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The battle over Hong Kong’s controversial small-house policy is not finished

  • The High Court has upheld the right of indigenous male villagers to build homes on private land
  • But few were satisfied by the judgment, with challenges and policy headaches still to come
Topic |   Hong Kong housing

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Illustration: Lau Ka-kuen
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New Territories villagers gathered at a rally on the small-house policy ruling at Heung Yee Kuk in Shek Mun on Tuesday. Photo: Edmond So

Hong Kong rural villagers to appeal court ruling on small-house rights and vow to get more militant if government does not do more to fight their corner

  • More than 1,000 villagers from across the New Territories gathered at a rally at the headquarters of the Heung Yee Kuk, which represents their interests
  • Some suggested asking Beijing to interpret the Basic Law to restore their full rights, though the kuk says it has no immediate plans to do so
Topic |   Hong Kong housing

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New Territories villagers gathered at a rally on the small-house policy ruling at Heung Yee Kuk in Shek Mun on Tuesday. Photo: Edmond So
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