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  1. News - Hong Kong - DEVELOPMENT

    Non-indigenous villagers lose out in compensation for loss of their homes

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

    ... Olga Wong olga.wong@scmp.com They may be native, but they're not 'indigenous' Villagers in the northeastern New Territories say their ancestors settled the flat, arable land as early as 1900, according to local records. But that doesn' ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - DEVELOPMENT

    New compensation model for displaced villagers proposed by HKU economist

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

    ... Fanny W. Y. Fung fanny.fung@scmp.com Academic floats new compensation model for displaced villagers A prominent political economist has put forward a new compensation scheme for villagers ... "The current compensation strategy is generous, but it is not working," Wong, deputy vice-chancellor and chair of economics at the University of Hong Kong, said yesterday. Speaking ...

  3. News - World - CANADA

    Canadian court rejects rich migrants’ compensation claim over defunct visa scheme

    Posted Jun 27th 2014, 12:05pm by Ian Young in Vancouver

    ... Programme or pay millions in compensation Canadian court rejects millionaire migrants’ compensation claim over defunct visa scheme Canada’s Federal Court has slapped down a bid by about 1,500 rich ... or that each be paid C$5 million in compensation. Would-be immigrants have no right to force the Minister [of immigration] to set any particular quota for any economic [immigration] class Justice Mary ...

  4. News - World - NIGERIA

    Oil giant Shell offers 30 million pounds to settle Nigeria compensation claims

    Posted Jun 21st 2014, 05:46pm by Reuters in London

    ... Reuters in London Energy company Royal Dutch Shell's offer of 30 million pounds in compensation for two spills in Nigeria rejected by claimants' counsel as 'insulting and derisory' compared to 300-million-pound claim Royal Dutch Shell is ready to pay up to 30 million pounds (HK$396 million) in compensation for two oil spills in Nigeria in 2008, but lawyers said ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - TRAVEL

    British passport holders demand compensation over renewal delay

    Posted Jun 08th 2014, 05:23am by DANNY LEE

    ... compensation Hong Kong residents who hold British passports are demanding compensation after waiting as long as four months to renew their travel documents. Her Majesty's Passport Office (HMPO) ... politicians, said he would seek compensation for the "shambles" which left his 14-year-old son unable to travel for four months after sending off his passport to be renewed on February 2. He ...

  6. News - China - MARITIME DISPUTE

    China criticises Vietnam for lack of compensation after riots

    Posted Jun 07th 2014, 02:58am by Reuters, AFP

    ... 'not paid damages for riots' China said yesterday that it had received no compensation from Vietnam for losses incurred during anti-Chinese riots in Vietnam last month, demanding ... owned. At least four people died. China has pressed Vietnam to compensate its citizens and companies. "As of today, Vietnam has not provided any compensation at all," Chinese Foreign ...

  7. News - Asia - SINGAPORE

    Singapore blogger offers Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong HK$30,000 compensation for defamatory post

    Posted May 27th 2014, 04:45pm by Agence France-Presse

    ... Minister Lee Hsien Loong of defamation on Tuesday offered compensation after initially refusing to do so, as the city state leader's lawyer accused him of lacking contrition. “Our client ... and compensation from 33-year-old Ngerng for a May 15 article seen as accusing the prime minister of corruption. Singh had said the commentary, penned by Ngerng and posted on his blog The Heart Truths, ...

  8. News - China - VIETNAM

    Taipei sends delegation to seek compensation from Vietnam

    Posted May 21st 2014, 04:38am by Lawrence Chung

    ... Lawrence Chung in Taipei lawrence.chung@scmp.com Delegation from Taipei heads to Vietnam to assess factory damage and ask for compensation Taiwanese seek reparations from Hanoi after riots Taiwan's vice-minister of economic affairs, Shen Jong-chin, is leading a delegation to Vietnam today to help Taiwanese firms seek compensation from authorities there for damages incurred in deadly ...

  9. News - China - HOUSING

    Evicted villagers stage mass break-in to seize new Beijing apartments ‘as compensation’

    Posted May 22nd 2014, 12:55pm by Keira Lu Huang

    ... homeowners in a Beijing suburb as they broke into new flats- built as compensation for the village homes they left years earlier, the Beijing Times reported. Some had been waiting since 1995, ... the demolition of their former homes began in 1995. Under an original compensation plan, widely accepted by villagers at the time, a new property based on family size and the value of their demolished ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - INFRASTRUCTURE

    Hongkongers would want HK$350 compensation for one-hour summer powercut: study

    Posted Apr 29th 2014, 04:17am by CHEUNG CHI-FAI

    ... be reduced by to compensate them for such an outage. In a city with a population of about seven million, that adds up to a hefty HK$2.4 billion. "For me it is a big number, but for some ...




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