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  1. More to property ownership than the title

    Posted Dec 31st 2003, 12:00am by Simon Cartledge

    ... official meddling in the economy, nor in itself stimulate further private sector growth. The main reason for this is the emphasis on ownership. The proposed constitutional amendment, approved ... the people who need it most- those attempting to build China's private sector- very far. This is because ownership is only important as part of a far larger structure of rules about what one can ...

  2. Survey urges a rethink on pet ownership

    Posted Sep 23rd 2003, 12:00am by Paggie Leung

    ... will face eviction if they amass 16 penalty points over a two-year period. Pet ownership is one of 19 offences that would attract penalty points. It would be worth five points. But Hong Kong ... than 60 per cent of those interviewed support the relaxation of restrictions on pet ownership. Owning a pet is currently a breach of the public housing tenancy agreement, but had been largely ...

  3. Private property safer, but public ownership upheld

    Posted Oct 15th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... all kinds of property ownership and private property as well,' China Central Television quoted President Hu Jintao as saying. However, the third plenum of the 16th party congress also reaffirmed that public ownership remains the hallmark of the country's economic system, a contradiction with the edicts of private property that may lead to some confusion down the road. ...

  4. Path cleared for private property ownership

    Posted Oct 22nd 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... of China's economy. Mr Li said the new document was a breakthrough because it spelled out clearly that China needed a 'modern ownership system' that could give title holders a clear sense of ownership, proper protection and the freedom to trade. It also spells out their rights and responsibilities. Mr Li said the document also addressed many challenges that have sparked public concern. ...

  5. Fur is set to fly over animal-ownership crackdown

    Posted Jul 25th 2003, 12:00am by Anna Healy Fenton

    ... she's scared if the cats go, she will no longer be able to manage her sons.' Pet ownership has always been disallowed at Hong Kong's housing estates, though enforcement was lax until Team Clean - the government's post-Sars task force on hygiene - announced its points system. Under the system, pet ownership is one of the sins for which tenants will be assigned points, ...

  6. A bastion of state ownership sets its sights on full privatisation

    Posted Sep 02nd 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... ownership. Now only 16 out of the city's 542 leading companies are still owned by the government. Huangshi municipal party secretary Wang Zhenyou hopes to sell off the remainder to foreign ...

  7. Beijing is likely to relax strict laws on dog ownership

    Posted Jul 15th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Strict laws that make it prohibitively expensive for many Beijing residents to keep a pet dog are being so flagrantly ignored that authorities have decided to relax them, an official said yesterday. Under the current law, a dog owner in Beijing must pay 5 ...

  8. Hotel threat

    Posted Oct 27th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The government plans to use unsold home ownership scheme flats to accommodate a rising number of mainland tourists. Hotel owners say it threatens the survival of many establishments. Is it the right way to tackle the problem? Write to us. ...

  9. Idea for guesthouses 'will deter investors'

    Posted Aug 14th 2003, 12:00am by Niki Law

    ... Home Ownership Scheme flats into guesthouses to accommodate mainland tourists would scare off Hong Kong's foreign investors. The proposal threatened the free market and would create ... as a long-term investment. Now, suddenly, there are [Home Ownership Scheme guesthouses] that don't have to follow all the rules and regulations. It's like stealing money out of our ...

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

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

    ... Department last month said it was considering converting two blocks - or about 700 flats - of Home Ownership Scheme (HOS) flats into tourist hostels to cope with the rise in mainland visitors. Mr ...




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