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  1. Trust funds can help expatriates minimise their taxes the legal way

    Posted Jun 28th 2005, 12:00am by Chris Davis

    ... States tax law, for example, US citizens may be subject to taxation even though they have lived and generated income from overseas for years. Conversely, Hong Kong tax law operates territorially, taxing only income generated in Hong Kong, regardless of domicile or nationality. Sovereign Trust (Hong Kong), the Hong Kong member company of the international Sovereign Group, specialises ...

  2. HK gets in line with international practice on dispute resolutions

    Posted May 30th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Toh Han Shih hanshih.toh@scmp.com On Wednesday a new law will align Hong Kong's arbitration system with international practice, which lawyers say will boost the city's bid to be Asia's premier arbitration hub. The Arbitration Ordinance will remove the distinction between domestic and international arbitrations in Hong Kong, said Peter Chow, a partner with law firm Bryan ...

  3. Former bank executive wins tax battle over HK$15.1m payout

    Posted Jun 27th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Peter Brieger A German bank executive has won a legal victory in his battle with the city's tax man. The Court of First Instance ruled yesterday that Walter Fuchs does not have to pay tax on a chunk of the HK$15.1 million he pocketed after being fire ...

  4. Men on trial for international credit card fraud

    Posted Dec 09th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Loretta Fong Two men appeared in court yesterday for an international credit card fraud that resulted in more than US$9 million being withdrawn in less than 12 hours from 2,100 ATMs around the world, including in Hong Kong. The District Court heard that Cheung Hoi-wing would plead guilty to theft charges, while Wong Tin-yuen would plead not guilty. ...

  5. Inflation concerns likely to slow energy reforms: analysts

    Posted Dec 27th 2007, 12:00am by Raymond Li

    ... blamed price fluctuations in the international market for soaring inflation. Lin Boqiang, from the China Centre for Energy Economics Research at Xiamen University, said price reform would inevitably have a bearing on the overall pricing and taxation regime. 'The government is giving top priority to inflation right now, so the pace in the reform of energy prices is likely to slow ...

  6. Perhaps the police need reminding that HK is an international city

    Posted Nov 08th 2008, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... with all the necessary stars on them. If the government thinks we are an international city, it should perhaps tell that to the police. ...

  7. Top court rules for Hongkong Electric on rates

    Posted Jun 22nd 2011, 12:00am

    ... Chris Ip chris.ip@scmp.com The Court of Final Appeal handed a major victory to Hongkong Electric yesterday. The top judges unanimously ruled that government rates did not have to be paid on properties under construction. The court overturned a Court of Ap ...

  8. HK stepping up efforts to combat international crime

    Posted Aug 16th 2003, 12:00am by Ravina Shamdasani

    ... with 207 in 2001and 97 in 1997. Speaking at the International Association of Prosecutors conference in Washington, DC on Thursday, Director of Public Prosecutions Grenville Cross SC cited the figures as evidence of the territory's commitment to international co-operation in fighting terrorism. As of the end of June this year, Hong Kong had also signed or initialled 26 mutual legal ...

  9. Killing of taxman and family linked to bribe

    Posted May 04th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Police have linked the killing of a family of four in Guangxi on Monday to the possible bribery of one of the victims, a senior taxation bureau official. The bodies of 44-year-old Zhou Zixiong, the head of a township taxation bureau in Hezhou city, his 47-year-old wife, 16-year-old daughter and 15-year-old son were found dead with knife wounds by Zhou's mother and a domestic ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - PRIVACY

    Tighten law to prevent snooping, Hong Kong legislators urge

    Posted Jun 17th 2013, 12:00am by Tony Cheung, JOSHUA BUT

    ... A breach is not a crime and is dealt with through internal disciplinary procedures. Civic Party lawmaker Ronny Tong Ka-wah, a barrister, said it was time for the government to consider whether ...




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