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  1. Developer, not Legco, needs to tread carefully

    Posted Nov 04th 2009, 12:00am by Albert Chen, Albert Cheng

    ... when the government sold the Hunghom Peninsula housing development at a price below the market rate to a consortium which included a sister company of New World China Land. Leung, the director ... Albert Cheng A Legislative Council select committee again summoned New World China Land chairman Henry Cheng Kar-shun and its executive director to testify yesterday at the hearing ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - CRIME

    Agile Property chief Chen Zhuolin arrested for indecent assault

    Posted Sep 01st 2012, 12:00am by Anita Lam

    ... Last year, Forbes ranked Chen and his family in 75th place on a list of China's 400 richest, with wealth of US$1.34 billion. In July, a local rich list published by Money Week magazine named Chen and his family the ninth richest in China. ...

  3. Enforcement is key to environment law's bite

    Posted Aug 28th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... under scrutiny for possible adverse effects on the environment is one obvious way to limit the damage that is being done in China's development rush. But we cannot lose sight of the other ... on enforcement. Maintaining ecological balance in China will depend on action on other fronts as well. Too often these days, the environment is a low priority - if it is a consideration at all ...

  4. Environment watchdog shows it's ready to bite

    Posted Jan 21st 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... A mainland law that prevents development projects from proceeding until their impact on the environment has been assessed has rightly been hailed as a breakthrough. But when ... its reach. The tough action taken by the top environmental watchdog this week is, therefore, a positive move. The State Environment Protection Administration (Sepa) has ordered work on 30 ...

  5. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Politics before justice for Bo Xilai, Chen Kegui

    Posted Oct 31st 2012, 12:00am by JEROME A. COHEN

    ... April, straining China's relations with the United States. The charges for which Bo and Chen Kegui have been investigated are very different. Bo is allegedly implicated in his wife's ... while beating and wounding Chen and his family, threatened to kill him. Although the two suspects hail from opposite ends of China's political, economic and social hierarchies, they now ...

  6. Business - Property - PROPERTY

    Hong Kong homebuyers hail 'honest' sales law

    Posted Apr 30th 2013, 12:00am by Paggie Leung, Joyce Ng

    ... embraced a new law requiring developers to promote sales in a more transparent and honest way, although some said the provisions, which came into effect yesterday, were still unfamiliar. ... developers withdrew their sales brochures and were reworking them. It is good that developers attach high importance to complying with the rules. I see they are launching the sales in an orderly ...

  7. Chen, wife indicted on new graft charges

    Posted May 06th 2009, 12:00am by Lawrence Chung

    ... chairwoman of China Development Financial Holdings, had given Wu NT$10 million in exchange for her seat as president of Grand Cathay Securities Corp. But the ex-president allegedly used his influence ... Lawrence Chung in Taipei Taiwanese prosecutors have levelled new corruption charges against ex-president Chen Shui-bian and his wife, Wu Shu-chen. The indictments yesterday dealt a fresh ...

  8. News - China - CLIMATE CHANGE

    China to complete draft of climate change law in two years

    Posted Apr 19th 2013, 12:00am by Bloomberg

    ... Bloomberg China to finish carbon law draft within two years China plans to draw on the experience of seven regional carbon markets as it drafts new national legislation in one or two ... Xie Zhenhua, vice chairman of the National Development and Reform Commission, said in Beijing. Shanghai and Shenzhen are trying to set rules for carbon trading, providing expertise ...

  9. Chen's son-in-law faces 8 years' jail: prosecutor

    Posted Jul 11th 2006, 12:00am by Lawrence Chung

    ... admitted last week that he received NT$1 million worth of gift vouchers. The latest opinion poll by Taipei's China Times showed 65 per cent of about 1,000 Taiwanese surveyed believed Mr Chen ... Lawrence Chung in Taipei Taiwanese President Chen Shui-bian's physician son-in-law has been charged with insider trading, in a high-profile corruption scandal that has further eroded ...

  10. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Gloomy outlook in campaign for mainland pollution laws

    Posted Feb 14th 2013, 12:00am by Li Jing

    ... Wang Canfa, a professor at the China University of Political Science and Law, said the biggest problem was that air quality standards on the mainland were not set to meet public health ... pollution, because it had taken developed countries three to five decades to come to grips with their own smog problems. Repeated efforts from the environmental protection ministry to increase fines ...




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