The Jockey Club Kitchee Centre in Shek Mun, Sha Tin, comprises football pitches and training facilities built at a cost of HK$84 million. It opened just last year but may have to make way for public housing when the lease expires. Photo: David Wong The Jockey Club Kitchee Centre in Shek Mun, Sha Tin, comprises football pitches and training facilities built at a cost of HK$84 million. It opened just last year but may have to make way for public housing when the lease expires. Photo: David Wong
The Jockey Club Kitchee Centre in Shek Mun, Sha Tin, comprises football pitches and training facilities built at a cost of HK$84 million. It opened just last year but may have to make way for public housing when the lease expires. Photo: David Wong
Mike Rowse
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Mike Rowse

Hong Kong’s land realities call for a radical approach, but is anyone willing to take on the vested interests?

Mike Rowse says baffling development decisions, even as vast tracts of the New Territories remain untouched, indicate the scale of the problem

The Jockey Club Kitchee Centre in Shek Mun, Sha Tin, comprises football pitches and training facilities built at a cost of HK$84 million. It opened just last year but may have to make way for public housing when the lease expires. Photo: David Wong The Jockey Club Kitchee Centre in Shek Mun, Sha Tin, comprises football pitches and training facilities built at a cost of HK$84 million. It opened just last year but may have to make way for public housing when the lease expires. Photo: David Wong
The Jockey Club Kitchee Centre in Shek Mun, Sha Tin, comprises football pitches and training facilities built at a cost of HK$84 million. It opened just last year but may have to make way for public housing when the lease expires. Photo: David Wong
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Mike Rowse

Mike Rowse

Mike Rowse has lived in Hong Kong since 1972, and is a naturalised Chinese citizen. He spent six years in the ICAC from 1974 to 1980, then 28 years in the government as an administrative officer until retirement in December 2008. He is now the search director for Stanton Chase International, and also hosts a radio talk show and writes regularly for both English and Chinese media.