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  1. News - Hong Kong - DEVELOPMENT

    Loophole puts noodle shop at risk

    Posted Sep 11th 2014, 04:49am by FANNY FUNG

    ... by combining flats," the league's Icarus Wong Ho-yin said. Wong described what the firm had done as an "innovative way to exploit the legal loophole". He urged the Development ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1589626/loophole-puts-noodle-shop-risk
  2. News - Hong Kong - DEVELOPMENT

    Lands officials not restricted from buying land, rule says amid conflict-of-interest row

    Posted Aug 09th 2014, 04:25am by Olga Wong, FANNY FUNG

    ... Olga Wong and Fanny W.Y. Fung Officials aren't barred from buying land as long as they declare it, but former civil service secretary says the guidelines need clarifying Lands row ... of interest with official duties", but it does not bar officials from buying land. However, in light of the controversy, former civil service secretary Joseph Wong Wing-ping called for rules ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1569479/lands-row-puts-rules-under-spotlight
  3. News - Hong Kong - DEVELOPMENT

    Third runway decision on hold over dolphin habitat concerns

    Posted Aug 20th 2014, 04:14am by CHEUNG CHI-FAI

    ... services and lower the ferries' speeds during construction, but rejected suggestions to relocate the pier from the east to the west side of the airport. The authority's other mitigating ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1577141/government-advisers-hold-back-giving-nod-third-runway
  4. News - Hong Kong - DEVELOPMENT

    Tung Chung expansion to focus on the east

    Posted Aug 16th 2014, 02:57am by FANNY FUNG

    ... development needs to reach a certain scale to attract companies," a spokeswoman said. "Business relating to airport services, such as logistics firms, may want to operate in Tung ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1574407/tung-chung-expansion-focus-east
  5. News - Hong Kong - DEVELOPMENT

    Declaration of interest row after Lands Department official bought 13 plots

    Posted Aug 07th 2014, 04:25am by FANNY FUNG, Olga Wong

    ... because her husband enjoyed farming. She denied the matter constituted a conflict of interest. But former civil service secretary Joseph Wong Wing-ping said officials whose private interests and official duties were perceived to be in conflict would bring the civil service into disrepute. "In that case, they might have violated the guidelines on conduct and could be liable ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1567858/row-over-officials-property-deal
  6. News - Hong Kong - DEVELOPMENT

    Official in lands row to get new posting

    Posted Aug 08th 2014, 05:28am by Olga Wong, FANNY W. Y. FUNG

    ... he asked. Former secretary of civil service Joseph Wong Wing-ping suggested lands officials should be required to seek instruction before any purchase. "Buying land is a huge investment. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1568719/official-lands-row-get-new-posting
  7. News - Hong Kong - DEVELOPMENT

    Speed of construction is draw of the mainland for Hong Kong architects

    Posted Jul 03rd 2014, 03:26am by SHIRLEY ZHAO

    ... complex legal system and set procedures for processing building projects may enable everyone affected by a project to voice their opinion, but they also slow things down. "There are so many ... aged 18 to 45. The project will provide low-rent space for about 200 companies from the two cities and other parts of the world, focusing on modern logistics, information services, technology ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1545080/speed-construction-draw-mainland-hong-kong-architects
  8. News - Hong Kong - DEVELOPMENT

    Non-indigenous villagers lose out in compensation for loss of their homes

    Posted Jul 07th 2014, 05:43am by Olga Wong

    ... as early as 1900, according to local records. But that doesn't meet the legal definition of indigenous village established when the government launched its small-house policy: one that existed ... are often labelled as squats by the government. Only houses registered with the government before the 1980s are considered legal. Even so, their legal status is precarious: their status is temporary ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1548175/non-indigenous-villagers-lose-out-compensation-loss-their-homes
  9. News - Hong Kong - DEVELOPMENT

    Tribunals to speed up stalled land negotiations

    Posted Jul 15th 2014, 04:29am by Olga Wong

    ... comprising a senior legal figure and two surveyors, are mapped out by the Development Bureau in a paper to be tabled for lawmakers' discussion on Wednesday. The scheme, proposed by Chief ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1554255/tribunals-speed-stalled-land-negotiations
  10. News - Hong Kong - DEVELOPMENT

    Battle over new towns plan is for the future of Hong Kong, say villagers

    Posted Jun 29th 2014, 05:41am by Ada Lee, Emily Tsang, Amy Nip

    ... to angry scenes, with pan-democrats leaving their seats to berate chairman Ng Leung-sing over his handling of the meeting. Tsang noted that Legco's legal adviser and secretariat staff were ... clearly the president's powers. Development minister Paul Chan Mo-po said his bureau would seek legal advice in the event of a judicial review. The government says the new towns in Kwu Tung ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1542699/battle-over-new-towns-plan-future-hong-kong-say-villagers

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