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  1. Influx of tourists 'will not lead to crime wave'

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

    ... staff were already screening individual visitors from other cities, and law enforcement officers would conduct regular raids at labour black spots. ...

  2. Healing process

    Posted Aug 13th 2003, 12:00am by Joyce Law

    ... A QUILT CAN keep you warm. But it can also provide spiritual support for people who have lost a family member or a friend to Aids. The Hong Kong Aids Memorial Quilt Project, organised by TeenAIDS, is creating a teddy-bear version of the project dedicated ...

  3. Appeal over public flats rent ruling

    Posted Jul 25th 2003, 12:00am by Chloe Lai, Niki Law

    ... The Housing Authority says there is immense public interest in clarifying the verdict that it was in breach of the law The Housing Authority will lodge an appeal with the top court to overturn a ruling that it had breached its duty by not reviewing rents to ensure they complied with limits under the Housing Ordinance. The law says rents must not exceed 10 per cent ...

  4. Time to revisit law and consider minority property owners' rights

    Posted Sep 25th 2011, 12:00am

    ... of the applications for compulsory land sale orders were made by well-known property developers and property acquisition agencies. It appears that the new law, having operated for almost 18 months, works very ... With the entry into force on April 1, 2010, of an amendment to the law governing the compulsory sale of land for redevelopment, which reduced from 90 per cent to 80 per cent the proportion ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. 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. ...

  7. Draft property law allows abuse, says analyst

    Posted Jul 11th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... paid in accordance with the law when this is in the public interest. It states that evictees will be properly accommodated, without specifying how. On collective property, the bill says village ... property, brings about its bankruptcy or tries to sell such property under-priced or give it away, would be subject to liabilities. Hu Xingdou, a Beijing-based political scientist, said the law ...

  8. Property-grab rules must be given bite

    Posted Jan 26th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... is rampant. This deepens mistrust in officials. A law protecting private property was enacted in 2007, but it does not apply to land, which cannot be privately owned. In any case, that seems ... rampant, they will have little effect. Authorities are rightly concerned about the protests and violence that unsurprisingly accompany illegal property grabs by developers and local governments. ...

  9. Compulsory purchase law is yet another favour to corporate sector

    Posted Apr 04th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    .... The Basic Law provides for compensation for 'lawful deprivation of property', but does not suggest what is lawful. Given that assets as lacking in emotional content as shares in a company ... of their property ('Developers benefit when there's a lot at stake', March 28). I would ask two further questions. First, how does this square with generally accepted notions of justice under ...

  10. 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. ...




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