A New Territories resident stands at his farm in front of high-rise residential buildings. Photo: Reuters

The Basic Law means land resumption in New Territories to build more housing isn’t so simple

Ryan Ip and Latifah Sat argue that, thanks to the private property protections in the Basic Law, an old colonial-era ordinance letting the government take lands for public purposes may not hold up in court, as shown by Hysan Development’s case against the Town Planning Board

Topic |   Hong Kong housing

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A New Territories resident stands at his farm in front of high-rise residential buildings. Photo: Reuters
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