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  1. News - Hong Kong - DEVELOPMENT

    Minister tells forum plans for New Territories new towns will go ahead

    Posted Sep 23rd 2012, 12:00am by Johnny Tam, Emily Tsang

    ... Emily Tsang and Johnny Tam 6,000 people attend chaotic public forum over plans to develop northeastern New Territories; Paul Chan signals determination to build homes Minister firm on new ... the final round of consultations, which ends this month, would not be extended. Many groups oppose the plans to build three new towns on 787 hectares of land in the northeastern New Territories ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - DEVELOPMENT: ANALYSIS

    New Territories towns plan a battle for hearts and minds

    Posted Sep 22nd 2012, 12:00am by Olga Wong

    ... Olga Wong olga.wong@scmp.com Proposal to develop three towns near the border have not gone down well with a wary public who suspect ulterior motives are at work New towns plan a battle for hearts and minds A controversial plan to develop three new towns in the northeastern New Territories highlights distrust between the people and the new government, as well as public resistance ...

  3. Comment - Letters

    Influx of mainland traders to have bad effect on New Territories economy

    Posted Sep 07th 2012, 12:00am by LETTERS

    ... Multi-entry permit policy is a curse for New Territories' north I think the decision to grant multi-entry permits to non-permanent residents of Shenzhen will cause a lot of problems. First, the huge influx of mainland tourists will raise shop rents in the New Territories. For example, many mainlanders flock to the pharmacies and supermarkets in Sheung Shui to buy medicine ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - PROPERTY

    New Territories residents rush to declare illegal structures

    Posted Sep 07th 2012, 12:00am by Olga Wong

    ... Olga Wong olga.wong@scmp.com With deadline looming, 500 New Territories owners disclose low-risk additions to homes in one week, but most still in wait-and-see mode Villagers rush to declare their illegal add-ons New Territories residents have submitted about 500 declarations of illegal structures in the past week, as a government deadline of the end of this month to come ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - TOURISM

    New Territories businesses, residents are split over more mainland visitors

    Posted Aug 29th 2012, 12:00am by Amy Nip, Kristie Wong

    ... Kristie Wong and Amy Nip New Territories businesses and residents are split over letting in more mainland visitors One man's windfall is another man's irritant New Territories ... the busiest tourist and shopping areas to new towns stretching from the border district of Sheung Shui to more distant Tsuen Wan, bringing both stress and opportunities. "I see mainlanders ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - ELECTION COUNTDOWN

    Legco preview: New Territories East

    Posted Aug 20th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Peter So In the latest of our series on the Legco geographical constituencies, we look at New Territories East, the biggest battleground Five seats a tall order for pan-democrats Pan-democrats fear they will struggle to hold the five seats they won in the New Territories East in 2008, despite the addition of two extra seats in the most fiercely contested geographical ...

  7. UK was escape hatch for New Territories' poor

    Posted Jul 22nd 2012, 12:00am

    ... John Carney Of all the Chinese who have emigrated from Hong Kong to the UK, the vast majority have been from the New Territories. In her 38 years in Northern Ireland, Anna Lo, the first ... 'At the time, the British government didn't see fit to improve the conditions for the people living in the New Territories,' she said. 'There was a lack of incentive to develop ...

  8. Outlook & Living- North New Territories

    Posted May 03rd 2012, 12:00am

    ... Border boom According to the government report 'Hong Kong 2030: Planning Vision and Strategy', further development opportunities will be found close to the border with Shenzhen. By 2030, new development areas in the northern New Territories could provide a better living environment with greater diversity in density and design. The report assumes Kwu Tung North, Fanling ...

  9. Small-house policy helps maintain New Territories' history, culture, traditions

    Posted Nov 11th 2011, 12:00am

    ... the small-house policy for the New Territories. However, thousands of 'outsiders' who have moved to the New Territories do not agree with the government's position. Eighteen years ago, ... It is obvious to anyone that the small-house policy is not working as it was designed to work and some adjustments might be required. But the important thing to remember is that the New Territories ...

  10. New Territories child mortality 'rivals Africa'

    Posted Nov 16th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Helene Franchineau helene.franchineau@scmp.com Hong Kong may be a first-world economy but some areas of the New Territories have a higher child mortality rate than Johannesburg's. ... record than many developed countries, and some of those areas in the New Territories recorded low birth rates, the study shows how Hong Kong can be socially and economically segregated. ...




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