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  1. News - Hong Kong - DEVELOPMENT

    Urban renewal needs more funding: lawmakers to government

    Posted Jun 25th 2014, 04:49am by Olga Wong

    ... Olga Wong olga.wong@scmp.com Government urged to financially support URA's loss-making projects Urban renewal needs more funding: lawmakers Lawmakers have urged the government to give more financial support to the Urban Renewal Authority, which may have to forgo small redevelopment projects that generate larger losses. But Development Secretary Paul Chan Mo-po sidestepped ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1539816/urban-renewal-needs-more-funding-lawmakers-government
  2. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Urban planning must reflect Hong Kong's great need for community and open space

    Posted Jun 09th 2014, 01:34pm by Ian Brownlee

    ... Ian Brownlee Ian Brownlee says a single-minded focus on residential housing will affect Hong Kong's liveability Urban planning must reflect our great need for community and open space ... that are reserved for open space and government, institutional and community uses. There is growing resistance to this from local residents and district councils across Hong Kong- recently in Shau Kei Wan ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/article/1528423/urban-planning-must-reflect-hong-kongs-great-need-community-and-open-space
  3. News - Hong Kong - TOWN PLANNING

    Money, not a social mission, seems to be driving Urban Renewal Authority

    Posted May 22nd 2014, 11:26am by Olga Wong

    ... Olga Wong olga.wong@scmp.com Urban renewal body's move away from smaller, less profitable projects leads many to wonder if it is abandoning its mission to society Is the URA putting profit before society? The Urban Renewal Authority's move to scale down its commitment to small projects initiated by building owners begs the question: does the authority value its social ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1517744/ura-ditching-its-social-mission-money
  4. Comment - Letters

    Urban planning crucial for better housing development

    Posted May 03rd 2014, 05:05am by LETTERS

    ... Urban planning crucial for better housing development There has been strong public criticism of the chief executive and sometimes his integrity has been questioned. However, despite ... were set and plot ratio of residential buildings increased. But the effort to meet the target number of flats to be built has suffered setbacks. Kwai Tsing District Council opposed the building ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/letters/article/1503011/urban-planning-crucial-better-housing-development
  5. News - Hong Kong - white paper

    Full text: Chinese State Council white paper on ‘One Country, Two Systems’ policy in Hong Kong

    Posted Jun 10th 2014, 12:25pm

    ... The Information Office of the State Council issued a white paper on the practice of the "one country, two systems" policy in Hong Kong on Tuesday.   Following is the full text: ... the power of interpretation regarding the Basic Law of the HKSAR, the power of decision on revising the selection methods of the chief executive and the Legislative Council of the HKSAR, the power ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1529167/full-text-practice-one-country-two-systems-policy-hong-kong-special
  6. Business - Economy - CHINA

    World Bank-State Council study urges priority on China land reforms

    Posted Mar 26th 2014, 05:29am by Victoria Ruan

    ... Victoria Ruan in Beijing victoria.ruan@scmp.com Report lists six key issues in mainland push to have 60pc of population live in urban areas Study urges priority on land reforms Beijing ... and the Development Research Centre of the State Council said. Beijing could afford the costs brought by its urbanisation plan for the next two decades if it could make the necessary policy adjustments ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/economy/article/1457264/world-bank-state-council-study-urges-priority-china-land-reforms
  7. District councils seek 200 urban renewal projects

    Posted Jul 09th 2010, 12:00am by Olga Wong

    ... Olga Wong In the city's first 'ground-up' consultation about urban renewal, which has solicited district council ideas on how to improve the planning and design of old ... to the top-down approach previously used by the government. The Development Bureau and the Urban Renewal Authority Study yesterday released several recommendations. The two bodies funded surveys by seven ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/719229/district-councils-seek-200-urban-renewal-projects
  8. News - China - GOVERNANCE

    State Council urged to halt 'illegal' extra permits required to secure hukou for babies

    Posted Apr 30th 2014, 03:09pm by Zhang Hong

    ... to such restrictions. The 32 experts wrote a letter to the National People’s Congress and State Council yesterday urging the central government to remove the extra paperwork and issue hukous based on birth certificates alone, as stated by law. Hukou, or household registrations, affords permanent residency status. There is a gap between the social benefits urban and rural hukou holders are entitled to. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1500708/lawyers-urge-state-council-halt-illegal-extra-permits-babies-hukou
  9. Former Urban Council head fights Citibank

    Posted Apr 29th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Peter Brieger Is former Urban Council chairman Ronald Leung Ding-bong, as he claims, a helpless old man whose bank unfairly refused to sell his plummeting investments? Or should the 75-year-old be liable to pay Citibank almost HK$10 million in stock market losses? The answer to those questions must be examined at a civil trial, Mr Justice Andrew Cheung Kui-nung ruled yesterday, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/678520/former-urban-council-head-fights-citibank
  10. Former Urban Council chief sued for $9.7m

    Posted Dec 21st 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Yvonne Tsui Former Urban Council chairman Ronald Leung Ding-bong is being sued for HK$9.71 million- losses Citibank says he made in margin trading on the stock market. Citibank filed a writ in the High Court on Friday, seeking repayment of HK$9.71 million plus interest. According to the writ, Dr Leung opened a Citibank account on September 27, 2005. He was informed ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/664597/former-urban-council-chief-sued-97m

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