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  1. Village 'monument' to vent anger at officials

    Posted May 28th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... of the villagers. As the indigenous village head, Leung said he had been fighting for more than a decade to restore the village, now almost deserted apart from an ancestral hall built three years ago. Lands ... Cheung Chi-fai First, the village chief snubbed the lands officers. Then he reluctantly let them into the village to demolish an unauthorised bridge on government land. But now ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/715491/village-monument-vent-anger-officials
  2. 'Residents are scared of the columbarium... the next block's neighbour quickly moved away'

    Posted Jan 23rd 2011, 12:00am by Sherry Lee

    ... to intervene,' Yau, an indigenous villager, said. The columbarium operator was accused of tearing down protest banners that were hung on the outer wall of the ancestral hall. The villagers' anger ... Sherry Lee For Yau Koon-lin, the nightmare began in 2007 when a fellow villager in Kam Shan, Tai Po, sold his home to a company called Fancy Lotus. The company turned the single-storey ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/736481/residents-are-scared-columbarium-next-blocks-neighbour-quickly-moved-away
  3. Niche firms seek rezoning to beat curbs

    Posted Jan 23rd 2011, 12:00am by Sherry Lee

    ... urns. Three of the five were the targets of a recent government name-and-shame campaign to expose columbariums it says breach planning rules and land leases. Villagers accuse the two other ... of the city's shortage of spaces for holding the ashes of loved ones. The applications to the board have worry villagers and a pressure group made up of residents affected by columbarium operations. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/736462/niche-firms-seek-rezoning-beat-curbs
  4. Retrospective rezoning of QRE Plaza has set a dangerous precedent

    Posted Feb 22nd 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Now with the collusion of indigenous villagers, residents and taxpayers in other countries who return to Hong Kong only to keep their right of abode and to join in some traditional knees-up, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/670831/retrospective-rezoning-qre-plaza-has-set-dangerous-precedent
  5. Poll-obsessed officials at fault, analysts say

    Posted Aug 18th 2009, 12:00am by Minnie Chan

    ... year.' Typhoon Morakot should cause all island residents to rethink what disasters can involve, Professor Lin said. 'For example, indigenous villagers should realise that mountain areas ... has been punished for the slow pace of repairs. Politicians from both major camps were busy cultivating voter bases, she said. 'Evacuating thousands of villagers in the mountains ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/690023/poll-obsessed-officials-fault-analysts-say
  6. Owner of NT dump site set to be 'rewarded'

    Posted May 27th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... wants to build a house there, that's fine. That's the situation as an application by Ho Sheung Heung villager Hau Wai-nam to build a small house on the land goes before the Town ... and that there is a loophole in planning procedures that in effect rewards people for defacing land. Hau, like other owners in the village, has been ordered to remove waste from the mostly agricultural site ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/715414/owner-nt-dump-site-set-be-rewarded
  7. Villagers tormented by stench of toxins and a smell of fear

    Posted Dec 19th 2010, 12:00am by Will Clem

    ... Will Clem in Dafeng county, Jiangsu province For the residents of Nanxin village, northern Jiangsu province, every day they can breathe a lungful of air without feeling sick is a day ... The villagers believe local officials are turning a blind eye to the air and water pollution from factories that has made their lives a misery for nearly a decade. The village, in Dafeng county just ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/733795/villagers-tormented-stench-toxins-and-smell-fear
  8. Games euphoria fails to impress villagers

    Posted Nov 16th 2010, 12:00am by Mimi Lau

    ... Mimi Lau in Guangzhou Beneath Guangzhou's Asian Games euphoria lies the agony of a widow and others in Guolang village in Panyu district. The villagers on Panyu's Xiaoguwei ... villages on the island, has been flattened to make room for the 33 billion yuan Guangzhou Higher Education Mega-centre project, which combines 10 universities on one campus covering 43 square ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/730579/games-euphoria-fails-impress-villagers
  9. Village spared from refinery is plagued by damage done

    Posted Aug 19th 2009, 12:00am by Mimi Lau

    ... Mimi Lau in Guangzhou Residents of Nansha's Honghu village could not get too excited about the relocation of a mega- refinery project from their soil. The tiny river in the Guangzhou village is constantly murky, and sometimes it even runs black. The water probably stinks- but any smell is overwhelmed by the suffocating paint fumes from the container construction plant ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/690107/village-spared-refinery-plagued-damage-done
  10. Villagers pay price for preserving HK's water

    Posted Mar 15th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Yau Chui-yan Like all of his classmates, He To, nine, knows how to take care of himself. The young resident of Dongjiang Source Village in Xunwu county, Jiangxi province, can cook his own meals and do his own washing. He has to be self-reliant because his parents, like those of many other village children, have gone to cities in Guangdong such as Dongguan and Shenzhen to earn ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/673360/villagers-pay-price-preserving-hks-water

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