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  1. News - Hong Kong - LAW

    Law Society chief says solicitors want to do more than just law

    Posted Sep 11th 2014, 04:49am by Stuart Lau

    ... businesses that would include non-legal elements such as the property and insurance sectors. "The Law Society council is studying how to make the situation less strict," Hung said, citing ... Stuart Lau stuart.lau@scmp.com If the Law Society has its way, solicitors could soon be running one-stop businesses that offer an array of services including non-legal ones Solicitors want ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1589603/law-society-chief-says-solicitors-want-do-more-just-law
  2. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Unpaid property taxes piling up in law firms a risk as Legco delays stamp duty bill, John Tsang claims

    Posted Jul 07th 2014, 05:43am by Patsy Moy, Emily Tsang

    ... Patsy Moy and Emily Tsang Finance chief says property levies piling up at law firms while lawmakers are filibustering Tsang frets over delay to stamp duty bill's passage Law firms ... circumstances in the property market. However, a senior conveyancing lawyer said the professional code of conduct required law firms to keep a separate account for their clients' money. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1548273/unpaid-property-taxes-piling-law-firms-risk-legco-delays-stamp-duty
  3. News - Hong Kong - LETTER OF THE LAW

    The costs of settling a case under the trade law

    Posted Sep 09th 2014, 03:23am by EUGENE LOW

    ... an undertaking arise. Eugene Low is a practising lawyer with experience in intellectual property, data privacy and trade descriptions laws   ... Eugene Low An undertaking helps avoid prosecution, but there may be implications The costs of settling a case under the trade law Can, and should, a trader settle a criminal case under ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1588029/costs-settling-case-under-trade-law
  4. News - China - LEGISLATION

    Spy challenges prompt China security law revamp

    Posted Aug 26th 2014, 04:27am by Alice Yan

    ... property law courts in Beijing, Shanghai and Guangzhou, as proposed by the Supreme People's Court, were also delivered at the meeting. ... Alice Yan ting.yan@scmp.com Legislative overhaul proposed to punish foreign espionage and expand investigators' powers Spy challenges prompt revamp to security law The mainland has ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1580726/spy-challenges-prompt-china-security-law-revamp
  5. News - Hong Kong - PROPERTY

    New property law forbids publishing of unofficial price quotes

    Posted Apr 20th 2013, 12:00am by Joyce Ng, Johnny Tam

    ... the law takes effect. The Residential Properties (First-hand Sales) Ordinance is intended to protect consumer interests and increase market transparency. An information centre in Chai Wan will educate consumers on the law. There have also been concerns that developers may bombard buyers with information and cause even more confusion. Sun Hung Kai Properties has issued a three-volume, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1218652/new-property-law-forbids-publishing-unofficial-price-quotes
  6. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Law to affirm double stamp duty passed, 17 months after levy came in

    Posted Jul 16th 2014, 04:15am by PHILE SIU, Ada Lee

    ... Phila Siu and Ada Lee The extra tax, which has been levied on almost all property purchases since early last year, voted into law before Legco’s summer break Doubling of stamp duty at last passed Legislation doubling the stamp duty on most property purchases was finally passed by lawmakers last night, just before the Legislative Council enters its three-month summer recess. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1555049/law-affirm-double-stamp-duty-passed-17-months-after-levy-came
  7. News - Asia - MALAYSIA

    Malaysian activist jailed for a year under colonial-era sedition law

    Posted Sep 19th 2014, 12:21pm by Associated Press in Kuala Lumpur

    ... accuse the government of using the colonial-era law to stifle freedom of expression. Adam Adli was charged last year after making several statements at a political meeting following national ... the Sedition Act since last year, mostly for criticising the government or ruling officials. Those found guilty face up to three years in prison and a fine. Sedition as defined by Malaysian law ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1595924/malaysian-activist-jailed-year-under-colonial-era-sedition-law
  8. News - Hong Kong - FOOD SAFETY

    Hong Kong plans tougher laws in response to 'gutter oil' scandal

    Posted Sep 18th 2014, 02:46pm by Ernest Kao

    ... Ernest Kao ernest.kao@scmp.com New regulations on edible oil after scandal The government has vowed to strengthen laws governing edible oil in the wake of a scandal that has linked hundreds of businesses to the use or distribution of tainted "gutter oil" from Taiwanese firm Chang Guann. A consultation on changing the law to strengthen regulation of edible oils ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1595354/hong-kong-plans-tougher-laws-response-gutter-oil-scandal
  9. News - China Insider - CHINA DIGEST

    Naked brother-in-law; secrets of news anchor; giant melon: CHINA DIGEST

    Posted Sep 17th 2014, 09:45pm by Staff Reporters

    ... and returned the money to her when she correctly said the amount of cash that was missing. Detention for naked prank A woman frantically called the police in the municipality after her brother-in-law stripped naked in front of her and began cursing at her, the Chongqing Economic Times  reports. Two policemen went to the scene and discovered it was a prank devised by the brother-in-law. He has ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china-insider/article/1594855/wrongly-jailed-16-years-sex-slave-freed-secrets-news-anchor
  10. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    China's new budget law can modernise governance

    Posted Sep 17th 2014, 02:18pm by Hu Shuli

    ... Hu Shuli Hu Shuli hails the guiding principles behind the changes which are in line with the third plenum's call for a rules-based and open system New budget law has the potential to modernise Chinese governance Three recent items of news deserve attention. First, the revisions to the Budget Law were passed late last month. Second, in a speech this month marking the 60th ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/article/1594568/chinas-new-budget-law-can-modernise-governance

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