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  1. News - Hong Kong - DEVELOPMENT

    Six reclamation sites shortlisted to boost land reserves in Hong Kong

    Posted Mar 21st 2013, 12:00am by CHEUNG CHI-FAI

    ... A decision on whether that will go ahead may be two years away. Officials say the artificial island could provide between 1,000 and 2,000 hectares. They are eyeing a spot between west Hong Kong ... the source said. Alan Leung Sze-lun, conservation manager of WWF Hong Kong, welcomed the studies but urged officials to reveal more details. "This is the right direction to go in and it shows ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1195772/shortlist-six-sites-boost-citys-land-reserves
  2. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH CARE

    Private Hong Kong doctors stay away from public subsidy scheme for hypertension patients

    Posted Sep 01st 2014, 05:55am by Emily Tsang

    ... Emily Tsang emily.tsang@scmp.com They say Hospital Authority subvention for hypertension patients fails to cover costs Private doctors shun public subsidy scheme Private doctors are unhappy with a scheme that subsidises some public-hospital patients for treatment at private clinics in an effort to ease demand in the understaffed public sector. The public-private partnership ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1582528/private-hong-kong-doctors-stay-away-public-subsidy-scheme
  3. Business - Economy - THE VIEW

    Way to help Hong Kong's elderly poor

    Posted Sep 10th 2014, 04:05am by Richard Wong

    ... Richard Wong Universal handouts are a costly approach to helping elderly poor but city should consider expanding health services and privatising public housing An age-old issue Public discussions of old age retirement support have always been confusing because they involve two concerns: alleviating poverty and getting votes (or building political support). In Hong Kong ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/economy/article/1588912/way-help-hong-kongs-elderly-poor
  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Hong Kong government's asset hoarding leaves society poorer

    Posted Sep 07th 2014, 03:56am by Philip Bowring

    ... and reducing reliance on the state. In the Hong Kong case, even if one assumes that just one third of rental housing was sold at an average of HK$2.5 million per unit, it would still yield HK$600 billion which, at 3 per cent return, would add HK$18 billion a year to welfare budgets. Hong Kong is, in theory, better placed than Britain for such a housing sale. In the UK, high levels ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1586014/hong-kong-governments-asset-hoarding-leaves-society-poorer
  5. News - Hong Kong - HOUSING

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

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

    ... by 21,000. "The housing problem of the underprivileged has not been adequately addressed as it should have been, due to the failures of the Hong Kong Housing Authority and the Housing Department ... 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 ...

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

    Tenants should pay fair share for public housing

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

    ... according to changes in tenants' income every two years, with increases capped at 10 per cent to ease the impact. The statutory mechanism has served Hong Kong well and deserves public support. ... 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. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1549234/tenants-should-pay-fair-share-public-housing
  7. Business - Comment - JAKE'S VIEW

    Hong Kong's anti-money-laundering laws make a mockery out of justice

    Posted Sep 16th 2014, 03:23am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... the Hollywood pseudonym of Tony Corleone (stop laughing), pinned a Hong Kong money-laundering charge on a Slovakian citizen who last week was jailed for four years. Score another for the angels ... evaluation. Hong Kong had best ready itself. We practice a gross breach of one of its most fundamental principles of rule of law And Hong Kong has. We have found an easy way to score high ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/article/1593408/hong-kongs-anti-money-laundering-laws-makes-mockery-out-justice
  8. News - Hong Kong - ENTERTAINMENT

    US haunted house brings Halloween horror to Hong Kong

    Posted Aug 21st 2014, 04:44am by BRIAN YAP

    ... and gore-clad professional actors and six haunted houses. Egan- who claims to have invested millions of dollars in the Hong Kong event, exceeding the budget of the Las Vegas one- hopes that attendance ... out of Hong Kong," creator, James Egan said on the fog-shrouded Peak yesterday. He said Hong Kong had been chosen for the Asian foray because of the enthusiasm with which the city ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1577876/us-haunted-house-brings-halloween-horror-hong-kong
  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Hong Kong’s middle class priced out of the housing market

    Posted Jun 02nd 2014, 08:13pm by LINA VYAS

    ... Lina Vyas Lina Vyas says the Hong Kong government must do more to help the middle class buy homes, starting with easing up on mortgage restrictions Priced out Housing has been a vital ... little help from the government, yet many cannot afford private housing on their own. Buying a home is expensive in Hong Kong. Even very small apartments cost a fortune, and the first-time buyer ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/article/1523911/hong-kongs-middle-class-priced-out-housing-market
  10. News - Hong Kong - CULTURE

    A revival's brewing for Hong Kong's tea house theatre

    Posted Jun 02nd 2014, 05:20am by Vivienne Chow

    ... of the International Association of Theatre Critics (Hong Kong), said Chinese operatic showcases and speech singing had been popular at tea houses in Sheung Wan and the Western district in the 1940s and 1950s. ... Vivienne Chow vivienne.chow@scmp.com A revival's brewing for tea house theatre Tea house theatre could be back on the cultural menu early next year under plans being brewed ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1523353/revivals-brewing-hong-kongs-tea-house-theatre

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