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  1. Indigenous villagers owe $51m in unpaid rent

    Posted Mar 10th 2005, 12:00am by Ravina Shamdasani

    ... Ravina Shamdasani The government is owed $51 million in unpaid rent and rates from indigenous villagers in the New Territories who either don't understand the law or claim they cannot ... Rent (Assessment and Collection) Ordinance, enacted in 1997, provides for the assessment and collection of government rent, after the handover, for indigenous villagers. The law says ...

  2. Walls come down as plan to redevelop village is approved

    Posted Nov 16th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The village has been home to generations of three indigenous families- the Chans, the Ngs and the Lees. Historians and urban conservationists had staged a fight to block the redevelopment, saying ... Ng Kang-chung Nga Tsin Wai will become part of a housing and shopping complex, but sections of it will be preserved A project to turn the 800-year-old walled Nga Tsin Wai village in Wong ...

  3. Bad blood

    Posted Jul 22nd 2005, 12:00am by Nick Squires

    ... indigenous population. The dispute goes to the heart of the traumatic past endured by Tasmania's Aborigines, who numbered about 5,000 when the British first settled what was then known as Van ... proclaim their indigenous ancestry. In many cases, however, they have fair hair and blue eyes, and are almost indistinguishable from white Australians, unlike the darker-skinned mainland ...

  4. Indigenous champion 'predestined to go into politics'

    Posted Jul 23rd 2005, 12:00am by Jacky Hsu

    ... Progressive Party administration. While aborigines make up about 2 per cent of Taiwan's population of almost 23 million, the government's annual spending on indigenous affairs is only about ... to her heart- her mother hailed from one tribe- Ms Kao decided to plunge into politics. 'After I decided to run as an indigenous candidate, the census officials did not recognise my ...

  5. Anti-US indigenous groups pressure Bolivian president

    Posted Mar 21st 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... rising regional social unrest that has fomented combative grass-roots indigenous movements fiercely opposed to US policies promoting free markets and coca eradication. Mr Mesa's position ... were the result of protests by the indigenous majority over plans to open up the energy sector to foreign investment. Similar protests in October 2003 resulted in his predecessor, Gonzalo ...

  6. National pride drives plan for indigenous car

    Posted Apr 25th 2005, 12:00am by Mark O'Neill

    ... Korea, which insisted on developing indigenous companies, are the models to follow. 'For reasons of national security and independence, we must develop our own brands and our own ...

  7. Peng Chau has the can-do spirit

    Posted Nov 17th 2005, 12:00am by Polly Hui

    ... and the working population- as an increasing number of indigenous villagers had left. The six runners-up are: Tai Hang in Tai Po, Sheung Shui Heung, Tai O in Lantau, Ying Lung Wai in Yuen Long, San Shek ... Polly Hui Islanders from Peng Chau yesterday vowed to continue to improve their community's quality of life after they won the honour of the top living village in the South China ...

  8. Digging in is the best waytogive rubbish the elbow

    Posted Oct 25th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... to all 45 residents. A majority are expatriates and of the 40 per cent Chinese residents, only eight are indigenous clansmen. 'It's important to be village representative ... One has rejuvenated an abandoned orchard. Incredibly, the transformation has created some problems with clan elder Mo Ngan-fuk, who represents the mostly absentee indigenous villagers. Mr Mo ...

  9. Being a Man means building on the past

    Posted Sep 27th 2005, 12:00am by Anneliese O'Young

    ... million. Clansmen acknowledge that Man Chun-fai, an indigenous villager and vice-chairman of Tai Po Rural Committee, was the driving force behind the change. He got full support from the community, ... Kevin Sinclair and Anneliese O'Young Ruo-hwa How the cluster of clan villages at Tai Hang clubbed together to raise a monument to their heritage Three years ago, the few visitors who ...

  10. Historic court ruling returns desert homeland to Aborigines

    Posted Jul 02nd 2005, 12:00am by Nick Squires

    ... Nick Squires in Hobart Aborigines are celebrating the biggest land handover in Australia's history after an area of desert 170 times the size of Hong Kong was returned to its traditional indigenous inhabitants. The return of the land, covering nearly 190,000 sq km of Western Australia state, is the culmination of a 20-year fight by the Ngaanyatjarra tribe, some of whom ...




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