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  1. Public rental homes lie empty

    Posted Nov 23rd 2011, 12:00am

    ... research manager at Centaline Property Agency. 'As a result the daily travel expenses are a burden for low-income earners.' For instance, Hangzhou's public rental housing project, ... Sandy Li sandy.li@scmp.com A poor take-up of public rental housing offers in several mainland cities has been blamed on remote locations, a questionable balloting system and less ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - HOUSING

    Rental component in housing plan for Hong Kong middle class may be dropped

    Posted Aug 18th 2012, 12:00am by Joyce Ng

    ... Joyce Ng joyce.ng@scmp.com Rental component of a proposed rent-or-buy programme for middle class could be dropped to satisfy pent-up demand to acquire property Sandwich class plan may drop ... to a housing adviser's earlier suggestion that the rental option of the My Home Purchase Plan should be dropped to satisfy the keen demand in buying, Cheung said yesterday that he would not rule ...

  3. Forum speakers deride Tien rental flats idea

    Posted May 10th 2010, 12:00am by Joyce Ng

    ... Joyce Ng A suggestion by Liberal Party member Michael Tien Puk-sun that the government create a special class of public rental flat for the 'sandwich class' was met with derision ... proposed that about 10,000 special rental flats be built for 'sandwich class' families- those who earn too much to qualify them for public rental housing but who cannot afford to buy ...

  4. liberal studies

    Posted Jun 02nd 2011, 12:00am

    ... malls is not convenient. c. The market is dominated by a handful of chain stores. d. There are not enough people serving in shopping malls. 2 The Link Watch thinks the rental charges at wet markets managed by The Link are unreasonably high because... a. The Link employs contractors to manage the rental of the stalls. b. The Link employs too many security guards. c. The Link's ...

  5. EU expansion a boon for landlords

    Posted Apr 21st 2004, 12:00am by Richard Warren

    ... references can be difficult to obtain. A further problem with the lack of substantive references is that it may be difficult to get rental guarantee or legal expenses cover.' Estate agency ... for jobs will push up rental demand, a leading analyst forecasts. The rental market is also being helped by many younger Britons opting to rent rather than buy, and corporate tenants returning ...

  6. Free speech, but not at the expense of other rights

    Posted Aug 16th 2010, 12:00am by Frank Ching

    ... Former chief executive Tung Chee-hwa used to point to the fact that more demonstrations were being held after 1997 than under British colonial rule as proof that freedom of expression continues to flourish under Chinese sovereignty. But what happens when ...

  7. More rental help for poor families

    Posted May 20th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Leu Siew Ying in Guangzhou Guangzhou has lowered the ceiling for its subsidised housing scheme to allow needy people with a living space of 10 square metres or less per head to qualify for assistance. It will spend 1.5 billion yuan to build rental accommodation for more than 5,600 poor households. The plan will increase Guangzhou's supply of subsidised housing by nearly five-fold. ...

  8. Property developers having a field day at the expense of homebuyers

    Posted Oct 25th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Homebuyers in Hong Kong have been exploited by property developers for decades. In recent years, the situation has got rapidly worse, with the percentage of genuine living space gradually shrinking. As a result of a high land-pricing policy, property deve ...

  9. Tenants to challenge rental ruling

    Posted Nov 23rd 2004, 12:00am by Chloe Lai

    ... Chloe Lai Court should focus on law's intent to protect residents, critics say Activists, public housing tenants and legislators vowed yesterday to challenge the Court of Appeal ruling on government rents, arguing the court should focus on the law� ...

  10. Expensive crop

    Posted Apr 26th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The benchmark price of Thai rice hit a record US$1,000 a tonne. Do you agree with some analysts who argue that the surge in food prices is due to panic buying, rather than any shortages? Write to us. ...




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