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  1. Leung and his allies should realise the true extent of Hongkongers' anger

    Posted Jul 06th 2012, 12:00am

    ... disapproval- by one estimate, 400,000 Hongkongers turned out for the annual protest march on July 1 and demanded that he resign. The people of Hong Kong have voiced their disapproval of Leung in a loud ...

  2. Focus on more land supply

    Posted Feb 02nd 2012, 12:00am

    ... on increasing land supply to keep prices under control. Most developers and property agents said they were generally satisfied with the budget. However, some observers doubted that controlling land ... the government's reserve price. If all 47 sites were sold, they could, together with projects by the MTR Corporation, the Urban Renewal Authority and private redevelopments in urban areas, provide land ...

  3. Tsang upbeat about sagging poll numbers

    Posted Oct 09th 2011, 12:00am

    ... the powerful post in 2005. But he admitted that the government had 'made mistakes' in housing and land policy and acknowledged that that had fuelled grievances in society. He vowed to lay out ... 'It's not too bad to have a support rating of more than 40 points after seven years. I thank the Hong Kong people for their support.' He promised he would serve Hongkongers until the last ...

  4. Hongkongers hold out the hope that their views do really matter

    Posted Jul 01st 2004, 12:00am by Chris Yeung

    ... and frustrating. Known for their resilience in times of adversity, many Hongkongers look ready to come out to reaffirm their hope and conviction that their voices will matter to Beijing and the Tung ...

  5. Boost in land supply to build 40,000 flats

    Posted Feb 24th 2011, 12:00am by Joyce Ng, Paggie Leung, Sandy Li

    ... Paggie Leung, Sandy Li and Joyce Ng The financial secretary yesterday announced a series of measures to provide enough land in the coming year to build 30,000 to 40,000 flats. But market watchers said more land was unlikely to cool soaring property prices and the target- almost double the annual average of 20,000 flats- was an 'illusion'. Marcos Chan, head of research ...

  6. Tsang warns buyers to beware of price bubble

    Posted Apr 09th 2012, 12:00am

    ... mindlessly into the market'. Writing in his official blog, Tsang urged Hongkongers to 'be cautious' when buying flats and not to be taken in by 'the myth that property prices ... prices. Leung promised during the election campaign to review long-term housing strategies once every five years and increase the transparency of land supply. A measure of home prices from ...

  7. Mister positive

    Posted Jun 27th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Hong Kong has unique advantage, such as the 'one country, two systems' concept and the strength of its service industries, and that it is up to Hongkongers themselves to seize ... the difficulties around the world.' Tung said the mainland authorities had plenty of resources for stimulating the economy and would be able to achieve a soft landing. 'Hong Kong is the most ...

  8. Home sales slow as buyers await poll outcome

    Posted Mar 19th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Sunday's election. The trio- Henry Tang Ying-yen, Leung Chun-ying, and Albert Ho Chun-yan- all support increasing land supply and resuming the construction of public housing under the subsidised ... the thorny issues of land supply and HOS flats. Indeed, analysts say second-guessing the outcome is not easy. Simon Lo, executive director of Asia research and advisory services at Colliers ...

  9. Must do better

    Posted Feb 19th 2011, 12:00am by Albert Chen, Albert Cheng

    ... and suspending government land sales. The measures might have stabilised the market by limiting land supply, but they also strengthened the position of private developers, allowing them to further monopolise the market. As a result, we now face a pressing problem of a shortage of affordable private housing; soaring prices have put housing out of reach for many ordinary Hongkongers. It shows ...

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

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

    ... shrinking. As a result of a high land-pricing policy, property developers are given a great deal of leeway when it comes to including uninhabitable spaces in the floor area. There can also ... Kong citizens from exploitation. That includes ordinary Hongkongers, people who do not have political or financial clout. As things stand at the moment, Hong Kong homebuyers are vulnerable ...




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