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  1. Property developer rises above rest

    Posted Sep 29th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... pushing for greater leadership development. Mainland property developer China Vanke, which develops, manages and sells properties in Shanghai, Beijing, Tianjin, Shenyang, Nanjing and other cities across China, came first in the Greater China category of the survey. A spokesman for China Vanke said the company was proud that it was able to establish and sustain a set of corporate values ...

  2. Call to impose tax on property

    Posted Jun 23rd 2010, 12:00am by Peggy Sito

    ... Peggy Sito Beijing should impose a property tax in order to rein in the red-hot real estate market, a government think tank has recommended. The imposition of the levy could reduce local ... in the China Securities Journal yesterday. Land sale revenues are collected by local governments under the present tax regime. The report said that gave local governments no incentive to curb high ...

  3. Private property safer, but public ownership upheld

    Posted Oct 15th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The importance of private property may be one of the most significant legacies of a meeting of the Communist Party's senior leadership that ended yesterday. 'We should protect all kinds of property ownership and private property as well,' China Central Television quoted President Hu Jintao as saying. However, the third plenum of the 16th party congress also ...

  4. Property owners vow action to stop power transformer station

    Posted Feb 17th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Leu Siew Ying in Guangzhou A group of affluent Guangzhou property owners have vowed to block construction of a high-voltage transformer station in their neighbourhood and force the city government to take urban planning more seriously. Human rights activists, however, believe they are doomed to fail. 'There may be rich people, intellectuals and government officials among them, ...

  5. Property and tax laws pass with few dissenters

    Posted Mar 17th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... for private and state-owned property, and approved amendments to the tax law unifying the corporate tax rate at 25 per cent. The Property Law sailed through the national legislature with only 52 ... draft laws. For example, the Property Law now states that property owners will be able to request restoration of, and not just reparation for, damaged property, and owners of contaminated ...

  6. Property officials face pension-fund probe

    Posted Jan 19th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Lilian Zhang Shanghai investigators have targeted at least five property officials this month for allegedly embezzling from the city's pension fund, Caijing magazine said on its ... allegedly corrupt officials had been transferred from the administration to property associations and academies that provided consulting and research work for the city government. It said ...

  7. Priest wearied by battle for return of church property

    Posted Jul 30th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Kristine Kwok Hebei priest Sun Quanxin has been lobbying Tianjin officials for the past 13 years in the hope of regaining state-sanctioned Catholic Church properties held by the city ... his prayers will be answered. Father Sun is campaigning for the return of nearly 30,000 square metres of property in the east coast city purchased by the church before 1949 and seized ...

  8. No gambling for property market

    Posted Mar 29th 2007, 12:00am by Josephine Ma

    ... Josephine Ma in Beijing The mainland property market should not be allowed to turn into a casino, according to a senior government planning official. Tang Kai,, director of the Ministry of Construction's city and rural planning department, told a news conference that speculation would only turn the property market into a casino, which 'will create a huge financial risk'. 'A ...

  9. Construction site's strike hurts us all, says property boss

    Posted Aug 17th 2007, 12:00am by Agnes Lam, Martin Wong

    ... Martin Wong and Agnes Lam The strike by construction-site metalworkers was having a serious impact on all Hong Kong, the deputy chairman of property giant Cheung Kong Holdings, Victor Li Tzar-kuoi, said yesterday. Speaking as the strike continued into its second week, Mr Li said it was not just a commercial issue. 'The work progress at construction sites of private developers ...

  10. Leung heads property investment company

    Posted Aug 16th 2008, 12:00am by Olga Wong

    ... Olga Wong As well as starting a job last week with New World China Land- which he quit last night- former buildings chief Leung Chin-man heads a trust company involved in real estate investment. This emerged in a South China Morning Post review of the government's register yesterday. The government has released information of the post-retirement employment of senior ...




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