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  1. Business - Comment - LAI SEE

    Government too weak to fight villagers over small house policy

    Posted Aug 26th 2014, 01:03am by Howard Winn

    ... Howard Winn The weekend saw another outrage perpetrated by indigenous New Territories villagers in protest against government zoning plans. A group of them used excavators and machetes ... It set up a committee in 2002 to consider the matter, but when asked its progress will say it is "still studying" the issue. It is Hong Kong governance at its worst, involving ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/article/1580676/government-too-weak-fight-villagers-over-small-house-policy
  2. Business - Economy - LAI SEE

    Former judge says Hong Kong's town planning process is unfair

    Posted Aug 28th 2014, 05:03am by Howard Winn

    ... Howard Winn Those that take the time and effort to object to planning applications at the Town Planning Board have long been angered by the unfairness of the process. It is routinely ... Court judge William Waung Sik-ying. He has recently become a member of the Kennedy Road Protection Group, which has had to stir itself after a respite of five years following the recent planning ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/economy/article/1581336/former-judge-says-hong-kongs-town-planning-process-unfair
  3. Business - Comment - LAI SEE

    Jockey Club to rethink plans for police station art operator

    Posted Aug 16th 2014, 12:57am by Howard Winn

    ... and have him report to the director of CPS project, Euan Upston. The Jockey Club is expected to announce its revised plans shortly.   Smart travel planning You may be surprised to learn ... months. Seventy-four per cent of consumers were prompted by advertisements in newspapers and magazines. More than half said their travel plans were triggered by television or radio advertisements. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/article/1574511/jockey-club-rethink-plans-police-station-art-operator
  4. Business - Comment - LAI SEE

    Luxury crackdown brings fear of flying first class in China

    Posted Aug 29th 2014, 01:11am by Howard Winn

    ... are now frowned on. Hence its premium classes have taken a hit. But Air China says it is not planning to adopt China Southern's approach and make its first class more politically acceptable ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/article/1581570/luxury-crackdown-brings-fear-flying-first-class-china
  5. Business - Comment - LAI SEE

    Hopewell planning application angers Kennedy Road residents

    Posted Aug 09th 2014, 04:10am by Howard Winn

    ... Howard Winn New Hopewell planning application angers residents Kennedy Road residents are up in arms over Hopewell Holdings' latest planning application, which they say seeks ... had proposed. Kennedy Road residents had fought his plans for more than 10 years because access to this monster development was to be through Kennedy Road. At various stages before 2004, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/article/1569596/hopewell-planning-application-angers-kennedy-road-residents
  6. Business - Comment - LAI SEE

    It's Christmas again with David Webb's Arts Optical tip

    Posted Aug 21st 2014, 01:26am by Howard Winn

    ... on the news that it had sold its Shenzhen factories that are on a site earmarked for urban renewal for the equivalent of HK$2.27 billion, adding about HK$2.60 to HK$3.00 per share. Curtis recalled ... per person, according to People's Bank of China statistics. The survey of mainstream urban consumers also revealed that nearly half the respondents (47 per cent) do not have a credit card ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/article/1577980/its-christmas-again-david-webbs-arts-optical-tip
  7. Business - Comment - LAI SEE

    Judge Zervos calls for reform of liquor licensing process

    Posted Aug 19th 2014, 01:15am by Howard Winn

    ... by the government for such use. This inevitably leads to tensions with residents. He said: "It highlights the importance of public consultation and participation in the formulation of planning and zoning codes." But once approved, a planning code is intended "to provide guidance and direction for the future character and development of an area". Zervos concluded ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/article/1576322/judge-zervos-calls-reform-liquor-licensing-process
  8. Business - Comment - LAI SEE

    Fun at the park

    Posted Aug 15th 2014, 01:06am by Howard Winn

    ... to say not much of this is enforced.   Planning permission issue gets curiouser and curiouser Our civil service works in strange ways. We've had another look at the planning papers related to the Lands Department official Anita Lam Ka-fun who received planing permission to build four houses on agricultural land. We are curious as to the way the planning papers present the case which ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/article/1573854/fun-park
  9. Business - Comment - LAI SEE

    House rules in sale of land to official

    Posted Aug 14th 2014, 01:23am by Howard Winn

    ... in July 2012, some months after the government announced a land-use review. Lam declared her interest and that was apparently okay with the Lands Department. The planning approval documents show that the land Lam bought had already been the subject of two previous approvals. One, in 1995, was for a small house. The other was for three small houses. This planning approval lapsed in August last ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/article/1573096/house-rules-sale-land-official
  10. Business - Comment - LAI SEE

    Is the Shek Kwu Chau incinerator the best solution for Hong Kong?

    Posted Aug 05th 2014, 03:26am by Howard Winn

    ... and the absence of specific fine and ultra-fine particle size monitoring or in depth industry/government epidemiological studies of these minute and invisible incinerator particle size emissions. Despite the technology's apparent immaturity, plasma gasification plants are being planned by municipal authorities across the world, including China, the US, Britain, Indonesia and Canada. In his letter, Au says ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/article/1566571/shek-kwu-chau-incinerator-best-solution-hong-kong

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