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  1. Watchdog faces tough battle for sweeping competition law

    Posted Aug 16th 2003, 12:00am by Elaine Wu

    ... that it might have better luck addressing a particular sector. Currently, only the broadcasting and telecommunications sectors are regulated by law to ensure fair competition. In July 2000, ... be a law covering all industries, and an authority to take complaints,' said Victor Hung Tin-yau, chief trade practices officer with the Consumer Council. The council also suggested ...

  2. Weak enforcement means criminals can flout the law

    Posted Apr 03rd 2006, 12:00am by Elaine Wu

    ... Elaine Wu Douglas Clark, IPR lawyer Weak criminal enforcement remains the biggest challenge on intellectual property rights protection on the mainland, according to Douglas Clark, a lawyer who has made this his focus for 13 years. He said sellers and manu ...

  3. Law urged to prevent domestic violence

    Posted Sep 06th 2005, 12:00am by Elaine Wu

    ... Elaine Wu Legal experts attending the World Jurist Association conference in Beijing yesterday called for the introduction of a law to prevent domestic violence on the mainland, saying the wording in current laws is too vague. Chen Mingxia, a professor with the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences' Law Institute, said in a panel discussion that domestic violence on the mainland ...

  4. Democrat wants law on 44-hour working week

    Posted May 03rd 2005, 12:00am by Elaine Wu

    ... Elaine Wu His bill would avoid the more controversial issue of setting a minimum wage Legislator Andrew Cheng Kar-foo is preparing to submit a bill that would set the maximum working week at 44 hours- an attempt to speed up the passage of legislation to b ...

  5. Law might force bus drivers over 60 to retire

    Posted Mar 02nd 2005, 12:00am by Elaine Wu

    ... Elaine Wu About 200 cross-border bus drivers could be forced out of their jobs this year as a new national law comes into force preventing those who are 60 or over from renewing ... be reasonable to exempt the special administrative region from the law because of different economic conditions. Hong Kong has a higher life expectancy rate and pensioners cannot start collecting from ...

  6. Transport chief agrees to review law before lifting red-light penalty

    Posted Mar 19th 2005, 12:00am by Elaine Wu

    ... Elaine Wu The transport chief will review legislation before pushing for tougher penalties for jumping red lights. Secretary for Environment, Transport and Works Sarah Liao Sau-tung was speaking after lawmakers and professional drivers called on the gover ...

  7. Mama's the word for proud 'daughter-in-law' Hilary

    Posted Feb 01st 2005, 12:00am by Elaine Wu

    ... on the surety form as 'daughter-in-law'. ...

  8. Viewer takes exception to Cable TV reception

    Posted Sep 25th 2003, 12:00am by Elaine Wu

    ... A man who refused to pay his cable television charges for three months called an official with the Office of Telecommunications Authority (Ofta) as a witness at the Small Claims Tribunal yesterday. Samuel Wong Hoi-ching says his television signal has been ...

  9. Shops lose rent discounts extended after Sars

    Posted Mar 04th 2005, 12:00am by Elaine Wu

    ... Elaine Wu Merchants in a shopping centre owned by the Housing Department failed yesterday to gain an extension of hefty rent discounts that they have enjoyed since 2000. The department told tenants of the Chung Fu shopping centre in Tin Shui Wai that the ...

  10. There's no mastermind behind my case, says Link challenger

    Posted Dec 17th 2004, 12:00am by Elaine Wu

    ... Benjamin Wong and Elaine Wu The elderly woman who lodged the controversial court case against the Link listing said yesterday there was no mastermind behind her challenge to the privatisation of Housing Authority assets. Lo Siu-lang, 67, also denied knowi ...




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