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Hong Kong plans HK$27 billion ‘housing reserve’ to achieve new homes target

A multibillion-dollar "housing reserve" will be created from the public coffers to help the Housing Authority meet the government's goal of building 290,000 public flats in the next decade.

19 Dec 2014 - 1:22am
Vladimir Putin strikes a defiant tone and accuses West of provoking Russia

Faced with his country's economy tanking, in part because of Western sanctions, President Vladimir Putin showed no sign of changing tack on war-torn Ukraine and compared Russia to a bear fighting...

19 Dec 2014 - 8:21am
Vladimir Putin strikes a defiant tone and accuses West of provoking Russia

Road injuries have emerged as the third-leading cause of death in China, compared with eighth in the developing world and ahead of a range of cancers, according to a global study in The Lancet...

19 Dec 2014 - 9:05am
Service-oriented trade pact further opens Guangdong to Hong Kong firms

Hong Kong firms now have greater access to Guangdong and more freedom to operate there, under a new trade liberalisation agreement expected to pave the way for the development of a free trade zone...

19 Dec 2014 - 1:52am

Today's poll

  • Yes: 44%
  • No: 56%
19 Dec 2014
  • Yes
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Total number of votes recorded: 115

Hong Kong

After Occupy, more Hongkongers back government’s reform package, study finds

More Hongkongers now want legislators to approve the government's electoral reforms next year than before the start of the Occupy Central civil disobedience action for democracy, a university poll...

19 Dec 2014 - 8:19am
Hong Kong plans HK$27 billion ‘housing reserve’ to achieve new homes target

A multibillion-dollar "housing reserve" will be created from the public coffers to help the Housing Authority meet the government's goal of building 290,000 public flats in the next decade.

19 Dec 2014 - 1:22am
Hong Kong plans HK$27 billion ‘housing reserve’ to achieve new homes target

Hong Kong firms now have greater access to Guangdong and more freedom to operate there, under a new trade liberalisation agreement expected to pave the way for the development of a free trade zone...

19 Dec 2014 - 1:52am
Hong Kong plans HK$27 billion ‘housing reserve’ to achieve new homes target

Male employees in private companies can get three days of paternity leave at four-fifths of their average daily wages from March at the soonest after lawmakers gave their approval.

19 Dec 2014 - 2:07am
Hong Kong plans HK$27 billion ‘housing reserve’ to achieve new homes target

The jury in the city’s highest-level graft trial continued deliberations this morning, after a deadlock over one corruption charge involving the biggest alleged bribe and all five defendants.

Updated 19 Dec 2014 - 11:07am
Hong Kong plans HK$27 billion ‘housing reserve’ to achieve new homes target

Senior mainland official Wang Guangya has asked Hongkongers to contemplate the relationship between democracy and the rule of law after the recent Occupy protests.

19 Dec 2014 - 8:26am

China

Pilot jailed over China air crash disaster

The captain of an airliner that crashed in Heilongjiang province in northern China four years ago, killing 44 people, has been jailed for three years.

19 Dec 2014 - 11:08am
Police officer investigated over wrongful execution of teenager in Inner Mongolia

The authorities are investigating a senior policeman in the Inner Mongolia region of northern China for his role in the wrongful execution in 1996 of a teenager who was exonerated this week for...

19 Dec 2014 - 10:07am
Police officer investigated over wrongful execution of teenager in Inner Mongolia

Road injuries have emerged as the third-leading cause of death in China, compared with eighth in the developing world and ahead of a range of cancers, according to a global study in The Lancet...

19 Dec 2014 - 9:05am
Police officer investigated over wrongful execution of teenager in Inner Mongolia

China is preparing to flex its financial strength amid the economic crisis in Russia as it closely watches how the slump of the Russian rouble affects cooperation between the two countries,...

19 Dec 2014 - 8:42am
Police officer investigated over wrongful execution of teenager in Inner Mongolia

The grandfather of an eight-year-old Chinese boy with HIV says he had no choice but to sign a petition backed by 200 residents calling for the boy to be banished.

19 Dec 2014 - 7:22am
Police officer investigated over wrongful execution of teenager in Inner Mongolia

China's ambitions to attract more overseas students have been hampered by its lecturers' poor English proficiency and a lack of international courses, mainland education experts say.

19 Dec 2014 - 5:49am

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