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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Hong Kong needs to develop a better public transport strategy

    Posted Mar 10th 2014, 02:47am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial Better transport strategy needed Hong Hong has long crowed about having one of the world's best public transport systems. The MTR in particular has been pointed ... With the introduction of a new standard for carriage capacity, the MTR has been asked to find ways of easing the worsening squeeze. Changing passenger habits has been pointed to by the Transport and Housing ...

  2. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Hong Kong's long road to better housing

    Posted May 29th 2013, 12:00am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial Long road to better housing Rehousing people who are forced to live in substandard, subdivided flats should be the priority of any developed society. Hong Kong has had ... afford anything more in the current market. The solution is not as simple as improving the supply of subsidised public housing in the medium to long-term for the 230,000-odd people now on waiting ...

  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Hong Kong's housing policy needs vigorous debate

    Posted Sep 11th 2013, 12:00am by SCMP Editorial

    ... for public housing. There are also concerns that public housing may become too dominant under the proposed 60-40 ratio for public and private flats. The panel raised various options for public ... for housing. With 40 per cent of the city's area locked up by law for conservation, officials may think a little sacrifice does no harm. But whether the public finds that acceptable is another ...

  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Rules governing Hong Kong's district councils outdated

    Posted Mar 16th 2014, 03:33am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial District council rules outdated The way a district council goes about its daily business does not usually excite the media or public. But not so 10 days ago, when police ... The way district councils operate also leaves a lot to be desired. The lack of comprehensive house rules means chairmen think they have the discretion to decide on many issues. But closed-door ...

  5. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Pressing case for a heritage body to help preserve Hong Kong's past

    Posted Mar 13th 2014, 04:31am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial Pressing case for a heritage body Heritage has seemingly been a word little heard with the government so focused on housing and economic development. Yet the need for conservation of buildings and places important to Hong Kong's history remains as necessary today as in 2007, when protests over the Star Ferry and Queen's piers in Central prompted officials ...

  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Hong Kong's small-house policy needs full review

    Posted Sep 24th 2013, 12:00am by SCMP Editorial

    ... a temporary measure to address a housing shortage for indigenous villagers, still apply. At a time when Hong Kong needs to plan for future development by improving its public and private housing ... to handle Hong Kong's anticipated growth. What it is certain about, though, is that there is not enough land in reserves and ways have to be found to obtain more. But any trip through the New ...

  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Hong Kong public care more about affordable flats than golf

    Posted Jul 29th 2013, 12:00am by SCMP Editorial

    ... a valid point. Instead of flattening villagers' houses, how about making use of the golf courses nearby? The Hong Kong Golf Association is understandably disappointed by the suggestion ... said the Fanling site has been home to the Hong Kong Open since 1959 and is the only local venue suitable for the international tournament. Golf clubs also provided facilities for non-members ...

  8. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Everyone must make sacrifices if Hong Kong is to hit flats target

    Posted Mar 19th 2014, 04:09am by SCMP Editorial

    ... Saying no to development is hardly the answer to our housing shortage. Unless everyone is willing to share responsibility and make sacrifices, the housing target cannot be achieved and Hong Kong ... expansion to columbarium construction, the projects are facing growing resistance at district level. Recently, the syndrome has spilled over to housing development, raising concerns about whether ...

  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Hong Kong's Olympic body must move with the times

    Posted Apr 04th 2014, 04:43am by SCMP Editorial

    ... that it risks becoming a dinosaur. This appears to be the situation the city's sports executives are facing. For many years the Sports Federation and Olympic Committee of Hong Kong was said to have ... of HK$200 million from taxpayers. It is only natural for the public to expect higher levels of transparency and accountability from them. The suggestion that the office used to be filled by rounds ...

  10. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Hong Kong's director of public prosecutions is key to rule of law

    Posted Aug 11th 2013, 12:00am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial Prosecutor key to rule of law Sixteen years after its return to China, the city is to get its first Hong Kong Chinese director of public prosecutions- senior barrister ... free from interference. The department, however, is headed by a political appointee who reports to the chief executive. In this respect Hong Kong is out of step with comparable jurisdictions ...




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