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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. News - Hong Kong - DEVELOPMENT

    Chuk Yuen border village balances on the edge of change

    Posted Sep 12th 2014, 03:38am by FANNY W. Y. FUNG

    ... of the Shenzhen River. It's not just the farmland and backyards that are disappearing, but the integrated setting, where indigenous homes nestle with non-indigenous ones. In the new village, the 42 ... decades. The indigenous woman was born in the village and remained there after marrying a non-indigenous man. "When I was young, everyone would help out on the farms," she said. "Now ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1590363/chuk-yuen-border-village-balances-edge-change
  4. 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
  5. News - Hong Kong - DEVELOPMENT

    Chuk Yuen villagers' delay bid could hit border project deadline

    Posted Sep 12th 2014, 02:42am by FANNY W. Y. FUNG

    ... of the 200 residents in Chuk Yuen has hit difficulties due to construction delays affecting the new village and differences between indigenous villagers- those who can trace their family histories ... are seeking a further delay. At present, the 42 indigenous households and several nonindigenous families are mixed together. In the new village, they will be separated by a river. Of the indigenous ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1590221/chuk-yuen-villagers-delay-bid-could-hit-border-project-deadline
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Punish Lantau villagers who think they're above the law

    Posted Sep 09th 2014, 04:50am by SCMP Editorial

    ... requires prior consent from those who have allegedly broken the law. This is not the first time indigenous villagers in the New Territories have asserted their so-called traditional customs ... SCMP Editorial Villagers are not above the law There is a clear distinction between the right to protest and contempt for the law. Villagers fighting development restrictions in North ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1588036/punish-lantau-villagers-who-consider-themselves-above-law

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