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  1. News - Hong Kong - DEVELOPMENT

    Lamma Island divided over resort plan that will double number of residents

    Posted Apr 06th 2014, 05:46am by Christy Choi

    ... to escape the polluted air of the city just a 25-minute ferry ride away. The thought of a Discovery Bay-like development is jarring for locals used to family-run shops rather than chain stores ... of seafood restaurants on the waterfront. On a sunny weekend day, they might see as many as 3,000. "It's also good for the elderly," said Barry Chan Ho-yin, 35, whose family runs ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1465928/conflict-paradise-governments-resort-plan-divides-lamma-islanders
  2. 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1289815/development-chief-paul-chans-son-was-part-owner-land-plot-says-report
  3. News - Hong Kong - DEVELOPMENT

    Deadline in threat to block traffic

    Posted Feb 20th 2014, 03:17am by FANNY W. Y. FUNG

    ... their speaking time," alliance member Au Hei-man said. The board has yet to set dates for the meetings. The government last year pledged to pay HK$600,000 cash compensation to each eligible family ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1431268/deadline-threat-block-traffic
  4. News - Hong Kong - DEVELOPMENT

    Shoppers flock to Mut Wah Street bazaar as it opens up for the last time

    Posted Feb 05th 2014, 04:04am by ADA LEE AND JOHNNY TAM

    ... of the month. "Business was good and the money was enough to feed our whole family." There are 112 licensed fixed-stall operators and seven on-street operators at the market. The Urban Renewal ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1420889/shoppers-flock-mut-wah-street-bazaar-it-opens-last-time
  5. News - Hong Kong - DEVELOPMENT

    Thousands threaten to 'occupy tunnel' over Sheung Shui village compensation demands

    Posted Jan 22nd 2014, 04:34am by FANNY W. Y. FUNG

    ... in the Northeast New Territories. Last year, the government offered HK$600,000 cash compensation to each eligible family in the affected squatter area. But villagers say it will be of little help. "The government says each family may get HK$600,000 or a place in public rental housing. But those who choose public rental housing flats will still have to wait," Tsang said. "Also, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1410586/sheung-shui-village-threatens-occupy-tunnel-action-compensation-bid
  6. Property - Hong Kong & China - DEVELOPMENT

    Top mainland cities bend rules on home pre-sale price limits

    Posted Jan 27th 2014, 11:44am by Langi Chiang

    ... to build 50,000 new homes this year, which would cost 30 per cent less than those in neighbourhoods for middle-class and low-income families. “We are trying to rein in home price rises via ...

    http://www.scmp.com/property/hong-kong-china/article/1414851/top-mainland-cities-bend-rules-home-pre-sale-price-limits
  7. News - Hong Kong - DEVELOPMENT

    No legal barrier to making 'small houses' bigger, HKU law dean says

    Posted Jan 16th 2014, 07:11am by Stuart Lau

    ... to build a three-storey home on a 700 sqft plot in their village at the age of 18. It can be built on family land or, as in 70 per cent of cases, on government land offered at a discount ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1406333/no-legal-barrier-making-small-houses-bigger-hku-law-dean-says
  8. News - Hong Kong - DEVELOPMENT

    Elderly face 3-year wait for care home places as developers' incentive scheme flops

    Posted Dec 30th 2013, 04:59am by Olga Wong

    ... the lack of day care services and the poor accessibility of old buildings has forced many families to put elderly relatives into care facilities. But the Labour and Welfare Bureau confirmed ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1392768/elderly-face-3-year-wait-care-home-places-developers-incentive-scheme
  9. News - Hong Kong - DEVELOPMENT

    New hope for Kwu Tung elderly people set to lose homes for new town

    Posted Dec 13th 2013, 04:17am by Olga Wong

    ... together with the nursing home friends many now consider their family. Two new relocation options have emerged for the 1,300 elderly people living in 16 nursing homes in Dills Corner Garden in Kwu ... if we can still live and laugh together. The home-mates are now my family," 85-year-old Wan Hon-keung said. A Labour and Welfare Bureau spokeswoman refused to confirm the bureau was looking ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1379234/new-hope-kwu-tung-elderly-people-set-lose-homes-new-town
  10. Sport - Hong Kong - DEVELOPMENT

    Former iron lady of Hong Kong sport wants fair play in Olympic eligibility

    Posted Nov 30th 2013, 10:56pm by Alvin Sallay

    ... at Quarry Bay School. When war clouds gathered over the world, the family was evacuated to Australia but her dad had to return to Hong Kong because he was a policeman. He was imprisoned at Stanley ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/hong-kong/article/1369782/former-iron-lady-hong-kong-sport-wants-fair-play-olympic-eligibility

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