare site near the Mai Po reserve. The remaining area ...

  7. Housing chief defends cut-price flats sale

    Posted Feb 11th 2004, 12:00am by Chloe Lai

    ... Chloe Lai and Cheung Chi-fai But Democrats reject the explanation, saying the Hunghom deal is a 'classic case of favouritism' A harbourfront housing estate built for the government but left unsold to help stabilise property prices was not sold back to its developers too cheaply, the housing chief insisted yesterday. Secretary for Housing, Planning and Lands Michael ...

  8. Housing estate cleanups ruffle some feathers

    Posted Feb 06th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The firm manages more than 120 housing estates, including luxury apartments, in Repulse Bay. He said they would set traps to catch the pigeons and nests would be removed from trees. 'We also ... of maintaining a green environment.' Synergis Management Services said it had stepped up patrols and sterilisation in its 200 housing estates. Citybase Property Management Company, a subsidiary ...

  9. Cathay pilots narrowly reject deal to cut housing allowances

    Posted Feb 29th 2004, 12:00am by Simon Parry

    ... Cathay Pacific pilots have thrown out a deal that would have seen housing allowances of up to $58,000 a month, given to expatriate staff, slashed by nearly 15 per cent. They voted narrowly ... a deal on housing allowances have been 'left on the table' while the two parties move on to discuss other issues, including rostering, according to a union source speaking yesterday. ...

  10. Astor House wants to be Shanghai's Raffles

    Posted Nov 13th 2003, 12:00am by Mark O'Neill

    ... An official with the state-owned Hengshan Group, which owns the colonial-style Astor House Hotel, said yesterday it was looking for an outside investor to pay part of the 100 million yuan (HK$92.9 ... in buying back Astor House. Eight years ago, the hotel faced destruction. Much of the furniture and interior decoration was destroyed or stolen during the Cultural Revolution, while insects had ...




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