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Indigenous Villagers

Old habits die hard in rural road row

Residents of Choi Yuen Village

What Tsoi Yuen villagers have suffered makes a great human interest story. Two years ago, their houses were flattened to make way for a cross-border high-speed railway link. They stayed united and vowed to rebuild a new village elsewhere. With government compensation and the help of the Heung Yee Kuk, the powerful rural affairs body, they thought their new homes would be ready by now.

Thursday, 21 March, 2013, 2:50am

Rural chief urges 'generous approach' to tackling issues in New Territories

At a Heung Yee Kuk reception are (front, from left) Financial Secretary John Tsang Chun-wah, Carrie Lam, Lau Wong-fat, Zhang Xiaoming and Executive Council convenor Lam Woon-kwong. Photo: Edward Wong

Lau Wong-fat said he appreciated efforts made by Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying's administration, but he hoped a "generous approach" would be taken to tackling some of the thorny issues affecting rural residents.

17 Feb 2013 - 5:23am 2 comments

Upholding tradition in the old clan villages

A father and his daughter visit the Lam Tsuen Wishing Tree. Photo: Edward Wong

Raymond Leung Ping-wa knows a thing or two about Hong Kong traditions. He spent two years exploring the old settlements of Fanling, Sheung Shui, Sha Tau Kok and surrounding areas as research for his 1994 book, Heritage of Northern District.

3 Feb 2013 - 4:10pm

Letters to the Editor, January 15, 2013

Catholic devotees with a statue of Jesus in Manila. Photo: AFP

Education has failed to stop the killing

On a recent visit to Lei Yue Mun, I was shocked to find one seafood stall with two agitated and very juvenile blacktip reef sharks swimming in their own tank.

This display was a first for me.

15 Jan 2013 - 3:41am 6 comments