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  1. News - Hong Kong - HOUSING

    Elderly Commission warns city needs more land to house its retirees

    Posted Nov 12th 2013, 04:53am by Olga Wong

    ... Shui Wai, are to be luxury estates, featuring personalised health care and housekeeping services. Due to the limited supply, the two types of housing are so popular that the two lower-end ... depending on their health. But the scheme is already becoming less attractive, with the number of recipients living on the mainland dropping from more than 3,000 in 2008 to 2,060 by September ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1353623/elderly-commission-warns-city-needs-more-land-house-its-retirees
  2. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Cross-border schoolchildren could face mental health issues, says expert

    Posted Oct 24th 2013, 04:29am by Olga Wong

    ... educational needs of these children is only one of the areas the government should look into. Their mental health is worrying. They lack parental care and are a high-risk group," he told ... and early action is needed to address the problem, said Polytechnic University chair professor Daniel Shek Tan-lei. His warning comes as the government launches a public consultation today on ways ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1338322/cross-border-schoolchildren-could-face-mental-health-issues-says
  3. News - Hong Kong - ELDERLY CARE

    Retiring to the mainland is losing its lustre for Hong Kong seniors

    Posted Aug 04th 2014, 04:54am by Olga Wong

    ... Olga Wong olga.wong@scmp.com Tens of thousands have retired to the mainland for a better life; costly health care and limited benefits are driving many back Leaving the good life Woodlands ... of those died there, but many left for Hong Kong to access better and less expensive health care. Thus, there's a conundrum for the Hong Kong government. The number of Hong Kong residents aged ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1565671/retiring-mainland-losing-its-lustre-hong-kong-seniors
  4. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Filibustering lawmakers say fiscal crisis is government bogeyman

    Posted May 19th 2014, 05:07am by Olga Wong

    ... started reappearing in 2004. But the situation is changing again, some argue. The city's workforce is expected to shrink by 2018, they say, and spending on welfare benefits and health care ... in education, social welfare and health care- a structural deficit would emerge by 2021. A structural deficit is the portion of a budget deficit that is not the result of changes in the economic cycle, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1515023/filibustering-lawmakers-say-fiscal-crisis-government-bogeyman
  5. News - Hong Kong - POPULATION

    Hong Kong faces challenge ensuring the elderly feel right at home

    Posted Feb 24th 2014, 04:45am by Olga Wong

    ... daily and health care services would be at her doorstep. It would also offer classes and volunteer opportunities. Those flats would be subsidised and resold when the person died. "I hope ... in their retirement. The government and its advisers on demographics released a report for public consultation last September outlining the challenges ahead and floating possible solutions. Suggestions largely ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1433787/hong-kong-faces-challenge-ensuring-elderly-feel-right-home
  6. HK$800m facelift for Anglican Church's HQ

    Posted Oct 23rd 2009, 12:00am by Olga Wong

    ... and Christmas carols in the festive seasons,' Liao said, adding that existing trees would be preserved. The hospital and some residential blocks will be redeveloped into a health care centre ... and long-enclosed site to the public. The HK$800 million redevelopment of the Hong Kong Sheng Kung Hui is being studied by the Development Opportunity Office, set up this year to co-ordinate various ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/696232/hk800m-facelift-anglican-churchs-hq
  7. News - Hong Kong - DEVELOPMENT

    Tribunals to speed up stalled land negotiations

    Posted Jul 15th 2014, 04:29am by Olga Wong

    ... The amount of the premium will be made public only when registered with the Land Registry. If there is an excess demand for arbitration, priority will be given to projects generating more flats ... straightforward disputes will also get priority. Research by the South China Morning Post shows a significant drop in the number of redevelopment cases- involving lease modifications or land exchanges- ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1554255/tribunals-speed-stalled-land-negotiations
  8. 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

    ... 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 ... basis. Occupants who aren't native are not given land, but are generally offered about HK$600,000 in cash, although the amount can vary. Some residents opt to take a public flat if they pass ...

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

    New towns plan: hearing could last 2.5 years

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

    ... because of the large number of opposite views," he said. Board members will be asked to decide today whether the public comments should be considered individually or collectively. Wong urged ... the hearing process create another controversy," Wong, the board's most senior non-official member, told the South China Morning Post. "I don't want to set a precedent. ...

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

    Harbourfront body could manage PLA dock, watchdog Nicholas Brooke says

    Posted Jun 16th 2014, 04:53am by Olga Wong

    ... Olga Wong olga.wong@scmp.com Watchdog gives a possible solution to who can be in charge when Central site is open to public Proposal for harbourfront body to manage PLA dock The berth area ... to military use in February, intensifying concerns that it would become inaccessible- despite the government's pledge to open the area for public enjoyment when the PLA was not using it. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1533510/harbourfront-body-could-manage-pla-dock-watchdog-nicholas-brooke-says

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