Potential buyers lining up for a property sale in Kwun Tong. Photo: K. Y. Cheng
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Bolder steps needed to make housing both affordable and liveable

  • Instead of its usual fine-tuning, the government must overhaul policies to help Hong Kong sail through the perfect storm of the trade war and civil unrest

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Potential buyers lining up for a property sale in Kwun Tong. Photo: K. Y. Cheng
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A Hongkonger tunes into Carrie Lam’s policy address on Wednesday, which promised to tackle residents’ housing grievances. Photo: Sam Tsang

Hong Kong policy address key takeaways: Leader Carrie Lam homes in on housing ‘grievances’ and unveils cash sweeteners in bid to rescue city from brink

  • Forced to abandon her speech to Legco, chief executive reveals schemes to tap into Hongkongers’ home ownership aspirations in video address
  • The 200 initiatives, which include more subsidies for students and low-income households, will help city return to normal, Lam says.
Topic |   Carrie Lam policy address 2019

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A Hongkonger tunes into Carrie Lam’s policy address on Wednesday, which promised to tackle residents’ housing grievances. Photo: Sam Tsang
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