@voyager1 with our rank easily but a brigadier holy moly , but I really miss his post especially his candor, he, you, my bro @horse and @Crang are all alike.It is really easy to get banned in the military threads. Thats why I am here in the economic/political threads
Compulsory sale for redevelopment requires the government or the developers to acquire at least 80% of a building before developers can force a compulsory auction to buy the remaining stake in a building. It is a time consuming process and not always profitable. Doubtful the HK government could get much new housing units from such method.They should speed up the redevelopment of older areas with higher density.
Why do I read her name as Pretty Patel? Not that I think of her that way, my view of Indian girls is similar to ahem manqiangrexue He was right when he said Korean girls in Seoul are especially sexy.
Someone tell Ms. Patel they just dropped their BNOs in the rough waters!
Apparently one of the ideas floated in a closed door meeting was creating a “certainly-not-concentration” camp on St. Helena island... I suppose if it was good enough for the one time Emperor of France...
What happened to him?
I don't think this a good reform to be honest. Not terribly democratic, though I hope it's only temporary with the aim of resolving main issues first (like inequality).10 members of special committee to vest candidates before elections. HK legislature is to expand to 90 members from 70 members. 40 members appointed by the special committee, 30 indirect elected members, and 20 directed elected members.
They're not reforming for democracy - so called "democracy" or a high level of autonomy (rather than complete autonomy, as stipulated in the Basic Law) has led to Hong Kong falling behind from the progress of the Greater Bay Area, and more problematically has created an open playground for the US/CIA to wreck havoc and turmoil. Every Chief Executive and his/her administration has been a lame duck since the handover - nothing was accomplished, and that's why Hong Kong has all sorts of issues from inequality to sky-high property prices. Alas the issue the NPC and the CPPCC seeks to address with these reforms is poor governance and the inability of the Hong Kong Government to govern effectively. The root of the problem (or the solution for that fact) isn't a lack of democracy, it is a lack of effective governance. For once the Hong Kong Government is empowered to pass legislation required to solve problems without hinderance from outside powers.I don't think this a good reform to be honest. Not terribly democratic, though I hope it's only temporary with the aim of resolving main issues first (like inequality).