Volunteer first aid workers look across the harbour at the Tsim Sha Tsui skyline after a protest outside the government headquarters in Admiralty on June 18. Hong Kong has the least affordable housing in the world. Photo: Dickson Lee

Hong Kong’s protests have their roots in homes – Beijing did not cause this

  • Hong Kong has become a place where the rich get richer, while the rest scramble to afford a decent home. Housing policy lies within the Hong Kong government’s remit, not the central government’s
Topic |   Hong Kong housing

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Volunteer first aid workers look across the harbour at the Tsim Sha Tsui skyline after a protest outside the government headquarters in Admiralty on June 18. Hong Kong has the least affordable housing in the world. Photo: Dickson Lee
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Potential buyers attend an event in October for the Seaside Sonata project by CK Asset, the city’s second-largest developer. Photo: Jonathan Wong

Residential sales remain sluggish as Hong Kong homebuyers ‘stay on the sidelines’ to wait out anti-government protest crisis

  • Slow sales continue despite government initiatives to relax mortgage lending rules for first-time buyers
  • Weak demand leads to the worst week for residential property since the anti-government protest crisis erupted in June
Topic |   Hong Kong property

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Potential buyers attend an event in October for the Seaside Sonata project by CK Asset, the city’s second-largest developer. Photo: Jonathan Wong
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