The shortage of land for housing should be addressed by tackling the "commercialisation" of village houses, not necessarily by making the homes taller, a government adviser says.Tuesday, 23 October, 2012, 3:15am
Hong Kong’s shortage of housing land should be addressed by tackling the “commercialisation” of village houses, not necessarily by making the homes taller, a government adviser said on Monday morning.29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am
When you don't speak Putonghua in shops selling top brands, you get worse service from staff
Lawmaker Fred Li Wah-ming on the city's tourism boom
It took me a while just to convince myself that it was Darwin's signature
A palaeontologist on the rediscovery of lost fossils collected 150 years ago by Charles Darwin18 Jan 2012 - 12:00am
Legislators have passed a non-binding motion calling on the government to resume the subsidised Home Ownership Scheme and build 32,000 public rental flats a year.
The motion was passed at a meeting of the Legislative Council's housing panel discussing the government's new rent-and-buy scheme, My Home Purchase Plan.2 Nov 2010 - 12:00am
Blood tests for patients at four public hospital clinics in east Kowloon have been delayed because of a shortage of tests tubes. The wait in one case is more than a month.
The shortage emerged yesterday when an 80-year-old outpatient told a Commercial Radio programme that he would have to wait three months for a blood test after recording a high blood-sugar level.5 Sep 2009 - 12:00am
Hopes for a reduction in water and sewage charges have been dashed after the Government yesterday rejected a unanimous call from legislators for more concessions.
But officials promised to hold talks with profit-making utility corporations to see if they could reduce tariffs.29 Nov 2001 - 12:00am
Lawmakers - whose salaries are adjusted in line with consumer prices - are likely to face a pay cut of up to two per cent from October.
The Finance Bureau has warned the Legco Secretariat of the likely cuts in members' pay and expenses.26 Aug 1999 - 12:00am
A motion sponsored by Fred Li Wah-ming, calling for full liberalisation of the television and telecommunications markets, passed.1 Oct 1998 - 12:00am
Legislators-elect (from left) Fred Li Wah-ming, Cheung Man-kwong, Martin Lee Chu-ming and Andrew Cheng Kar-foo attend their first group meeting to discuss draft rules for procedure.6 Jun 1998 - 12:00am
THE Civil Service Branch does not know how many government staff have part-time jobs or the nature of their jobs, it was revealed.
The revelation prompted calls for the branch immediately to start collecting information to prevent abuse and conflicts of interest.5 Jan 1995 - 12:00am
LAWS are being proposed to ensure money raised from TV charity shows goes to the needy.
The move follows a fiasco two years ago when most of the $4 million raised during a show for the elderly on ATV and TVB went to production and administrative costs. Only $214,000 went to house old people.25 May 1994 - 12:00am