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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. Village polls are a step forward for democracy

    Posted Jul 13th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... For the first time, elections for representatives of more than 700 villages were opened up to the majority of residents, instead of being restricted to indigenous villagers. The polls mark the end ... 2003 to bring a measure of democracy to the villages, this was only achieved after a lengthy court battle and in the face of fierce opposition from indigenous villagers - those who can trace ...

  3. Kuk defends villagers' secret deals

    Posted Nov 05th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Cheung Chi-fai chifai.cheung@scmp.com Indigenous villagers who sell their rights to build small houses have legitimate reasons for doing so, and the government should normalise ... restrictions on small-house rights, such as limiting the sale of small houses to non-indigenous villagers or even putting an end to the small-house policy entirely. Lawmaker Cyd Ho Sau-lan said ...

  4. The case for change in the villages

    Posted Dec 20th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... in the New Territories has long been resistant to change, whether it is for granting more village rights to women or voting rights to non-indigenous villagers. Any criticism of the status quo is met ... columbariums will also depend on their co-operation. Indigenous villagers should understand that when there is pressure for change, it is not because 'outsiders' are trying to threaten ...

  5. Hottest rural polls since handover

    Posted Dec 14th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... candidates have been nominated for the 1,484 indigenous inhabitant representative and resident representative seats in 709 villages. This is 7.6 per cent more than the 1,629 of four years ago ... are cited as reasons for increased participation. Tang Cheuk-chuen, 69, one of seven people competing for two indigenous inhabitant representative seats in the 500-year-old walled village of Kat ...

  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. Villager fights for right to vote

    Posted Aug 21st 2003, 12:00am by Sara Bradford

    ... A man who can trace his family roots back more than a century in Tsing Yi Hui village has launched a court action so he can become recognised as an indigenous villager and cast his vote. ... on facts capable of independent verification - i.e. a descendant through the male line of an inhabitant of an indigenous village that existed in 1898,' the writ said. '[It should not be] ...

  8. Villagers fight to save homes from villas plan

    Posted Apr 27th 2010, 12:00am by Joyce Ng

    ... Yau Tam Mei Tsuen, a non-indigenous village, stands within the 63,790 square metre development site in rural Yuen Long, which has gradually made way for several similar projects in recent ... not exchange land with the developers,' Chau said. The government does not recognise Yau Tam Mei Tsuen as an indigenous village and calls the residents squatters, although the place has existed ...

  9. birth rights

    Posted Jun 03rd 2007, 12:00am by Jason Wordie

    ... Jason Wordie 'Indigenous villager' is a common yet much-misunderstood term in modern Hong Kong. Even some lifelong New Territories residents remain unsure exactly what 'indigenous' means. An indigenous New Territories villager is one who can claim an ancestor in the male line who was resident in what became the New Territories when the Convention of Peking, which ...

  10. Villagers sue developer for breaking deal to buy 257 plots at Hoi Ha

    Posted Aug 29th 2010, 12:00am by Austin Chiu

    ... Austin Chiu Indigenous villagers in the north of Sai Kung are suing a property developer for breaching a 2008 agreement to buy more than 250 plots of land in Hoi Ha, which is home ... Road and near the Pak Sha O indigenous village, where many expatriates live. In two writs submitted to the High Court yesterday, Andrew Ho Wai-yip and Jason Ho Chung-wai, managers ...




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