For some reason, there is no sense of urgency within government in unlocking the development potential of enormous areas of existing private land. Illustration: Craig Stephens

Don’t blame developers for Hong Kong’s land ‘shortage’ – government policies are the real problem

Ian Brownlee says the government’s policy of buying back land in the New Territories, rather than allowing private owners to participate in the development of new towns, is contributing to the delay in freeing up land for housing

Topic |   Hong Kong housing

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For some reason, there is no sense of urgency within government in unlocking the development potential of enormous areas of existing private land. Illustration: Craig Stephens
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