Kenneth Lau, chairman of the Heung Yee Kuk and legislator for the Heung Yee Kuk functional constituency. Photo: Xiaomei Chen Kenneth Lau, chairman of the Heung Yee Kuk and legislator for the Heung Yee Kuk functional constituency. Photo: Xiaomei Chen
Kenneth Lau, chairman of the Heung Yee Kuk and legislator for the Heung Yee Kuk functional constituency. Photo: Xiaomei Chen

‘Punching bags’ over housing shortage? Powerful Hong Kong rural group calls for changes to sell ancestral village land to developers

  • Heung Yee Kuk chief blames rigid rules for blocking release of village land for new housing
  • Group also suggests easing rules so that villagers can build high-rise homes on family land

Topic |   Hong Kong housing
Kenneth Lau, chairman of the Heung Yee Kuk and legislator for the Heung Yee Kuk functional constituency. Photo: Xiaomei Chen Kenneth Lau, chairman of the Heung Yee Kuk and legislator for the Heung Yee Kuk functional constituency. Photo: Xiaomei Chen
Kenneth Lau, chairman of the Heung Yee Kuk and legislator for the Heung Yee Kuk functional constituency. Photo: Xiaomei Chen
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