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Hong Kong’s housing conundrum – affordable to whom?
  • Wed, 13 Sep 2017 04:44

We know that Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam Yuet-ngor has housing as one of her key priorities and we have been told she is embarking on major d...

Guangdong’s Country Garden continues investment in Hong Kong, despite Beijing’s capital controls
  • Wed, 13 Sep 2017 02:46

Country Garden, the Guangdong-based property developer, has splashed out HK$ 2.44 billion (US$ 312.3 million) on a 60 per cent share of a waterfront...

HK$350 levy proposed on every property transaction to fund new management watchdog
  • Wed, 13 Sep 2017 00:43

Tens of thousands of Hong Kong property buyers face an extra HK$ 350 (US$ 19) levy on top of existing stamp duties, for every deal signed, starting ...

Drones take on increasingly important role in land, infrastructure, and property development
  • Tue, 12 Sep 2017 22:46

Drones are changing the face of construction, making land, infrastructure, and property development easier by providing builders unparalleled access t...

Qianhai tipped to develop into world’s fourth largest core business centre
  • Tue, 12 Sep 2017 20:47

The 26 million square metre development area within the Qianhai free trade zone on the southern edge of Shenzhen will become the world’s fourth ...

Acceleration in affordable property sales expected ahead of Lam’s policy address
  • Tue, 12 Sep 2017 16:44

Some developers are expected to accelerate sales of projects offering affordable housing, ahead of the Chief Executive Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor&rsqu...

Hong Kong female soccer star Cheung Wai-ki strikes blow for equality with landmark pro deal at Australia’s Brisbane Roar
  • Tue, 12 Sep 2017 13:00

Hong Kong Football Association chief executive Mark Sutcliffe hailed another landmark for women’s soccer in the city as international player Che...

Pedestrians and cyclists likely to share paths in Hong Kong’s latest bicycle networks
  • Tue, 12 Sep 2017 10:43

Two of Hong Kong’s districts are likely to see the city’s first cycling networks shared by both cyclists and pedestrians, in a move away f...

Hong Kong parents still paying kindergarten fees for schools under free scheme
  • Tue, 12 Sep 2017 08:42

About 30 out of 500 Hong Kong kindergartens offering half-day programmes are still charging fees despite being part of a recently implemented free sch...

Jail ‘the only option’ for 13 protesters who stormed Hong Kong’s Legislative Council, says Court of Appeal judgment
  • Tue, 12 Sep 2017 04:46

Jail was “plainly the only option” for 13 protesters who charged at Hong Kong’s legislature during a debate in 2014, according to a ...

The younger business leaders taking risks along China’s ‘Belt and Road’
  • Mon, 11 Sep 2017 22:43

Five years ago, Nicholas Ho Lik-chi, the second-generation owner of a Hong Kong-based architecture consultancy, returned from abroad to run a family b...

Wang Jianlin meets Hong Kong’s ex-chief executive Tung, quashing talk he’s barred from travelling
  • Mon, 11 Sep 2017 18:45

Wang Jianlin, the property-to-entertainment founder of Dalian Wanda Group, travelled to Hong Kong last week to meet the city’s former chief exec...

Conduct health screenings for young inmates, Hong Kong child health professionals urge
  • Mon, 11 Sep 2017 08:44

A group of child health professionals has recommended that Hong Kong adopt appropriate health checks for imprisoned juveniles after a review found the...

Banner row has Hong Kong entering the post-truth era
  • Mon, 11 Sep 2017 06:44

Hong Kong may be entering a post-truth era, too. Scanning the websites and online forums of the opposition and those of pro-establishment circles over...

Why prices of Tsuen Wan’s one-bedroom flats have dived the most in 3 months
  • Sun, 10 Sep 2017 22:51

Prices for one-bedroom new flats in Hong Kong’s Tsuen Wan district – which at one point shot up to a jaw-dropping HK$ 10 million (US$ 1....

Hong Kong’s Peng Chau seen as cheaper alternative to Discovery Bay
  • Sun, 10 Sep 2017 20:46

Located eight kilometres west of Hong Kong Island, Peng Chau island could potentially serve as an alterative to nearby Discovery Bay’s expensive...

Robert Garcia to join Zou Shiming camp? It doesn’t matter to me, says Japanese hero Sho Kimura
  • Sun, 10 Sep 2017 18:43

Japanese hero Sho Kimura has shrugged off reports Chinese superstar Zou Shiming has found himself a new coach in legendary American trainer Robert Gar...

Beijing’s well-to-do angry as housing law forces them to mingle with poorer neighbours
  • Sun, 10 Sep 2017 16:43

A social housing policy which is literally tearing down barriers between Beijing’s haves and have-nots is causing outrage among the city’s...

Hong Kong independence banners present a real test of Carrie Lam’s political wisdom
  • Sun, 10 Sep 2017 14:49

Will the government’s strong condemnation lead to stronger advocacy for Hong Kong independence? The question has haunted the administration, and...

Legalise same-sex marriage in Hong Kong, Canadian envoy says
  • Sun, 10 Sep 2017 12:45

Canada’s top diplomat in Hong Kong has thrown his support behind legalising same-sex marriage in the city, saying that the local government can ...

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