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  1. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    1,400 homeless sleeping on Hong Kong's streets, double government estimates

    Posted Mar 31st 2014, 06:16am by Ernest Kao

    ... the government to provide more shelters for single homeless people and to extend the duration they could stay, to allow time to apply for public housing. ...

  2. News - World - SOCIETY

    Pritzker Prize for Japanese architect Shigeru Ban, who builds in cardboard

    Posted Mar 25th 2014, 09:45pm by AP

    ... materials, such as paper tubes, packing materials or shipping containers, opportunities to use them in new ways," the jury said. It noted his "Naked House" in Saitama, Japan, in which ... domestic life". Ban's "Curtain Wall House" in Tokyo uses two-storey-high white curtains to open or close the home to the outside. Similarly, his "Metal Shutter Houses ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    'Hongkonger' makes it to world stage with place in the Oxford English Dictionary

    Posted Mar 19th 2014, 04:37am by JEFFIE LAM

    ... of publishing house Sub-Culture, said the inclusion showed the city remained on the international stage. "[The dictionary] would not pinpoint the words Hongkonger and Hong Kongese if the city has ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    'Rules strangling supply of old people's homes'

    Posted Dec 09th 2013, 06:37am by Olga Wong

    ... Olga Wong olga.wong@scmp.com Review of two-decades-old planning limits demanded as every year thousands of elderly are dying on waiting lists for care homes 'Rules strangling supply of old people's homes' The stringent planning rules for homes for the elderly have been blamed for the shortfall of care homes in the city, with claims that the regulations may now ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Young mainland women 'marrying elderly Hong Kong men to get residency'

    Posted Mar 07th 2014, 11:56am by Samuel Chan and Clifford Lo

    ... after his wife, then in her 30s, won custody of the child. The Housing Authority said that in the case of a divorce, it usually allowed the custodial parent to keep the flat. Lam said many elderly people who did not know how and where to seek help ended up homeless. But the agency has helped Law find another flat through the Housing Department's compassionate rehousing scheme. ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Tai O villagers safe after fire, but where's the money to rebuild?

    Posted Jun 13th 2013, 12:00am by Johnny Tam

    ... their stilt homes that were razed in a fire last month. Now, all that remains of a cluster of houses on Kat Hing Street in the Lantau Island fishing village are some thin wooden pillars sticking out ... at the Housing Department's Lung Tin Transit Centre on a public housing estate. During the Dragon Boat festival yesterday, the first citywide traditional celebration since the blaze, some ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Lok Ma Chau mega mall plan gets lukewarm response from officials

    Posted Mar 07th 2014, 01:52pm by AMY NIP AND TONY CHEUNG

    ... land owners in the area would make co-ordination a formidable task, he said. "I don't know all the people there. Some of them are already running businesses renting out village houses ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Billion-dollar handouts set John Tsang a hard task

    Posted Feb 25th 2014, 04:16am by Johnny Tam

    ... "Just a two-month rental waiver for working-class families like us who live in public housing estates would be good enough." The Kwun Yum Open Treasury falls on the 26th day of the first ...

  9. News - China - SOCIETY

    Mao Zedong's Great Famine of 1958-62 still blights rural lives, scholar says

    Posted Feb 23rd 2014, 05:40am by Verna Yu

    ... the life-long disease. The man told her that villagers were ordered to pull down their own houses during collectivisation in 1958 so the cement could be turned into fertiliser. The cement was thrown ...

  10. News - China - SOCIETY

    15pc of mainland Chinese now over age of 60, official says

    Posted Feb 20th 2014, 04:35am by Angela Meng

    ... The Ministry of Housing and Urban-Rural Development has required local governments to implement the planning, construction and supervision of pension service facilities. Meanwhile, Dou said the central ...




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