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  1. News - Hong Kong - DEVELOPMENT

    Reclamation plan at Lantau's Siu Ho Wan may be scaled down, government says

    Posted Aug 22nd 2014, 04:00am by Olga Wong

    ... Olga Wong olga.wong@scmp.com It's to preserve dolphin habitat, official claims; but expert says that's not the real reason Lantau reclamation plan may be scaled down A proposal to reclaim up to 150 hectares of land at Siu Ho Wan in north Lantau may be scaled down as Chinese white dolphins are now swimming closer to the shore, the government says. But a dolphin expert who ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1578665/reclamation-plan-lantaus-siu-ho-wan-may-be-scaled-down-government
  2. News - Hong Kong - DEVELOPMENT

    Kennedy Road residents condemn amended Hopewell hotel project

    Posted Aug 21st 2014, 04:44am by Ernest Kao

    ... and 53.5 metres narrower north to south, she said. "Most of those who use the [conference] facilities will be hotel guests so traffic load generated will be lower," she added.   ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1577878/kennedy-road-residents-condemn-amended-hopewell-hotel-project
  3. News - Hong Kong - DEVELOPMENT

    Experts slam lack of novel ideas to protect white dolphins from third runway construction

    Posted Aug 19th 2014, 04:18am by CHEUNG CHI-FAI

    ... their speed during the construction. The measure would re-route ferries travelling to the north of Lung Kwu Chau marine park- a vital dolphin sanctuary. The authority also proposes to freeze further ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1576255/experts-slam-lack-novel-ideas-protect-white-dolphins-third-runway
  4. News - China - DEVELOPMENT

    Xi Jinping hails 'new horizons' for China and Argentina on visit to Buenos Aires

    Posted Jul 20th 2014, 06:13am by Reuters

    ... in a summit of emerging economies of the BRICS nations- Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa- in Brazil earlier in the week. Xi also signed a three-year agreement for an US$11 billion swap ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1556670/xi-jinping-hails-new-horizons-china-and-argentina-visit-buenos-aires
  5. Business - Banking & Finance - DEVELOPMENT

    Competing interests between BRICS nations could lead to challenges for new bank: analysts

    Posted Jul 21st 2014, 03:18am by Daniel Ren, Teddy Ng, KRISTINE KWOK

    ... nations, and the bank's relatively small initial capitalisation, present obstacles, they say. Founded by Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa, the bank will start lending by 2016 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/banking-finance/article/1556937/new-brics-bank-face-tough-challenges-analysts-say
  6. News - Hong Kong - DEVELOPMENT

    New towns plan: hearing could last 2.5 years

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

    ... he said. "They have different expectations and difficulties." The 53,000 objections to the towns in Kwu Tung North and Fanling North are almost double the previous record total ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1545997/new-towns-plan-hearing-could-last-25-years
  7. 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

    ... that development minister Paul Chan Mo-po had acquired a 20,000 sq ft agricultural plot in Kwu Tung North 20 years ago. He remained a director of the company which bought the site until April 2011. ...

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

    New town in northeast New Territories threatens businesses and jobs

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

    ... to increase the housing supply and thus rein in property prices. The area includes at least five non-indigenous villages in Kwu Tung and Fanling North, and at least 70 per cent of the land ... Wing-ching, a former member of the Commission on Strategic Development. Stopping development in the far north "means we keep postponing a better quality of life and hindering the social mobility ...

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

    New Territories villagers say they never intended violence at Legco

    Posted Jun 18th 2014, 10:25am by Ernest Kao

    ... North villager Chow Koot-yin, 26, lamented last week’s outcome, saying it was not expected. “Our bottom line was to avoid injury and property damage,” she said. “All we wanted was to highlight ... North and Fanling North to be demolished should construction of the two new towns, which will include more than 60,000 flats, receive approval. Activists concerned for the villagers’ plight ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/1535413/new-territories-villagers-say-they-never-intended-violence-legco
  10. 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

    ... is illegitimate. The only choice we have is to seek a judicial review." The issue is highly charged. The government says the HK$120 billion new towns at Kwu Tung and Fanling North are vital to its ...

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

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