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  1. News - China Insider - HOUSING

    Younger generation in Beijing increasingly dependent on parents for housing, poll says

    Posted Apr 29th 2014, 06:22pm by Chris Luo

    ... houses (unless they had already owned multiple properties prior to the new measures) and allowed migrant families who had worked in Beijing for at least five years to buy one property. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china-insider/article/1500042/younger-generation-beijing-increasingly-dependent-parents-housing
  2. News - Hong Kong - HOUSING

    'My flat is 30 sq ft and infested with bugs': Poor forced into dismal housing shows need for rent control

    Posted May 04th 2014, 09:11pm by SAMUEL CHAN

    ... that the government make the details public. Other groups in the alliance include social worker and lawmaker Cheung Kwok-che and the Alliance Concerning Comprehensive Social Security Assistance for low-income residents. For his most recent eviction, Yeung received a week’s notice. Thanks to social workers he did not end up living on the streets. He has so far been unable to stay at any flat longer than ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1504425/my-flat-30-sq-ft-and-infested-bugs-poor-forced-dismal-housing-shows
  3. News - Hong Kong - HOUSING

    Controls on rent 'would help city's poorest'

    Posted Oct 28th 2013, 05:17am by Johnny Tam

    ... without investigating them thoroughly," Fung said. "Whenever rents increase, property agencies explain it's because of a basket of factors," said Wong King-lai, a social worker ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1341321/controls-rent-would-help-citys-poorest
  4. News - Hong Kong - HOUSING

    Fire hazards still riddle Fa Yuen Street despite repairs after blaze

    Posted Aug 24th 2012, 12:00am by MICHAEL AU, Clifford Lo

    ... into self-contained rooms of about 200 sq ft each and at least one fire exit has been walled up. The tenants are mainly new migrants or South Asian construction workers. In a visit to the building yesterday, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1022161/fire-hazards-still-riddle-fa-yuen-street-despite-repairs-after-blaze
  5. News - China - HOUSING

    Demolition of bizarre rooftop 'garden' begins in Beijing

    Posted Aug 16th 2013, 12:00am by LAURA ZHOU

    ... part of what he sees as his creative masterwork. On Tuesday morning at least three workers were spotted on the rooftop trying to remove the grapevine trellises that make up part ... Wealthy acupuncturist Zhang Biqing, the owner, said he had employed the same workers who built the structure for him six years ago, and more than 10 workers would join in the coming few days. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1297056/owner-bizarre-rooftop-garden-begins-remove-least-part-it
  6. News - Hong Kong - HOUSING

    Don't break up our family: residents

    Posted Sep 02nd 2013, 12:00am by Jennifer Ngo

    ... The 85-year-old moved back to Hong Kong after years of retirement on the mainland. The former factory worker said his children felt it was a safe place for him to live. "I always tell them ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1301384/dont-break-our-family-residents
  7. News - China - HOUSING

    Shenzhen temple at centre of latest rooftop scandal

    Posted Aug 22nd 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Biqing, the owner, said he had employed the same workers who built the structure for him six years ago to demolish it. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1298464/shenzhen-temple-centre-latest-rooftop-scandal
  8. News - Hong Kong - HOUSING

    Success of flats strategy hinges on finding enough suitable sites in Hong Kong

    Posted Sep 04th 2013, 12:00am by Olga Wong and Stuart Lau

    ... on the supply of construction workers and the participation of developers, who will be invited to build some of the subsidised homes. The strategy does not address Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying's ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1302850/success-flats-strategy-hinges-finding-enough-suitable-sites-hong-kong
  9. News - Hong Kong - HOUSING

    Young filmmakers itching to tell stories of Hong Kong's poorest

    Posted Jul 10th 2013, 12:00am by Jennifer Ngo

    ... a construction worker, took a picture of a newly built flower bed with bright pink flowers and wrote: "Sometimes I feel like my work environment is better than my home." Yeung said he had lived ... to her child on the mainland. A study commissioned by the government estimated that there were more than 170,000 people living in subdivided flats in the city, while social workers said ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1278989/itching-tell-stories-citys-poorest
  10. News - Hong Kong - HOUSING

    Life of misery in shadow of the corporate giants

    Posted Jul 08th 2013, 12:00am by LO WEI

    ... little money and low skills. She earns about HK$3,000 a month as a domestic helper and her son earns HK$8,000 as a warehouse worker. Her husband is retired. The rent for their 100 sq ft shed ... husband's HK$15,000 monthly income as a maintenance worker supports the family of six. The rent costs HK$2,300 a month. They divided the 300 sq ft home into three rooms, a living room and a bathroom ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1277507/life-misery-shadow-corporate-giants

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