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  1. News - Hong Kong - HOUSING

    Housing chief Anthony Cheung warns of risk of property bubble

    Posted Oct 14th 2012, 12:00am by Tony Cheung

    ... Tony Cheung tony.cheung@scmp.com Secretary for housing warns people not to rush into buying flats as the risk of a bubble is rising, and he promises to study needs of young Home ... and worrying" state. Cheung, the secretary for transport and housing, said it was unusual for property prices to keep rising while the economy was not booming, and he warned that the risk of a bubble ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1060561/housing-chief-anthony-cheung-warns-risk-property-bubble
  2. News - China - CHANGING FACES

    Tycoon's villas turned into house of hope for cerebral palsy victims

    Posted Jul 13th 2014, 05:53am by Alice Yan

    ... funded house of hope Lu Shunling, 80, could have lived the twilight of her life cocooned in luxury, with two villas in the heart of Shanghai  that she inherited from her tycoon father, shipping ... into a rehabilitation centre. My name was passed among parents  and many sent their children to my home to receive treatment. With the goal of helping more children, I sold my two houses on Anfu Road in Xuhui ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1553135/tycoons-villas-turned-house-hope-cerebral-palsy-victims
  3. News - Hong Kong - HOUSING

    24 sites reserved for public housing sold to developers, says report

    Posted Jul 10th 2014, 04:30am by Jennifer Ngo

    ... Jennifer Ngo jennifer.ngo@scmp.com Public housing land sold to developers: report Despite long queues for public housing and a shortage of land, 24 plots of land originally reserved for public housing were returned to the government between 2001 and 2013 and eventually sold to developers or converted to other uses. A report released by the Legislative Council Public Accounts ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1550584/24-sites-reserved-public-housing-sold-developers-says-report
  4. News - World - SECURITY

    White House orders review of racial and religious bias in security agencies

    Posted Jul 11th 2014, 12:04am by GDN

    ... Agencies in New York and Washington White House tells security agencies racial or religious bias 'unacceptable' Muslim 'slurs' prompt spying review The White House has ... 2002 and 2008. None has been charged with a crime. White House spokeswoman Caitlin Hayden said the administration took the accusations of the slurs extremely seriously. "Upon learning ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1551459/white-house-orders-review-racial-and-religious-bias-security-agencies
  5. News - China - HUMAN RIGHTS

    Tibetan writer placed under house arrest 'over dinner invite from John Kerry's delegation'

    Posted Jul 09th 2014, 12:58pm by AP

    ... Associated Press in Beijing Rights advocate believes her acceptance of a meeting with the US delegation visiting China was the cause of couple's house arrest A well-known Tibetan writer said today that she and her husband have been placed under house arrest in Beijing as China plays host to US State Secretary John Kerry for the latest round of US-China talks. Tsering ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1550271/tibetan-writer-placed-under-house-arrest-over-dinner-invite-us-official
  6. News - Hong Kong - PROPERTY

    Hong Kong property bubble tipping point yet to be reached: HKU professor

    Posted Jan 21st 2013, 12:00am by Amy Nip

    ... Amy Nip amy.nip@scmp.com Tipping point for bubble not yet reached: academic While the government has warned of a property bubble, a professor of real estate says a tipping point ... points below bond interest rates," Chau told a forum organised by Caritas on addressing middle-class housing problems yesterday. Presently the rate of rental returns- just below 4 per cent- ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1132523/hong-kong-property-bubble-tipping-point-yet-be-reached-hku-professor
  7. News - Hong Kong - TOURISM

    Hong Kong authorities seek to tighten rules on guest houses

    Posted Jul 05th 2014, 03:14am by Amy Nip, Jennifer Ngo

    ... Amy Nip and Jennifer Ngo Proposed law changes will plug guest-house licensing loopholes and give government more power to crack down on illegal accommodation Move to tighten the rules on hostels The city is considering plugging a loophole in the law that has seen about 200 guest houses licensed by the government, even though they are in buildings that do not allow temporary ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1546951/hong-kong-authorities-seek-tighten-rules-guest-houses
  8. News - Hong Kong - DEVELOPMENT

    Tai O's stilt houses safe despite new zoning, say planning officials

    Posted Jul 05th 2014, 03:14am by FANNY W. Y. FUNG

    ... Fanny W. Y. Fung fanny.fung@scmp.com Stilt houses safe despite new zoning Town planners have zoned the land on which Tai O's stilt houses stand as residential- despite an ongoing ... for conventional dwellings. Under an outline plan for the Tai O Town Centre, six hectares of land on the banks of Tai O Creek and along Shek Tsai Po Street- mainly occupied by wooden stilt houses built ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1546785/tai-os-stilt-houses-safe-despite-new-zoning-say-planning-officials
  9. News - Hong Kong - CONSERVATION

    Planning board shrinks zones for village houses in country-park enclaves

    Posted Jul 04th 2014, 05:27pm by Fanny W. Y. Fung and Cheung Chi-fai

    ... Fanny W. Y. Fung and Cheung Chi-fai Park enclave housing zones reduced The Town Planning Board has approved cuts of up to 59 per cent to land reserved for small houses in three country park enclaves. The largest reduction is at Pak Lap, in the Sai Kung East Country Park, where land zoned for small houses will shrink from 2.37 hectares to 0.98 hectares. Most of the rezoned ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1546626/planning-board-shrinks-zones-village-houses-country-park-enclaves
  10. News - Hong Kong - HOUSING

    Cooling measures to stay amid risk of property bubble

    Posted Dec 02nd 2013, 02:00pm by NG KANG-CHUNG

    ... Ng Kang-chung Kc.ng@scmp.com The government has no intention of dropping property cooling measures as the risk of a property bubble remains high, Financial Secretary John Tsang Chun-wah said on Monday. At the meeting of the Legislative Council financial affairs panel, Tsang said Hong Kong’s economy was forecast to expand by three per cent this year, with inflation estimated ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1370964/cooling-measures-stay-amid-risk-property-bubble

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