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  1. Pragmatic approach to competition law

    Posted Jul 05th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... to the fact that the dominance of big players in certain sectors might undermine our city's overall competitiveness. Until now, the government has maintained there is no need for a general law ... domestic and world markets has blurred. A well-intentioned law against mergers and acquisitions might end up weakening our biggest companies' ability to compete globally. That is not to say ...

  2. Tough anti-spam laws proposed for HK

    Posted Jul 07th 2006, 12:00am by Vivienne Chow

    ... to 80 per cent. But spam e-mail would remain an issue because most came from Taiwan and the mainland, where there were no anti-spam laws, he said. Other provisions in the bill require senders ... it would have to register with the Telecommunications Authority. It is hoped the law will be in force next year. ...

  3. Surviving a brush with the law, Bay City Roller set for a Jailhouse Rock

    Posted Mar 14th 2006, 12:00am by Vivienne Chow

    ... A prison cell is not something that Bay City Roller Les McKeown normally wants to see. A month ago, McKeown, along with bandmate, guitarist Patrick McGlynn, was cleared of charges of supplying cocaine in England. But as fate would have it, the 50-year-old ...

  4. Web surfers must stick to the law, says Wen

    Posted Mar 15th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Premier Wen Jiabao yesterday defended China's censoring of internet content, saying mainlanders have freedom of expression but must abide by the law. The importance of the internet ... Wen said: 'Every citizen can exercise their right and freedom to use the internet. But every citizen must also abide the law, and safeguard our national, social and collective interests. ...

  5. Law urged to tackle conspiracy at fuel pump

    Posted Apr 14th 2006, 12:00am by Martin Wong, Norma Connolly

    ... Norma Connolly and Martin Wong Hong Kong should introduce anti-price-fixing laws to discourage cartels, according to the first competition study commissioned by the government. The report ... released yesterday found that there was a danger of collusion among oil companies in the future, and recommended the government implement general or sector-specific competition laws with civil ...

  6. Centrepiece of colonial law

    Posted Mar 03rd 2006, 12:00am by Vivienne Chow

    ... Victoria Prison was built in 1841 during the closing days of the first Opium war, the year before Hong Kong was ceded to Britain. The cluster of historical buildings between Old Bailey Street and Arbuthnot Road in Central formed the centre of justice and law enforcement in the colony in the early days. The former Central Magistracy went up in 1847 and the former Central Police ...

  7. Race law to put tough curbs on expat deals

    Posted Jan 11th 2006, 12:00am by Ravina Shamdasani

    ... practices dating back to colonial times. But the law was described as a 'nightmare' by a recruitment expert, who said it would make Hong Kong a less attractive place to do business. Harry ... on expat packages can continue on the existing terms of employment provided they remain in the same group of companies,' he said. 'But after the law is in place, anyone recruited ...

  8. Cannes festival's Chinese entry stumbles over censorship law

    Posted May 17th 2006, 12:00am by Vivienne Chow

    ... The director of Asia's only hope of winning the Palme d'Or this year is expected to withdraw his movie Summer Palace from the Cannes Film Festival's competition after it failed to win the approval of the mainland's censors yesterday. O ...

  9. New draft approved for private property law

    Posted Dec 25th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Zhuang Pinghui China's first law to protect private property took a step closer to approval yesterday as lawmakers began reviewing its latest draft. The seventh draft of the property law attempts to strike a balance between private property and state ownership, as 'China executes a socialist market economy and all market players enjoy equal legal status and the right ...

  10. Barriers to foreign law firms decried

    Posted Dec 25th 2006, 12:00am by Bill Savadove

    ... Bill Savadove in Shanghai Foreign lawyers cannot appear in a mainland court. They cannot practise Chinese law. Their firms cannot directly employ Chinese lawyers. What foreign lawyers can do is offer information on the mainland's legal environment, provide advice and handle legal matters relating to the laws of other countries, and engage domestic firms to deal with cases ...




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