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  1. Business - Comment - LAI SEE

    Government too weak to fight villagers over small house policy

    Posted Aug 26th 2014, 01:03am by Howard Winn

    ... of applicants. Unsurprisingly this has given rise to corruption and irregularities. It is now recognised that the supply of housing in the New Territories has radically improved since the 1970s, so ... restrict their ability to farm the land and more importantly their "right" to build a small house. This is just another example of the low-level lawlessness that pervades the New ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/article/1580676/government-too-weak-fight-villagers-over-small-house-policy
  2. Business - Comment - LAI SEE

    Supine government response to anarchy at Ho Chung

    Posted Sep 27th 2014, 05:33am by Howard Winn

    ... terms. "According to the EVA [Emergency Vehicle Access] conditions, the licensees or the owners of the Small Houses subject to the EVA conditions (the Responsible Parties) are responsible ... like this will multiply. The root cause of this is the poor planning that arises out of the way the small house policy is administered. The government is terrified of doing anything about ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/article/1601279/supine-government-response-anarchy-ho-chung
  3. Business - Comment - LAI SEE

    Police come to the aid of the protesters

    Posted Sep 30th 2014, 04:32am by Howard Winn

    ... roads in and around Central. There are not many big demonstrations where you see protesters going about their business with government-supplied barriers. Meanwhile, the protesters weren't ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/article/1604114/police-come-aid-protesters
  4. Business - Comment - LAI SEE

    House rules in sale of land to official

    Posted Aug 14th 2014, 01:23am by Howard Winn

    ... that the land Lam bought had already been the subject of two previous approvals. One, in 1995, was for a small house. The other was for three small houses. This planning approval lapsed in August last ... was no guarantee that the redevelopment proposal in respect of the lots would ultimately be approved by his office". Approval was conditional on ascertaining that the lots had "house ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/article/1573096/house-rules-sale-land-official
  5. Business - Comment - LAI SEE

    Is it so hard to turn Hong Kong's landfills into biofuels?

    Posted Sep 11th 2014, 06:02am by Howard Winn

    ... Airways has invested in the company in return for a long-term jet-fuel supply agreement. You would have thought it would have made sense for Cathay to strike that kind of deal in Hong Kong. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/article/1589623/it-so-hard-turn-hong-kongs-landfills-biofuels
  6. Business - Comment - LAI SEE

    Fun at the park

    Posted Aug 15th 2014, 01:06am by Howard Winn

    ... to the Lands Department official Anita Lam Ka-fun who received planing permission to build four houses on agricultural land. We are curious as to the way the planning papers present the case which would not be out of place in Yes Minister as an example of bureaucratic cynicism. At one point we read: "The proposed development of four NTEHs [small houses] is not entirely in line ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/article/1573854/fun-park
  7. Business - Comment - LAI SEE

    Where does the truth lie in McDonald's 'lack of clarity'?

    Posted Jul 29th 2014, 01:26am by Howard Winn

    ... Walking through the streets of Soho in the rain He was looking for the place called Lee Ho Fook's Going to get a big dish of beef chow mein Hearing this blasting out of Government House every ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/article/1561430/where-does-truth-lie-mcdonalds-lack-clarity
  8. Business - Comment - LAI SEE

    The economist who wants to be paid to be wrong

    Posted Jul 30th 2014, 01:16am by Howard Winn

    ... for spin-offs from this. He also believes there's a market for customised research from particularly smaller institutions as it is expensive for institutions to maintain an in-house economist ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/article/1562207/economist-who-wants-be-paid-be-wrong
  9. Business - Comment - LAI SEE

    MTR saga highlights governance and accountability issues

    Posted Jul 18th 2014, 02:16am by Howard Winn

    ... fall guy, this will deflect attention from the Secretary for Housing and Transport, Professor Anthony Cheung Bing-leung, and Walder presumably will be well paid to do so. Cheung does not come ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/article/1555904/mtr-saga-highlights-governance-and-accountability-issues
  10. Business - Comment - LAI SEE

    'Valet parking' available off Chatham Road

    Posted Jul 15th 2014, 01:20am by Howard Winn

    ... while a company called Ultimate Dream is suing Kith for vacant possession of the offices used to house its company headquarters in Hing Lung Commercial Building, in Bonham Strand East. Despite ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/article/1554331/valet-parking-available-chatham-road

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