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  1. Speculators accused of fuelling fears of land shortages

    Posted Jul 02nd 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... sites and offered for sale, it would significantly lift the commercial housing-supply pressure, feed the demand and... ease housing prices,' he said. Data released by the ministry suggests ... but many aspects hindered us reaching our goals,' Mr Lu said. The vice-minister said the department would increase land supply, clean up undeveloped areas and try to control housing prices. He ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/506739/speculators-accused-fuelling-fears-land-shortages
  2. Crude solutions given credence as China worries over oil supply

    Posted Aug 11th 2004, 12:00am by Mark O'Neill

    ... Mark O'Neill WHEN OIL PRICES hit record highs, alarm bells ring in Beijing's corridors of power. Each US$1 increase in the price of a barrel of oil costs China $600 million. Imports this year will exceed 100 million tonnes for the first time- re ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/466144/crude-solutions-given-credence-china-worries-over-oil-supply
  3. China stint may help envoy in White House run

    Posted Feb 02nd 2011, 12:00am by Shi Jiangtao

    ... election, Sino-US watchers say. The fluent Putonghua speaker and former Utah governor on Monday resigned as President Barack Obama's man in China, effective from April 30, the White House said. Although White House spokesman Robert Gibbs sidestepped questions about Huntsman's political intentions, the move is widely seen as removing an obstacle to his chances of seeking ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/737362/china-stint-may-help-envoy-white-house-run
  4. Affordable housing a daunting challenge

    Posted Jun 22nd 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... to fulfilling people's aspirations for adequate housing. The dream of owning a home is also increasingly beyond the reach of the middle class. Our five-part series on the mainland's housing ... and Western-style villas do not tell the complete story. It began with reforms to boost the economy in 1998, which replaced the previous welfare-based allocation of housing with a commercialised market. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/717776/affordable-housing-daunting-challenge
  5. Freedom House cheers bill deferral

    Posted Jul 10th 2003, 12:00am by Jimmy Cheung

    ... International pressure is mounting on the Hong Kong government to redraft or even abandon the national security legislation. The Freedom House, a US-based non-partisan group supporting ... triumphed in Hong Kong,'' a statement said. Commenting on the 500,000-strong street protest on July 1, Freedom House executive director Jennifer Windsor said Hong Kong people had clearly ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/421235/freedom-house-cheers-bill-deferral
  6. Yeh Yeh's House: A Memoir

    Posted Jan 02nd 2005, 12:00am by Gillian Bickley

    ... Gillian Bickley Yeh Yeh's House: A Memoir by Evelina Chao St Martin's Press $187 Thoughtful and ambitious, musician and novelist Evelina Chao's memoir takes the reader ... to her in English from her childhood- has died. Initially, she sees her journey to Beijing, to visit his house and family, as seeking spiritual union with him. Travelling with her mother, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/483920/yeh-yehs-house-memoir
  7. Housing Authority's choice of partner criticised

    Posted Sep 08th 2004, 12:00am by Peggy Sito

    ... Peggy Sito The Hong Kong Housing Authority has drawn criticism for appointing Singapore developer CapitaLand to help it manage its estimated US$2 billion real estate investment trust ... centres. CapitaLand's appointment as strategic partner at The Link Management, REIT manager of the Housing Authority's retail and parking assets, was announced on August 27. One ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/469528/housing-authoritys-choice-partner-criticised
  8. US ship repair in Vietnam confirms ties

    Posted Apr 02nd 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Greg Torode, chief Asia correspondent A US naval supply ship has completed extensive repairs near Vietnam's coveted Cam Ranh Bay- a fresh sign of quiet co-operation between the two ... and re-supply its ships- something it uses to ensure access to a range of strategic ports- while Hanoi is keen to be cleared to purchase a wider array of weapons and materiel from the US. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/710337/us-ship-repair-vietnam-confirms-ties
  9. Flexible terms suit executives on the move

    Posted Oct 22nd 2003, 12:00am by Peta Tomlinson

    ... seemed like good insurance. The standard arrangement for expatriate packages - where the company provided the housing - also began to change as more staff were offered an all-in plan. Not only did this mean they could opt for cheaper housing and bank the difference, but they also wanted to avoid being locked into a two-year lease. Then came China's entry into the World Trade ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/431953/flexible-terms-suit-executives-move
  10. Letters

    Posted May 06th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... will not deter the many speculators with deep pockets, but it will adversely affect people who are not wealthy, cannot afford large down payments and who want a house to live in, not for speculation. Increasing the supply of new homes should, in theory, lead to reduced prices. Also, the fact that the new homes are small and medium-sized means that they are aimed directly at those who are worst ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/713509/letters

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