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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. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    ‘Hundreds of graves’ lying in Hong Kong's country parks and green belts

    Posted Jan 21st 2014, 02:19pm

    ... into alleged mismanagement and abuses at burial grounds for indigenous New Territories villagers. A 30-year-old policy allows indigenous villagers to build dedicated hillside graves for their dead on 500 sites over 4,000 hectares across the New Territories. That compares to just 800 hectares set aside for most of Hong Kong’s non-indigenous villager population for cemeteries ...

  3. The poll by numbers

    Posted Jan 01st 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The 2011 village representative elections start tomorrow. Ballots will be held for indigenous inhabitant representative seats in 52 villages and for resident representative seats in 39 ... Indigenous villagers, or people whose ancestors settled in the New Territories before 1898, are eligible to elect among themselves indigenous inhabitant representatives regardless of where they live, ...

  4. Possible candidates for chief executive failed to deal with village house issue

    Posted Nov 09th 2011, 12:00am

    ... remained confident that they don't have to say anything, as there would be a physical end to the game. The truth is that every indigenous villager's son feels entitled to a land grant, ... Eager to win their 28 votes, it is understandable that the (alleged) candidates competing for the chief executive position failed to remind a meeting of 1,000 Heung Yee Kuk villagers ...

  5. Villagers must remember their 'rights' are a privilege

    Posted Dec 03rd 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Indigenous villagers are not known for being timid when standing up for what they regard as their rights. But the rowdy reception they gave to environment chief Sarah Liao Sau-tung ... manner in which the indigenous villagers aired their grievances is hardly conducive to finding a workable solution. And it focuses attention on the nature of the 'rights' ...

  6. 200 villagers forced to move out will get HK$1b in compensation

    Posted Sep 19th 2008, 12:00am by Joyce Ng, Olga Wong

    ... the resettlement. He expected HK$1 million to HK$1.2 million to be paid to each indigenous villager who owned a house. The kuk will also seek compensation on behalf of non-indigenous villagers. ... Olga Wong and Joyce Ng The new border crossing at an 18-hectare site in Heung Yuen Wai can only be completed if the government resettles a village with more than 200 residents. ...

  7. Villagers vow to fight plan for new town

    Posted Jul 20th 2012, 12:00am

    ... the interests of indigenous villagers, expressed fears yesterday that inappropriate planning would trigger more unemployment problems and domestic tragedies associated with new towns like Tin Shui Wai, ... Thomas Chan and Lo Wei Villagers in the northern New Territories have pledged to fight a government proposal they say will turn their farmland into another satellite town packed ...

  8. Zoning plan leaves us no room to move, say Sham Chung villagers

    Posted Feb 20th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Cheung Chi-fai Indigenous villagers in Sham Chung are to fight a zoning proposal they say creates a conservation area that is too large and leaves them too little space to build ... Mr Li said there could be nearly 1,000 indigenous villagers who are entitled to build houses on the site. He said the zoning had not taken their basic rights into account. 'Some of them ...

  9. Villagers fear eviction as development nears

    Posted Dec 20th 2010, 12:00am by Joyce Ng

    ... will be cleared. But social workers and villagers estimate more than 1,000 families in non-indigenous villages will be affected. 'Officials consulted everyone except those who live here,' Au ... from Ma Shi Po, where eviction and clearance are speeding up, three other non-indigenous villages in Fanling North and one in Kwu Tung North face the same fate. Officials refer to such settlers ...

  10. Border families' HK$200m payout

    Posted Apr 18th 2012, 12:00am

    ... residents of the century-old Chuk Yuen village and some squatters nearby. Indigenous and non-indigenous villagers have lived in the area for at least 30 years. The bureau pledged last year to reserve land half a kilometre away from Chuk Yuen to allow indigenous villagers to apply to build standard three-storey small houses. Non-indigenous villagers can buy agricultural land near ...




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