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  1. News - Hong Kong

    Hong Kong to pay 20pc more for Guangdong water; impact on bills unclear

    Posted Oct 22nd 2014, 04:06am by Cheung Chi Fai

    ... the Dongjiang, a tributary of the Pearl River, surged by at least 63 per cent between 1998 and 2012. The water department registered a deficit of about HK$1 billion last year after subsidising users ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1621681/city-pay-20pc-more-guangdong-water-impact-bills-unclear
  2. Property - Hong Kong & China - PROPERTY

    Developers speed up flat launches as mainlanders return to Hong Kong's housing market

    Posted Sep 22nd 2014, 04:28am by Peggy Sito

    ... Peggy Sito peggy.sito@scmp.com Mainlanders return to city's housing market following slump due to increased stamp duties Developers speed up flat launches to lure home buyers Developers are speeding up new launches in Hong Kong, with more than 3,000 flats to hit the market over the coming months. The new releases will intensify a battle to lure home-seekers who have lost ...

    http://www.scmp.com/property/hong-kong-china/article/1597563/developers-press-ahead-flat-launches-lure-home-buyers
  3. Business - Comment

    How freeing up public housing would help Hong Kong

    Posted Sep 03rd 2014, 01:17am by Richard Wong

    ... The other half is in government-provided public rental housing and subsidised ownership homes, mainly tenant purchase scheme and homeownership scheme flats. Benefits would come at no one’s expense. ... at HK$2.45 trillion, TPS homes at HK$410 billion, and HOS flats at HK$1.56 trillion. The total value of government subsidised housing is therefore HK$4.42 trillion, or 208 per cent of GDP. What ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/article/1583989/how-freeing-public-housing-would-help-hong-kong
  4. Why are taxpayers subsidising public housing for the wealthy?

    Posted Nov 23rd 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... that there are families enjoying subsidised public housing while earning HK$47,400 plus per month or, more disturbing, tenants who refuse to declare their income. Your report ('High prices see more rich ... tenants stuck in public housing flats. They simply have no way out.' Give over Mr Li, there are umpteen apartments available for rent for around HK$10,000 per month, about one fifth ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/699163/why-are-taxpayers-subsidising-public-housing-wealthy
  5. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Liberal Party leader James Tien calls on CY Leung to resign

    Posted Oct 24th 2014, 05:32pm by FANNY W. Y. FUNG

    ... land to build flats...[Leung] is just being arrogant. If one has to resign just because he is arrogant, then who can be a perfect candidate to do the job?" Michael Tien asked. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1623832/liberal-party-leader-james-tien-calls-cy-leung-resign
  6. Property - Hong Kong & China - PROPERTY

    Official forecast of 74,000 new homes in Hong Kong hailed as a record

    Posted Oct 24th 2014, 01:59pm by Sandy Li

    ... Sandy Li sandy.li@scmp.com Government estimates would lead to record supply of new flats, as parcels of land in Tseung Kwan O and Tai Po offered for tender 74,000 new homes to be put ... to rein in home prices and ease the housing shortage. Even though the government has introduced a slew of cooling measures to contain flat prices, two parcels of residential land offered ...

    http://www.scmp.com/property/hong-kong-china/article/1623706/official-forecast-74000-new-homes-hong-kong-hailed-record
  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Mentally ill need treatment, but also our understanding

    Posted Oct 22nd 2014, 02:06pm by DUSTIN SHUM

    ... It was a police officer on patrol. He asked if I could be a "witness" in a case of "trespassing" and then led me to the flat next door. A woman was inside. Feeling puzzled, I watched the officer walk round the flat, then tell the woman: "Don't worry, I've kicked them out!" There was no one else in the flat, of course. In the end, the officer called ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/article/1622075/mentally-ill-need-treatment-also-our-understanding
  8. Lifestyle - Health

    Weighing up the flu jab

    Posted Oct 24th 2014, 05:49pm by RAY NG

    ... years, or attending a kindergarten or child care centre in Hong Kong) and the elderly (aged 65 years or above), who are eligible, can be subsidised for seasonal influenza vaccination from ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/health/article/1623831/weighing-flu-jab
  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion - OCCUPY CENTRAL

    Hong Kong must achieve democracy one step at a time

    Posted Oct 26th 2014, 05:19am by Regina Ip

    ... room for manoeuvre, or a compromise solution to the stalemate will not be found. The government's offer of a multi-party platform for ongoing dialogue was also flatly rejected. Federation ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1623789/hong-kong-must-achieve-democracy-one-step-time
  10. News - Hong Kong - HOUSING

    Panel suggests prefabricated housing for families in subdivided flats

    Posted Feb 18th 2014, 01:07am by Olga Wong, NG KANG-CHUNG

    ... decade- 60 per cent of them public rental and subsidised flats- that was adopted by the chief executive in his policy address last month. Other proposals include regularly reviewing the eligibility of public flat applicants- of whom there were 243,000 at the end of last year- shortening the public housing queue for single people over 35 and selling up to 30 per cent of subsidised ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1429906/panel-suggests-prefabricated-housing-families-subdivided-flats

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