THE row between Cheung Chau home-owners and their de facto landlord, the Wong Wai Tsak Tong, will be discussed in the Joint Liaison Group (JLG), China's top official in charge of Hong Kong affairs, Lu Ping, said. Cheung Chau residents have been urging the Government to abolish the tong's right to have home-owners on its land pay large sums in compensation for any change of land use and for renewing their sublease with the clan every five years. The Wong clan owns about 90 per cent of the land on the island. It has held a block Crown lease since 1905. The Government will introduce legislation in April which will restrict the fees charged by the Wong clan for lease modifications to 10 per cent of the premium charged by the Government. Lee Wing-sheng, spokesman for a residents' delegation which met Mr Lu in Beijing yesterday, said the group told him the residents would still be deprived of the ownership of land even if the legislation was passed. Mr Lu was quoted as saying the Hong Kong Government had a responsibility to resolve the problem before 1997. The Hong Kong and Macau Affairs Office was concerned about the issue and would support the residents, Mr Lu said. Mr Lee accused the Hong Kong Government of 'making repeated mistakes' after granting the Crown lease to the clan.