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  1. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    14 years to buy a flat: Quality of life in Hong Kong going down, shows survey

    Posted Aug 14th 2014, 04:13am by BRIAN YAP

    ... This is indicated by the Chinese University's latest quality of life index, released yesterday. The index lists the housing affordability ratio for last year at minus 4.91, down from minus 3.49 ... [on the streets] for 14 years to save enough money for a flat." The housing affordability ratio first plunged into negative territory in 2010, at minus 0.85. Public perception of press ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1573019/14-years-save-flat-just-dont-eat
  2. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Sad city: More than half of Hongkongers under 40 say they are unhappy

    Posted Aug 11th 2014, 06:10am by Staff Reporter

    ... member of pro-government group Silent Majority, who oversaw the survey, said that some social policies such as construction of public housing takes time before the public can feel the effect, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1570790/hong-kong-youth-third-most-unhappy-10-region-survey
  3. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Women's Commission has become about 'cocktails and receptions', blasts Anson Chan

    Posted Aug 10th 2014, 05:44am by Christy Choi

    ... is to advise government bureaus and departments on ways to rid themselves of sexist policies, such as the small- house policy which grants all male indigenous villagers land rights, to conduct research ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1570256/anson-chan-says-womens-commission-isnt-advancing-lot-hong-kong-women
  4. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Welfare benefits not enough for rent

    Posted Jul 26th 2014, 04:09am by CALVIN LIU

    ... Calvin Liu calvin.liu@scmp.com Call for policy revamp after study finds most people on housing subsidy have to make up cash shortfall each month for small, subdivided flats Welfare ... "The Hong Kong government should revisit the current situation for CSSA tenants renting private housing," said Chan Tai-sing of CSSA Alliance, a group of organisations campaigning ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1559264/welfare-benefits-not-enough-rent
  5. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Dreams of home and marriage falling apart for Hongkongers

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

    ... for public housing rose sharply, while government supply failed to meet demand. The number of divorces continued to rise to 21,125 cases- a historic peak- while "domestic incidents"- family ... of cheap housing into expensive flats, as well as redevelopment of other old buildings, the supply of cheap housing also declined," he said. This affected rental prices and bit into low-income ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1521380/dreams-home-and-marriage-falling-apart
  6. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    'I don't see a good future for Hong Kong': Elderly lament loss of the city they once knew

    Posted Jul 25th 2014, 03:42am by Emily Tsang

    ... of the newspaper that is passed around at the aged-care home." The exhibit runs until July 26 at Lincoln House, Taikoo Place. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1558314/elderly-hongkongers-see-only-trouble-ahead-their-hometown
  7. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Sing Tao boss Charles Ho gets Grand Bauhinia Medal in city honours list

    Posted Jul 01st 2014, 03:54am by Phila Siu

    ... have used inside information to sell two flats before new housing stamp duties came in.   ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1543934/sing-tao-boss-charles-ho-gets-grand-bauhinia-medal-city-honours-list
  8. 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1259363/tai-o-villagers-safe-after-fire-wheres-money-rebuild
  9. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Inaccurate manpower projections cast doubt on government planning

    Posted Jun 17th 2014, 11:49am by Phila Siu

    ... For 2007, the projection of 307,600 construction workers was a 10 per cent overestimate. For manpower supply, it was projected that 485,400 people with a university degree would be available to work ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1534559/inaccurate-manpower-projections-cast-doubt-government-planning
  10. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Families may be spared moving ashes of loved ones from unlicensed columbaria

    Posted Jun 18th 2014, 06:30pm by LO WEI

    ... 40,000- are cremated. About one in four of these end up in cemeteries operated by the government or the Board of Management of Chinese Permanent Cemeteries. The rest are housed in private ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1535622/families-may-be-spared-moving-ashes-loved-ones-unlicensed-columbaria

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