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  1. Negotiation begins at home for police team

    Posted Jun 25th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Simpson Cheung simpson.cheung@scmp.com They use their powers of persuasion to save desperate souls, but the first challenge police negotiators face may come in their own homes- from their wives. So says one frontline negotiator, who shared his thoughts on five years of duty as 14 new negotiators finished their training yesterday. 'Sometimes, after a full day of hard work, our ...

  2. HOS sales expected to have little effect on home prices

    Posted Mar 17th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... not be affected by the sales. He said the government should not relaunch the Home Ownership Scheme because home owners would suffer if there was a sharp drop in prices. Secretary for Transport and Housing ... Ng Yuk-hang Selling 4,000 flats left over from the Home Ownership Scheme would would not be as effective as expected in cooling the property market, a key member of the Housing Authority ...

  3. Spruced up for sale

    Posted Dec 30th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... A worker carries out his final cleaning duties at Kingston Terrace flats in Tuen Mun before they are offered for sale. The flats are among surplus Home Ownership Scheme properties to be sold early next year by the Housing Authority. Public housing tenants and other eligible buyers can submit applications to buy them from January 2 to 15. ...

  4. Housing concerns begin at home

    Posted Jun 18th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Beijing's director of Hong Kong affairs, Wang Guangya, says our city urgently needs to sort out our housing issue. He might have been sharing a home truth. The mainland aims to build 36 million subsidised homes for low-income city dwellers over the next five years to help close a divide between rich and poor that poses an obstacle to social stability and harmony. ...

  5. Survivors still face psychological distress

    Posted Mar 12th 2012, 12:00am

    ... in Minamisoma, a town 19.5 kilometres away from the Fukushima nuclear plant. She was upstairs at home when the earthquake hit, and ran down to her youngest daughter- six years old at the time- who ... husband Mitsuo was working in Osaka when the earthquake hit, and blocked and damaged roads meant he was not able to get home until a week later. The family later moved to temporary housing not too ...

  6. Public rental homes lie empty

    Posted Nov 23rd 2011, 12:00am

    ... the remaining homes will be for sale The head of the Housing and Urban-Rural Development Ministry, Jiang Weixin, said at a National People's Congress Standing Committee meeting last month that 3.3 ... competitive rentals - all of which have combined to leave thousands of government-subsidised homes empty. The Wuhan municipal government attracted just 331 tenants for the 900 public rental housing ...

  7. Homes for dogs sought as SPCA kennels fill up

    Posted Apr 27th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Amy Nip A series of crackdowns on illegal breeding and the sale of dogs on the internet has left the SPCA facilities almost full to capacity. As a result, the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals has called on the public to adopt the dogs, many of them pure-bred. More than 100 dogs, another 100 cats and other smaller animals will be available for adoption at the SPCA ...

  8. Rain blamed for dampening retail sales

    Posted Aug 09th 2005, 12:00am by Dennis Eng

    ... Dennis Eng An unusually wet June contributed to a slowdown in retail sales growth of 6.2 per cent year on year to $16.55 billion as consumers stayed at home or delayed shopping sprees until Hong Kong Disneyland opens next month. By volume, June sales increased 5.2 per cent. In May, the total retail sales value was $17.65 billion, up 7.1 per cent, while the volume rose 6.4 per ...

  9. Home Ownership Scheme will not undermine property market

    Posted Dec 09th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... not affect the average home buyers. However, he has not considered the displacement effect. The would-be luxury home buyers are displaced by very rich foreign or speculative buyers who can pay more. ... by members of Hong Kong's middle class. Now they are displaced. Officials have said this group could opt for Tin Shui Wai and Tuen Mun. But then where do the home seekers on the next rung ...

  10. Ex-industrial sites chosen for public housing

    Posted Jun 18th 2012, 12:00am

    ... I believe the work on land supply has to be perpetuated and improved to address people's hopes for a better home,' he wrote. He said an ongoing review covering 60 hectares of former industrial land has so far identified five sites for rezoning into housing use- in Tsuen Wan, Fo Tan, Tai Kok Tsui and Yuen Long. While one of the parcels of land will be set aside for sale ...




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