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  1. C.Y.'s housing plan falls flat on credibility

    Posted Jan 10th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Jake van der Kamp Chief executive hopeful Leung Chun-ying suggests limiting the sales of new flats to Hong Kong residents, as part of his land policy proposal to increase land supply ... for instance, his earlier proposal to allow 5,000 people a year to buy second-hand subsidised homes on the private market without paying a premium. This would not be a social measure. It would rather ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/989778/cys-housing-plan-falls-flat-credibility
  2. FTU subsidised to help HK people in Guangzhou

    Posted Dec 31st 2008, 12:00am by Chloe Lai

    ... Chloe Lai in Guangzhou and Albert Wong The Beijing-friendly Federation of Trade Unions has received HK$400,000 from the government to run a six-month free legal consultation service for Hongkongers living in Guangdong. But a critic says the funding should ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/665409/ftu-subsidised-help-hk-people-guangzhou
  3. Groups scoff at subsidised ticket scheme

    Posted May 31st 2008, 12:00am by Peter So

    ... Peter So, Ng Kang-chung A proposed HK$2 million scheme to subsidise the cost of ferry tickets for tours by schools or welfare agencies to Lantau, Lamma and Peng Chau has been given the thumbs down. A grass-roots group yesterday said the amount was too small, while local district councillors said it was aimed at the wrong groups. The subsidy scheme was among the major sweeteners ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/639674/groups-scoff-subsidised-ticket-scheme
  4. In Brief

    Posted Apr 14th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Macau workers protest About 70 Macau workers yesterday marched to demand the government offer subsidies to people hit hard by near-10 per cent inflation. The protesters also demanded action on illegal workers and more subsidised flats. Land offer for degree institutes The government would provide land at very cheap rent for institutes that ran associate degree programmes, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/633710/brief
  5. Thanks, but no thanks, Mr Wang

    Posted Jun 21st 2011, 12:00am

    ... of subsidised-sale flats again. Anything else, effective or not, might be seen as paying too little attention to the word from on high. This would constitute disrespect. It is ironic, however, ... a subsidised-sale flat. If you lose, well, console yourself that you helped pay for a social programme approved by the highest authorities in Beijing. Personally, I prefer the Macau variant. The odds ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/971248/thanks-no-thanks-mr-wang
  6. Serve the housing needs of poor first

    Posted Feb 13th 2012, 12:00am

    ... and Tin Shui Wai offer a lifelong lease to those who can afford the lump-sum rent estimated to cost HK$3 million or more. The 1,500 flats will be completed by 2015 and 2016. Recreational ... government-subsidised housing schemes. Legally speaking, there is nothing to restrict the non-profit-making statutory body from acting like a property developer. It can be argued that the latest project does ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/992517/serve-housing-needs-poor-first
  7. Hongkong Land soiree sells apartments of over HK$20 million

    Posted Mar 30th 2010, 12:00am by Andrew Sun, Vivian Chen

    ... was decorated as a garden to promote a new Tin Hau residence called Serenade. The luxury flats at Tai Hang Road- which they say is in 'Mid-Levels East'- will include a spa with staff trained ... be too exxy for some of us, a few residents will be living there for free. 'The smallest unit is 1,349 sq feet and it starts at HK $18,000 per sq feet which is in the low range for flats ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/710120/hongkong-land-soiree-sells-apartments-over-hk20-million
  8. Hong Kong puts bigger families in a tight financial and social squeeze

    Posted Apr 18th 2012, 12:00am

    ... for parental care. Meanwhile, the Singapore government subsidises the use of childcare centres. Having professional childcare workers trumps having domestic helpers anytime. The third factor ... for a family with two children. The cost just spirals upwards exponentially. My family of five plus two helpers live in a 1,400 square foot flat, something considered a luxury setting. Even then, being ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/998514/hong-kong-puts-bigger-families-tight-financial-and-social-squeeze
  9. Property - Hong Kong & China - CONCRETE ANALYSIS

    Housing affordability ratio alarming for Hong Kong, Guangzhou, Shanghai

    Posted Aug 22nd 2012, 12:00am by Thomas Lam

    ... or median annual household income. We assume a standard new apartment in Shanghai and Guangzhou is 950 square feet- since small flats are rare in the mainland's residential market- and have ... Kong's price-to-income ratio is the highest among the three cities at 17.6, which means a household has to save 17.6 years of its annual income without any consumption for buying a standard flat ...

    http://www.scmp.com/property/hong-kong-china/article/1020230/housing-affordability-ratio-alarming-hong-kong-guangzhou
  10. Letters

    Posted Jul 11th 2011, 12:00am

    ... such as Sham Shui Po many cage home dwellers might have to share a flat with 10 people. It is difficult to comprehend what it must be like. I urge the next chief executive to act to narrow the wealth ... but a social policy. Substantial investment from non-Hong Kong residents has led to prices rising so much that flats are beyond the reach of many citizens including the middle class. Some people ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/973179/letters

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