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  1. 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. ...

  2. Land sale law tightened on the mainland

    Posted Sep 01st 2004, 12:00am by Peggy Sito

    ... was not necessary. Developers and property professionals were unable to predict market outlook without [that] information,' he said. In March, the ministry issued a directive saying that the government ...

  3. Hot property

    Posted May 01st 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The number of contractual disputes over construction projects heard by the Supreme Court last year totalled 70,129 and involved 30.65 billion yuan. Many were land disputes but a breakdown was not available. Meanwhile, arable land fell by 361,600 hectares, ...

  4. Land laws have to be taken seriously

    Posted Oct 04th 2011, 12:00am

    ... that started in Wukan and spread to nearby villages were the result of simmering discontent over unresolved claims that officials illegally seized and sold collectively held property. It is a common ... involved in 11 cases that led to violence, riots and deaths. But laws have not always been broken, as there are loopholes. Regulations only cover buildings on state-owned land, while the majority ...

  5. Law to require owners to register before land-filling

    Posted Jan 20th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Cheung Chi-fai Before land-filling can be carried out on private property, the project will have to be registered with the Environmental Protection Department, under a proposed law ... perpetrators they have been unable to prosecute. All landowners planning to have construction or demolition waste dumped on their property will have to tell the environment watchdog of the site ...

  6. Absence of clause in leases shows tree protection law is needed

    Posted Aug 06th 2009, 12:00am by Joyce Ng, Peter So

    ... that a tree protection law is not needed. Two weeks ago, Synergis Management Service hired landscaping firm Wang Fung Yuen to heavily prune the crowns of 40 trees in Chung Nga Court in Tai Po. ... exists, a breach could bring no serious consequences other than replanting. The department confirmed yesterday that this was the only remedy that could be required of property owners, ...

  7. Democrats face uphill battle to pass tree protection law

    Posted Jul 08th 2009, 12:00am by Joyce Ng

    ... the Development Bureau, as the government had suggested in the review. The government said a law would create complicated problems related to private property rights. The review was criticised for giving ... Joyce Ng The Democratic Party is planning to introduce a tree protection law by way of a private bill in the next Legco session, after the government recently ruled out such a law ...

  8. Law gives hope to displaced farmers

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

    ... to be an unfair price will have a way to fight back under a law that becomes effective in May. The Ministry of Land and Resources has ordered local authorities to grant hearings to collective farmers whose land is taken without their consent. The new law is designed to make property transactions that frequently take place behind closed doors more transparent. Farmers had complained ...

  9. Officials urged to 'bite the bullet' on lax laws

    Posted May 14th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... has been reluctant to rectify this situation because of long-standing sensitivities over indigenous villagers' property and other rights. Ms Eu said the waste disposal charging scheme, ...

  10. Country park enclaves lack zoning

    Posted Aug 10th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Cheung Chi-fai Almost 1,350 hectares of rural land next to or surrounded by country parks in Hong Kong- some already in the hands of developers- has no zoning protection. It means owners can build whatever they want within the limits of the land lease. Th ...




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