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Wang Chau housing saga

A housing project in Wang Chau, a rural area of Yuen Long in the New Territories, drew public scrutiny in September 2016 after legislative councillor-elect Eddie Chu Hoi-dick made development reform a cornerstone of his winning campaign. Hong Kong's leader Leung Chun-ying later revealed he approved the construction of 4,000 public housing flats displacing three villages instead of simultaneously developing a larger site controlled by rural leaders that could yield 13,000 more flats.