Hong Kong Economic Journal 信報 (A18) – 25 April, 2015

機場管理局上星期在民間聲音愈來愈強烈之下,終於表示在啟動興建第三條跑道(「三跑」)的同時,會研究興建第四條跑道或第二機場的可行性,以應付2035年的航空交通需求。可是,當局並無解釋堅持硬推「三跑」而不乾脆建第二機場的原因和理據。

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獨立媒體 inmediahk.net – 14 April, 2015

機場管理局上星期在民間聲音愈來愈強烈下,終於表示在啟動建設第三條跑道的同時,會研究興建第四條跑道或第二機場的可行性,以應付2035年的航空交通需求。可是,當局並沒有解釋堅持硬推「三跑」而不乾脆建第二機場的原因和理據。

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South China Morning Post 南華早報(A13) – 8 April, 2015

Public concern over the government’s push for the third runway at Chek Lap Kok has recently extended from its impact on natural habitats to the projected capacity of the expanded airport, highlighted by the issue of limited airspace that would need to be shared with nearby airports across the boundary.

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獨立媒體 inmediahk.net – 26 January, 2015

置業是人生的重要投資,所以政府對住宅物業的管理和買賣,無論一手或二手,都有非常嚴格的規管。但對於骨灰龕位,即所謂「陰宅」的銷售和經營卻長期 缺乏規管。直至傳媒廣泛報導多個非法龕場的存在,政府才於去年推出《私營骨灰安置所條例草案》,引入發牌制度,而草案現正在立法會法案委員會審議中。

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Sing Tao Daily 星島日報 (A18) – 15 January, 2015

置業是人生的重要投資,所以政府對住宅物業的管理和買賣,無論一手或二手,都有非常嚴格的規管。但對於骨灰龕位,即所謂「陰宅」的銷售和經營卻長期缺乏規管。直至傳媒廣泛報道多個非法龕場的存在,政府才於去年推出《私營骨灰安置所條例草案》,引入發牌制度,而草案現正在立法會法案委員會審議中。

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獨立媒體 inmediahk.net – 4 January, 2015

「雨傘運動」結束,不少官員和建制中人都認為運動源於年輕人「上樓」難和「上位」難,並指出要加快加大房屋供應,為年輕人創造更多機會等等。但我們的政府並沒有處理問題的核心,只着重「硬件」基建,忽略了如何更有效地與我們的年輕人溝通。

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Hong Kong Economic Journal 信報 (A15) – 20 December, 2014

重建香港 更需「心件」

為期兩個多月的佔領運動已告一個段落,城市重新恢復秩序,是時候探討如何進行重建工作,令受傷的社會回復過來。

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South China Morning Post (A13) – 17 December, 2014

While public attention has been rightly absorbed by the ongoing strife over electoral reform, it would do well to keep one eye on the government’s long-overdue efforts to regulate private columbariums as the Legislative Council has recently started scrutinising the bill introduced in June. After all, the legislation will affect where many of us will “occupy” long past our lifespan.

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Submission to Bills Committee On Private Columbaria Bill

According to the Legislative Council Brief for the Bill, the Government is committed to meeting the community’s needs concerning the interment of cremated human remains through a three-pronged strategy: (1) promoting green burials, (2) providing a robust supply of public niches and (3) regulation of private columbaria. Our analyses and recommendations will thus be structured accordingly.

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Co-operative Development Scheme: An option for accelerating housing supply in New Development Areas of the New Territories

The affordability of housing in Hong Kong has long been a major public concern because of its impact not only on the community’s quality of life, but also the sustainability of the city’s economic competitiveness. While views on how best to contain the problem in the short term are varied, most are agreed that any workable long-term solution must involve increasing the supply of developable land. In this light, the Government’s proposal to develop new towns in North East New Territories (“NENT”) can only be viewed as a step in the right direction. Yet, whether a major policy initiative can ultimately reach its intended destination hangs on its execution, starting with securing buy-ins from key stakeholders. On this critical point, NENT development has not achieved the start that the community needed.

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