Private and public housing blocks are seen in Hong Kong last month. It defies belief that of the 7 per cent of land Hong Kong sets aside for residential use, as much as 3.2 per cent is reserved for rural settlement, against some 3.7 per cent for housing in the urban areas, where most people live. Photo: Reuters

Revoke Hong Kong’s rural housing privileges so everyone can have a decent home

Mike Rowse says the favouritism shown to Hong Kong’s rural villages in terms of land allocation comes at the expense of the urban majority, and this unequal and politically unacceptable policy must change

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Private and public housing blocks are seen in Hong Kong last month. It defies belief that of the 7 per cent of land Hong Kong sets aside for residential use, as much as 3.2 per cent is reserved for rural settlement, against some 3.7 per cent for housing in the urban areas, where most people live. Photo: Reuters
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