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  1. News - China - DEVELOPMENT

    Reforms seen as key to success of China’s long-delayed urbanisation blueprint

    Posted Mar 17th 2014, 04:10pm by Victoria Ruan

    ... 80 per cent in developed nations, but boosting the rates requires an intense effort to overhaul the fiscal, land, and social welfare system, analysts say. The plan is designed to spawn ... and join transport networks. Local governments are expected to include them in the social and medical insurance coverage for urban areas. "There wouldn't be a second ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - DEVELOPMENT

    Bids invited to operate schools at five sites

    Posted Apr 01st 2014, 04:03am by NG KANG-CHUNG

    ... year. "Subject to the response received, we will finalise the list of vacant premises or greenfield sites to be made available and proceed with [school allocation exercises] later ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - DEVELOPMENT

    'Urgent action needed' to avoid conflict on Lantau

    Posted Mar 20th 2014, 03:59am by Tony Cheung

    ... chairman Chow Yuk-tong and council vice-chairwoman, Chau Chuen-heung. The committee was set up to develop an economic and social strategy for the island in Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying's ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - DEVELOPMENT

    Pressure on MTR over pace of property rollout

    Posted Mar 03rd 2014, 05:17am by NG KANG-CHUNG

    ... a tepid response at tender. The latest failure saw the corporation withdraw in January a project at Tin Wing light rail station in Tin Shui Wai, saying all three bids it received failed to satisfy ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - DEVELOPMENT

    Report reveals public's rejection of government plans for land reclamation

    Posted Jan 18th 2014, 03:58am by Stuart Lau

    ... one of five sites proposed by the government for reclamation has won public support. But the novel idea of artificial islands garnered a more positive response, the latest report commissioned ... opposition. Some 19,829 people were against the idea, out of 38,084 total responses to the second stage of public consultation on the government's plans for reclamation works beyond Victoria ...

  6. News - China - DEVELOPMENT

    Guangzhou floats plan to double urban area

    Posted Feb 15th 2014, 04:22am by Mimi Lau

    ... Academy of Social Sciences. "Now that Conghua and Zengcheng are directly part of Guangzhou, more Guangzhou residents will also be more willing to buy property there, which is good ... Shanghai had a population 24 million living in about 6,400 square kilometers as of 2012. Ding Li, a planning expert at the Guangdong Academy of Social Sciences, said it would take more than ...

  7. Property - Hong Kong & China - DEVELOPMENT

    Strong bidding likely for Kai Tak residential sites

    Posted Feb 19th 2014, 05:10am by Yvonne Liu

    ... response for the sites should be better than the previous tender for sites in the New Territories as the location is much better." He forecast they could fetch a total of HK$9.20 billion, ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - DEVELOPMENT

    Deadline in threat to block traffic

    Posted Feb 20th 2014, 03:17am by FANNY W. Y. FUNG

    ... on civil disobedience if there was not a satisfactory written response by the end of next month to their demands for more compensation. "If there is no proper reply by the end of March, we ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - DEVELOPMENT

    Leung Chun-ying's housing target at risk, new tack on development shows

    Posted Jan 02nd 2014, 02:59am by Sandy Li

    ... that is pushing home ownership ever further out of the reach of ordinary Hongkongers and fuelling social discontent. But land released by the government so far in the financial year that ends in March can ... the end of March. "The site in Tin Shui Wai might be used to test the market response. If it generates strong sales, the government may apply the change to other upcoming railway ...

  10. Property - Hong Kong & China - DEVELOPMENT

    Top mainland cities bend rules on home pre-sale price limits

    Posted Jan 27th 2014, 11:44am by Langi Chiang

    ... Realty. Meanwhile, Li Enping, a researcher at the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences in Beijing, said: “[Putting such a] price cap is the least workable measure and will be eliminated sooner ...




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