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  1. News - Hong Kong - HOUSING

    'Non-elderly' singles may get priority for rental flats

    Posted Mar 28th 2013, 12:00am by Joyce Ng and Dennis Chong

    ... Committee will decide whether to extend the pledge to cover the non-elderly singles. "Given the tight supply of new public housing units, the suggestion is to extend the pledge in phases, so ... Joyce Ng and Dennis Chong 'Non-elderly' singles may get priority for rental flats A high-level housing committee will meet today to discuss ways to allow middle-aged single ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - FOOD SAFETY

    'Rotten meat' firm licensed to supply to Hong Kong; lawmakers call for tests on mainland imports

    Posted Jul 22nd 2014, 02:42pm by SHIRLEY ZHAO

    ... Shirley Zhao shirley.zhao@scmp.com Shanghai Husi Food Company, shut down after allegations it reused rotten meat and falsified expiry labels, said it was licensed to supply to Hong Kong ... that the company had sourced about a fifth of its Chicken McNuggets from Shanghai Husi and that it had halted sales of the product on Monday. Alternative supplies of chicken have been found ...

  3. Housing problem an issue of supply

    Posted Dec 10th 2011, 12:00am

    ... But inadequate supply of public housing and rising rents mean demand for these dwellings will remain strong. Many in the queue for government-subsidised rental housing have little choice but to live ... public housing supply is the ultimate solution. ...

  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    MH17 crash a wake-up call to stop the supply of weapons to insurgents

    Posted Jul 23rd 2014, 12:39pm by Hari Kumar

    ... Hari Kumar Hari Kumar says the MH17 crash underlines the need to stop rebel groups with the right connections acquiring powerful weapons Cut the supply The crash of a Malaysian passenger ... and the blame game is now on between the West and Russia as to who was responsible for the tragedy. US President Barack Obama and other Western leaders have blamed Moscow for supplying heavy weapons ...

  5. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    House News' closure shows Beijing's desire for control of Hong Kong media

    Posted Aug 07th 2014, 05:33pm by Albert Cheng

    ... Albert Cheng Albert Cheng believes Tony Tsoi was targeted by the Chinese authorities as part of a broader campaign to stifle support for Occupy Central protests House News' closure shows Beijing's desire for control of Hong Kong media New media operations offering news and views have mushroomed in Hong Kong over the past couple of years. House News, until recently ...

  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Housing bubble the real problem in China

    Posted Aug 07th 2014, 05:25pm by Andrew Collier

    ... Andrew Collier Andrew Collier says a book that blames the US financial crisis on the drop in spending caused by declining asset values should worry China, whose own housing market ... A controversial new book proposes a different measure of looking at the underlying causes of the American financial crisis, one that may be relevant to China. The book, House of Debt, by economists Atif ...

  7. Property - Hong Kong & China

    For sale: HK$819m house on Hong Kong's Peak is world’s most expensive per square foot

    Posted Aug 07th 2014, 11:39am by Sandy Li

    ... Sandy Li sandy.li@scmp.com Ignoring the Hong Kong government’s attempt to rein in home prices, Sun Hung Kai Properties (SHKP) is offering a super-deluxe house on The Peak for HK$175,735 per square foot. If it fetches that amount, it will be the world’s most expensive home in terms of price per square foot. SHKP released the price list of the 12 houses at Twelve Peaks in 12 ...

  8. News - World - THE WHITE HOUSE

    There's a toddler on the loose! White House on brief lockdown as child breaches fence

    Posted Aug 08th 2014, 05:39pm by AP, AFP

    ... Agencies in Washington It’s usually someone jumping over the White House fence that causes Secret Service agents patrolling the grounds to scramble. But this time, the officers couldn't believe what they saw. A toddler squeezed through the fence and entered the grounds, causing the White House to be placed on a brief lockdown on Thursday, according to various reports. ...

  9. News - China - XINJIANG

    China security minister wants Xinjiang terror crackdown to reach 'every house and village'

    Posted Aug 07th 2014, 02:35pm by Adrian Wan

    ... Adrian Wan adrian.wan@scmp.com Public security minister says wide-ranging investigations needed to ensure stability Terrorism crackdown will reach 'every home' Public Security Minister Guo Shengkun said the crackdown on terrorism "should re ...

  10. Property - Hong Kong & China - CONSTRUCTION

    Skilled workers in short supply in Hong Kong's construction industry

    Posted Mar 18th 2014, 11:56am by Peggy Sito

    ... and housing, were now in main construction mode, which had placed hiring pressure on the construction sector, ManpowerGroup's second-quarter employment outlook survey said last week. "As our ...




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