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  1. Shopping mall axed in revised hill plan

    Posted Nov 16th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Joyce Ng joyce.ng@scmp.com City officials have shelved the idea of a giant shopping mall on Government Hill and promised to allow for more public space in their final revision of plans ... shopping mall- which it had previously said it would substantially reduce- shrinking the commercial areas, excluding offices, to less than a sixth of the previous plan. It still plans to go ahead ...

  2. Mall told to come clean on income from piazza

    Posted Mar 07th 2008, 12:00am by Agnes Lam

    ... Its move came after revelations that the Causeway Bay shopping mall had rented parts of the piazza for commercial activities- including to a Starbucks outlet- although it is supposed ... that the Food and Environmental Hygiene Department approved a food factory licence for Starbucks after consulting the Buildings Department, even though the latter department later told mall management ...

  3. Market forces benefit doctors as well as malls

    Posted Nov 14th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... that the government has no business operating commercial services such as shopping malls, even on Housing Authority estates. The improvements wrought by a few years of commercial operations greatly benefit ... Benign militancy is a contradiction in terms. But it sums up the action of doctors who joined the protest by Link mall tenants on Thursday. The three-hour shutdown involved neither loss ...

  4. A real loss

    Posted Jan 07th 2012, 12:00am

    ... after the Asian financial crisis. It was exceedingly short-sighted. On top of that, the authority did not consider the consequences when it decided to sell public shopping malls and car parks ... HK$4 billion. Only facts speak the truth: the authority did sell public assets on the cheap. Some of the main social functions of public shopping malls and their related facilities include ...

  5. Silk Market owners say no to move

    Posted Jul 16th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Irene Wang Owners of shops in Beijing's famed Silk Market yesterday expressed opposition to a plan to demolish the bazaar and move it to a nearby indoor shopping mall. The shopkeepers ... owners. Guo Lin, one of the six shop owners chosen to speak, said the merchants did not want to move and the Silk Market would never be the same if it was relocated to an indoor mall. He urged ...

  6. Balancing act

    Posted Jul 20th 2012, 12:00am

    ... shopping malls on the site, depriving the developers of a future cash cow. The result is that the government's wish to increase land supply- partly through its majority-owned MTR- has become ...

  7. Democrats and academics oppose demolition of government offices

    Posted Nov 22nd 2010, 12:00am by Adrian Wan

    ... Adrian Wan Democratic Party members and academics voiced their opposition to a plan to turn the west wing of the Central Government Offices into a private office tower and a shopping mall ... Offices open space yesterday. 'There isn't a lack of shopping malls in Central, but selling the place would mean having one fewer historical site in the city,' he said. Dr Hung ...

  8. Public has stake in Government Hill

    Posted Nov 17th 2011, 12:00am

    ... the low-rise west wing replaced by a 32-storey office block, although the much-criticised shopping mall proposal has been dropped. To enhance public access, the area designated for parks ... Albert Road, once the colonial seat of power, would become a jungle of skyscrapers and shopping malls. But the news that the tender for the project will specify that the new office tower ...

  9. Housing Authority privatisation will put hundreds out of work

    Posted May 04th 2004, 12:00am by Patsy Moy

    ... deploy staff to other duties if they were unwilling to leave the government. Mr Mak said the authority had made $1.3 billion profit a year renting out its 130 shopping malls and 100,000 car ... tenancy policies, such as maintaining the mixture of businesses in the shopping malls. This would avoid vicious competition resulting from having too many stores in similar businesses. Mr Mak said ...

  10. Court of Final Appeal begins Link-Reit hearing

    Posted Jul 05th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... but by market forces. Mr Dykes also said needs of tenants would be undermined as the result of the privatisation. For example, a shopping centre might convert itself into a?computer mall? to benefit ... radio reported on Tuesday. In 2004, the Housing Authority planned to launch the Link Reit, which would enable it to sell off $23 billion worth of car parks and shops. But the controversial ...




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