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Govt rejects UK report on HK

The Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government today vehemently refuted, strongly disapproved of and firmly rejected the slandering remarks and ill-intentioned political attacks on the city under the successful application of “one country, two systems” in the so-called United Kingdom Six-monthly Report on Hong Kong: July to December 2022.   In a press statement, the Government again urged the UK to respect international law and the basic norms governing international relations and stop interfering in Hong Kong matters, which are purely China’s internal affairs.   Improved electoral system for patriots to administer HK The new electoral system has established the Legislative Council Election Committee Constituency which goes beyond the vested interests of various groups and districts, and broadened the representation in Hong Kong’s political structure in a balanced and orderly manner, thereby enhancing the city’s governance efficiency, the statement pointed out.   The sev

Rents for new public housing units set

The Housing Authority today announced that rents for 3,943 flats in five new non-standard blocks of two new public rental housing estates and two existing ones will be set at the best rent level in their respective districts.   The best monthly rent in the urban district, at $94.9 per sq m, will apply to 924 flats in Nga Tin House of Pak Tin Estate.   Tsing Yi District's best monthly rent of $91.8 per sq m will apply to 1,463 flats in Ching Ho House and Ching Lan House of Cheung Ching Estate.   Meanwhile, the best monthly rent in Tuen Mun District, at $63.1 per sq m, will apply to 684 flats in Yip Wo House of Yip Wong Estate and 872 flats in Hin Fat House of Hin Fat Estate.   Under this rent-fixing exercise, rents for over 78% of the flats are below $2,500 per month.   The authority said the rents are heavily subsidised and are inclusive of rates, management fees and maintenance costs.   Those who are allocated new flats but cannot afford the rents may request refurbished flats at lower rents or apply for assistance under the Rent Assistance Scheme, it added.

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