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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. 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 ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - COUNTRY PARKS

    Villagers and government locked in land 'game'

    Posted Mar 29th 2014, 02:58am by Olga Wong

    ... for 79 new indigenous houses in Tung A and Pak A villages. The government had previously decided not to incorporate the enclave into the country park without giving a specific explanation. ... covered demand from 148 male indigenous villagers living overseas who have drafted plans for building new houses in the two villages within 10 years. "The number is just a rough estimate. ...

  8. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Japan's indigenous stealth fighter to fly this year amid arms race worries

    Posted Apr 16th 2014, 10:47pm by Julian Ryall

    ... Julian Ryall in Tokyo Development of ATD-X jet part of Tokyo's effort to upgrade its defence capabilities; analysts warn it could spark claims of arms race in Asia First flight of stealth fighter jet this year A prototype of Japan's first domest ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Kuk need more than village clout to form a political party, members say

    Posted Feb 14th 2014, 10:47am by FANNY FUNG

    ... must look beyond villages in party plan Despite being a formidable force as a rural lobby group, the Heung Yee Kuk will need support beyond its power base in the indigenous villages ... with the government"- is hopeful about the plan. But he noted that a new party would need support beyond indigenous villagers. "Our scope is not confined to indigenous residents. Non-indigenous residents ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - DEVELOPMENT

    Residents of remote Lantau village reveal their plight

    Posted Mar 17th 2014, 05:05am by FANNY W. Y. FUNG

    ... an indigenous resident of the village. She loves the peaceful environment of this little-known corner of Hong Kong, but no longer finds it practical to live there. Now a widow, she lives with her ... so far." Indigenous villagers' representative Kenny Cheung Shu-kan said: "We have no road access or reliable source of consumable water- a basic human right … Over the years ...




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