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  1. Business - Comment - JAKE'S VIEW

    Housing Authority must raise public housing rents or run out of money

    Posted Jul 08th 2014, 12:45am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... this year. At one time this did not matter. Income from public-sale housing, the Home Ownership Scheme, covered the cost of building rental flats. And when HOS was finally wound down in 2004, ... subsidised with free land, the biggest treasure we have in the public purse. What to do? Quite simple, say I. We already pay public housing tenants to live in public housing. They don't pay us. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/article/1549258/housing-authority-must-raise-public-housing-rents-or-run-out-money
  2. News - Hong Kong - HOUSING

    24 sites reserved for public housing sold to developers, says report

    Posted Jul 10th 2014, 04:30am by Jennifer Ngo

    ... Jennifer Ngo jennifer.ngo@scmp.com Public housing land sold to developers: report Despite long queues for public housing and a shortage of land, 24 plots of land originally reserved for public housing were returned to the government between 2001 and 2013 and eventually sold to developers or converted to other uses. A report released by the Legislative Council Public Accounts ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1550584/24-sites-reserved-public-housing-sold-developers-says-report
  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Tenants should pay fair share for public housing

    Posted Jul 08th 2014, 04:32am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial Fair shares in public housing Public housing is made for low income earners. That it is heavily subsidised by public funds means it should be managed with fiscal prudence. ... against the cumulative rise in incomes of 35 per cent during the period. The actual adjustments range from an extra HK$28 to HK$387 a month. Public housing tenants are indeed much better off than ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1549234/tenants-should-pay-fair-share-public-housing
  4. Business - Economy - THE VIEW

    Hong Kong's public housing policy a homewrecker for poor couples

    Posted Jul 01st 2014, 11:15am by Richard Wong

    ... Richard Wong Hong Kong's public flat policy rewards divorce among the poor, and helps perpetuate inequality Housing homewrecker Hong Kong’s divorce rate in 2011 was 2.9 per 1,000 ... have been rising and since 2000, the divorce rate  was on average about 50  to 60 per cent higher among public and private housing tenants than among homeowners. Homeownership is a good proxy ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/economy/article/1544154/housing-policy-heartache
  5. News - Hong Kong - DEVELOPMENT

    Housing chief admits land shortfall in plan to build 200,000 public rental flats

    Posted May 05th 2014, 01:59pm by SAMUEL CHAN

    ... Transport and housing minister Professor Anthony Cheung Bing-leung today confirmed that the land available for public rental flats falls short of the official target to build 200,000 apartments over ... meeting to discuss whether the current structure of the Transport and Housing Bureau is appropriate by putting the two policy areas of great public concern under a single bureau. Civic Party ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1504934/housing-chief-admits-land-shortfall-plan-build-200000-public-rental
  6. News - World - RUSSIA

    Lower Russian house of parliament passes ban on swearing in public performances

    Posted Apr 28th 2014, 09:10pm by GDN

    ... in special packaging with a warning sticker. The lower house of parliament has passed a law banning foul language in public performances including film showings, plays and concerts. Audio, video ... The Guardian in Moscow Vulgar tradition threatened by ban on swearing in public performances Red line put through blue language Russia's rich tradition of vulgar slang has long been ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1499343/lower-russian-house-parliament-passes-ban-swearing-public-performances
  7. News - Hong Kong - HOUSING

    Public flat tenants face 10pc rent rise

    Posted Jul 03rd 2014, 03:26am by Olga Wong

    ... Olga Wong olga.wong@scmp.com Public flat tenants facing 10pc rent rise Public housing tenants will be asked to help relieve the Housing Authority's financial burden with a rent ... of building a public flat has jumped from HK$700,000 to HK$1 million, housing minister Professor Anthony Cheung Bing-leung said last month. He warned that the authority's policy of paying for new ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1545118/housing-authority-set-increase-rents-public-flats-10-cent
  8. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Bar Association calls for options on reform offering 'greatest possible' public participation

    Posted Jul 11th 2014, 11:29pm by Joyce Ng, Tony Cheung and Ng Kang-chung

    ... Joyce Ng, Tony Cheung and Ng Kang-chung Denial of public nomination without 'greatest possible' voter participation in 2017 will 'abuse concept of rule of law', warns ... executive candidates without offering alternatives that ensure the greatest possible public participation, the Bar Association said yesterday. The Bar- which earlier said public nomination ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1552393/bar-association-calls-options-reform-offering-greatest-possible
  9. News - Hong Kong - TOURISM

    Hong Kong authorities seek to tighten rules on guest houses

    Posted Jul 05th 2014, 03:14am by Amy Nip, Jennifer Ngo

    ... Amy Nip and Jennifer Ngo Proposed law changes will plug guest-house licensing loopholes and give government more power to crack down on illegal accommodation Move to tighten the rules on hostels The city is considering plugging a loophole in the law that has seen about 200 guest houses licensed by the government, even though they are in buildings that do not allow temporary ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1546951/hong-kong-authorities-seek-tighten-rules-guest-houses
  10. Property - Comment - BRICKS & MORTAR

    Slow progress in housing reform adds to bubble fears in China

    Posted Jul 08th 2014, 01:10am by Langi Chiang

    ... Langi Chiang Lack of consensus among policymakers leads to the delay in property registration system Slow progress in housing reform adds to bubble fears When the central government missed its end-of-June deadline for publishing an ordinance governing the registration of immovable property on the mainland, such as housing, land and forests, it was a heavy blow to hopes ...

    http://www.scmp.com/property/article/1549243/slow-progress-housing-reform-adds-bubble-fears-china

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