Housing being one of the essentials of livelihood, as public transport and electricity are, there is no reason why it is not subjected to positive control. Photo: AFP

Just cap Hong Kong housing prices: it’s the only way to cool the market

  • Inducement measures, such as the taxes that both Hong Kong and Canada have put in place, are not enough. Only positive control measures, such as capping the selling price, will do
Topic |   Hong Kong property

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Housing being one of the essentials of livelihood, as public transport and electricity are, there is no reason why it is not subjected to positive control. Photo: AFP
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Public housing in Singapore by its Housing and Development Board. Photo: Roy Issa

Why Hong Kong cannot copy Singapore’s approach to public housing

  • Hong Kong’s struggles to house its population don’t just stem from its shortage of land, and looking to the Lion City as a model is unrealistic
Topic |   Singapore

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Public housing in Singapore by its Housing and Development Board. Photo: Roy Issa
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