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  1. 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. ...

  2. Planning ahead for public housing must include developing the New Territories

    Posted Oct 14th 2011, 12:00am

    ... of land, more than 2,500 hectares, are needed. These can only be made available by developing the New Territories, which has 90 per cent of Hong Kong's total land mass. The planning ...

  3. Nine Afghans found adrift at sea in New Territories

    Posted Nov 03rd 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Phyllis Tsang and Albert Wong Afghan asylum seekers were caught entering the city for the first time on Sunday, intercepted in the early hours with other South Asians aboard an unlit wooden sampan off Tuen Mun. The nine Afghans included a husband and wife ...

  4. What land shortage?

    Posted Jul 23rd 2009, 12:00am by Christine Loh

    ... problems, such as the blight in the New Territories caused by the rampant illegal usage of agricultural land for container storage; the failure to find ways to convert old factory buildings ... to build homes- but it came to naught and it has prevented better planning in the New Territories. If these measures can be dealt with, a substantial amount of land would be freed up. ...

  5. Up, up and away

    Posted May 18th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Alex Frew McMillan Prices are often lower in the New Territories than Hong Kong Island and Kowloon, but they have been rising faster than other parts of the city over the past year. By the end of March, New Territories real estate was up 23 per cent compared with the same time a year ago, ahead of the 21.9 per cent gain in Kowloon and the 21.8 per cent advance on Hong Kong ...

  6. End of small-house policy can see Hong Kong become 'one place, one people'

    Posted Jun 21st 2012, 12:00am

    ... This policy, which was an invention of the British colonial government to appease the New Territories villagers, is stifling the proper development of this part of Hong Kong. Due to the historical background that the New Territories was only leased to Britain for 99 years, unlike Hong Kong and Kowloon which were ceded to Britain in perpetuity, different laws under the New Territories Ordinance ...

  7. What you need to know first

    Posted Jun 25th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Territories. Through schools, however, which have more than one section, are listed in the first category applicable. For instance, a school with one section on Hong Kong Island and one in the New Territories is listed under Hong Kong. A school with one section in Kowloon and one in the New Territories would be listed under Kowloon. Mainland schools Schools on the mainland and in Macau ...

  8. Rural works must respect natural heritage

    Posted May 28th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... of the unspoiled ranges of the New Territories that 40 per cent of the land area of Hong Kong is now preserved in 23 country parks covering more than 41,000 hectares. It is doubtful that Lord MacLehose ...

  9. Reclamation plans put at risk unique ways of life on outlying islands

    Posted Jan 19th 2012, 12:00am

    ... and the habitats of various forms of marine life. Article 40 of the Basic Law protects the 'lawful traditional rights and interests of the indigenous inhabitants of the 'New Territories''. The outlying islands are officially part of the New Territories. The traditional rights and interests of the fishing people in Hong Kong in and around the bays of the islands proposed ...

  10. Business - Economy - JAKE'S VIEW

    Hong Kong doesn't need Morlocks from the Delta to fix labour woes

    Posted Feb 24th 2014, 03:51pm by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... not live on your territory- am I my brother's keeper? Then shuffle them in and out at a reported 150,000 a day (the actual statistic is not published). Hello, Morlocks. Watch out, Eloi. ...




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