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  1. News - Hong Kong - PROTEST

    Officials remove Fanling farmer from land by force

    Posted Apr 05th 2014, 04:55am by Jennifer Ngo

    ... Jennifer Ngo jennifer.ngo@scmp.com Security guards brought in by officials to help carry out eviction from government land earmarked for Fanling new town Man dragged off land he farmed for 30 years Farmer Lai Wing-kuen was "in a daze" yesterday after he and his wife were dragged off land on which he had worked for 30 years and which he had vowed to fight to the end ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - SURVEILLANCE

    No one can say how many CCTV cameras are spying on Hongkongers

    Posted Mar 16th 2014, 04:46am by Lana Lam

    ... Hongkongers saw the real-life value of CCTV coverage when grainy, low-resolution images of two suspects in the high-profile stabbing case of former newspaper editor Kevin Lau Chun-to were released ...

  3. Property - Hong Kong & China

    Hong Kong home completions rise with land supply

    Posted Apr 05th 2014, 01:08am by Yvonne Liu

    ... completions rise with land supply The number of private flats to be built in Hong Kong this year is expected to climb to a nine-year high after the steady increase of land supply by the government ... "The response has been good. Hong Kong Island lacks land supply and the Shau Kei Wan site has sea view and involves a small investment. That's why it attracted many medium-sized and small ...

  4. Cover story

    Posted Nov 28th 2008, 12:00am by Fiona Ng

    ... Fiona Ng Hongkong Land and Esquire's Eight Designers Cover the Covers cocktail reception Where: The Landmark, Central When: November 3 What: To raise funds for the charity Mindset, ... the event were Hongkong Land's executive director Raymond Chow Ming-joe, D&G executive Caroline Roberts, Mark Whitehead, Sebastian Stuhl, David Hong Kin-hay and Judy Hong Yu Chu-dic. ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - LETTER OF THE LAW

    Right to make the city their home sets Hongkongers apart

    Posted Oct 15th 2013, 12:00am by SIMON NG

    ... of "Hongkong belongers" - locally born British subjects or naturalised persons who were given unrestricted rights to land and stay - was introduced by the Immigration Ordinance. This came ... Simon Ng Inclusiveness of permanent residency laws brings equality and freedom to city's residents Right to make the city their home sets Hongkongers apart Hong Kong people are often ...

  6. Hongkong Land posts US$1.39b profit

    Posted Jul 30th 2010, 12:00am by Peggy Sito

    ... Peggy Sito Hongkong Land Holdings posted a 70 per cent increase to US$477 million in its underlying earnings for the first six months of the year. This compared with US$281 million in the first half of last year. Net profit was US$1.39 billion including a US$914 million gain on investment property revaluations. In the first half of 2009, the Hongkong Land had a net loss of US$402 ...

  7. Exhibition turns the page on Hong Kong’s history

    Posted Apr 03rd 2014, 07:51pm

    ... library from April 4 to 28, while others can be assessed for research purpose upon request. Among the treasure trove of historical papers, one agreement dated 1900 shows Hotung purchased a land lot on Wong Nai Chung Road with HK$7,990, a mere $20 more than the upset price of HK$7,970. It was specified that only European residences and designs could be erected on the land. “At ...

  8. Property - Hong Kong & China - EARNINGS

    Henderson Land turns positive after 26pc profit gain

    Posted Mar 21st 2014, 01:04am by Peggy Sito

    ... Peggy Sito peggy.sito@scmp.com Henderson positive on growth after 26pc profit gain Henderson Land Development posted a better-than-expected 26 per cent gain in underlying profit to HK$8.94 billion for last year as contributions from property sales and rental income increased. Chairman Lee Shau-kee said that with its sizeable land bank, the company would maintain strong growth ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - LETTER OF THE LAW

    Have we forgotten the social dimension of private property?

    Posted Apr 15th 2014, 05:20am by MICHAEL LOWER

    ... Michael Lower While there are sound economic benefits to private land ownership, there are also costs Have we forgotten the social dimension of private property? Mark Twain advised: "Buy land, they're not making it anymore." As the world's population increases, the advice may well take on extra significance. As the late Scottish writer Andro Linklater ...

  10. Property - Hong Kong & China - ACQUISITIONS

    Developers’ caution in buying land could threaten local government finances

    Posted Apr 01st 2014, 03:36pm by Langi Chiang

    ... Langi Chiang langi.chiang@scmp.com Developers exercise extra caution as costs rise, dampening local government revenue hopes Mainland firms play safe on land purchases "Caution" is a word commonly used by mainland developers when talking about their land acquisition plans this year. That bodes ill for some local governments that are under pressure to refinance. Sentiment ...




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