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  1. News - China - UNITED NATIONS

    Clinton calls for restraint in dispute over Diaoyu Islands

    Posted Sep 28th 2012, 08:36am by Reuters in New York

    ... Reuters in New York US emphasises dialogue as China, Japan tensions rise US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton urged China and Japan on Thursday to let “cool heads” prevail in a festering ... UN General Assembly meeting in New York and said it was important to ratchet down tensions over the islands, known as the Diaoyu Islands in China and the Senkakus in Japan, a senior State ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1049217/clinton-calls-restraint-dispute-over-diaoyu-islands
  2. News - Hong Kong - DEVELOPMENT

    New town in northeast New Territories threatens businesses and jobs

    Posted Jul 07th 2014, 05:43am by Olga Wong

    ... in the northeast New Territories, bulldozers will not just raze hundreds of metal and concrete squatter homes. They will also destroy businesses and factories, including one run by James Pong Yuen-shin. ... the northeastern New Territories and Tung Chung- including sites to be rezoned in the next few years. That area would be 30 times the size of Taikoo Shing, and provide industrial space 73 times the size ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1548174/new-town-northeast-new-territories-threatens-businesses-and-jobs
  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    Why New Territories new-towns plan makes a lot of sense

    Posted Jun 30th 2014, 04:03am by Alex Lo

    ... Alex Lo alex.lo@scmp.com New-towns plan makes a lot of sense Amid all the fire and brimstone in and outside of the legislature over initial funding for two proposed New Territories towns, ... such eventualities. Since they have extensive land banks across the New Territories, no new town development will be possible if we must exclude private developers from building on their own land. Second, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1543184/why-new-territories-new-towns-plan-makes-lot-sense
  4. News - Hong Kong - DEVELOPMENT

    Chaos as initial funding for new towns in New Territories approved by Legco panel

    Posted Jun 27th 2014, 02:36pm by Tony Cheung, SAMUEL CHAN, Ada Lee

    ... Tony Cheung, Samuel Chan and Ada Lee Pan-democrats, protesters cry foul but HK$340 million funding passes Chaos as new-towns cash approved Lawmakers last night finally approved the government's request for preliminary funding for work on controversial new towns amid chaotic scenes and vows of legal action from pan-democrats, who said the vote was illegitimate. Members ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1541610/battle-over-new-territories-towns-plan-enters-seventh-round-lawmakers
  5. Lifestyle - Arts & Culture

    It's our right, say New Territories leaders fighting to keep small-house policy

    Posted Jul 04th 2014, 12:38am by Elaine Yau

    ... Elaine Yau elaine.yau@scmp.com Unflattering portrayals of New Territories leaders in the film Overheard 3 has not deflected powerbrokers Leung Fuk-yuen and Hau Chi-keung from a mission ... residents (so-called ding), tenants, and property developers. And the film doesn't shy from the fact it's loosely based on real events, with several characters resembling New Territories ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/arts-culture/article/1545665/its-our-right-say-new-territories-leaders-fighting-keep-small
  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Benefits outweigh costs of northeast New Territories development

    Posted Jun 26th 2014, 12:56pm by Bernard Chan

    ... Council in force today for the third week running, as the Finance Committee continues discussions on funding for development in the northeast New Territories. This plan has become another battle ... redevelopments, like Lee Tung Street in Wan Chai, produced only luxury homes. But the northeast New Territories plan is about homes for ordinary people. Opponents also say that development will raise ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/article/1540856/benefits-outweigh-costs-northeast-new-territories-development
  7. News - Hong Kong

    New Territories villagers fear way of life will be lost with homes

    Posted Jun 19th 2014, 12:27pm by Ernest Kao

    ... North, among several other villages, to make way for the development of two new towns in the northeastern New Territories. Their woes help explain the high-profile protests outside ... as 2018. Because their villages were established after the New Territories were leased to Britain in 1898 they are considered “squatters” and are not entitled to have their villages relocated when ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1536079/new-territories-villagers-fear-way-life-will-be-lost-homes
  8. News - Hong Kong - DEVELOPMENT

    New Territories villagers say they never intended violence at Legco

    Posted Jun 18th 2014, 10:25am by Ernest Kao

    ... this Friday The group of villagers who boarded buses for the two-hour commute to the Legislative Council building from the northeastern New Territories on Friday did not intend the excursion to end in smashed windows and scuffles with police, they said. They had only one simple plea: to protect their rural homes from being razed for new towns. But in the full glare of the media, things got out ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/1535413/new-territories-villagers-say-they-never-intended-violence-legco
  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    Most Legco protesters care little about plight of New Territories villagers

    Posted Jun 16th 2014, 03:15am by Alex Lo

    ... a government plan to build two new towns in the northeast New Territories. Claiming to fight for the villagers and the people of Hong Kong, they in fact exploited the controversial plan for their own ... photos I saw taken by our photographers, I could see nothing more than scratches, if anything. Stakeholders may reasonably argue over details of the locations and extent of two new towns, which ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1533477/most-hong-kong-protesters-care-little-about-plight-new
  10. News - Hong Kong - TOWN PLANNING

    Protesters storm Legco over northeastern New Territories plan

    Posted Jun 07th 2014, 03:48am by Tanna Chong, Gary Cheung

    ... Tanna Chong and Gary Cheung Protesters storm Legco over NT development plan Dozens of opponents of the government's development plan for the northeastern New Territories breached ... in the northeastern New Territories … but the people in power were not moved," they said in a statement. The Legco Secretariat initially said it had not taken the case to the police as "the ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1526945/protesters-storm-legco-over-northeastern-new-territories-plan

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