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  1. Leung must scrap small house policy

    Posted Apr 16th 2012, 12:00am

    ... have to demonstrate a clear housing need. But clearly the policy has been abused over the years, with villagers selling the properties for quick profits. They went further to entrench this privilege, saying it forms part of their lawful traditional rights, which are protected by the Basic Law. That argument is difficult to accept. The legal experts interviewed by this paper shared ...

  2. Does art need protection in digital age?

    Posted May 16th 2012, 12:00am

    ... IT company, when developing its mobile phone platform, Android. Copyright Intellectual property applies to things such as musical, literary or artistic works or designs that someone has created. Laws ... of intellectual property protection called copyright laws. Copyright gives a person the exclusive rights to the use of their creation. But a copyright is valid only for a set period of time. It usually ...

  3. Mega risks of doing business online with US companies

    Posted Jan 30th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Paul Karl Lukacs Be careful where you click! If you conduct business online, you could be arrested for violating the United States' intellectual property laws- even though you ... for allegedly violating American online piracy laws. Dotcom, a flamboyant Hong Kong resident known for his opulent lifestyle, is the founder of Megaupload, a file-sharing and storage site. Over ...

  4. Change in the air

    Posted Jan 06th 2012, 12:00am

    ... the property sector, will also become clearer. Uncertainties mean a challenging outlook for the property market, as reported in our cover story for this issue of LuxeHomes, but solid demand remains. We ...

  5. Business - China Business - PROPERTY

    Chinese property stocks hit by talk of real estate tax

    Posted Aug 15th 2012, 12:00am by Yvonne Liu

    ... Mainland property stocks fell yesterday on speculation that the central government will implement a property tax in more than 30 cities. The Economic Information Daily, a newspaper owned by Xinhua news agency, reported on Monday that the State Administration of Taxation is conducting a six-month course on how to evaluate property tax and officials from local taxation bureaus in more than ...

  6. Farmers may get bigger payouts under revised law

    Posted Mar 17th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Mandy Zuo mandy.zuo@scmp.com An amendment to the Land Administration Law is expected to give farmers more compensation and opportunities for future development when their land ... the Land Administration Law was a necessary first step, Li said. ...

  7. Tenants on the bottom rung at the mercy of landlords

    Posted Jun 01st 2012, 12:00am

    ... laws offered little protection for low-income people. The society urged the government to tighten laws on landlords to better protect low-income tenants, who have little bargaining power. ...

  8. My fifty years as a cubicle dweller

    Posted Apr 06th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Jennifer Ngo jennifer.ngo@scmp.com Subdivided flats are nothing new in Hong Kong. Ask Tam Kin-wai, who lived in them for half a century. Life for the tenants was never easy, but while Tam, 78, has some fond memories of the communal living in the early yea ...

  9. Days before demolition, cubicle flats still up for rent

    Posted Feb 28th 2012, 12:00am

    ... said it was outrageous that the landlord was continuing to rent out flats to new tenants but noted there was no way to stop him since the building was a private property. ...

  10. Exco tightens regulations on disclosure of interests

    Posted Jun 13th 2012, 12:00am

    ... or property held through a shelf company. The revisions came almost two years after Executive Council member Lau Wong-fat was found to have failed to declare three property transactions that allegedly ... the declaration requirements deliberately'. Under current rules, Exco members must declare the land and property they own or from which they receive a 'beneficial interest' in Hong Kong ...




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