The government has raised its target for new housing by about 18 per cent, calling yesterday for 65,000 flats to come on the market in the next three or four years.Saturday, 26 May, 2012, 12:00am
The government has raised its target for new housing by about 18 per cent, calling yesterday for 65,000 flats to come on the market in the next three or four years.26 May 2012 - 12:00am
Financial Secretary John Tsang Chun-wah yesterday warned of the risk of a property bubble, saying the price of flats had not fallen to a satisfactory level - even though there has been a sharp fall in deals in recent months.22 Nov 2011 - 12:00am
Long-time Beijing loyalist Ng Hong-mun has offered another insight into Hong Kong's next chief executive, saying Beijing prefers the new leader to be someone acceptable to 'big entrepreneurs' and who can work well with the civil servants.
He also hinted that Chief Secretary Henry Tang Ying-yen was the favourite to win the post next year.22 Jul 2011 - 12:00am
Organisers of the annual July 1 anti-government march yesterday denounced police 'double standards' for lax treatment of a rival pro-Beijing group hosting celebrations in Central on the same day.
Police have imposed harsh noise restrictions on the marchers, making shouting slogans and playing music possible causes for arrest if officers consider them too loud.28 Jun 2011 - 12:00am
Primary school leavers will face a harder fight this year for Form One places at public or subvented schools which offer English-medium teaching, partly a result of the government's controversial class-cutting scheme.15 Apr 2011 - 12:00am
About one in eight children in Tsing Yi say they have been left home alone overnight at least once, according to a survey released yesterday by a welfare group.
Even though parents can be charged with child abuse in such cases, the findings have prompted fresh calls for specific legislation to outlaw leaving young children at home unattended.28 Jan 2008 - 12:00am
Lonely prison clerk Ng King-tong thought he would like to meet some of the stream of beautiful young women he saw visiting inmates at the institution where he worked.
So he used the computer system at the Lai Chi Kok Reception Centre to get in touch with some of them, and dated a few, Kowloon City Court heard.31 Aug 2007 - 12:00am
A 107-year-old woman suffering from flu hanged herself in her Yau Ma Tei home yesterday.
Leung Hau was found unconscious with a trousers cord around her neck, hanging from the top of her bunk bed at her Canton Road flat at about 5.50pm.10 Aug 2007 - 12:00am