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  1. Study needed to justify plan for guesthouses, say hoteliers

    Posted Sep 11th 2003, 12:00am by Niki Law

    ... They believe research is required on the influx of travellers from the mainland A six-month study is being considered by the government to find out how many individual travellers are coming to Hong Kong from the mainland, before it decides whether to conv ...

  2. Anger as Nazi-theme clothes stay on shelves

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

    ... Retailer 'not sure the issue is so serious' as to warrant withdrawing the items Fashion chain http://www.izzue.com is baulking at withdrawing its Nazi-themed clothing line despite worldwide public outrage. 'This is Hong Kong, and Chinese pe ...

  3. Tour operators see huge market potential from cross-delta bridge

    Posted Aug 08th 2003, 12:00am by Carrie Chan, Niki Law

    ... Local tour operators predict a huge market for multi-destination tours around the Pearl River Delta will develop if the 30km bridge linking Hong Kong, Macau and Zhuhai is built. But a street poll by the South China Morning Post found mainland tourists had ...

  4. Owners face eviction as law on forced sales bites

    Posted Mar 31st 2011, 12:00am by Joyce Ng

    ... million on refurbishment. Since the law enabling a developer to force the sale of the remaining flats in a building older than 50 years if it has 80 per cent ownership- formerly 90 per cent- took ... elderly owners. Margaret Ng Ngoi-yee, chairwoman of the panel, said the law should be reviewed to level the balance of power. 'When the law says the developer should have taken ...

  5. Security law will scare investors, lawyers say

    Posted Mar 14th 2011, 12:00am by Toh Han Shih

    ... Toh Han Shih Beijing's new national security law will create uncertainties for foreign investors hoping to acquire mainland companies, lawyers say. The law- the Security Review System ... at Appleton Luff, an international law firm. 'Unlike China's existing anti-monopoly law, there are no value or market share criteria that trigger application of this new law. By introducing ...

  6. Privacy law changes to be put forward

    Posted Aug 21st 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Phyllis Tsang Amendments to the much criticised privacy law will be put before the legislature by November, because the existing law does not meet the public's expectations, Chief ... issuer's assertion this was legal. 'We note the existing law is falling short of public expectations,' Tang said. 'The recent incidents have raised public awareness of privacy ...

  7. One law for the rich?

    Posted Aug 13th 2010, 12:00am by Regina Ip

    ... Regina Ip As creeping inflation, escalating home prices and labour unrest plunge Hong Kong into a long, hot summer of discontent, two women stand out as the magnet for people's ire. The first is Prudence Chan Bik-wah, the former chief executive of Oc ...

  8. Owner worried as law comes into effect

    Posted Apr 01st 2010, 12:00am by Joyce Ng

    ... a price even lower than one he has rejected. The owner says supplementary measures in the law meant to offer people like him protection are too feeble to help. The new rule allows developers to force the sale of remaining flats in a building older than 50 years once they have acquired 80 per cent of the property interests in it. This is down from 90 per cent. The law, intended ...

  9. New development law 'must safeguard owners'

    Posted Feb 18th 2010, 12:00am by Amy Nip, Joyce Ng

    ... Joyce Ng and Amy Nip A law to make it easier for developers to acquire old buildings for redevelopment should not be passed in haste without adequate protection of individual property owners and planning safeguards, concern groups say. They say the collapse last month of a 55-year-old tenement in To Kwa Wan should not be viewed as an impetus to speedily pass the law ...

  10. Fanny Law left puzzled at tighter restrictions on job

    Posted Apr 07th 2009, 12:00am by Gary Cheung

    ... Gary Cheung The government barred the former permanent secretary for education and manpower, Fanny Law Fan Chiu-fun, from handling education services provided by a charity group after an advisory committee tightened restrictions proposed by the Civil Service Bureau regarding her post-retirement work. Mrs Law said she was puzzled why the Advisory Committee on Post-service Employment ...




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