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  1. New draft approved for private property law

    Posted Dec 25th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Zhuang Pinghui China's first law to protect private property took a step closer to approval yesterday as lawmakers began reviewing its latest draft. The seventh draft of the property law attempts to strike a balance between private property and state ownership, as 'China executes a socialist market economy and all market players enjoy equal legal status and the right ...

  2. Controversial property law cleared to go before NPC

    Posted Dec 30th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Irene Wang The controversial property law and legislation to unify taxes on domestic and overseas companies yesterday were given the all-clear to be presented to the annual plenary session ... insisted the controversial property law complied with the constitution, despite claims from critics that it was 'unconstitutional'. The committee also said lifting the income tax rate ...

  3. Property rights law being fine-tuned

    Posted Mar 09th 2006, 12:00am by Josephine Ma

    ... Josephine Ma in Beijing Chief drafter denies it has been shelved because of a backlash A contentious bill to define property rights will undergo further review in August, a top law drafter ... be able to submit two controversial pieces of legislation- on property law and corporate tax law- for approval during the annual NPC session next March. He said the long-awaited property law ...

  4. Property rights law draft up for debate again

    Posted Oct 21st 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Vivian Wu A controversial draft property rights law is set to come up for debate again when the National People's Congress Standing Committee meets next week. It will be the sixth ... not known when the draft will be passed. According to procedure, it should also be submitted to the National People's Congress for review and a vote. The Property Rights Law is expected ...

  5. Property law wins legislators' support

    Posted Oct 31st 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Irene Wang 'We have just settled the things which won't change for the next 100 years' Legislators have endorsed a controversial property rights law, raising expectations ... results in an individual stealing an asset from the state. In addition to the property law, Xinhua reported, the NPC Standing Committee will also approve amendments to the Organic Law ...

  6. Tenancy law unfair to landlords, property owners tell housing panel

    Posted Feb 07th 2006, 12:00am by Patsy Moy

    ... Kong Owners' Club chairman Shea Hing-wan told the housing panel that the law was not tough enough to get compensation from unscrupulous tenants who damaged the property or moved out ... 'By the same logic, then, should tenants also share the debts shouldered by their landlords whose properties have fallen into deficit equity? 'Even if the law has given landlords more ...

  7. Manage leasing and sales for a property group

    Posted Apr 22nd 2006, 12:00am by Elizabeth Horscroft

    ... Elizabeth Horscroft A rewarding career is in store for an experienced property sales professional with a renowned Hong Kong-listed group. The job is a senior management opportunity in the property sector. The company is involved in property investment, development and management in Hong Kong and the Asia-Pacific region. Tricor Executive Resources has been retained to recruit ...

  8. Patio dispute triggers call for caution on property agreements

    Posted Feb 14th 2006, 12:00am by Dennis Eng

    ... Dennis Eng Beware verbal agreements, Consumer Council warns buyers The Consumer Council is warning people to carefully consider the terms of written agreements when buying property ... 1,500 sq ft of gated patio next to his flat for $900,000. Property giant Sino holds a stake in High Elite. 'Without admitting any liability, the case has been settled amicably,' High ...

  9. Shanghai to establish property rights office

    Posted Apr 27th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Lillian Yang Shanghai plans to set up one of the mainland's first centres to handle complaints about the infringement of intellectual property rights in June, an official said yesterday. Chen Zhixing, head of the Shanghai Intellectual Property Administration, said the city submitted a programme to the central government soon after plans for centres in 50 cities were ...

  10. Copyright law changes 'impractical'

    Posted Mar 18th 2006, 12:00am by Felix Chan

    ... Felix Chan Proposed changes to the copyright law are too harsh and impractical for companies, the Federation of Hong Kong Industries has claimed. Amendments to the Copyright Ordinance were gazetted yesterday and will be presented to Legco this month. Federation chairman Kenneth Ting Woo-shou said a good copyright law had to strike a sensible balance between protecting the interests ...




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