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  1. Dissatisfaction on the increase

    Posted Aug 06th 2003, 12:00am by Niki Law

    ... Less than 10 per cent of Hong Kong people are satisfied with the government's efforts at maintaining economic prosperity, with public perception of its overall performance continuing to decline. Of 1,073 people interviewed for a University of Hong Ko ...

  2. Democrats bottom of the class

    Posted Jul 30th 2003, 12:00am by Niki Law

    ... meetings. Democratic Party members Wong Sing-chi and Law Chi-kwong were not much better: Mr Wong showed up for less than a third of the total, while Mr Law's attendance rate was 45 per cent. ... legislator Howard Young and National People's Congress member and independent legislator Ma Fung-kwok. Each came in at 100 per cent. When asked to explain, Wong Sing-chi and Law Chi-kwong said ...

  3. Crusading legislators' ratings soar

    Posted Aug 20th 2003, 12:00am by Niki Law

    ... Audrey Eu and James Tien rise in the popularity listings, boosted by their stance against the Article 23 legislation The controversy over Article 23 may have shaken the government to its roots and divided the Legislative Council, but it has boosted the po ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. Health law proposal targets private property

    Posted Feb 13th 2007, 12:00am by Lilian Goh

    ... the government's proposal to step up the prevention and control of infectious diseases. However, they questioned whether the use of private property might contravene the Basic Law, which protects people's right to private property. They urged the government to clarify the legitimacy of commandeering private property to avoid any challenges to the Basic Law. ...

  6. Private property safer, but public ownership upheld

    Posted Oct 15th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... system. Analysts do not expect this in the near future. Better laws for private property may also strengthen the hand of the central government. That is because these laws will reduce ... The importance of private property may be one of the most significant legacies of a meeting of the Communist Party's senior leadership that ended yesterday. 'We should protect ...

  7. Copyright law no laughing matter

    Posted Apr 25th 2012, 12:00am

    ... it amends the copyright law. The government says it is surprised by the complaints and there is not enough time to change the planned amendment. Parodies of famous songs have been part of local entertainment for years. But under the proposed law, spoofs, such as those that helped make the popular variety show Enjoy Yourself Tonight famous, could be ruled illegal. Proposed revisions ...

  8. Law change ends right of renewal for tenants

    Posted Jul 01st 2004, 12:00am by Felix Lo

    ... position,' she said. Wong Leung-shing, senior research and marketing manager of Centaline Property Agency, said the new law would be favourable for the property market. 'Owners' rights ... Legislators passed a bill yesterday that enables property owners to end leases when they expire, depriving tenants of the right of renewal they have enjoyed for more than 20 years. ...

  9. A limited number of HOS flats will not hurt property tycoons

    Posted Mar 31st 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... worked for some years, my guess is for a minimum of five years. I would assume he has some savings but, given the present level of property prices, it will be impossible for him and his future ... Ownership Scheme (HOS). He has sensibly suggested changing some of the rules regarding HOS to make it fairer. This would also prevent people occupying HOS flats from becoming rich property ...

  10. Property market

    Posted Jan 12th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... What impact do you think the government's resumption of land sales after a 13-month freeze- offloading only 17 sites in the next 15 months- will have on the property market? Share your views: write to us. ...




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