New agricultural park will boost Hong Kong’s vegetable production but farmers are not happy they cannot live on site

Hong Kong will produce 4,000 more tonnes of vegetables a year once a 80-hectare agricultural park is completed – a rise from the current annual harvest of 14,900 tonnes – officials announced on Wednesday.But the Agricultural, Fisheries and Conservation Department has rejected calls from farmers to be allowed to live at the farm, as is currently the case for farmers working at the site, as officials want to maximise the agricultural usage of the land.“There will be dormitories of about 150…

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Philippines finance minister Dominguez tells China Manila is determined to avoid infrastructure debt traps

A senior Philippine government official said his country would not fall into a debt trap as it expanded its infrastructure spending with loans from China and other governments.Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez made the comments in Beijing on Wednesday after meeting Chinese officials to discuss President Rodrigo Duterte’s “Build, Build, Build” infrastructure programme aimed at improving the country’s industries and economic development.“We are determined not to fall into any debt trap with any…

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