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  1. Party time as Leo returns from exile

    Posted Aug 01st 2003, 12:00am by Niki Law

    ... A huge welcoming party greeted the return of Hong Kong's best-known luxury cruise ship in Tsim Sha Tsui yesterday. After almost four months in Australia, the SuperStar Leo berthed at Ocean Terminal to the strains of a police marching band and a perfo ...

  2. Learning to lead

    Posted Jul 11th 2003, 12:00am by Joyce Law

    ... TO BE SMART citizens, we need to think critically to distinguish right from wrong. With this in mind, a programme aimed at providing youths with the ability to analyse current affairs will take place this summer. Youth in Legco - Certificate Course for Yo ...

  3. Compulsory purchase law has led to intimidation of flat owners

    Posted Apr 11th 2011, 12:00am

    ... on good incomes. Decrepit buildings in less desirable locations are of no interest to property developers and will only be redeveloped under public-funded programmes, originally considered to be the focus of the Urban Renewal Authority. However, it shows little interest in any locations other than those that can generate considerable returns for it and its property developer partners. While ...

  4. Unfair to exclude statutory bodies from Hong Kong's competition law

    Posted Jan 20th 2012, 12:00am

    ... of a competition law that excludes statutory bodies. This would clearly signal increased government intervention in the market, which would in turn adversely affect the criteria and considerations used in the foundation's index, such as on trade freedom and government monopolies. No one will argue against a level playing field, but a competition law that excludes more than 500 statutory bodies, some ...

  5. Deal struck on tackling intellectual property breaches

    Posted Dec 04th 2003, 12:00am by Ella Lee, Stella Lee

    ... deputy director-general of the Guangdong Provincial Intellectual Property Office. The group would meet twice a year, he said. Some cross-border breaches might be beyond the reach of law ... Stella Lee Guangdong and Hong Kong officials agreed yesterday to work out a framework for dealing with cross-border intellectual property infringement cases under the two different legal ...

  6. Lessons for mainland judges on city's common law system

    Posted May 26th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... law, finance, commerce and intellectual property rights. Simon Ip Sik-on, co-chairman of the international advisory board of the university's law school, said it was the first time ... Daniel Sin Learning Hong Kong's common law system would help senior mainland judges to better handle litigation involving Hong Kong people or companies, a top mainland judge says. ...

  7. Duty-bound under the Basic Law

    Posted Aug 31st 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... national security laws even as they undermined Hong Kong's attempts to introduce the Article 23 legislation in 2003. Article 22 of the Basic Law firmly prescribes that no mainland authority may interfere in affairs administered by the Hong Kong government on its own in accordance with the mini-constitution. In return, under Article 23, Hong Kong is duty-bound to enact laws ...

  8. Bears lurk in the woods as property market arrives at crossroads

    Posted Aug 09th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... tenancy law reform, which liberalises landlords' ability to take possession of their property. Longer term, this liberalisation will be positive. London saw its private rental stock increase ... Simon Pritchard IN THE EARLY 1990s, Britons thought property prices would not reach the peaks seen in the boom-bust cycle for at least another generation. In Japan, it took almost ...

  9. I stand on the side of law and reason- Ronnie Chan

    Posted May 13th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Kong, who often under the cloak of a lawyer or a barrister, advocate positions contrary to the law. To say that Beijing does not have the right to speak up regarding Hong Kong's constitutional affairs contradicts the Basic Law. I stand on the side of law and reason, and not on Beijing's or anyone's side. Let me relate two personal incidents: in 1996, I visited ...


    Expulsions likely as Hainan requires permission to fish in South China Sea

    Posted Jan 10th 2014, 12:09am by KRISTINE KWOK

    ... of water- represented an escalation of Beijing's jurisdictional claims, and could lead to more expulsions of foreign fishing vessels. Chinese fishery laws have long stated that foreign vessels ... implement the Fishery Law by clarifying that the law applies to the waters administered by the Hainan government. Parts of these waters are contested by Southeast Asian nations including ...




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