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Reform: Liberal plan too ‘conservative’

Moderate pan-democratic lawmakers criticised the Liberal Party yesterday for tabling a “conservative” political reform proposal that is likely to exclude dissident voices from the chief executive election in 2017. Full News here – Hong Kong feed

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Country park building plan cuts off coastal family trail

A trail popular with families looks set to be blocked off if officials give the green light to a village house proposal within the Plover Cove Country Park in the northeastern New Territories Full News here – Hong Kong feed

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Plan to relieve primary pressure

The Education Bureau plans changes to its system assessment, to help schools better use its data to enhance learning and teaching, and relieve pressure on primary schools’ teachers, students and their parents, it announced today.    The assessment provides schools with information on their overall students’ performance at the end of Primary 3, Primary 6 and […]

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To Kwa Wan renewal plan unveiled

The Urban Renewal Authority today announced plans for a $ 1.6 billion demand-led redevelopment project in To Kwa Wan Road.   The authority’s proposal is to redevelop the project to provide about 150 residential units of small to medium size, about 150 square metres of commercial area and 830 square metres of Government, Institution & […]

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Live chicken may be off the menu as retailers plan boycott over price rises

Fresh chicken could be off the menu for the second time this year from Monday as a poultry traders’ association urges retailers to suspend sales in protest at soaring wholesale prices. Full News here – Hong Kong feed

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Slope works plan to prevent landslides

The Government has adopted a 10-year plan to prevent and mitigate landslides, to reduce risk at man-made slopes and natural hillside catchments, the Civil Engineering & Development Department says.   Speaking at a briefing today, Geotechnical Engineering Office (Island) Deputy Head Au Yeung Yan-sang said the plan aims to upgrade 150 Government man-made slopes, screen […]

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Academics asked to explain reform principles in election plan

A group of academics who propose a “public nomination” element in the next chief executive election should explain how their plan would comply with the broader reform principles, says Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor. Full News here – Hong Kong feed

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Hong Kong ‘needs coordinated plan to deal with severe weather’

This past week’s severe weather problems in Hong Kong – which led to widespread flooding, huge hailstones showering down on the city and flights delayed or cancelled – showed the city needs a detailed strategy so the different responses of the government, businesses and organisations are carefully co-ordinated. Full News here – Hong Kong feed

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Conflict in paradise: government’s resort plan divides Lamma islanders

Islanders up north in the more populated enclave of Yung Shue Wan oppose the project that would see the old 20-hectare quarry site in the quieter southern pier-side town of Sok Kwu Wan turned into a residential compound and resort. Full News here – Hong Kong feed

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Plan to extend civil service retirement age sparks fears of favouritism

The Civil Service Bureau on Thursday embarked on a public consultation on whether to increase the official retirement age for new staff from 60 to 65, citing an ageing population and shrinking workforce. Full News here – Hong Kong feed

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Cambridge academic backs ‘public recommendation’ plan

A University of Cambridge legal scholar has backed a political reform plan which allows all registered voters to non-bindingly recommend – instead of nominate – chief executive candidates for the 2017 poll. Full News here – Hong Kong feed

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District councillors slam plan to rezone Stanley sites for luxury flats

District councillors have criticised the government’s plan to rezone two green-belt sites in Stanley for luxury flats as selling public resources to the wealthy. Full News here – Hong Kong feed

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Waste plan resubmitted

The proposal on extending three landfills and building an incinerator will be put forward to LegCo’s public works subcommittee for discussion next month, following its approval today by the environmental affairs panel.   Speaking to the media after today’s meeting, Secretary for the Environment KS Wong said the Shek Kwu Chau incinerator, which may be […]

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Plan to expedite key labour applications

The Labour Advisory Board has endorsed a plan to expedite the process of admitting certain overseas construction workers, Commissioner for Labour Donald Tong says.   Speaking to reporters today after a board meeting, Mr Tong said the plan would apply only to public works projects, and only to workers from 26 construction-industry trades.   A […]

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Hong Kong China Adviser Rejects Chan's Vote Plan: SCMP

Hong Kong China Adviser Rejects Chan's Vote Plan: SCMP An adviser to China on Hong Kong affairs effectively rejected key elements of a proposal put forward by Anson Chan in an effort to break an impasse over increasing local democracy, the South China Morning Post said. Candidates for chief executive, the … Full News here – […]

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