Beijing tells new gov’t to enhance Hong Kong’s int’l competitiveness, tackle housing problem

China’s top office for handling Hong Kong affairs has called on the incoming administration to enhance the city’s competitiveness on the international stage and tackle deep-rooted problems such as the housing crisis. See also: Explainer: Meet Hong Kong’s new top officials, chosen by incoming leader John Lee The State Council’s Hong Kong and Macau Affairs … Read more

Green Spaces And Quick Commutes With Shared Ownership At Signal Park

This is a sponsored article on behalf of Guinness Homes. For many of us, becoming a homeowner in London is the dream, but – let’s face it – trying to get on the property ladder here can be a bit of a nightmare. Luckily for those struggling to raise the (often enormous) upfront costs associated … Read more

Hong Kong interim housing residents file legal bid against gov’t rehousing plan

Residents of a temporary housing estate which is due for demolition have filed a legal challenge against the Hong Kong government’s plan to rehouse them far away, saying it violates the Basic Law and the Bill of Rights. Members of Shek Lei Interim Housing Concern Group rallied outside the High Court on Wednesday, before one … Read more

Hong Kong experts question next leader’s plan to cut queue for public housing as average wait rises to 6.1 years

A public policy scholar has said he does not have “high hopes” for a proposal made by Hong Kong’s next leader to fast-track admission into incomplete public housing estates, as the wait for public housing rose to 6.1 years on average. The latest figures released by the Housing Authority on Thursday revealed that the average … Read more

Covid-19: Entire public housing estate locked down in Kennedy Town after ‘very high’ viral load found in sewage

Hong Kong health authorities have locked down an entire public housing estate in Kennedy Town after recording a “very high” Covid-19 viral load in sewage samples, indicating a new cluster of cases. The announcement followed an unusual warning from the University of Hong Kong (HKU) ‘s medical faculty, warning its students and staff to refrain … Read more

Hong Kong leadership hopeful John Lee vows local security law, more housing, but admits manifesto ‘limited’

The sole candidate in Hong Kong’s small-circle leadership election launched his manifesto on Friday, which included legislating the city’s own security law, nine days before the vote is set to take place. Former chief secretary John Lee, the only person in the running to become the next chief executive on May 8, said he would … Read more