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  1. Business - Property - PROPERTY

    New rules crack down on misleading flat marketing

    Posted Apr 29th 2013, 12:00am by Yvonne Liu, Sandy Li

    ... regulations covering the sale of homes. The Residential Properties (First-hand Sales) Ordinance takes effect today and aims to shield buyers from dishonest sales practices. Developers who contravene the regulations are liable to imprisonment for up to seven years and a fine of up to HK$5 million. Under the ordinance, property agents and the media may also be liable to face criminal charges ...

  2. News - China

    China denounces appointment of US special co-ordinator on Tibet

    Posted Feb 24th 2014, 04:30pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Beijing Sarah Sewall named as a special co-ordinator for Tibetan Issues China will never recognise the United States’ appointment of a special co-ordinator for Tibetan issues, ... as a means to reduce tensions. To encourage those talks, US Secretary of State John Kerry said on Friday he had named one of his officials, Sarah Sewall, as a special co-ordinator for Tibetan Issues. ...

  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Can Hong Kong and Shenzhen airports co-ordinate for mutual gain?

    Posted Dec 15th 2013, 04:14am by SCMP Editorial

    ... there is a long-standing need for the regional airports to better co-ordinate their air traffic. They stand to gain further by complementing each other's strengths in the region. The synergy is expected ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - COURTS

    Legco ordinance on by-elections challenged in judicial review

    Posted Dec 10th 2013, 07:09pm by Austin Chiu

    ... Austin Chiu austin.chiu@scmp.com The Legislative Council Ordinance introduced last year to prevent lawmakers who resign from standing in a by-election within six months was unlawful, a Cheung Chau villager challenged in a judicial review on Tuesday. Lawyers for Kwok Cheuk-kin said the law change imposed restrictions on people’s right to vote and to be elected. The restriction ...

  5. News - China

    People's Liberation Army aims to better co-ordinate its operation

    Posted Nov 16th 2013, 04:20am by Minnie Chan

    ... Minnie Chan minnie.chan@scmp.com A baby step to a smoother running military The People's Liberation Army will better co-ordinate the work of its different military and geographical ... commands similar to the United States' Pacific Command, which co-ordinates regional military, terrorism and crime-fighting capabilities. The military system was built during peacetime and some ...

  6. Business - Comment - LAI SEE

    Government tries to bury embarrassing climbdown

    Posted Mar 29th 2013, 12:00am by Howard Winn

    ... to push ahead with the changes to the Companies Ordinance, with the exception of the proposals relating to the publication of ID numbers. A paper by the Financial Services and the Treasury Bureau ...

  7. News - Hong Kong

    Privacy chief backs law changes

    Posted Jan 15th 2013, 12:00am by Danny Mok

    ... Ordinance by the Financial Services and Treasury Bureau to restrict public access to company directors and secretaries' personal details. The proposed changes, expected to be carried out next ... the framework provided by the new Companies Ordinance because it allowed only legitimate access to the directors' personal information and it was an improvement over the present system. The new ...

  8. News - China

    GSK China bribery co-ordinated at company level, says Xinhua

    Posted Sep 03rd 2013, 04:45pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Shanghai GSK investigation shows alleged bribery of doctors in China co-ordinated by British company, says Xinhua A Chinese police investigation into drug maker GlaxoSmithKline has discovered that alleged bribery of doctors in China was co-ordinated by the British company and was not the work of individual employees, state media reported on Tuesday. Police in July ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - CONSUMER RIGHTS

    Consumers call for reviews to plug loopholes in amended ordinance

    Posted Jul 29th 2013, 12:00am by Amy Nip, NATALIE WAI

    ... the amended Trade Descriptions Ordinance kicked in, consumers remain confused about the specifics of the new law, with some urging the government to look into the grey areas. Three out of eight ... one shopper in her 40s, referring to advertisements displaying their cheapest prices or largest discounts. But her understanding of the law was wrong. Under the amended ordinance, the basic ...

  10. News - China

    Jiangxi anti-corruption campaigners face trial in co-ordinated crackdown

    Posted Jul 16th 2013, 06:33pm by Reuters

    ... Three Chinese activists agitating for officials to disclose their assets will be put on trial, their lawyers said on Tuesday, in a co-ordinated crackdown that underscores the limits of an anti-corruption push by the new government. China has detained at least 15 activists in recent months who were involved in a campaign pushing for officials to publicly disclose their wealth in what rights ...




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