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  1. Call for review of HOS flat sale ban

    Posted Oct 20th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Ng Kang-chung Market does not need help, say authority members Members of the Housing Authority have proposed resuming the sale of subsidised Home Ownership Scheme (HOS) flats to public tenants, saying that lifting the ban would not hurt the private sector. They believe the government no longer needs to use the suspension of sales as a tool to prop up the housing sector because ...

  2. Street food, home renovation banned to clear air for Games

    Posted Oct 26th 2010, 12:00am by Ivan Zhai

    ... Ivan Zhai Some popular street food, such as Xinjiang skewed lamb and Cantonese marinated beef, will be banned in nine Guangdong cities during the Asian Games next month, the provincial environmental watchdog said yesterday. In addition, residents in these ...

  3. Home affairs minister recommends hero get HK's top bravery award

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

    ... Phyllis Tsang The home affairs minister has recommended that a Hong Kong volunteer who died while trying to save victims of the Qinghai quake be awarded the city's top honour for bravery. Secretary for Home Affairs Tsang Tak-sing yesterday said the bureau sent a letter to a committee headed by the chief executive recommending that Wong Fuk-wing be awarded the Gold Medal ...

  4. Wild pandas crying out for a home after Sichuan tremors

    Posted Jul 12th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... By Jaclyn Siu, a Young Post intern Pandas have officially joined the list of earthquake victims. The recent earthquake in Sichuan, as well as subsequent aftershocks, have devastated over 80 per cent of the natural habitat of the world's remaining wild pandas, according to the State Forestry Administration. The 49 affected reserves are home to about 1,400 wild pandas- out ...

  5. Kitsch and awe thriving in the home of the Great Helmsman

    Posted Jun 03rd 2008, 12:00am by Ting Shi

    ... home- a collection of mixed brick and earth-walled houses. It was a typically bleak, rainy day in spring, but thousands of visitors were queuing up outside. They were a mixed bunch. Some ...

  6. New rule on sale aimed at nation's farmland reserve

    Posted Sep 11th 2008, 12:00am by Sandy Li

    ... for land-use conversion for redevelopment of factories or warehouses to offset a decline in revenue from the sale of farmland, he said. ...

  7. Vacuum cleaners

    Posted May 20th 2005, 12:00am by David Wilson

    ... David Wilson The product: Electrolux Oxygen (www.electrolux.com.hk) The puff: 'Oxygen will give you the freshest, cleanest home possible- right down to the air you breathe.' The look: Fire ant crossed with an anaconda. Wow factor: Living up to its name, the Oxygen has a special filter designed to reduce air pollution from vacuuming in your home. It supposedly filters ...

  8. Public Eye

    Posted Jan 26th 2011, 12:00am by Michael Chugani

    ... with a government too gutless to confront the property tycoons, created that lunacy. Would The Icon event have happened if the government had dared to impose tougher rules on home sales instead of allowing ... get away with it. And the record shows they have. It's official- our flat prices are insane So now we know. Now we have the numbers. Hong Kong's homes prices are at such a lunatic ...

  9. Chief is sticking with the sandy strip he calls home

    Posted Apr 11th 2005, 12:00am by Simon Parry

    ... of their homes and swept four young children to their deaths- Mr Hadhee politely, but firmly, declined. At 54, the father of 12 is old enough to remember the difference in the standard of living before ...

  10. Woman given 15 days to undo home renovations

    Posted Aug 09th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Shi Ting A Shanghai woman's attempt to create her dream home through extensive renovations has ended in a nightmare after a court ordered her to restore the home to its original state- within 15 days. The woman, surnamed Yun, bought the property on a busy street in the western part of the city in August last year and embarked on an ambitious remodelling project. She ...




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