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Yuen Long 721 Xiaoniu Farm|Villagers who were nailed for violation of purpose threatened reporters and landlords refused to respond

2021-03-21T23:10:42.588Z

Yesterday was 20 months after the Yuen Long 721 attack. On that day, the owner of Xiaoniu Farm, Chen Zhixiang, was photographed and attacked citizens and reporters with rattans at the Yuen Long Station. After that, he went to a mystery, but there has been a new change in the farm recently. "Hong Kong



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Written by: Sin Bo Li

2021-03-22 07:00

Last update date: 2021-03-22 07:00

Yesterday was 20 months after the Yuen Long 721 attack. On that day, the owner of Xiaoniu Farm, Chen Zhixiang, was photographed and attacked citizens and reporters with rattans at the Yuen Long Station. After that, he went to a mystery, but there has been a new change in the farm recently.

"Hong Kong 01" found that the Planning Department alleged that a piece of farmland in Xiaoniu Farm was developed illegally and last year wrote to the landlord requesting restoration.

According to aerial photography, there are greenhouses, parking lots and multiple containers on the farmland.

As soon as the reporter arrived at the scene, the villagers holding the screwdriver stopped drinking, and the reporter was once forbidden to leave.

The landlord of one piece of agricultural land stated that he was applying to the Town Planning Board for a change of use; the landlord of the other piece of land reprimanded the reporter for being troublesome and could not comment.

The Planning Department stated that it had investigated and took enforcement actions on one of the farms; the Lands Department stated that there were unauthorized structures on the four farms in the area involved, and a warning letter would be issued to the owner if no corrections were made before the deadline. It will be "fixed".

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Application for change of land use after being nailed

Xiaoniu Farm is composed of nine plots of farmland, each owned by two landlords surnamed Wu and the original inhabitant's ancestral hall "Dengnanxizu".

On November 4 last year, the Planning Department sent a letter and a deed to the landlord surnamed Wu of one of the pieces of land, stating that the land was illegally placed in containers and the land should be restored on or before February 4 this year.

However, the documents show that after receiving the letter, the landlord surnamed Wu immediately applied to the Town Planning Board to change the use of the land. Two two-storey containers with a height of 5.9 meters and a total floor area of ​​about 178 square meters were set up in the venue to store parts for hydropower projects. , Agricultural tools, set up affiliated workshops, and apply for the construction of a private parking space.

There are multiple container greenhouses in the farm still operating

According to aerial photography, two large containers were placed on the illegal farmland, and a large number of tools and parts were stored. They were not removed before the deadline required by the authorities. There are still greenhouses in the Xiaoniu Farm, as well as multiple containers, parking spaces, Solar panels, etc., with people and vehicles coming in and out from time to time.

▼Planning Department Letter▼

Villagers threatened reporters from leaving with screwdrivers

When the reporter went to the farm and wanted to learn more about it, a villager holding two screwdrivers came out to drink and stop: "Are you bleating? You're going to go, I'll report to the office!"

The villagers asked the reporter to "hand over the film," stepped on the interview vehicle with their feet to prevent the reporter from leaving, and then notified other villagers to come to the scene through the communication group.

After that, villagers appeared one after another. One of them, Mr. Huang, who claimed to be a neighbor, stepped forward to question the reporter's intention to come, and questioned "What do you know?" The reporter was not allowed to leave until the police arrived.

The villagers later argued that the hand-held screwdriver was only used as a repair item.

One of the landlords admitted that he had not seen Chen Zhixiang after applying for re-use 721

After the reporters involved in illegal door to the development of the landlord surnamed Wu inquiry, he admitted Program requirements reduction, positive TPB apply for change of land use for three years, "we just used to place the goods, spare parts, do not want to do business."



He He also emphasized that the farmland he currently holds has never collected rent from Chen Zhixiang, and has not seen Chen Zhixiang since the 721 incident.

The reporter came to check with the landlord surnamed Wu, who was involved in illegal development. He admitted that he had received a letter from the Planning Department, but emphasized that the relevant container was only used for storing objects and parts.

(Photo by Hong Kong 01 reporter)

The head of Shuitou Village: Chen Zhixiang's son pays rent

In Xiaoniu Farm, most of the farmland is owned by the original inhabitant's ancestor "Dengnanxizu". The manager has passed away for many years and is temporarily managed by Deng Jinliang, the village head of Shuitou Village, Yuen Long.

Tang Jinliang, the head of Shuitou Village, Yuen Long, is currently temporarily managing a number of farmland in Shapu Village. He admitted that he is collecting rent from the son of Xiaoniu Farm, Chen Zhixiang.

However, when the reporter asked about the suspected unauthorized construction of the farm and the change of land use, he immediately said: "The government's affairs are not your business!" (Photo by Hong Kong 01 reporter)

"It is (Chen Zhixiang) rent, which is taken care of by his son." Deng Jinliang admitted that he had collected rent from Chen Zhixiang's son, but the reporter further questioned that Xiaoniu Farm has many suspected unauthorized constructions and changes in land use. He immediately refused to talk. He left, and cursed: "The government's affairs are not your business. You are only a reporter and have no comment. You hate you as a reporter from the Democratic Party!"

▼At the 721 scene, Chen Zhixiang attacked Xiaoniu Farm▼

Many plots of farmland in the farm violated the use

According to the Planning Department, an on-site inspection at the beginning of this month revealed that the structures and installations in the site have been referred to the Yuen Long Lands Office and the Buildings Department for follow-up. One of the agricultural land has been developed illegally. The Department requested that it be restored before February 4 this year and will continue. Follow up this case.

The Lands Department stated that the lot involved in Xiaoniu Farm is "old farmland" and has no restrictions on its use, but it is not allowed to build unauthorized structures.

After inspection, the department found that there were four unapproved structures on agricultural land, and it would issue a warning letter to the owner requesting correction before the deadline, otherwise it would be "fixed".

Chen Zhixiang, the owner of Xiaoniu Farm, used to be interviewed by the media to promote watermelons.

(Data Picture / Photo by Lin Ruoqin)

Follow Chen Zhixiang's whereabouts

One year and eight months since the 721 incident occurred, Chen Zhixiang’s whereabouts have become a mystery, Xiaoniu Farm still has other changes, Chen Zhixiang still updates social networking sites, his wife opened a new company, and reporters even found his family and people he knew. .

(See the "01 Investigation" series of reports for details)

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