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  1. News - China

    Female farmer crushed in housing compensation dispute

    Posted Apr 01st 2013, 04:17pm by Chris Luo

    ... Chris Luo chris.luo@scmp.com A female farmer was crushed to death by a cement delivery tanker on Saturday in Hubei during a housing compensation dispute between local villagers ... An official statement published on a local government website said Tan was detained by police early on Sunday morning. Officials were still investigating the case, it said. The longstanding dispute ...

  2. News - China - HISTORY

    China pointedly adds Japan’s WW2 ‘comfort women’ house as protected historic site

    Posted Jun 20th 2014, 12:11pm by AFP

    ... with political overtones in April, a Shanghai court impounded a large Japanese freighter in a dispute dating to the 1930s until its owner paid US$28 million in compensation. Beijing’s state-controlled ... housed more than 200 “comfort women” forced to serve Japanese soldiers during the second world war, and was the largest such facility in Asia, the official news agency Xinhua reported. The former ...

  3. News - China - LABOUR

    Rare decision: Xiamen labour panel punishes foreign-run company in dispute over workers' strike

    Posted Jun 11th 2014, 12:08pm by Keira Lu Huang

    ... of that, the committee ordered the firm to compensate the workers. The labour committee’s decision was extraordinary as mainland labour dispute arbiters – under pressure from stability-obsessed ... Keira Lu Huang keira.huang@scmp.com Legal experts say ruling is 'rare' as companies usually win the upper hand in such cases due to loopholes in the law A labour dispute ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - DEVELOPMENT

    Non-indigenous villagers lose out in compensation for loss of their homes

    Posted Jul 07th 2014, 05:43am by Olga Wong

    ... as early as 1900, according to local records. But that doesn't meet the legal definition of indigenous village established when the government launched its small-house policy: one that existed before 1898- when Britain leased the New Territories from China. And only native people are given new land when their homes lie in development zones. Houses built by non-indigenous villagers ...

  5. Property - Hong Kong & China - CONCRETE ANALYSIS

    Harsh realities of market stymie Leung Chun-ying's housing goals

    Posted Jul 02nd 2014, 04:49am by NICHOLAS BROOKE

    ... in the New Territories and the failure of successive administrations to address the challenges this brings in terms of compensation, village houses and the uncooperative attitude of the clans. ... Nicholas Brooke property.post@scmp.com Despite the best of intentions, the administration has been unable to deliver the results it intended in terms of housing Harsh realities of market ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - DEVELOPMENT

    New compensation model for displaced villagers proposed by HKU economist

    Posted Jun 28th 2014, 03:41am by FANNY FUNG

    ... Fanny W. Y. Fung fanny.fung@scmp.com Academic floats new compensation model for displaced villagers A prominent political economist has put forward a new compensation scheme for villagers ... "The current compensation strategy is generous, but it is not working," Wong, deputy vice-chancellor and chair of economics at the University of Hong Kong, said yesterday. Speaking ...

  7. News - China Insider - LAND DISPUTES

    Shandong villagers hospitalised after pepper spray attack in land dispute

    Posted Jun 26th 2014, 05:52pm by Chris Luo

    ... at the construction site which they said were the result of an illegal land grab, reported The Beijing News on Thursday, citing locals. The villagers claim they did not receive the land compensation previously agreed by the government. “We only received 84,000 yuan [per acre] (HK$106,000) in farm crop compensation, but not the land compensation that’s worth 288,000 yuan [per acre],” local ...

  8. News - China - MARITIME DISPUTE

    China criticises Vietnam for lack of compensation after riots

    Posted Jun 07th 2014, 02:58am by Reuters, AFP

    ... 'not paid damages for riots' China said yesterday that it had received no compensation from Vietnam for losses incurred during anti-Chinese riots in Vietnam last month, demanding that Hanoi pay up and punish those responsible for the widespread damage. A sovereignty dispute in the South China Sea sparked last month's protests after China moved an oil rig into an area ...

  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Why China won't be rushed into resolving sovereignty disputes

    Posted Jul 03rd 2014, 12:11pm by ROBERT LAWRENCE KUHN

    ... Robert Lawrence Kuhn Robert Lawrence Kuhn says it's easier to admit to domestic problems China won't be rushed into resolving sovereignty disputes In early 2012, in the run-up ... and internationally. Framed in terms of what needs to change to achieve Xi's Chinese dream, it explores five core issues that China's leaders face: social concerns (health care, housing, retirement); ...

  10. News - China - VIETNAM

    Taipei sends delegation to seek compensation from Vietnam

    Posted May 21st 2014, 04:38am by Lawrence Chung

    ... Lawrence Chung in Taipei lawrence.chung@scmp.com Delegation from Taipei heads to Vietnam to assess factory damage and ask for compensation Taiwanese seek reparations from Hanoi after riots Taiwan's vice-minister of economic affairs, Shen Jong-chin, is leading a delegation to Vietnam today to help Taiwanese firms seek compensation from authorities there for damages incurred in deadly ...




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