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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. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Proposals a welcome step to closing illegal guest houses

    Posted Jul 17th 2014, 04:45am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial Illegal hotels must be closed The influx of visitors continues to put Hong Kong's tourism capacity to the test. With only 1,629 registered hotels and guest houses ... unlicensed guest houses will be raised from HK$200,000 to HK$500,000 and from two years' imprisonment to three. The law will also be revised to make it easier to haul offenders to court. Instead ...

  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. News - Hong Kong - REDEVELOPMENT

    East Kowloon urban renewal plan sees bids fail

    Posted Jul 30th 2014, 04:38am by FANNY FUNG

    ... uncertainty for housing supply." ...

  5. Property - Hong Kong & China

    Yantai looks beyond the housing glut in the Shandong city

    Posted Jul 17th 2014, 01:23am by Langi Chiang

    ... Langi Chiang langi.chiang@scmp.com City's hopes to weather slump are examined in the first of a two-part report on mainland cities Yantai looks beyond the housing glut Yantai looking beyondthe city's housing glut The coastal city of Yantai, in Shandong province, is suffering a housing glut like many other third-tier cities on the mainland. But it is less speculative ...

  6. News - World - MIDDLE EAST

    Israel hits Gaza power plant and destroys home of Hamas leader

    Posted Jul 29th 2014, 09:30pm by AP

    ... on Monday. Watch: Palestinian officials: Israel shell Gaza's sole power plant Thick black smoke rose from blazing fuel tanks at the power station that supplies up to two-thirds of Gaza's ... shells house of Hamas political leader Haniya Before dawn, Israeli aircraft fired a missile at the house of Hamas leader Ismail Haniyeh, a former Palestinian prime minister, destroying ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - DEVELOPMENT

    Housing chief admits land shortfall in plan to build 200,000 public rental flats

    Posted May 05th 2014, 01:59pm by SAMUEL CHAN

    ... lawmaker Alan Leong Kah-kit also doubted if different government departments involved in public housing policy have a consensus on their estimation on future subsidised flats’ supply as past ... Samuel Chan samual.chan@scmp.com After watchdog identifies discrepancy, Anthony Cheung says ‘any long-term forecast has its limits’ Housing chief admits problems with flats target ...

  8. Comment - Insight & Opinion - BRICKS & MORTAR

    Ex-military sites in HK earmarked for flats as land supply is tackled

    Posted Jan 14th 2014, 01:10am by Sandy Li

    ... Sandy Li In an attempt to meet housing targets, sites are being considered for rezoning to residential use Ex-military sites earmarked for flats as land supply is tackled Land supply ... While Leung's administration is still struggling to meet his annual housing target of 20,000 flats per year, the government has been looking at a number of options, such as rezoning land ...

  9. Business - Companies - ACQUISITIONS

    Lenovo to streamline smartphone supply chain after Motorola Mobility purchase

    Posted Feb 04th 2014, 05:57am by BIEN PEREZ

    ... supply-chain strategy" that combines in-house production and partnerships with contract manufacturers. Its company-owned manufacturing facilities are in Argentina, India, Mexico, Hungary, Brazil, ... Bien Perez bien.perez@scmp.com After the Motorola deal, the computer giant now faces task of streamlining production processes Lenovo needs to revamp supply chain Yang Yuanqing, ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - LETTER OF THE LAW

    Sustainability is a big problem for the small-house policy

    Posted Jul 15th 2014, 04:29am by MICHAEL LOWER

    ... Michael Lower Sooner or later, there will not be enough land to satisfy a potentially endless pool of claimants Sustainability is a big problem for the small-house policy The film ... on a massive scale. The corporation is a giant machine acquiring the villagers' rights under the small-house policy and turning them into a torrential stream of cash. The opening scenes sketch out ...




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