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  1. Business - Economy - THE VIEW

    Sell public housing to help defuse Hong Kong protests

    Posted Oct 21st 2014, 01:44pm by Richard Wong

    ... that most of the things they spend their earnings on- housing, public utilities, groceries, transport and the like- appear to be supplied by a dozen or so corporations, many related to property ... Richard Wong Selling public flats can help defuse students protests and tackle the underlying political problem Housing the unrest The youth protest movement that started on September 26 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/economy/article/1621218/sell-public-housing-help-defuse-hong-kong-protests
  2. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Solution to affordable housing lies in increasing supply

    Posted May 17th 2014, 03:38am by SCMP Editorial

    ... of stamp duty. Even so, home prices are still out of reach for many prospective buyers. The ultimate solution lies in a steady supply of new housing in the short and longer term. The chief ... SCMP Editorial Solution lies in more supply When the government sought to rein in the runaway property market with a controversial doubling of stamp duty last year, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1513898/solution-affordable-housing-lies-increasing-supply
  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    End abuse of public housing

    Posted Oct 22nd 2014, 05:29am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial End the abuse of public housing Putting resources to best use should be first and foremost for public officials. In reality, however, that principle is often put aside with various excuses. Public housing is a case in point. It goes without saying that subsidised rental flats are built for low-income earners who cannot afford private housing. Given the limited supply ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1621596/politicians-and-officials-must-act-end-abuse-public-housing
  4. News - Hong Kong - BUSINESS

    Government land supply tumbles to two-year low in third quarter

    Posted Sep 25th 2014, 05:50am by Sandy Li

    ... Sandy Li sandy.li@scmp.com Government land supply tumbles to two-year low The supply of land released by the government next quarter will hit a two-year low, and industry observers say ... is not easy for the government to meet its annual flat supply target, as we've hardly seen any new town development in the past 10 years," said surveyor Albert So Chun-hin. The government ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1599789/government-land-supply-tumbles-two-year-low-third-quarter
  5. Comment - Letters

    Change way property is taxed to ease supply and prevent hoarding

    Posted Sep 18th 2014, 05:22am by LETTERS

    ... Change way property is taxed to ease supply and prevent hoarding Homes should be built and owned solely for people to live in and not as a means of making money, at least until there are enough affordable housing units built. Hong Kong people squabble over democracy, politics and social issues, but many are deprived the most basic right of having a roof over their heads. Chinese ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/letters/article/1594903/change-way-property-taxed-ease-supply-and-prevent-hoarding
  6. Property - Hong Kong & China - BRICKS & MORTAR

    Government should not forget Hong Kong’s middle class when increasing supply of flats

    Posted Mar 03rd 2014, 11:48am by Yvonne Liu

    ... it is relying on releasing more land and increasing new housing supply. In recent years, the government introduced restrictions on flat sizes when it auctioned off residential sites. The usable area ... even if new housing supply increases significantly from next year. The increase in supply won't help the sandwich class. The government should also address the housing problem ...

    http://www.scmp.com/property/hong-kong-china/article/1439186/government-should-not-forget-hong-kongs-middle-class-when
  7. Property - Hong Kong & China - HOUSING

    Supply of Hong Kong flats below HK$3m drops

    Posted Sep 16th 2014, 11:27am by Sandy Li

    ... the tiny apartments at Cheung Kong's Mont Vert in Tai Po. "It will be hard to find one at major housing estates. There are still some units at single residential blocks in the New ...

    http://www.scmp.com/property/hong-kong-china/article/1593176/supply-hong-kong-flats-below-hk3m-drops
  8. Comment - Letters

    High house prices are a bigger problem than a lack of democracy

    Posted Oct 12th 2014, 04:14am by LETTERS

    ... High house prices are a bigger problem than a lack of democracy Recent studies have found that 60 per cent to 90 per cent of new property developments have been snapped up by investors ... or private housing being built, Hong Kong's housing problems can never be solved and will only get worse. Another worrying trend is the construction of micro flats. For example, an initial plan ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/letters/article/1614571/high-house-prices-are-bigger-problem-lack-democracy
  9. Property - Hong Kong & China

    Alarm grows over housing supply glut in inner mainland China cities

    Posted Mar 25th 2014, 01:34am by SANDY LI AND LANGI CHIANG

    ... Vice-Minister of Housing and Urban-Rural Development Qi Ji said earlier this month. For major cities that had seen strong price increases, more supply would be encouraged, especially that of small ... and Longfor. We didn't even know how a villa looks like. But now we have high-rises, low-rises, housing estates and nice landscaped villas," he said. There are more than 10 such large ...

    http://www.scmp.com/property/hong-kong-china/article/1456567/alarm-grows-over-housing-supply-glut-inner-mainland-china
  10. Comment - Letters

    Arbitration can lead to significant new housing supply

    Posted Mar 03rd 2014, 03:18am by LETTERS

    ... Arbitration process can lead to significant new housing supply I refer to Allan Hay's letter ("Arbitration is not the answer to assess value of land premiums", February 20). ... expertise; let's now use it, and significant new housing supply should be the most welcome result. Ian Cullen, Ian Cullen & Associates ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/letters/article/1438913/arbitration-can-lead-significant-new-housing-supply

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