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  1. News - Hong Kong - DEVELOPMENT

    Yuen Long villagers block Lee Shau-kee's charity housing project

    Posted Sep 25th 2014, 05:50am by FANNY FUNG

    ... of a farming family and their supporters blocked ground-investigation work. Farmer Chan Wai-ming, 54, and the Henderson Land Development chairman were at odds last night after a day-long stand-off over ... not occupied by Chan. But they have been stopped by the farmer, who demands to be compensated with an alternative site. The dispute escalated yesterday when Chan, who has lived with his family ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - DEVELOPMENT

    Loophole puts noodle shop at risk

    Posted Sep 11th 2014, 04:49am by FANNY FUNG

    ... Fanny W. Y. Fung fanny.fung@scmp.com Developer's 'innovative' tactic could see family business forced to sell up Loophole puts noodle shop at risk A family-owned noodle shop ... the business," he said. The family plans to raise objections at the tribunal. A Development Bureau spokesman could not comment directly on the application, but said an applicant would have to convince ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - DEVELOPMENT

    Chuk Yuen villagers' delay bid could hit border project deadline

    Posted Sep 12th 2014, 02:42am by FANNY W. Y. FUNG

    ... of the 200 residents in Chuk Yuen has hit difficulties due to construction delays affecting the new village and differences between indigenous villagers- those who can trace their family histories ... are seeking a further delay. At present, the 42 indigenous households and several nonindigenous families are mixed together. In the new village, they will be separated by a river. Of the indigenous ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - DEVELOPMENT

    Chuk Yuen border village balances on the edge of change

    Posted Sep 12th 2014, 03:38am by FANNY W. Y. FUNG

    ... indigenous households- who trace their family histories to the area before 1898- will be separated from the few non-indigenous families by a river. Now a closed area that can be visited only ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - DEVELOPMENT

    Reclamation plan at Lantau's Siu Ho Wan may be scaled down, government says

    Posted Aug 22nd 2014, 04:00am by Olga Wong

    ... will still be a place for families on holiday," he said.   ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - DEVELOPMENT

    Paul Chan's family pledges to sell site in new town land row

    Posted Jul 24th 2013, 03:57pm by Olga Wong and Jeffie Lam

    ... Olga Wong and Jeffie Lam Family vows to sell farming plot earmarked for new town and government tries to limit damage as minister faces further demands to step down Pressure grows on Chan in land row The government was in damage-control mode last night in the conflict-of-interest row over development minister Paul Chan Mo-po as his family members pledged to sell their stakes ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - DEVELOPMENT

    Evicted father threatens to jump

    Posted Jun 13th 2014, 04:48am by Olga Wong

    ... Olga Wong olga.wong@scmp.com Family of five failed to agree compensation with URA for loss of flat Evicted father threatens to jump A father threatened to leap from his family ... later arrested on suspicion of assaulting three Urban Renewal Authority staff who kicked them out of the home. The family of five is among seven households who have refused to move out ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - DEVELOPMENT

    New town in northeast New Territories threatens businesses and jobs

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

    ... Starting over is a fate that the family has endured before. Pong's father started Yuet Wo Food Factory in 1945, bottling cooking oil and vinegar in Tsuen Wan. In the 1970s, the government seized the factory's land for development of a new town. It took the family almost 10 years- and numerous government approvals- to buy a new plot and build its current facility on 30,000 sq ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - DEVELOPMENT

    New compensation model for displaced villagers proposed by HKU economist

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

    ... is now offering to squatter families, Professor Richard Wong Yue-chim says it should build flats in urban areas and offer them to affected villagers at prices they can afford- even below cost. ...

  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

    ... 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 ...




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