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  1. Private property gains equality in law

    Posted Oct 29th 2007, 12:00am by Li Qiang

    ... with Li Qiang Amidst the frenzy of the heated real estate market, the Chinese Property Rights Law came into effect at the beginning of the month. While much of the law purports to consolidate and reinforce property rights-related provisions that already exist in various mainland laws and regulations, the significance of the Property Rights Law in furthering the development ...

  2. Property Law still too vague, say owners

    Posted Mar 20th 2007, 12:00am by Raymond Li

    ... clarification of the Property Law passed by the National People's Congress last Friday. The campaigners say the vagueness in the law, which has gone through seven readings after it was first put ... to clarify some legal issues in connection with the protection of homeowners' legal rights. The Property Law, which will come into effect from October, stipulates that homeowners need ...

  3. Property Law finally put to congress

    Posted Mar 09th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... of the controversial Property Law, a document that is for the first time expected to enshrine protection of private ownership in the nation's civil code. The draft has been subject to a record seven ... and the draft would be good for both the public and private sectors. 'Enactment of the property law... will be conducive to consolidating and developing the publicly owned sector and... ...

  4. Property law crucial to mainland's progress

    Posted Mar 09th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... responsible for a large number of the social disturbances the mainland has experienced in recent years. Without laws clearly defining property rights, President Hu Jintao's promise ... The biggest problem will be enforcement. Given the importance of property rights, the government must do its utmost to ensure the law is followed and that violations are dealt with swiftly. With 40 ...

  5. Solicitors not dragging their feet over property law changes

    Posted Sep 05th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Being responsible for managing the transition from deeds registration to a register of title to property in Hong Kong, I welcome the article, 'Home ownership rules need revamp' ... there is a transaction in a property is inefficient, unproductive and potentially open to risk. The Land Registration Ordinance of 1844 was adequate for the needs of the 19th century. With computerisation ...

  6. Debate on ideology defined Property Law's formation

    Posted May 21st 2007, 12:00am by Ting Shi

    ... Ting Shi Drafter says political wrangling slowed down passing of land bill Ideological struggles dogged the creation of the mainland's first law to protect private property, according to one of the law's main drafters. Although the recently approved Property Law is full of leftist-sounding technicalities, it is a reflection of the Communist Party's determination ...

  7. Hu hails passage of Property Law

    Posted Mar 26th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Zhuang Pinghui The long-awaited Property Law has received the highest affirmation since being passed earlier this month, with President Hu Jintao calling it 'highly important' ... protecting the public, collective and individual properties according to law', the report said. The legislation, which was passed at the annual session of the National People's Congress ...

  8. Passing of Property Law to usher in new era

    Posted Mar 05th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... to dismantle the private sector, their political heirs would succeed in a campaign to have private property rights enshrined in legislation. That reversal is exactly why the Property Law, expected ... 'I certainly hope the law can be introduced soon. Property rights relate to people's lives and should be a basic human right,' Mr Sun said. The debate over the Property Law goes ...

  9. Property and tax laws pass with few dissenters

    Posted Mar 17th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... for private and state-owned property, and approved amendments to the tax law unifying the corporate tax rate at 25 per cent. The Property Law sailed through the national legislature with only 52 ... draft laws. For example, the Property Law now states that property owners will be able to request restoration of, and not just reparation for, damaged property, and owners of contaminated ...

  10. Property law sows right seeds for rural harmony

    Posted Mar 15th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... of legislation enshrining private property rights will go some way towards attaining that goal. This law will mean much to farmers, until now uncertain about their right to land that has often been ... for many of the protests by rural communities. Ensuring that the property law is implemented and policed is essential for Beijing, given the unrest that has occurred. This is easier said than done, ...




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