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  1. News - Hong Kong - DEVELOPMENT

    Indigenous villagers threaten Sai Kung resident for objecting to building plan

    Posted Nov 21st 2013, 06:42am by Johnny Tam, Stuart Lau

    ... by indigenous villagers after lodging a supposedly confidential objection to plans by one of them to build a house. The resident, who was assisted in lodging the objection by planning activist Paul ... objection against the small house application," a notice posted outside the villager's home said. "It makes all indigenous villagers... extremely angry." Zimmerman, who did ...

  2. Lifestyle - Family & Education - LUNAR NEW YEAR

    Upholding tradition in the old clan villages

    Posted Feb 03rd 2013, 12:00am by Elaine Yau

    ... Elaine Yau elaine.yau@scmp.com Clan-do spirit lives onin ancestral villages Raymond Leung Ping-wa knows a thing or two about Hong Kong traditions. He spent two years exploring the old ... of the Conservancy Association Centre for Heritage, cites a few villages- Ping Shan in Yuen Long and Sheung Shui Heung among them- where traditional rituals are still practised. "Families who want ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - DEVELOPMENT

    Council urge Paul Chan to relocate ‘squatter’ village

    Posted Jul 20th 2013, 12:00am by Joyce Ng

    ... Non-indigenous villagers receive rare backing from indigenous councillors to relocate homes of ‘close-knit neighbourhood’ A rare alliance emerged yesterday between indigenous and non-indigenous villagers in the battle over government plans for two new towns in the northeast New Territories. A majority of a largely pro-establishment district council urged the government ...

  4. Comment - Letters

    Letters to the Editor, January 15, 2013

    Posted Jan 15th 2013, 12:00am

    ... for it to be scrapped, know that most indigenous villagers will never be able to build a house because of a lack of available land. I agree that the small-house policy needs to be dealt with, but all aspects ... to pull the country out of its rut and into the modern world. L.M.S. Valerio, Tin Hau   Not enough land for many villagers You have printed numerous articles, reports and letters from people who ...

  5. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Villager rights deserve protection, but they can't trump all else

    Posted Oct 21st 2013, 05:17pm by Ian Brownlee

    ... Ian Brownlee Ian Brownlee says while indigenous villager rights should be upheld, it must be done so in a way that does not degrade the environment in the surrounding country parks ... provide precedents for our own courts, if and when they get to consider issues relating to Hong Kong's indigenous people. The Town Planning Board need not permit village houses as of right ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - DEVELOPMENT

    Sai Kung villager says country park plan breaches 'small house' rights

    Posted Oct 17th 2013, 12:00am by JULIE CHU

    ... It also stated that in 1979, the government promised villagers that private land would not be included in country parks. Therefore, male indigenous villagers could apply to erect a "small ... maintained the policy for more than 30 years, and it was reasonable for villagers to expect the same policy to continue. The inhabited indigenous villages should therefore be removed from the country ...

  7. Comment - Letters

    Government must clarify small-house policy

    Posted Dec 18th 2013, 05:21am by LETTERS

    ... indigenous villagers did not get an area in which to build 700 houses in and around this small country park enclave (" 'Allow more homes or we'll pollute reservoir' ", ... believe that the small-house policy exists to enable indigenous villagers to apply to build a small house if they wish to live and work in their ancestral village. If this is the case, ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Sai Kung villagers begin petition ahead of Legco vote on country park

    Posted Dec 03rd 2013, 04:33am by Ernest Kao

    ... of "bullying" and stripping away their rights as indigenous villagers, as placing Sai Wan under the Country Parks Ordinance would reduce their freedom to build small houses and run businesses. "The ... in 1978, and denying the legal rights of indigenous villagers. Lau said he hoped lawmakers would "do the right thing", after he lost support from the Federation of Trade Unions. "I ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - CONSERVATION

    Angry villagers block public path in protest against park plan

    Posted Dec 31st 2013, 03:35am by Ernest Kao

    ... into the park. Villagers believe the incorporation undermines their rights as property owners and indigenous residents of the New Territories. "Pulling a stunt like blocking the footpath, [along] ... Ernest Kao ernest.kao@scmp.com Tai Long Sai Wan residents still fighting incorporation into country park Angry villagers block public path in protest Members of a rural community have ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - PLANNING

    Allow more homes or we'll pollute reservoir, villagers tell planners

    Posted Dec 07th 2013, 03:52am by FANNY FUNG

    ... agricultural chemicals that could pollute the Tai Lam reservoir downstream. "We have over 700 indigenous male adult villagers who have not yet applied to build small houses. What can they do if there is no available land?" Choi asked, referring to the small-house policy, which grants male indigenous villagers over the age of 18 the right to build three-storey homes on village land. The policy ...




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