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  1. Tang dynasty ceramic recovered

    Posted Apr 25th 2009, 12:00am by Clifford Lo

    ... Clifford Lo Police arrested an elderly taxi driver and recovered a stolen Tang dynasty ceramic horse worth HK$500,000 yesterday. Officers found two men acting suspiciously at an antique shop in Hollywood Road at about 1.45am. The pair escaped in a taxi. When police stopped it in Central, one was arrested. The driver was later arrested in North Point. Officers were looking ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/678069/tang-dynasty-ceramic-recovered
  2. Judge grants activists legal aid for review of Queen's Pier status

    Posted Aug 07th 2007, 12:00am by Olga Wong

    ... after police evicted protesters to make way for a bypass- and could prompt an overhaul of the heritage conservation system. Antiquities Advisory Board member Ng Cho-nam said the case might help ... capacity as Antiquities Authority, may have considered irrelevant factors in his deliberation on whether to declare the pier in Central a monument. It also claims the authority adopted a standard ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/603239/judge-grants-activists-legal-aid-review-queens-pier-status
  3. UK model 'would safeguard pier'

    Posted Mar 11th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Queen's Pier, slated for demolition, would have secured legal protection if British or mainland heritage laws applied to Hong Kong, the Hong Kong Institute of Architects said in a letter to Edward Ho Sing-tin, chairman of the Antiquities Advisory Board. The institute suggested that the board recommend the pier be declared a monument. Its letter detailed ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/584625/uk-model-would-safeguard-pier
  4. Ruling bad news for battles to save tong lau

    Posted Oct 25th 2010, 12:00am by Joyce Ng

    ... the building, designed by a renowned Chinese architect, graded as historic to save it from redevelopment. He applied to the tribunal for it to postpone a decision on a sale order until antiquities ... of the past century. But the tribunal said any grading by the Antiquities Advisory Board would have no legal force on any order to force Li to sell his flat. Li and his 90-year-old aunt are the only ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/728459/ruling-bad-news-battles-save-tong-lau
  5. Crooked tycoon declared bankrupt

    Posted Feb 16th 2012, 12:00am

    ... of the antiques at a 2005 auction: a Guyuexuan vase sold for HK$103 million, a stem cup for HK$2.8 million and a double-gourd vessel for HK$5 million. A dish and a pair of quail dishes were ordered to be returned to Lam, son of the late Hang Seng Bank founder Lam Bing-yim. All five antiques dated from the Song and Qing dynasties. The Court of Appeal later ordered Tan to pay another HK$11.8 million ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/992778/crooked-tycoon-declared-bankrupt
  6. Hong Kong's inadequate heritage preservation law needs updating

    Posted Feb 03rd 2012, 12:00am

    ... heritage protection law. Under the present law, only 'monuments' are afforded legal protection under the Antiquities and Monuments Ordinance but graded buildings have no legal status. ... be subject. Whilst US case law has no binding effect on Hong Kong courts and every case should be decided on its own facts, the outcome of the Ho Tung Gardens affair is uncertain. The Antiquities ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/991567/hong-kongs-inadequate-heritage-preservation-law-needs-updating
  7. In Brief

    Posted Oct 25th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... HK$10m of paintings, antiques stolen in Kwai Chung burglary Police are investigating a burglary in Kwai Chung in which one victim reported losing more than HK$10 million worth of antiques ... paintings and antiques had been stolen. Police said at least two suspects had been identified from surveillance camera recordings. Three Hongkongers arrested in Shenzhen after killing Shenzhen ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/696441/brief
  8. News - Hong Kong - CRIME

    24 police rewards totalling HK$9.7m put up for unsolved crimes in city

    Posted Aug 16th 2012, 12:00am by Clifford Lo

    ... of antique and luxury watches, a police officer said. "The reward is being offered by the victim and, of course, is approved by police," he said. The officer said that offering the reward ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1015577/24-police-rewards-totalling-hk97m-put-unsolved-crimes-city
  9. How the case unfolded

    Posted Apr 14th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... known to sell fake Asian antiquities. October 28, 2005 The consumer fraud case reaches a settlement in which Thesaurus Fine Arts agrees to reimburse customers, and also to pay about US$350,000 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/711341/how-case-unfolded
  10. Taking issue with definition of judicial independence

    Posted Jul 30th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... To dismiss the writ of habeas corpus as an outlandish and antiquated rule is mistaken. S. W. Lau, Central ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/647142/taking-issue-definition-judicial-independence

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