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  1. News - Hong Kong

    Half illegal structures in New Territories feared unreported

    Posted Jan 05th 2013, 12:00am by Olga Wong

    ... month but still falls short of initial estimates. The Heung Yee Kuk rural authority believes that about 35,000 houses built by indigenous male villagers contain unauthorised structures. Emerging ... Olga Wong olga.wong@scmp.com Half illegal structures still feared unreported Only half of the New Territories village houses believed to have illegal structures have been reported ...

  2. News - China - DISASTER

    Hainan villagers weren't warned how devastating superstorm Rammasun would be

    Posted Aug 10th 2014, 05:53am by Keira Lu Huang

    ... Keira Lu Huang in Hainan keira.huang@scmp.com Separate wind, wave and storm surge forecasts led Hainan villagers to underestimate superstorm Left clueless in face of disaster Along the coastline of Beigang Island in Hainan province's northeast, some 20 villagers were throwing their clothes and bedding onto dozens of fires flickering in a coconut grove. They were burning ...

  3. Expat poll winner's village lockout

    Posted Feb 14th 2011, 12:00am by Tanna Chong

    ... for a third time as the second head of the village in South Lantau last month with a one-vote margin. Nine registered voters chose him, out of 17 who cast the ballot. The other head is an indigenous villager. 'The indigenous representative [Mo Ngan-fuk] restricted me from entering the office. It was never opened to the public,' said Brown, an engineer with the MTR Corporation. 'I ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - HOUSING

    Kuk leader suggests building high-rise to meet village house demands

    Posted Sep 12th 2013, 12:00am by Olga Wong

    ... on high-rise solution Six villages in Yuen Long and Sha Tin have been named by rural chief Lau Wong-fat as suitable sites to build multi-storey flats for indigenous villagers, a measure proposed to replace village houses and save land resources. The Heung Yee Kuk chairman likened the idea to the redevelopment of urban villages in Shenzhen where indigenous villagers are allowed to build ...

  6. Comment - Letters

    Stop building new village houses

    Posted Dec 31st 2012, 12:00am by LETTERS

    ... New village houses ignore all modern building standards There has been a lot of talk over the years about whether every male child of Hong Kong's "indigenous" villagers ... outside, it's the same temperature inside, unless there are heaters churning out some basic warmth. The indigenous villagers' house policy is unsustainable due to a lack of land. ...

  7. News - China - XINJIANG ATTACKS

    Villagers recount narrow escapes in Kashgar attack as CCTV airs scenes of aftermath

    Posted Aug 08th 2014, 04:18pm by Adrian Wan

    ... immediate aftermath, as villagers recounted their narrow escapes from the armed mob that stormed their town and left scores dead. China Central Television (CCTV) on Thursday evening showed clips ... to Xinhua. The village committee chief of Elixku township in Shache said his area was a target of the axe- and knife-wielding assailants, and that they managed to keep a stock of weapons from getting ...

  8. News - China - XINJIANG

    China security minister wants Xinjiang terror crackdown to reach 'every house and village'

    Posted Aug 07th 2014, 02:35pm by Adrian Wan

    ... Adrian Wan adrian.wan@scmp.com Public security minister says wide-ranging investigations needed to ensure stability Terrorism crackdown will reach 'every home' Public Security Minister Guo Shengkun said the crackdown on terrorism "should reach every single village and household" as he paid a visit to Xinjiang, the scene of a series of violent attacks ...

  9. News - World - PAPUA NEW GUINEA

    Papua New Guinea villagers storm nickel mine, injure five Chinese workers

    Posted Aug 07th 2014, 10:55pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Sydney, Australia Five Chinese workers hurt as villagers attack mine Five Chinese workers were hurt after armed villagers stormed a nickel mine in Papua New Guinea, damaging equipment and forcing it to close, a report said yesterday. PNG police said they were investigating the attack after the staff were injured when the villagers charged into the Kurumbukari ...




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