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  1. Mainland branch offices recruit local staff

    Posted Aug 12th 2003, 12:00am by Ravina Shamdasani

    ... low-skilled staff in Hong Kong could not compete over the border. 'China can provide an abundant supply of labour for semi-skilled and unskilled positions,' she said. 'But we can see ... Firms employ few HK workers for frontline jobs, survey finds Hong Kong companies with operations on the mainland hire most of their frontline staff there, with only top managers recruited ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/424559/mainland-branch-offices-recruit-local-staff
  2. New arrivals shopping flat out ... for property

    Posted Aug 22nd 2003, 12:00am by Ravina Shamdasani

    ... in the past 10 days to mainland residents. Mr Po said Midland would send 10 to 15 agents on roadshows across the border each week to promote Hong Kong properties. William Chiang Yiu-ming, a sales ... Where once they might have bought watches and jewellery, cheap flats and shops appear to be topping the must-have list of mainland residents visiting Hong Kong on an individual basis. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/425555/new-arrivals-shopping-flat-out-property
  3. Justice secretary says HK can be regional legal hub

    Posted Aug 14th 2003, 12:00am by Ravina Shamdasani

    ... Society journal Hong Kong Lawyer. The justice minister said she expected the Closer Economic Partnership Arrangement to benefit lawyers on both sides of the border. The agreement will allow Hong ... Hong Kong has the potential to become the regional hub for legal services, according to Secretary for Justice Elsie Leung Oi-sie. 'The fact Hong Kong's legal system is one ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/424747/justice-secretary-says-hk-can-be-regional-legal-hub
  4. Cross-border accord on court rulings raises fears about bias

    Posted Apr 15th 2006, 12:00am by Ravina Shamdasani

    ... Ravina Shamdasani Fears were raised yesterday that an impending agreement on cross-border court rulings might hurt Hong Kong businessmen involved in disputes on the mainland. Secretary for Justice Wong Yan-lung earlier this week said Hong Kong was close to signing an agreement on the reciprocal enforcement of judgments in commercial cases involving monetary compensation. Chairman ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/544884/cross-border-accord-court-rulings-raises-fears-about-bias
  5. Cross-border pact on court rulings 'a cautious first step'

    Posted Apr 14th 2006, 12:00am by Gary Cheung, Ravina Shamdasani

    ... pact between Hong Kong and the mainland to make commercial judgments delivered in each others' courts enforceable on both sides of the border. They said the arrangement's scope would ... international Hague Convention on mutual recognition enforcement of court judgments. 'The judgment would only be enforceable in either Hong Kong or China if the parties have in their contract ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/544740/cross-border-pact-court-rulings-cautious-first-step
  6. Trade pact benefits limited for law firms

    Posted Jul 26th 2003, 12:00am by Ravina Shamdasani

    ... Small companies and individuals are likely to gain more under Cepa The legal profession has been touted as one of the big winners of Hong Kong's recent trade pact with the mainland, ... Kong-based law firms with representative offices on the mainland can now form associations with firms there, subject to restrictions yet to be drafted. Hong Kong lawyers can sit for the qualifying ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/422914/trade-pact-benefits-limited-law-firms
  7. Accused over jailing, Yahoo says it obeys law

    Posted Sep 09th 2005, 12:00am by Ravina Shamdasani

    ... Ravina Shamdasani The office of Yahoo Hong Kong has defended itself against accusations it betrayed a journalist, saying it had to abide by the laws of each country it operates in. ... to foreigners. Press freedom spokesman for the Hong Kong Journalists' Association, Lo King-wah, said Yahoo was considered to be a media group and had an obligation to protect the content of its ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/515511/accused-over-jailing-yahoo-says-it-obeys-law
  8. Scales of justice still tipped in HK's favour

    Posted Jun 09th 2006, 12:00am by Ravina Shamdasani

    ... sit here cosily in familiar common law surroundings at the doorstep of huge opportunity across the border. It is no surprise then that Hong Kong's International Arbitration Centre ... Faith in the rule of law enables the city's legal businesses to thrive, writes Ravina Shamdasani A Hong Kong lawyer and arbitrator with vast mainland experience summed up the Special ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/552098/scales-justice-still-tipped-hks-favour
  9. Home financing a challenge but having a local connection helps

    Posted Aug 22nd 2003, 12:00am by Kelvin Chan, Ravina Shamdasani

    ... they finance a house? A definitive answer is proving elusive, but it does seem that securing a mortgage at a local bank will prove too difficult for most. Two of Hong Kong's biggest banks said ... already had accounts at branches on the mainland. 'The situation with mainland tourists is no different than any other tourist trying to get a mortgage in Hong Kong,' a spokeswoman ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/425546/home-financing-challenge-having-local-connection-helps
  10. Calls renewed for reporter's release

    Posted Oct 23rd 2005, 12:00am by Ravina Shamdasani

    ... Ravina Shamdasani Media and press freedom groups have renewed their condemnation of the detention of Hong Kong journalist Ching Cheong, whose imprisonment on the mainland entered its sixth ... for the time being. The Straits Times on Tuesday was notified by the State Council Information Office that Ching was in good health and spirits, and his case would be handled according to the law. Hong ...

    http://www.scmp.com/node/521669

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