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  1. News - Hong Kong - DEVELOPMENT

    Non-indigenous villagers lose out in compensation for loss of their homes

    Posted Jul 07th 2014, 05:43am by Olga Wong

    ... Olga Wong olga.wong@scmp.com They may be native, but they're not 'indigenous' Villagers in the northeastern New Territories say their ancestors settled the flat, arable land as early as 1900, according to local records. But that doesn't meet the legal definition of indigenous village established when the government launched its small-house policy: one that existed ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1548175/non-indigenous-villagers-lose-out-compensation-loss-their-homes
  2. 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1361609/indigenous-villagers-threaten-sai-kung-resident-objecting-building
  3. 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/1005572/indigenous-villagers-struggling-get-small-house-shortage-land
  4. Basic Law protects village-house rights of New Territories' indigenous residents

    Posted Nov 26th 2011, 12:00am

    ... additional requirements. In his book Hong Kong Metamorphosis Bray declared the policy a success and that if some indigenous villagers 'have made money out of the policy, I do not grudge ... of a 99-year lease agreement with China. The indigenous residents were not consulted on this agreement and, when the British hoisted their flag in Tai Po in 1899, they rebelled. The rebellion ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/985945/basic-law-protects-village-house-rights-new-territories-indigenous-residents
  5. Business - Comment - LAI SEE

    Government too weak to fight villagers over small house policy

    Posted Aug 26th 2014, 01:03am by Howard Winn

    ... Howard Winn The weekend saw another outrage perpetrated by indigenous New Territories villagers in protest against government zoning plans. A group of them used excavators and machetes ... the interplay of politics, property and money. The policy was set up in 1972 as a temporary measure to deal with the low level of housing in the New Territories. Indigenous male villagers who can trace ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/article/1580676/government-too-weak-fight-villagers-over-small-house-policy
  6. Some Sai Kung village voters are accused of false indigenous claim

    Posted Jul 21st 2003, 12:00am by Patsy Moy

    ... said complaints had been lodged alleging that some voters in Nga Yiu Tau village in Shap Sz Heung, Sai Kung, had wrongly claimed they were indigenous villagers. Mr Tse appealed to Justice Woo ... on August 17, indigenous villagers - those who can trace their roots back to 1898 - will elect one representative, while the general community will choose another. The elections, which follow ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/422291/some-sai-kung-village-voters-are-accused-false-indigenous-claim
  7. 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/492067/indigenous-villagers-owe-51m-unpaid-rent
  8. 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

    ... Overheard 3 tells the story of a battle for the control of a corporation set up to acquire the rights of the male indigenous residents of New Territories villages and engage in property development ... the villagers' rights under the policy, how they arose and why the policy is unsustainable in its present form. The policy dates back to 1972. Indigenous villagers who are male, over 18 years old ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1554238/sustainability-big-problem-small-house-policy
  9. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Villagers in Lantau destroy mangrove in bid to halt 'protected status' plan

    Posted Aug 25th 2014, 05:31am by Ernest Kao

    ... planning rules would ensure government departments give due consideration to conservation if the proposal was approved later this year. But indigenous villagers of the San Heung community, which ... The indigenous villagers said in their declaration that the government had "bullied" them again in 1999 with the SSSI designation. "All we want is to return our farmland to agricultural ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1580476/villagers-northern-lantau-destroy-mangrove-protest-over-potential
  10. News - Hong Kong - COURTS

    Building Ma Wan Park 'was an excuse to evict villagers', Rafael Hui trial hears

    Posted Aug 21st 2014, 04:44am by Stuart Lau

    ... Stuart Lau stuart.lau@scmp.com Ma Wan Park an excuse to evict villagers, trial told Ma Wan Park was "only an excuse" for Sun Hung Kai Properties to expel indigenous villagers ... that is false," Wong replied. He offered another explanation why Kwok would have called the park as "an excuse". "When [Ma Wan's indigenous] villagers moved away from the original ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1578061/ma-wan-park-was-excuse-evict-villagers-rafaul-hui-trial-hears

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