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  1. News - Hong Kong - POLICY ADDRESS

    CY policy address focuses on increased housing and poverty fight

    Posted Jan 15th 2014, 11:14am by Lai Ying Kit

    ... it live.  CY kicks off with some of the issues the government is tackling. He says the government is doing its utmost to increase land supply, and in formulating a long-term housing strategy. It has ... a means-tested bursary of up to HK$200,000 each year. Housing The government planned to increase the maximum allowable density of most districts by 20 per cent, the chief executive said. Before that, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1406023/live-cy-leung-gives-his-second-annual-policy-address
  2. News - Hong Kong - POLICY ADDRESS

    Low-income family supplement a step forward but more needs to be done

    Posted Jan 16th 2014, 07:11am by HO HEI-WAH

    ... a welcome one. About 120,000 households remain on the waiting list for public housing. According to a survey on urban slums conducted by the Society for Community Organisation, respondents living in inadequate housing were spending more than one-third of their income on rent. The next steps to tackle poverty should be a long-term housing strategy and measures to reduce the waiting period ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1406450/low-income-family-supplement-step-forward-more-needs-be-done
  3. News - Hong Kong - POLICY ADDRESS

    'Little done to encourage Hong Kong's young to be upwardly mobile'

    Posted Jan 13th 2014, 09:52am by Jennifer Ngo

    ... Jennifer Ngo jennifer.ngo@scmp.com Critics of the government say it lacks long-term plan for social policies and still leans towards actions that favour the rich and developers Housing ... long-standing housing problems. "Ultimately, it's the government's attitude that counts- they have to show that they sincerely care for people's well-being," said Nelson Chow ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1404460/little-done-encourage-hong-kongs-young-be-upwardly-mobile
  4. News - Hong Kong - POLICY ADDRESS

    CY Leung to unveil HK$3b boost for poor families in policy address

    Posted Jan 15th 2014, 03:57am by Gary Cheung

    ... people from low-income households. The initiative will be a key component of Leung's second policy address, which will focus on poverty alleviation, housing, health care, education ... households- using a definition identical to the new poverty line- rose by 6,000 in 2012, bringing the total to 191,000. Leung will give an update on progress being made in areas such as housing ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1405785/cy-leung-unveil-hk3b-boost-poor-families-policy-address
  5. News - Hong Kong - POLICY ADDRESS

    Help for poor as Chief Executive reveals HK$10b spending spree in policy address

    Posted Jan 16th 2014, 07:11am by Gary Cheung, Jeffie Lam and Tony Cheung

    ... Leung officially endorsed the target of building 470,000 flats in the next decade, set by a high-powered government-appointed panel last year. Leung said 80 sites would be rezoned for housing ... to address issues such as poverty, housing and Hong Kong's ageing population. He also proposed the creation of an innovation and technology bureau, 19 months after his original plan ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1406478/help-poor-chief-executive-reveals-hk10b-spending-spree-policy-address
  6. News - Hong Kong - POLICY ADDRESS

    VOXPOP: What do they say about CY Leung's latest blueprint?

    Posted Jan 15th 2014, 07:06pm

    ... DSE education system.” Rachel Fu, 26, piano teacher “There should be more in the Policy Address to help young people get housing. The Special Stamp Duty has been introduced but the prices ... commodity prices in the area.” Ryan Chan, 26, interior designer “N ot much has been done to address the housing problem in the city – the supply of public housing is still short, and private housing ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1406246/voxpop-what-do-they-say-about-cy-leungs-latest-blueprint
  7. News - Hong Kong - POLICY ADDRESS

    CY Leung's building bonanza 'could cost Hongkongers' quality of life'

    Posted Jan 16th 2014, 07:11am by Olga Wong and Yvonne Liu

    ... Olga Wong and Yvonne Liu Building boom 'could hurt quality of life' The government's ambitious target for new housing has allowed fresh ideas to flourish, analysts say, ... will also study reclamation outside Victoria Harbour. But experts warned against claiming victory. "There are still a lot of uncertainties in delivering the housing target," said Professor ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1406449/cy-leungs-building-bonanza-could-cost-hongkongers-quality-life
  8. News - Hong Kong - POLICY ADDRESS

    New 'East Lantau Metropolis' set to become a core business area

    Posted Jan 16th 2014, 07:11am by Sandy Li and Olga Wong

    ... to the city's airport island. A real estate adviser said it could house outlet malls. The sources made clear the scale of the plan after Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying unveiled the idea in his speech. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1406451/new-east-lantau-metropolis-set-become-core-business-area
  9. News - Hong Kong - POLICY ADDRESS

    For one working poor family, new subsidies don't go far enough

    Posted Jan 15th 2014, 04:54pm by Phila Siu

    ... and they had been in the queue for public housing since 2009. Du said she wanted to get a job and make their life more comfortable. But she couldn't as she had to care for the children. ... "I can make several thousand renminbi there. I also have a bigger house and land I can farm." Watch:How a sub-divided flat dweller reacts to CY Leung's 2014 policy address   Critics ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1406209/cy-leungs-aid-low-income-households-does-little-help-them-family-say
  10. News - Hong Kong - POLICY ADDRESS

    Satisfaction with policy address down from last year, says HKU poll

    Posted Jan 18th 2014, 03:58am by Jennifer Ngo

    ... by cash handouts. They worry about employment opportunities, education and housing. The government will need to do more than give out money," he said. The Low-Income Family Allowance, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1407875/satisfaction-policy-address-down-last-year-says-hku-poll

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