"As the counsellor and Consul General of the Chinese Embassy, I would like to express my deep concern to the plan which has negative impact on so many Chinese families.
"I also have great sympathy for the tenants, whose businesses would be affected if the proposed development goes ahead without modification."
"Many tenants take the relocation plan as inadequate and request it be practicable and workable. Otherwise their business and living would be seriously affected by the rebuilding.
It was reported that the rebuilding would have impact on about 1,000 Chinese families in the next three to four years if the present plan is approved."
The article goes on to say that the official request to greenlight the plans will be submitted to Mayor Livingstone at the beginning of February and the final decision will be taken after 14 days - just in time for Chinese New Year.