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  1. Hong Kong's system is running on empty

    Posted Mar 28th 2012, 12:00am

    ... is either greater authoritarianism or full democracy. Hong Kong people must choose. Our hybrid governing system is not without political genius. It is an amalgamation of British colonialism ... a Hong Kong citizen today- barring the lack of his right to vote- is as free as anyone living in a full democracy. As the city's mayor, the chief executive leads a government that can ...

  2. Property developers brace for more woe

    Posted Oct 10th 2011, 12:00am

    ... that figures for this month will show a fall in secondary home sales in Hong Kong to the 4,000 level, down from 4,745 sales last month. Li Kwok-suen, a fund manager at Phillip Capital Management, said the U-turn in the housing market would pull down the stock values of Hong Kong property developers. ...

  3. July 1 march to target property prices, Tsang

    Posted Apr 05th 2011, 12:00am

    ... the street'. The poll was conducted between March 21 and 30. Some 17 per cent described their sentiment about the current state of Hong Kong's society as 'angry'. Ten per cent ... Fanny W. Y. Fung 'Toppling property hegemony' will be one of nine themes of this year's July 1 democracy march, along with a demand for Chief Executive Donald Tsang Yam-kuen ...

  4. Hong Kong will benefit from being politicised

    Posted Apr 04th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Last week, the city's most influential tycoon, election committee member, Grand Bauhinia Medal recipient and Basic Law drafter, Li Ka-shing, expressed concern that 'Hong Kong has been politicised'. It is unclear why Li felt that Hong Kong's politicisation was a cause for concern since he himself seemed happy to meet President Hu Jintao last year in what must ...

  5. Property's year of living precariously

    Posted Nov 20th 2009, 12:00am by Alex Frew Mcmillan

    ... Alex Frew McMillan Hong Kong's luxury property market has been heading sky high. And what a difference a year makes - 2009 started with prices plummeting and pessimism about ... are well above the high-water mark set at the height of Hong Kong's property bubble in 1997 - that was only HK$23,000 per square foot, in the Mid-Levels development Dynasty Court. Hong Kong ...

  6. Property developers having a field day at the expense of homebuyers

    Posted Oct 25th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Homebuyers in Hong Kong have been exploited by property developers for decades. In recent years, the situation has got rapidly worse, with the percentage of genuine living space gradually ... The government has regulated the insurance and banking industries. It should also implement similar kinds of regulations in the property industry. Our administration has a responsibility to protect Hong ...

  7. DAB panders to rental vote on property

    Posted Jun 16th 2004, 12:00am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... for the Betterment of Hong Kong IT WOULD NOT be fair to pick on the Democratic Party alone for fuzzy thinking on property matters and so today it is time for a go at the DAB. I shall have to spare ... that the government's own figures show roadways occupying almost as much public land as all urban residential developments in Hong Kong? But to make a statement like this on specific land-use policies would ...

  8. Credit fever that led to property frenzy is running its course

    Posted May 09th 2010, 12:00am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... come, easy go. Much of this money went to frivolous pursuits such as fancy cars and property speculation, and a good deal of this property speculation spilled over the border into Hong Kong. Our ... to crack under the pressure to give prospective homeowners in Hong Kong some relief from rising property prices. He doesn't want to give way. He learned 10 years ago how badly this sort ...

  9. Property market meddling risks damage to foundations

    Posted Mar 03rd 2010, 12:00am by Albert Chen, Albert Cheng

    ... market of home ownership flats to boost supply. Obviously, Tsang realised the increasing risk of asset-price bubbles in Hong Kong from the surge in property prices last year. The prices of luxury ... the Asian financial crisis in 1997, Hong Kong was hit by a protracted negative equity phenomenon. Despite the bursting of the property bubble then, we were still unable to change our economic model ...

  10. Question of the week: Who is the most influential person in Hong Kong?

    Posted Oct 18th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Chan Kin-kan, 15, Diocesan Boys' School It's Run Run Shaw. He is a leader of the media industry in Hong Kong. He produced nearly 800 movies decades ago, at a cost of HK$400 ... International School The most influential person in Hong Kong is obviously Chief Executive Donald Tsang. Even before he got the top post, Mr Tsang had a lot of influence on Hong Kong's economic ...




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