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  1. News - Hong Kong - DEVELOPMENT

    New town in northeast New Territories threatens businesses and jobs

    Posted Jul 07th 2014, 05:43am by Olga Wong

    ... Olga Wong olga.wong@scmp.com New town in northeast NT will condemn businesses, as well as squatters, to an uncertain fate There goes the livelihood If a new town is built in Kwu Tung in the northeast New Territories, bulldozers will not just raze hundreds of metal and concrete squatter homes. They will also destroy businesses and factories, including one run by James Pong Yuen-shin. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1548174/new-town-northeast-new-territories-threatens-businesses-and-jobs
  2. News - Hong Kong - DEVELOPMENT

    New towns plan: hearing could last 2.5 years

    Posted Jul 04th 2014, 04:03am by Olga Wong

    ... Olga Wong olga.wong@scmp.com Record 53,000 objections to development in New Territories prompts Town Planning Board to ask opponents to seek joint representation New towns plan: hearing could last 2-1/2 years Objectors to the northeastern New Territories development plan were urged yesterday to present their cases in groups through representatives to limit the length of a Town ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1545997/new-towns-plan-hearing-could-last-25-years
  3. News - Hong Kong - DEVELOPMENT

    Development Secretary Paul Chan to meet villagers over NT new towns

    Posted Jun 25th 2014, 04:49am by Tony Cheung

    ... Tony Cheung tony.cheung@scmp.com Paul Chan and villagersto meet over new towns The secretary for development will meet villagers in Fanling and Kwu Tung tonight, two days before the Legislative Council meets again to debate HK$340 million in preliminary funding for two controversial new towns in the northeast New Territories. Paul Chan Mo-po said he would listen ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1539972/development-secretary-paul-chan-meet-villagers-over-nt-new-towns
  4. News - Hong Kong - DEVELOPMENT

    'Runway plan may displace dolphins but they'll be back', say airport officials

    Posted Jun 20th 2014, 12:20pm by Ernest Kao and Cheung Chi-fai

    ... years';, and where you go in the seven years is not their problem," he said. "Where is the logic in this?" The report also concluded that the project would result in no adverse ... but they'll be back' The loss of marine habitat to a new airport runway will probably displace the population of Chinese white dolphins from north Lantau- but they will come back eventually, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1536778/marine-park-included-proposal-third-airport-runway
  5. News - Hong Kong - DEVELOPMENT

    Tai O's stilt houses safe despite new zoning, say planning officials

    Posted Jul 05th 2014, 03:14am by FANNY W. Y. FUNG

    ... Fanny W. Y. Fung fanny.fung@scmp.com Stilt houses safe despite new zoning Town planners have zoned the land on which Tai O's stilt houses stand as residential- despite an ongoing review into whether the buildings should have heritage protection. But planning and lands officials say the picturesque Lantau homes are not in danger of being knocked down to make way ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1546785/tai-os-stilt-houses-safe-despite-new-zoning-say-planning-officials
  6. News - Hong Kong - DEVELOPMENT

    Chaos as initial funding for new towns in New Territories approved by Legco panel

    Posted Jun 27th 2014, 02:36pm by Tony Cheung, SAMUEL CHAN, Ada Lee

    ... Tony Cheung, Samuel Chan and Ada Lee Pan-democrats, protesters cry foul but HK$340 million funding passes Chaos as new-towns cash approved Lawmakers last night finally approved the government's request for preliminary funding for work on controversial new towns amid chaotic scenes and vows of legal action from pan-democrats, who said the vote was illegitimate. Members ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1541610/battle-over-new-territories-towns-plan-enters-seventh-round-lawmakers
  7. News - Hong Kong - DEVELOPMENT

    Battle over new towns plan is for the future of Hong Kong, say villagers

    Posted Jun 29th 2014, 05:41am by Ada Lee, Emily Tsang, Amy Nip

    ... Ada Lee, Emily Tsang and Amy Nip Fallout from decision to back funding for plan intensifies, with calls for vote to be overturned as lawmakers threaten challenge in the courts New towns fight is for future of HK, say villagers Opponents prepared yesterday for the next stage of the fight against plans for new towns in the northeastern New Territories, while the Legislative ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1542699/battle-over-new-towns-plan-future-hong-kong-say-villagers
  8. News - Hong Kong - DEVELOPMENT

    New compensation model for displaced villagers proposed by HKU economist

    Posted Jun 28th 2014, 03:41am by FANNY FUNG

    ... Fanny W. Y. Fung fanny.fung@scmp.com Academic floats new compensation model for displaced villagers A prominent political economist has put forward a new compensation scheme for villagers displaced by development, amid a stand-off in and outside the legislature over plans to build two new towns in the northeast New Territories. Instead of the HK$600,000 cash that the government ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1542112/new-compensation-model-displaced-villagers-proposed-hku-economist
  9. News - Hong Kong - DEVELOPMENT

    Non-indigenous villagers lose out in compensation for loss of their homes

    Posted Jul 07th 2014, 05:43am by Olga Wong

    ... Olga Wong olga.wong@scmp.com They may be native, but they're not 'indigenous' Villagers in the northeastern New Territories say their ancestors settled the flat, arable land ... before 1898- when Britain leased the New Territories from China. And only native people are given new land when their homes lie in development zones. Houses built by non-indigenous villagers ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1548175/non-indigenous-villagers-lose-out-compensation-loss-their-homes
  10. News - Hong Kong - DEVELOPMENT

    Finance chief urges lawmakers to back funding for new towns, despite protests

    Posted Jun 23rd 2014, 04:57am by Staff Reporter

    ... Staff reporter Financial chief urges lawmakers to back funding for plan despite protests New-town consensus impossible: John Tsang Garnering support from all seven million Hongkongers for controversial plans to build two new towns in the northeastern New Territories would be impossible, the financial chief said as he urged lawmakers to approve preliminary funding for the scheme. John ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1538466/new-town-consensus-impossible-john-tsang

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