Vacant flats in Ho Man Tin. Photo: K.Y. Cheng

Hong Kong moves on vacancy tax bill to target property developers hoarding new flats – as opposition says it’s a distraction from protests

  • Bill will target all newly completed flats left empty – unsold and not rented out – for more than six months in a year
  • Opposition lawmakers accuse city leader Carrie Lam of targeting developers to divert attention from roiling political crisis
Topic |   Hong Kong property

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Vacant flats in Ho Man Tin. Photo: K.Y. Cheng
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Hong Kong Golf Club in Fanling. A land supply task force said taking one-fifth of the 172-hectare course would help ease the city's housing crisis. Photo: Winson Wong

Hong Kong pressure group calls on Chief Executive Carrie Lam to take back all of Fanling golf course and reconsider Lantau island plan amid protest turmoil

  • Housing group expresses doubt city leader’s plan to create artificial islands could be achieved amid ongoing protest crisis
  • Separately, pro-Beijing party calls on government to speed up land resumption in rural areas
Topic |   Hong Kong housing

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Hong Kong Golf Club in Fanling. A land supply task force said taking one-fifth of the 172-hectare course would help ease the city's housing crisis. Photo: Winson Wong
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