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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    New Territories villagers must play by the rules

    Posted Aug 27th 2014, 03:14am by SCMP Editorial

    ... in the New Territories. They are worried that the restrictions will curb their right to build homes on their land. To pre-empt the restriction, they tried to wipe out the mangrove habitat. ...

  2. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    Why New Territories new-towns plan makes a lot of sense

    Posted Jun 30th 2014, 04:03am by Alex Lo

    ... Alex Lo alex.lo@scmp.com New-towns plan makes a lot of sense Amid all the fire and brimstone in and outside of the legislature over initial funding for two proposed New Territories towns, ... such eventualities. Since they have extensive land banks across the New Territories, no new town development will be possible if we must exclude private developers from building on their own land. Second, ...

  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Benefits outweigh costs of northeast New Territories development

    Posted Jun 26th 2014, 12:56pm by Bernard Chan

    ... Council in force today for the third week running, as the Finance Committee continues discussions on funding for development in the northeast New Territories. This plan has become another battle ... redevelopments, like Lee Tung Street in Wan Chai, produced only luxury homes. But the northeast New Territories plan is about homes for ordinary people. Opponents also say that development will raise ...

  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    Most Legco protesters care little about plight of New Territories villagers

    Posted Jun 16th 2014, 03:15am by Alex Lo

    ... a government plan to build two new towns in the northeast New Territories. Claiming to fight for the villagers and the people of Hong Kong, they in fact exploited the controversial plan for their own ... photos I saw taken by our photographers, I could see nothing more than scratches, if anything. Stakeholders may reasonably argue over details of the locations and extent of two new towns, which ...

  5. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Safety first in New Territories village housing probe

    Posted May 14th 2014, 04:32am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial Safety first in homes probe Village housing in the New Territories is something you either love or hate. For those put off by hectic urban living, the three-storey villas provide an ideal escape. But these rural housing clusters often come with problems- chaotic layout, illegal building structures and poor environmental hygiene. Adding to the long list of concerns ...

  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Avoiding 'new town blues' in the Northeast New Territories

    Posted Oct 23rd 2013, 09:35pm by K.K. Ling

    ... K.K. Ling K.K. Ling says that by generating employment close to the planned development areas in the Northeast New Territories, Hong Kong can avoid another case of 'new town blues' Banish the blues There have been many controversies about the Northeast New Territories. Some believe we do not need new development if we can control our population growth, which comes ...

  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Asian nations need to talk and compromise on territorial disputes

    Posted Jun 02nd 2014, 08:15pm by SONNY LO

    ... in Tokyo's territorial dispute with Beijing. This has aggravated Sino-Japanese relations, hastened the right-wing drift in Japanese security policy and plunged East Asia into a new cold war. Even ... to compromise over their territorial disputes and to tackle domestic squabbles through negotiations has raised a serious question about whether Asians can and will be able to manage their conflicts ...

  8. Comment - Letters

    Land in New Territories not utilised

    Posted Sep 19th 2013, 12:00am

    ... Vast supply of land in New Territories not being properly utilised The recent suggestions by high-ranking government officials and community leaders to use, for example, the country parks, ... be to achieve a sensible and sensitive balance between all these objectives. The real problem is that the vast supply of land in the New Territories, which is 10 times the size of Hong Kong Island ...

  9. Business - Comment - LAI SEE

    New Territories group to visit waste management systems

    Posted Sep 13th 2013, 12:00am by Howard Winn

    ... Howard Winn Hong Kong's waste and what to do about it has become a contentious topic. The concern and confusion surrounding it has prompted the New Territories Concern Group to take up the issue. The group is chaired by Ronnie Tang who is also a village representative and the founding chairman of the Pat Heung North Environment Attention Group. The group also includes ...

  10. Property - International - CONCRETE ANALYSIS

    Silk Road takes new turn with Chinese property investments in the West

    Posted Oct 14th 2014, 10:36am by Adolfo Ramirez-Escudero

    ... A powerful China, the second-largest economy in the world, and with large foreign currency reserves, seems to have begun a slow but firm economic conquest of new territories by taking strategic ... Adolfo Ramirez-Escudero Old trade route takes new turn with mainland firms and investors now focusing on the West Modern 'Silk Road' facilitates Chinese investment in Spain ...




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