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  1. News - Hong Kong - PUBLIC EYE

    Guess who's the biggest loser in the game of homes?

    Posted Sep 17th 2014, 03:34am by Michael Chugani

    ... into their pockets as home prices resurge, breaking records. Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying's cooling measures have turned out to be a dud. Homes are becoming even less affordable. Leung's dud briefly cooled demand, but prices did not drop. Our property tycoons know how to play the people. That's why they're the only Hongkongers rich enough to be on the Forbes list ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - PUBLIC EYE

    Colonialism lives on in officials' flats on The Peak

    Posted Sep 10th 2014, 03:34am by Michael Chugani

    ... priciest address, where a house sold for HK$740 million last year? A good question but to which we have no answer. Most Hongkongers have been priced out of the housing market. Flats barely bigger ... a million Hongkongers live below the poverty line. Wages are stagnant. Homes are unaffordable. The tide of mainland visitors has sunk our quality of life and priced small shop owners out ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - PUBLIC EYE

    Splashing cash on all that jazz but none for the elderly

    Posted Aug 13th 2014, 04:34am by Michael Chugani

    ... to Guangzhou costing HK$71.5 billion. So what if this is well over its original HK$67 billion price tag? Trains will hurtle you to the motherland from a glitzy new West Kowloon Cultural District costing about HK$47 billion. No big deal that this is twice its original HK$21.6 billion price tag. If you want to get to the motherland even faster, plans are afoot for a new runway intended ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - PUBLIC EYE

    Outlawing the 'L-word'? What about the rest?

    Posted Jul 16th 2014, 03:46am by Michael Chugani

    ... to ransom in exchange for votes. The waste facilities will have to be built sooner or later. There are no alternatives. But the longer the obstructionists play politics, the higher the price tag ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - PUBLIC EYE

    Democracy hopes hang by a thread. Who will blink first?

    Posted Jul 02nd 2014, 03:16am by Michael Chugani

    ... the Legislative Council. These same politicians have slammed the C.Y. Leung administration for doing nothing about subdivided flats, the shortage of public housing, and unaffordable home prices. Yet ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - PUBLIC EYE

    There should be more to life than stereotypes

    Posted Jun 18th 2014, 02:32am by Michael Chugani

    ... moaning about high home prices and a shortage of flats. He listens and proposes 60,000 new flats in two new towns. Villagers storm the Legislative Council in protest. Then the pan-democrats put ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - PUBLIC EYE

    Some advice for the censors: lighten up, fellas

    Posted Apr 16th 2014, 05:45am by Michael Chugani

    ... were suddenly disrupted? That this is Hong Kong, where half a million dollars a month still won't do for a kindergarten? Where kindergartens price out each other in the chase for dollars? ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - PUBLIC EYE

    It's goodbye to Lion Rock, hello Money Mountain

    Posted Feb 12th 2014, 03:38am by Michael Chugani

    ... Michael Chugani Say goodbye to Lion Rock, hello to Money Mountain Price-gouging fishball sellers, passengers occupying a cruise ship to extort compensation for a missed port call, cabbies ... occupy cruise ships to price-gouging fishball sellers. Let's ditch the old Lion Rock symbol. Our new symbol should be a mountain of money, with everyone clamouring to climb it. ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - PUBLIC EYE

    Torture scars are invisible on dark skin

    Posted Jan 29th 2014, 04:04am by Michael Chugani

    ... thing the measures have done is dampen home sales. That is very different from having tamed prices. Secretary for Food and Health Dr Ko Wing-man boasted that the two-tin limit on baby milk powder had stabilised supplies. Maybe in la-la land it has, but here, some stores are still raising prices. The truth is that mainland demand is just too huge for local prices to stabilise. Only ...

  10. Comment - Insight & Opinion - PUBLIC EYE

    Pan-democrats should learn to haggle like housewives

    Posted Dec 18th 2013, 05:46am by Michael Chugani

    ... Michael Chugani Haggling over the price of vegetables in a wet market? Yes, but Executive Council convenor Lam Woon-kwong's comment wasn't a politically incorrect jibe at housewives. He was likening squabbling by pan-democrats over political reform to price-haggling in a market. The man seems to like his metaphors. Not too long ago, in the thick of the storm over ...




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