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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Trend towards building smaller flats is not a healthy sign

    Posted Sep 15th 2014, 04:20am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial Trend to smaller flats not healthy There is at least one important way in which the government's campaigns to increase flat supply and crack down on property speculation has succeeded. Developers who used to make a killing selling so-called luxury properties are switching to small flats since anti-speculation measures like the double stamp duty were ...

  2. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Deliver flats at affordable prices

    Posted Mar 03rd 2014, 03:18am by SCMP Editorial

    ... flats. The government is seeking to take back a private site on top of a railway station to build subsidised flats. Depending on the negotiations, further slippage is possible. In yet another ... SCMP Editorial Deliver flats at affordable prices There is no magic solution to the housing shortage in Hong Kong. Yet expectations have been raised ever since Chief Executive Leung ...

  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    A new front in Hong Kong's war on pollution

    Posted Oct 19th 2014, 04:31am by SCMP Editorial

    ... of monitors will be installed on selected buildings, four outside at different heights and two in flats. Data collected will help assess how pollution from vehicles is trapped in street canyons, ...

  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Beware of buying flats too far ahead

    Posted Jul 08th 2013, 12:00am by STAFF

    ... Ownership Scheme subsidised flats will be sold late next year, 24 months before completion, compared to the usual 15-month pre-sale period. Developers will no doubt benefit from the extended ... SCMP Editorial Risks of buying too far ahead Officials have rolled out a new measure to increase housing supply and bring prices down. From this month, developers can sell unfinished flats ...

  5. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Dubious windows show flat buyers need better protection

    Posted Jul 06th 2014, 03:47am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial Flat buyers need better protection Hong Kong flats are notorious for their small sizes and weird designs- window sills as big as a bed; balconies too narrow to be used; ... around environmental and planning rules. Most buyers are not even aware of it until the flat is handed over. Tight building rules and limited living space mean residential projects are often ...

  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Hong Kong's long road to better housing

    Posted May 29th 2013, 12:00am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial Long road to better housing Rehousing people who are forced to live in substandard, subdivided flats should be the priority of any developed society. Hong Kong has had ... afford anything more in the current market. The solution is not as simple as improving the supply of subsidised public housing in the medium to long-term for the 230,000-odd people now on waiting ...

  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Hong Kong should be truly inclusive

    Posted Jul 11th 2014, 04:31am by SCMP Editorial

    ... for subsidised housing and welfare payments. There are also residency-related housing measures, such as the locals-only land sales rules and punitive property stamp duty. The planned overhaul ...

  8. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Everyone must make sacrifices if Hong Kong is to hit flats target

    Posted Mar 19th 2014, 04:09am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial Sacrifice needed to hit flats target Increasingly, the "not in my backyard" mentality has become an obstacle to new developments in various spheres. From landfill ... the government can hit its housing target. In another blow to the government, Kwai Tsing District Council opposed the construction of new flats on sites previously reserved for community facilities ...

  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Tough tasks are piling up for CY Leung

    Posted Jun 26th 2014, 05:11am by SCMP Editorial

    ... flats over a decade remains a pipe dream. Politicians often boast of what they claim to have achieved for the people. There is nothing wrong with Leung putting across his version of events. ...

  10. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Direct-subsidy schools' fee rises a worrying sign of inequality

    Posted May 04th 2014, 04:15am by SCMP Editorial

    ... With many schools, that has led to significant improvement. But a side effect has been a constant rise in tuition and fees. Since many directly subsidised schools are considered elite and much ... to HK$21,000. Few things guarantee social mobility and equality more than a fair, high-quality education system financed or subsidised by the state. Before the handover, when most primary and secondary ...




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