Kenneth Lau, head of powerful rural body Heung Yee Kuk, attended the hearing. Photo: Felix Wong

Controversial small-house policy was never traditional right of indigenous male villagers in Hong Kong, landmark hearing told

  • Qing dynasty laws did not forbid females or outsiders from acquiring land in New Territories villages, senior counsel Martin Lee argues
  • Barrister says he has never handled a case where most people are discriminated against
Topic |   Hong Kong Basic Law

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Kenneth Lau, head of powerful rural body Heung Yee Kuk, attended the hearing. Photo: Felix Wong
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Shirley Zhao

Shirley Zhao

Shirley joined the Post in 2013 after reporting from China for a Hong Kong-based magazine. She has covered education, and now focuses on housing, land and planning.