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  1. 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 ... a backlog of 50 funding applications, delaying other government policies. The new-town plan has attracted angry protests amid accusations that villagers will see their rural way of life come ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1538466/new-town-consensus-impossible-john-tsang
  2. News - Hong Kong - DEVELOPMENT

    Legco vote on new-towns funding postponed again as protesters rally at Tamar

    Posted Jun 20th 2014, 04:15pm by Joyce Ng, Ada Lee and Samuel Chan

    ... last night after a meeting of Legco's Finance Committee was thrown into chaos as hundreds protested outside the Legislative Council complex at Tamar. The meeting was a continuation of the one a week earlier that ended in mayhem with protesters attempting to storm the Legco building to stop lawmakers voting on the HK$340 million in funding for the new towns in Fanling and Kwu ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1536933/protesters-gather-government-hq-ahead-vote-controversial-new-towns
  3. News - Hong Kong - DEVELOPMENT

    Chuk Yuen villagers' delay bid could hit border project deadline

    Posted Sep 12th 2014, 02:42am by FANNY W. Y. FUNG

    ... In April, about 70 villagers unhappy with relocation arrangements protested at the North District office to demand a delay. But another village head, Yiu Wong-lun, 66, an indigenous resident who ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1590221/chuk-yuen-villagers-delay-bid-could-hit-border-project-deadline
  4. News - Hong Kong - DEVELOPMENT

    Pepper spray and barricades used as new-town protesters try to storm Legco complex

    Posted Jun 13th 2014, 10:05pm by Jeffie Lam and Tony Cheung

    ... Jeffie Lam and Tony Cheung Scenes of chaos as police use pepper spray to force back angry campaigners trying to force open the doors to Legco building New-town protest at Tamar erupts ... with pepper spray through the smashed glass of wall panels. Protesters kept pushing at the doors behind their open umbrellas in an attempt to protect their faces from the stinging spray. One disabled ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1532041/chaos-barricades-shut-out-new-town-protesters-legco-complex
  5. News - Hong Kong - DEVELOPMENT

    Traders in fishing village to protest government housing plan

    Posted May 13th 2014, 10:59am by Danny Mok and Jennifer Ngo

    ... Danny Mok and Jennifer Ngo Angry villagers in Lei Yue Mun say severe lack of parking caused by a planned residential development is set to destroy their livelihoods Fishing village closes for one-day protest Traders in Lei Yue Mun fishing village shut up shop yesterday in a one-day protest over government plans to sell off land for a private housing project that they say will leave ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1511174/traders-fishing-village-protest-government-housing-plan
  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 rules of procedure. Watch: Hundreds of protesters gather outside Legco for new-towns project vote Most of the protesters who gathered outside the Legco complex in Admiralty dispersed after ...

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

    Development Secretary Paul Chan to meet villagers over NT new towns

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

    ... on Friday night at a meeting of the Legislative Council Finance Committee- while hundreds of people again protested outside the Legco building in Tamar. The protest was mainly peaceful but came ... the protest.   ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1539972/development-secretary-paul-chan-meet-villagers-over-nt-new-towns
  8. 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

    ... the future of Hong Kong". They asked the public to join a protest to the Town Planning Board, while lawmakers repeated their intention to ask the courts to overturn Friday's vote ... will be the big winners. Friday's vote infuriated villagers and activists who gathered outside the meeting. Fanling villager Becky Au Hei-man, a protest organiser, said: "There are more and more ...

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

    Government ‘will not withdraw’ HK$120b new towns building plan that sparked Legco storming

    Posted Jun 15th 2014, 02:17pm by Ernest Kao

    ... Ernest Kao ernest.kao@scmp.com Minister 'unhappy' at protest outside Legco and says work on new towns will start in 2018 Public input sought for divisive NT project ... project has raised the ire of villagers whose homes will be razed in order to make way for two new towns in Kwu Tung and Fanling North. Hundreds of protesters stormed the Legislative Council ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1533273/development-chief-paul-chan-says-controversial-new-town-project
  10. News - Hong Kong - DEVELOPMENT

    New Territories villagers say they never intended violence at Legco

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

    ... joined them in their demonstration at Legco. Last Friday, about 200 protesters tried to force their way into the barricaded building as the Finance Committee was discussing the government’s ... reconvenes this Friday, and Legco president Jasper Tsang Yok-sing vowed on Tuesday to beef up security measures. Tsang said the protesters had deliberately tried to breach the building’s security ...

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

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