Villagers attend a rally against a court ruling on small-house rights at Heung Yee Kuk Building in 2019. Appeal judges in January 2021 overturned the lower court ruling to reinstate male indigenous villagers’ full rights to build three-storey homes on both private and government-sourced land in space-starved Hong Kong. Photo: Edmond So Villagers attend a rally against a court ruling on small-house rights at Heung Yee Kuk Building in 2019. Appeal judges in January 2021 overturned the lower court ruling to reinstate male indigenous villagers’ full rights to build three-storey homes on both private and government-sourced land in space-starved Hong Kong. Photo: Edmond So
Villagers attend a rally against a court ruling on small-house rights at Heung Yee Kuk Building in 2019. Appeal judges in January 2021 overturned the lower court ruling to reinstate male indigenous villagers’ full rights to build three-storey homes on both private and government-sourced land in space-starved Hong Kong. Photo: Edmond So

Letters | Hong Kong housing crisis: can deadlock over small-house policy be broken?

  • Any open discussion on the villagers’ ‘privileges’ – in the eyes of the general public –could ignite conflict between city and village
  • However, the chronic controversy relating to indigenous villagers’ rights and interests should be reviewed and resolved

Topic |   Hong Kong Basic Law
Villagers attend a rally against a court ruling on small-house rights at Heung Yee Kuk Building in 2019. Appeal judges in January 2021 overturned the lower court ruling to reinstate male indigenous villagers’ full rights to build three-storey homes on both private and government-sourced land in space-starved Hong Kong. Photo: Edmond So Villagers attend a rally against a court ruling on small-house rights at Heung Yee Kuk Building in 2019. Appeal judges in January 2021 overturned the lower court ruling to reinstate male indigenous villagers’ full rights to build three-storey homes on both private and government-sourced land in space-starved Hong Kong. Photo: Edmond So
Villagers attend a rally against a court ruling on small-house rights at Heung Yee Kuk Building in 2019. Appeal judges in January 2021 overturned the lower court ruling to reinstate male indigenous villagers’ full rights to build three-storey homes on both private and government-sourced land in space-starved Hong Kong. Photo: Edmond So
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