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  1. News - Hong Kong - DEVELOPMENT

    Longer wait for flats on the cards amid building shortfall

    Posted Jul 24th 2014, 04:57am by FANNY W. Y. FUNG

    ... below the average annual target of 15,000 set in Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying's policy address for the five years to 2017. The authority's subsidised housing committee yesterday ... Most are refurbished second-hand flats or those vacated by the relocation or death of tenants. Committee chairman Stanley Wong Yuen-fai said delays in works and planning processes had postponed ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1557701/expect-longer-waits-flats-amid-shortfall-well-catch-soon-says-housing
  2. Property - Hong Kong & China - DEVELOPMENT

    Hong Kong needs master plan for urban development, architect says

    Posted Jul 22nd 2014, 03:19pm by Yvonne Liu

    ... ways to avoid such isolation." The Central and Wan Chai Reclamation area has shown how this can work, he said. Since the reclaimed land in the area is above the underground transport ... more than 10 years to develop High Line [a 1.5-kilometre linear park built on the elevated former New York Central Railroad] and the Meatpacking district [a newly popular district on the west ...

    http://www.scmp.com/property/hong-kong-china/article/1556972/hong-kong-needs-master-plan-urban-development-architect
  3. News - China - DEVELOPMENT

    Xi Jinping hails 'new horizons' for China and Argentina on visit to Buenos Aires

    Posted Jul 20th 2014, 06:13am by Reuters

    ... operation between the central banks of Argentina and China that would let the Latin American country pay for Chinese imports with renminbi. Additional reporting by Staff Reporter ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1556670/xi-jinping-hails-new-horizons-china-and-argentina-visit-buenos-aires
  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

    ... of the Legislative Council's Finance Committee voted 29-2 to approve the funding request. But most pan-democrats did not vote, instead berating chairman Ng Leung-sing, whom they accused of breaching ... Organisers put the figure at 5,000. The six-hour meeting saw Ng twice accused of breaching committee rules. First, he refused to consider a no-confidence motion in himself, submitted by Labour Party ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1541610/battle-over-new-territories-towns-plan-enters-seventh-round-lawmakers
  5. News - Hong Kong - DEVELOPMENT

    New towns plan: hearing could last 2.5 years

    Posted Jul 04th 2014, 04:03am by Olga Wong

    ... be decentralised by setting up more district-level committees to examine projects. Quoting advice from UN urban-planning experts, Lau said the committees could look more specifically into the demands ... and University of Hong Kong urban-planning professor Dr Ng Cho-nam said it might be difficult for committees to make consistent decisions. But he agreed the board was overloaded. "The public is only ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1545997/new-towns-plan-hearing-could-last-25-years
  6. News - Hong Kong - DEVELOPMENT

    Battle over new towns plan is for the future of Hong Kong, say villagers

    Posted Jun 29th 2014, 05:41am by Ada Lee, Emily Tsang, Amy Nip

    ... in Legco's Finance Committee. But Legco president Jasper Tsang Yok-sing defended the ballot, which saw the committee vote 29-2 in favour of a HK$340 million request for preliminary funding. It led ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1542699/battle-over-new-towns-plan-future-hong-kong-say-villagers
  7. News - Hong Kong - DEVELOPMENT

    New compensation model for displaced villagers proposed by HKU economist

    Posted Jun 28th 2014, 03:41am by FANNY FUNG

    ... be applicable not only to New Territories villagers but should be a city-wide policy, he said. But fellow economist Professor Raymond So Wai-man, who chairs the authority's finance committee ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1542112/new-compensation-model-displaced-villagers-proposed-hku-economist
  8. News - Hong Kong - DEVELOPMENT

    Legco vote on new-towns funding postponed again as protesters rally at Tamar

    Posted Jun 20th 2014, 04:15pm by Joyce Ng, Ada Lee and Samuel Chan

    ... last night after a meeting of Legco's Finance Committee was thrown into chaos as hundreds protested outside the Legislative Council complex at Tamar. The meeting was a continuation ... Tung. Watch: Protestors rally outside of Legco during new-towns funding proposal The chairman of the Finance Committee, Ng Leung-sing, faced heated criticism during the four-hour meeting ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1536933/protesters-gather-government-hq-ahead-vote-controversial-new-towns
  9. News - Hong Kong - DEVELOPMENT

    Development Secretary Paul Chan to meet villagers over NT new towns

    Posted Jun 25th 2014, 04:49am by Tony Cheung

    ... on Friday night at a meeting of the Legislative Council Finance Committee- while hundreds of people again protested outside the Legco building in Tamar. The protest was mainly peaceful but came ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1539972/development-secretary-paul-chan-meet-villagers-over-nt-new-towns
  10. News - Hong Kong - DEVELOPMENT

    Finance chief urges lawmakers to back funding for new towns, despite protests

    Posted Jun 23rd 2014, 04:57am by Staff Reporter

    ... Tsang Chun-wah said on his blog that a filibuster attempt in the Legislative Council's Finance Committee over a government request for HK$340 million for preliminary work had created ... by the project to stay in their homes was impossible. Chan came under fire last year when he declared that his family owned land affected by the scheme. A Finance Committee meeting on the funding request ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1538466/new-town-consensus-impossible-john-tsang

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