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  1. Influx of tourists 'will not lead to crime wave'

    Posted Aug 20th 2003, 12:00am by Niki Law

    ... staff were already screening individual visitors from other cities, and law enforcement officers would conduct regular raids at labour black spots. ...

  2. Healing process

    Posted Aug 13th 2003, 12:00am by Joyce Law

    ... A QUILT CAN keep you warm. But it can also provide spiritual support for people who have lost a family member or a friend to Aids. The Hong Kong Aids Memorial Quilt Project, organised by TeenAIDS, is creating a teddy-bear version of the project dedicated ...

  3. Appeal over public flats rent ruling

    Posted Jul 25th 2003, 12:00am by Chloe Lai, Niki Law

    ... The Housing Authority says there is immense public interest in clarifying the verdict that it was in breach of the law The Housing Authority will lodge an appeal with the top court to overturn a ruling that it had breached its duty by not reviewing rents to ensure they complied with limits under the Housing Ordinance. The law says rents must not exceed 10 per cent ...

  4. New labour law prompts flight of factory owners

    Posted Feb 16th 2008, 12:00am by Denise Tsang

    ... Shandong province, Hong Kong and Taiwanese manufacturers in Guangdong province were waving white flags. The biggest blow to the businesses seemed to come from the Labour Contract Law, which took effect on January 1. China Entrepreneur magazine surveyed more than 2,000 businessmen and 70 per cent of respondents wanted to see amendments made to the law. The law was meant to strike ...

  5. Curbing shady land deals won't be easy

    Posted Nov 19th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The siphoning off of state-owned factory land by managers and the arbitrary annexation of rural farmland by local officials have been taking place for many years. Laws on the books about adequate ... that is raising fears of uncontrolled and unwise bank lending- burdening an already insolvent system. And drawing the line at illegal and violent evictions is the first step towards making sure ...

  6. A shot in the arm for the needy and workers on low pay

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

    ... working hours. Amend law to expand scope of the Protection of Wages on Insolvency to cover pay for untaken annual leave and statutory holidays. HEALTH Build a hospital in Tin Shui Wai; build ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - LAW

    Rights groups welcome 'overdue' proposals on rape laws

    Posted Sep 18th 2012, 12:00am by Joyce Man, Stuart Lau

    ... Joyce Man and Stuart Lau Rights groups hail report, six years after a court ruled that a law criminalising sex between men under 21 was unconstitutional 'Overdue' rape law proposals welcomed Rape-victim and transgender rights groups welcomed proposals by the Law Reform Commission to change the law on sexual offences, but voiced concerns, particularly over provisions ...

  8. News - China - JUSTICE SYSTEM

    Selfish mainland Chinese society needs good Samaritan laws, critics say

    Posted Aug 27th 2012, 12:00am by Alice Yan

    ... Alice Yan ting.yan@scmp.com Critics say good-Samaritan laws are needed in a nation where bystanders leave accident victims to die, and those who do step up face lawsuits Selfish society ... into selfish indifference. The mainland has no law governing good Samaritans. Whether it needs one has been debated with renewed intensity after Xiao Yueyue, age two, was hit by two vehicles ...

  9. 'Ludicrous' laws fail trafficking victims

    Posted Jul 29th 2012, 12:00am

    ... John Carney john.carney@scmp.com Hong Kong's 'ludicrous' and 'inept' human-trafficking laws are punishing victims of the crime rather than those who bring them ... progress in law enforcement efforts against sex trafficking or forced labour [labour trafficking]'. In the case Vidler cited, the woman, who had received no education and had never left her ...

  10. Local insurers seek exemption from US tax law

    Posted Jul 09th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Enoch Yiu enoch.yiu@scmp.com Hong Kong insurers are the latest to oppose a proposed US tax law, and are seeking waivers to protect nine million local policies that could be affected by it. ... of the Hong Kong Federation of Insurers' FACTA task force and chief executive of ING Hong Kong. Yong said the industry had written to US tax authorities demanding an exemption from the US tax law ...




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