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Martin Lee offers ‘creative’ plan to resolve chief executive poll impasse

Democratic Party elder Martin Lee Chu-ming has suggested a solution to the deadlock over the 2017 chief executive election that he says would respect the power of the nominating committee while leaving the door open for a pan-democrat candidate. Full News here – Hong Kong feed

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James Tien: my plan will please no one

Liberal Party leader James Tien Pei-chun hopes to serve as a “mediator” between Beijing loyalists and pan-democrats by tabling a “compromise” proposal for electoral reform that he believes both parties will dislike equally. Full News here – Hong Kong feed

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Fast-track plan to hire foreign workers for construction projects after rail link delay

The government could directly import workers for infrastructure projects at the border, an official has revealed to the South China Morning Post. Full News here – Hong Kong feed

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Fast-track plan to hire foreign workers for construction projects after rail link delay

The government could directly import workers for infrastructure projects at the border, an official has suggested after manpower shortages were given as one of the reasons behind the two-year delay to the HK$ 67 billion high-speed railway linking Hong Kong and Guangzhou. Full News here – Hong Kong feed

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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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