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  1. Indigenous villagers struggling to get small house with shortage of land

    Posted Jul 01st 2012, 12:00am

    ... There appear to be elements in Hong Kong trying to create divisions between indigenous villagers and city dwellers. There are many ethnic groups in China and we indigenous villagers ... an indigenous villager living on Hong Kong Island. I moved to the city because of my wife's job and my daughter's schooling. The transport links were obviously better in the urban area. I have ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - DEVELOPMENT

    Compensation offer upsets villagers making way for border crossing

    Posted Oct 30th 2012, 12:00am by Joyce Ng

    ... by the government last year to compensate non-indigenous villagers in Chuk Yuen. In the past, non-indigenous villagers were only offered cash to subsidise their relocation, or flats in high-rise public rental estates. Indigenous residents were provided sites to relocate their villages. Under the new solution, non-indigenous residents can also rebuild their homes if they can buy agricultural ...

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    Stop building new village houses

    Posted Dec 31st 2012, 12:00am by LETTERS

    ... New village houses ignore all modern building standards There has been a lot of talk over the years about whether every male child of Hong Kong's "indigenous" villagers ... outside, it's the same temperature inside, unless there are heaters churning out some basic warmth. The indigenous villagers' house policy is unsustainable due to a lack of land. ...

  4. Kuk urged to solve village eviction row

    Posted Jul 12th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Seven families are fighting a bid by indigenous villager Man Fong-hang to move them from land in Mai Po Lung Village that he claims to own. The village, near San Tin in Yuen Long, is home ... the powerful rural affairs body that defends the interests of indigenous villagers, to step in and it had agreed to do so, but since then they have heard nothing. 'We have met Heung Yee Kuk ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - LAND

    Backing for taller village houses rises

    Posted Oct 21st 2012, 12:00am by Joyce Ng

    ... … There has to be discussions with indigenous villagers to reach a win-win solution." Fred Li Wah-ming, also on the steering committee, agreed. Li said the government could subsidise construction of the taller residences in exchange for villagers surrendering their rights to build a small house. The existing policy gives male indigenous villagers the right to build a three-storey house on a 700 ...

  6. Villagers in battle to reclaim temple

    Posted Jun 09th 2012, 12:00am

    ... of indigenous Sha Tin villagers, Lau Tin-yeung, 62, on Monday will file an application for a judicial review into the ownership of the land on which the 300-year-old temple stands. Villagers say ... only the transfer of ownership from two temple managers to the government. Because of this, they claim most of the land still belongs to the villagers and their descendents. Indigenous ...

  7. Candidates clash over village houses

    Posted Jan 17th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Staff Reporters A dispute between the two leading contenders for chief executive over illegal structures on village houses has escalated. Yesterday Leung Chun-ying hit back at his rival Henry Tang Ying-yen, who had referred to unauthorised structures on the small houses of male indigenous villagers as 'so-called illegal structures'. Tang's comment marked ...

  8. News - Hong Kong

    New Territories development plan angers villagers

    Posted Aug 28th 2012, 02:30pm by Ada Lee

    ... heard rumours about the development over the past two years, but the news was not confirmed until indigenous villagers held a dinner gathering to “celebrate the plan”. “I was very surprised. ... Ada Lee Representatives of several villages in the northeastern part of the New Territories on Tuesday called on the government to scrap its controversial development plan for their region ...

  9. Minister robbing villagers of rights, says kuk

    Posted Jun 20th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Lam called for an end to the policy that grants every male indigenous villager the right to build a three-storey house of 2,100 sq ft close to their ancestral homes. The conflict between Lam ... Ada Lee ada.lee@scmp.com Angry Heung Yee Kuk leaders yesterday accused the development chief of 'robbing villagers of their fundamental rights' by advocating an end ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - DEVELOPMENT

    New Territories villagers air views over government's new-towns plans

    Posted Dec 09th 2012, 12:00am by Ada Lee, JOLIE HO

    ... demolished last year to make room for a high-speed rail line to Shenzhen. The villagers, all non-indigenous, said the government barely consulted them on the plans. Permanent Secretary ... Ada Lee and Jolie Ho NT villagers meet on new-towns plans Villagers who would be forced to make way if the government redevelops parts of the northeastern New Territories vowed yesterday ...




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