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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Put the land back in Hong Kong farmers' hands

    Posted Jul 10th 2014, 05:05pm by FEINI TUANG

    ... Feini Tuang Feini Tuang urges reconsideration of our policy of treating farmland as a resource for building rather than for growing food, thereby missing an opportunity to practise more ... and leads the world in the trend towards greater integration of goods and services, technology and capital. Its resource consumption is equally globalised. With an ecological footprint 150 times ...

  2. Lifestyle

    Call for incentives to help farmers stay on the land and boost Hong Kong's self-suffiency

    Posted Jul 18th 2014, 10:42pm by Elaine Yau

    ... are increasingly stacked against farming in Hong Kong. Available land is scarce, leases tend to be short-term, and there is little government support. Still, Wong, a retired civil servant, and three of his friends pooled together HK$3 million in 2012 to buy a 1,486 square metre plot in Tai Po, after failing to find agricultural land that they could reasonably lease for a few years. We can’t earn ...

  3. News - China Insider - ARCTIC

    China gets chance to buy first foothold in Arctic as Norwegian land plot goes on sale

    Posted Apr 30th 2014, 07:04pm by Patrick Boehler

    ... affairs,” senior foreign ministry official Jia Guide said at the centre’s inauguration at the time. A shipowner from Bergen bought the land in 1937. It has stayed with his family ever since. ... Patrick Boehler patrick.boehler@scmp.com A massive piece of privately-owned land in Norway’s Svalbard archipelago has gone on sale, leading to speculation that Chinese buyers could compete ...

  4. Property - Hong Kong & China - HOUSING

    Strong bidding for Xiamen land points to continued home price rises

    Posted Jul 18th 2014, 02:52am by Sandy Li

    ... they could buy a first home. However, a Xiamen Bureau of Land Resources and Real Estate Management spokesman said restrictions on home purchases in the city were still in place and that there had ... representing 10,318 yuan per square metre, marked the first time land prices in the district had pierced the 10,000 yuan mark. "The fierce bidding and higher land cost indicate that Xiamen home ...

  5. News - China - AVIATION

    Defence Ministry says bad weather behind flight disruptions

    Posted Jul 28th 2014, 04:48am by Andrea Chen

    ... Andrea Chen andrea.chen@scmp.com Defence Ministry says bad weather behind flight disruptions at airports; 130 flights cancelled in Shanghai while Xiamen sees capacity fall 77pc Military denies drills to blame for delays The mainland's Defence Ministry has broken its silence about widespread flight delays, saying bad weather and not military drills were to blame. Exercises ...

  6. News - China - CORRUPTION

    Xinhua, Commerce Ministry targeted in new graft probe

    Posted Nov 05th 2013, 09:58am by Reuters in Beijing

    ... Shanxi province, the southwestern province of Yunnan, the Ministry of Land and Resources, and the state-owned Three Gorges Corporation power company, the watchdog said in a statement on its ... Reuters in Beijing In its latests round of corruption investigations the government in Beijing is targeting Xinhua new agency and the Commerce Ministry among others The central government ...

  7. Land-use abusers to be targeted

    Posted Dec 11th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... crackdown. This was the first time authorities had released results of the 100-day investigation, launched in October last year in collaboration with the Ministry of Land and Resources ... Lilian Zhang China will step up efforts to punish widespread abuses of land use in a bid to preserve the country's diminishing supply of arable land, a senior Ministry of Supervision ...

  8. State rejects 32pc of land-use applications

    Posted Nov 22nd 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Zhuang Pinghui Beijing has increased efforts to save the dwindling supply of arable land by rejecting almost 32 per cent of land-use applications this year. The Ministry of Land and Resources, which just completed appraising land-use applications from 47 cities this year, had reduced by 31.81 per cent the total area applied for, Xinhua reported. The ministry did not elaborate ...

  9. 16 cases of illegal land use revealed

    Posted Sep 28th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Staff Reporter The Ministry of Land and Resources yesterday made public 16 cases of illegal land use but has said only officials in four cases have been referred to courts for criminal ... or disclose their ranks. On Wednesday, Xinhua also quoted Mr Zhang's ministry saying almost a quarter of new land acquisitions in cities were illegal. Most violations, he said, covered local ...

  10. Law against illegal land sales must be enacted, rural officials told

    Posted Feb 22nd 2004, 12:00am by Ray Cheung

    ... Ray Cheung Local governments have been urged to stop all illegal land sales by next month in a bid to curb unchecked development of China's rural regions. A Ministry of Land ... closed and 294 integrated. Land abuses were rampant across the country despite the recent elimination of hundreds of development zones and industrial parks, the ministry said in a China Daily ...




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