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‘Punching bags’ over housing shortage? Powerful Hong Kong rural group calls for changes to sell ancestral village land to developers

The head of the Heung Yee Kuk, Hong Kong’s rural powerhouse, is fed up that villagers in the New Territories have become a punching bag in the debate over the city’s shortage of land for housing.Kenneth Lau Ip-keung, the pro-Beijing group’s chairman, told the Post that the government’s rigid restrictions over development of the countryside had blocked the release of more land for housing and deserved to be blamed instead.Lau said his group’s proposals to sell ancestral land to developers and…
The head of the Heung Yee Kuk, Hong Kong’s rural powerhouse, is fed up that villagers in the New Territories have become a punching bag in the debate over the city’s shortage of land for housing.Kenneth Lau Ip-keung, the pro-Beijing group’s chairman, told the Post that the government’s rigid restrictions over development of the countryside had blocked the release of more land for housing and deserved to be blamed instead.Lau said his group’s proposals to sell ancestral land to developers and…
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