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  1. Final address must tackle housing issue

    Posted Oct 12th 2011, 12:00am

    ... in 2003. In a random telephone survey conducted by the University of Hong Kong's public opinion programme since September, 69 per cent of about 1,000 respondents said housing was a 'very ... immigration from the mainland, and the clearance of squatters. It categorised needs into those for public and private housing. 'The forecast, though based on many assumptions which could turn out ...

  2. Dedicated housing chief was set a tough task

    Posted May 20th 2012, 12:00am

    ... of its announcement. A member of the Housing Authority, Michael Choi Ngai-min, who worked with Wong, praised him for 'remarkable achievement' of shortening the waiting time for public ... Peter So Peter.so@scmp.com A former housing chief charged with implementing former chief executive Tung Chee-hwa's controversial 85,000-a-year flat-building target in the late 1990s ...

  3. Housing policy a true test of will

    Posted Jan 07th 2012, 12:00am

    ... those rosy targets, a fundamental question remains unanswered: Do we have sufficient land to meet the targets? Despite having an area of just 1,104 square kilometres, Hong Kong has far greater ... with enormous power; property speculation by mainland buyers; unfair land grants to indigenous villagers; long queues for public housing have all raised public concerns. These are just some of the many ...

  4. Hong Kong urged to get back to basics

    Posted Jun 15th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Fanny W. Y. Fung and Chloe Lai Hong Kong urgently needs to address basic issues, such as housing, before they become political problems, Beijing's head of Hong Kong affairs said ... Donald Tsang Yam-kuen's rating at a record low. The latest poll of 1,000 people by the University of Hong Kong's public opinion programme, conducted between June 1 and June 8, found ...

  5. Housing crunch 'could have been averted'

    Posted Jun 28th 2012, 12:00am

    ... the appointees. The key is that we find the right appointees. We could have held off on the system and waited until we thought there was enough political talent in Hong Kong.' ... was the administration's refusal to accept his proposals to relieve the city's housing crunch. The outgoing Central Policy Unit chief said he urged the government to take a more proactive role in increasing ...

  6. Public Eye

    Posted Oct 06th 2010, 12:00am by Michael Chugani

    ... dealings but Eva Cheng, our housing secretary, topped that. She hid her face- and her voice. Cheng briefed the media last week on survey findings showing public anger at sky-high property prices. ... drinks per day... Remember this figure: 1.26 million. Burn it into your brain. That's how many poor people 'rich' Hong Kong has. They survive on about HK$100 a day. ...

  7. Public dissatisfied with Tsang apology

    Posted Jun 07th 2012, 12:00am

    ... of the 'accountability system' of ministerial responsibility and justify his actions to the public. The Democratic Party said yesterday it would ask Tsang to resign. Following the disclosure of Tsang's ... it was 'totally inappropriate' the chief executive was not covered by rules banning other public officials from accepting advantages. Chan, of the New Century Forum, said lawmakers should impeach ...

  8. HK$10m refit for Government House

    Posted Jul 30th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Colleen Lee colleen.lee@scmp.com Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying will spend at least HK$9.95 million of taxpayers' money to renovate his new home, the Government House on Upper Albert ... is now working on the interior alteration and improvement proposals for Government House for the chief executive and his family having regard to the modest and conservative principles,' ...

  9. Politics trumps public interest in job fiasco

    Posted Dec 15th 2010, 12:00am by Albert Chen, Albert Cheng

    ... Albert Cheng The Legislative Council select committee's recently released report on the controversial employment of former housing director Leung Chin-man at New World China Land ... about whether she should resign. Yue again made a public apology, which was widely rejected by the public. Many believe the ultimate responsibility for the fiasco rested with her; she ...

  10. HKU book highlights role played by Government House since handover

    Posted Jun 27th 2005, 12:00am by Lilian Goh

    ... LILIAN GOH A new book reveals the role played by Government House- the official residence of former Hong Kong governors- since the handover. Chief Executive Donald Tsang Yam-kuen ... Government House (1997-2005)- was launched last week. The Government House, which was built in 1855, is one of the declared monuments in Hong Kong. However, after the handover, former chief executive ...




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