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  1. News - Hong Kong - DEVELOPMENT

    Time for Hong Kong government to get on its bike?

    Posted Oct 18th 2014, 03:55am by Ada Lee

    ... Wing-tat of Polytechnic University said cycling as a travelling mode was suitable only for distances of less than 10km, and best within 5km. "If it is well-planned in an activity centre, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1618647/time-hong-kong-government-get-its-bike
  2. News - Hong Kong - DEVELOPMENT

    Free mediation scheme for elderly ends

    Posted Oct 09th 2014, 04:02am by Olga Wong

    ... forcibly acquiring their properties, after university professors said it was no longer cost-effective. The Development Bureau, which launched the scheme with eight leading mediation service ... a compulsory sale of an old building after acquiring 80 per cent property interests in it. The bureau's decision was based on recommendations from a research institute of the University of Hong ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1612306/free-mediation-scheme-elderly-ends
  3. News - Hong Kong - DEVELOPMENT

    Lack of rail link for new towns development questioned

    Posted Oct 09th 2014, 04:02am by FANNY FUNG

    ... announced in his policy address in January that an earlier plan to build a private university at Queen's Hill had been scrapped in favour of public housing. District planning officer Maggie ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1612305/lack-rail-link-new-towns-development-questioned
  4. News - Hong Kong - DEVELOPMENT

    Yuen Long villagers block Lee Shau-kee's charity housing project

    Posted Sep 25th 2014, 05:50am by FANNY FUNG

    ... on the 20,000 sq ft Tin Heung Garden on Shap Pat Heung Road for two decades, stood in front of a car from the developer's side. About 60 people supporting the farmer, including university students ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1599688/yuen-long-villagers-block-lee-shau-kees-charity-housing-project
  5. News - China - DEVELOPMENT

    As China's economy matures, it trades speed for build quality on big projects

    Posted Sep 21st 2014, 05:29am by STEPHEN CHEN

    ... increasing willingness to accept delays is "an indicator of economic maturity", said economics professor Hu Xingdou, of Beijing University of Technology. "Most large projects in the West suffer delays," he said. Economics professor Zhao Jian, from Beijing Jiaotong University, calls it the "new normal"- a term used by President Xi Jinping in May during a trip ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1596995/chinas-economy-matures-it-trades-speed-build-quality-big-projects
  6. News - Hong Kong - DEVELOPMENT

    URA's plan to revitalise old flats in To Kwa Wan falls through

    Posted Sep 09th 2014, 03:23am by Olga Wong

    ... of the University of Hong Kong's real estate and construction department, said the market would see downward adjustment in the longer term, perhaps in five years. On the To Kwa Wan project, Chau said: ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1588085/uras-plan-revitalise-old-flats-kwa-wan-falls-through
  7. Business - Banking & Finance - DEVELOPMENT

    Competing interests between BRICS nations could lead to challenges for new bank: analysts

    Posted Jul 21st 2014, 03:18am by Daniel Ren, Teddy Ng, KRISTINE KWOK

    ... at Fudan University in Shanghai, said the bank's financial size would not be enough to make a big impact on the five emerging economies. "It might take 20 years before the real impact ... in the world." Cao Heping, a professor of economics at Peking University, said the small initial capitalisation would mean the bank could only prioritise projects within its founding members. "The ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/banking-finance/article/1556937/new-brics-bank-face-tough-challenges-analysts-say
  8. News - Hong Kong - DEVELOPMENT

    Tribunals to speed up stalled land negotiations

    Posted Jul 15th 2014, 04:29am by Olga Wong

    ... over the past decade, from more than 60 in 2003 to about 20 last year. University of Hong Kong real estate professor Chau Kwong-wing urged the government to disclose information including how ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1554255/tribunals-speed-stalled-land-negotiations
  9. News - Hong Kong - DEVELOPMENT

    Non-indigenous villagers lose out in compensation for loss of their homes

    Posted Jul 07th 2014, 05:43am by Olga Wong

    ... in the redevelopment plans. Ng Mee-kam, an urban planning professor at Chinese University, said the government owed the public a clear explanation as to why the golf course land would not be redeveloped. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1548175/non-indigenous-villagers-lose-out-compensation-loss-their-homes
  10. News - Hong Kong - DEVELOPMENT

    New town in northeast New Territories threatens businesses and jobs

    Posted Jul 07th 2014, 05:43am by Olga Wong

    ... said Ng Mee-kam, a professor at Chinese University who specialises in sustainable development. "The government ends up planning new towns with no character. They all look similar," ... department at the University of Hong Kong, warned of a possible domino effect if the Kwu Tung project is delayed. "Other housing projects in the pipeline may fall apart too," he said. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1548174/new-town-northeast-new-territories-threatens-businesses-and-jobs

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