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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    All options must be kept on table in land and housing debate

    Posted Dec 23rd 2013, 04:00am by SCMP Editorial

    ... the administration is going to tackle a pressing priority- the land and housing issue. Expectations have been sharpened by figures for the supply of new homes, which show the government is struggling to meet ... of relatively small blocks of land here and there that will not solve the problem. The mismatch of supply of land and demand for housing is increasingly making affordable homes inaccessible to rising ...

  2. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    China should lower taxes, not increase spending, to spur growth

    Posted Apr 17th 2014, 04:33am by SCMP Editorial

    ... for small enterprises to stabilise the job market, renovation of more shanty towns to boost housing supply for the poor and migrant workers, and railway development to support urbanisation, seen ...

  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Pragmatic and focused housing policies deserve our full support

    Posted Jan 17th 2014, 02:41am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial Building on a commitment Land supply and housing may not have been the focus of Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying's policy address, but they are just as important ... of social discontent. Leung has made affordable housing a priority, but finding enough land for so many flats has stymied progress. He claims that measures detailed in Wednesday's speech ...

  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Schools or homes, city planners must strike a balance

    Posted Apr 04th 2014, 04:43am by SCMP Editorial

    ... at the University of Hong Kong and Chinese University. A residential development on such a prime site is unlikely to have improved the supply of affordable housing. Nonetheless the affair is a reminder ... Kong's future housing needs. So when it comes to a prime vacant site among the universities, schools and kindergartens in the upscale residential area of Kowloon Tong, only a brave man would bet ...

  5. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Offer of free land raises questions

    Posted Jun 17th 2013, 12:00am by SCMP Editorial

    ... property tycoon Lee Shau-kee announced plans to donate seven plots of farm land to the government to build affordable housing for young buyers, he deserved public applause. However, given the sensitivity of land supply and the hostility towards the rich and influential among some local people, the mixed reaction was understandable. Appealing as it sounds, the giveaway raises a wide range ...

  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Cultural district's bike-hire plan could be start of a revolution in cycling

    Posted Apr 17th 2014, 04:33am by SCMP Editorial

    ... or on foot. Meanwhile it has fleshed out its vision with the supply of 50 bicycles for hire that visitors to the site can ride along its 1.8-kilometre harbourfront promenade. From 2pm on weekdays ...

  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Import more workers to ease the labour crunch

    Posted Apr 03rd 2014, 04:21am by SCMP Editorial

    ... The prospects in the long-run are not promising either. As the population ages and the workforce shrinks, a sustainable manpower supply for future development will become a big problem. The need ... relaxation should be considered if the manpower crunch continues. The shortage in other sectors should also be addressed. Sustainable manpower supply and competitiveness go hand in hand. If demand ...

  8. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Legco must get its house in order to stop filibustering abuse

    Posted Mar 02nd 2014, 03:42am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial Getting Legco's house in order Political antics are part of parliamentary life. Hong Kong's legislature is no exception. From throwing bananas and eggs to mass ... of concern. While the public clearly disapproves of such abuses, there is a need to defend a lawmaker's right to speak. Currently, the house rules do not restrict filibusters. Arguably ...

  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Deliver flats at affordable prices

    Posted Mar 03rd 2014, 03:18am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial Deliver flats at affordable prices There is no magic solution to the housing shortage in Hong Kong. Yet expectations have been raised ever since Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying pledged in his manifesto to provide more affordable housing. The stakes were raised even higher when the government committed to deliver 470,000 flats over the next decade, 40 per cent ...

  10. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Hong Kong's housing policy needs vigorous debate

    Posted Sep 11th 2013, 12:00am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial Housing needs vigorous debate Housing and land supply are arguably Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying's toughest challenge. Ever since he made adequate affordable homes ... panel did not address a key question - where does the land come from? Housing chief Anthony Cheung Bing-leung admitted that members did not consider land supply issues and the target ...




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