Chief Executive Donald Tsang Yam-kuen's cosy ties with tycoons have drawn a huge public outcry.Wednesday, 7 March, 2012, 12:00am
The restoration of King Yin Lei mansion - which opens to the public for the first time today - has exceeded expectations, according to the man in charge of the work.
Guangzhou University Professor Tang Guo-hua said more than 80 per cent of the mansion had been returned to its former glory.2 Apr 2011 - 12:00am
Mansion owner's victory a slap in the face30 Jan 2008 - 12:00am
Adjacent sloping site sought as swap for historic King Yin Lei
The owner of the defaced King Yin Lei mansion has asked for a sloping site in the adjacent green belt for development in exchange for the historic residence, sources close to the developer said.25 Jan 2008 - 12:00am
Nearly seven in 10 people questioned for a Democratic Party survey believe the defaced King Yin Lei mansion should be declared a monument and opened to the public after its renovation.4 Oct 2007 - 12:00am
On the face of it the two cases are unrelated, yet the damage done to the King Yin Lei mansion and the lukewarm response to a government scheme to attract talent raise the same question about the civil service.
Put bluntly, are bureaucrats problem-solvers or the source of problems?23 Sep 2007 - 12:00am
Officers not sensitive to bid to save King Yin Lei, admits Carrie Lam
The secretary for development yesterday admitted the government missed its chance to spare the Chinese-style King Yin Lei mansion from wreckers because its officers were 'not sensitive' to the significance of a written offer to save the building.21 Sep 2007 - 12:00am
King Yin Lei mansion can be restored to its original state but its historic value is lost forever because of damage caused by construction workers, say conservation advocates.
Bernard Lim Wan-fung, a member of the Town Planning Board and the Antiquities Advisory Board, said the 71-year-old Chinese-style mansion in Mid-Levels had lost its historic value because of the damage.20 Sep 2007 - 12:00am
Better late than never, say conservationists as mansion declared proposed monument
The battered King Yin Lei mansion is being declared a proposed monument in an effort to save it from further damage - days after workers began hacking at the 71-year-old building with sledgehammers and jackhammers.15 Sep 2007 - 12:00am
The unannounced building work that has extensively damaged the rare Chinese-style King Yin Lei mansion displays a flagrant disregard for Hong Kong's physical heritage. It is a stark reminder of the urgent need for the government to develop a coherent and comprehensive policy to protect such treasures.15 Sep 2007 - 12:00am
Government looks into heritage controversy surrounding rare house in Stubbs Road
The government is looking into whether the unannounced work on a rare Chinese-style mansion in Mid-Levels has breached the law and will consider declaring it a monument.14 Sep 2007 - 12:00am
Rumours have been circulating for some weeks that the Chinese-Renaissance-style mansion of King Yin Lei, on Stubbs Road, may have been sold for in the region of HK$430 million.
As the public is increasingly concerned about conservation, the developer has the social responsibility to explore and demonstrate creative approaches that could respond to conservation needs.17 Aug 2007 - 12:00am