Hong Kong leader unveils metropolis plan at ‘new start’ for development

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By Twinnie Siu and Clare Jim HONG KONG (Reuters) -Hong Kong is at a new start for development under a national security law imposed last year, leader Carrie Lam said on Wednesday as she unveiled plans for tackling a long-standing housing shortage in the Chinese-ruled city. Authorities in Hong Kong and Beijing have long blamed unaffordable housing in the former British colony for deep-rooted resentment that they say helped fuel anti-government protests in 2019. At the centre of plans announced by Lam in her last policy address in this term of office is a Northern Metropolis on the border with t…

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