Community Development

HK should invest more in community recreations

The head of Hong Kong's lifeguard union has called on the government to introduce compulsory swimming instruction for schoolchildren, because lessons at government pools are oversubscribed and poor families are missing out on private tuition.

Sunday, 7 October, 2012, 2:09am 1 comment

Bottom-up, community-based planning is needed

The current row over development proposals for the northeastern New Territories reflects a big gap in Hong Kong's planning system; that is, the lack of bottom-up, community-based planning.

3 Oct 2012 - 1:42am

Buying a home turns IT manager into activist in campaign against developers

When did you buy a house and how did you feel at that time?

9 Mar 2008 - 12:00am

Property-owning activists lead democracy drive

Activist homeowners are facing pressure on two fronts - from property developers and local governments - but their activities may speed up the development of grass-roots democracy in cities, an analyst said.

But right now, the odds are stacked against them.

20 Mar 2006 - 12:00am

Government insists land allotment will meet demand for flats

The government yesterday hit back at criticism from a leading developer over a potential shortage of land supply, saying the number of sites reserved in the application list for disposal was more than adequate.

25 Sep 2004 - 12:00am

New rules aim to improve civil rights

New rules aimed at improving the civil rights of people on the mainland take effect today. They include one that strengthens homeowners' rights and another that standardises legal aid service practices nationwide.

1 Sep 2003 - 12:00am

Property owners get more say

A new regulation will help thousands of homeowners protect themselves from acrimonious conflicts with their property management companies, but critics say it lacks elements that would allow authorities to enforce compliance.

11 Jul 2003 - 12:00am

Developer backs down in dispute

A developer that sued two residents of a 700-unit housing complex in Beijing for telling prospective buyers about its alleged shoddy construction has withdrawn its demand for 216,000 yuan (HK$203,500) and a public apology.

31 Dec 2002 - 12:00am

Shares settle S Megga purchase

S Megga International Holdings has agreed to pay HK$50 million to acquire a 40 per cent interest in Internet content provider Act Power Enterprises. The deal will be settled by issuance and allotment of 125 million S. Megga shares at 40 cents each.

28 Mar 2000 - 12:00am