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  1. Tough law tackles structures

    Posted Feb 23rd 2005, 12:00am by Peggy Sito

    ... Peggy Sito Property owners hoping to put up illegal structures and expecting to assert their right to keep them in place will not have it easy any more with the revised buildings law ... director of EastPoint Property Management Services. The ordinance, which came into effect late last year, empowers the Building Authority to issue warning notices to owners of premises ...

  2. Draft property law allows abuse, says analyst

    Posted Jul 11th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... paid in accordance with the law when this is in the public interest. It states that evictees will be properly accommodated, without specifying how. On collective property, the bill says village ... property, brings about its bankruptcy or tries to sell such property under-priced or give it away, would be subject to liabilities. Hu Xingdou, a Beijing-based political scientist, said the law ...

  3. Better laws needed to protect digital intellectual property

    Posted Nov 21st 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... not be final because the loser can appeal, and the higher court might have a different opinion. In short, using the judicial process to create law to protect intellectual property is not good enough. ... to compel four internet service providers (ISPs) to reveal their identities. Getting the identities of file sharers is not easy under the existing law. The ISPs said they would not, unless asked ...

  4. Billionaire's mother surrenders public flat

    Posted Mar 09th 2005, 12:00am by Chloe Lai

    ... Chloe Lai The mother of a billionaire has surrendered her public flat to the Housing Department, the government said yesterday. It is understood the mother of Sham Kar-wai, chairman of newly listed fashion chain IT, will return the Aberdeen flat by the en ...

  5. Lively talk wins hearts and minds at university

    Posted Apr 30th 2005, 12:00am by Ray Cheung

    ... Ray Cheung Usually described as an uncharismatic public speaker, Lien Chan captivated his audience at Peking University with a spirited speech yesterday. The former professor, whose lectures have been described as stiff and boring as a funeral eulogy, exh ...

  6. NPC delays passage of property legislation

    Posted Jul 02nd 2005, 12:00am by Shi Jiangtao

    ... Shi Jiangtao in Beijing Disagreement over compensation for state requisitions is a major reason A long-awaited law on property rights has been delayed until at least March after ... . 'The property law is one of the cardinal laws that supports our socialist legal framework with Chinese characteristics, and it plays an important role in protecting the fundamental interests ...

  7. Copyright curbs for rental films and comics

    Posted Jun 18th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... with proposals released yesterday for extending laws protecting copyright ownership. Shops would, in future, be required to obtain the authority of copyright owners, and probably pay a royalty, before ... would be held liable. Non-profit-making and subsidised schools would be exempt from the requirements but would have to continue licensing schemes with copyright owners. A 2001 law targeting ...

  8. Police look into extortion letter to property firms

    Posted Aug 19th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Dikky Sinn Police Commissioner Dick Lee Ming-kwai yesterday confirmed police were investigating an extortion case involving several property companies. 'We've formed a special ... to reveal further details of the case. He also did not reveal the number of property companies threatened, or whether the case was related to financial or personal motives. He emphasised ...

  9. Step-by-step guide to buying a property

    Posted Sep 29th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... title. Buyer conducts final inspection of the property to ensure that vacant possession of the property can be delivered on completion. Buyer opens an account and pays deposits for electricity, ... draws down the mortgage loan on the completion date and pays the balance of the purchase price in return for keys to the property. Buyer can move in afterwards. Buyer's solicitor arranges ...

  10. Luxury site has a height problem

    Posted Jun 22nd 2005, 12:00am by Peggy Sito

    ... said, without elaborating further. Property experts said the covenant was protected by law unless there was something outrageous about it. 'A restricted covenant is certainly a potential ... Peggy Sito, Foster Wong and Ernest Kong A 50-year-old restrictive covenant on a Repulse Bay property threatens its redevelopment potential The redevelopment potential of a luxury property ...




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