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  1. New draft approved for private property law

    Posted Dec 25th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Zhuang Pinghui China's first law to protect private property took a step closer to approval yesterday as lawmakers began reviewing its latest draft. The seventh draft of the property law attempts to strike a balance between private property and state ownership, as 'China executes a socialist market economy and all market players enjoy equal legal status and the right ...

  2. China's reputation in IP rights is still dismal, law firm survey finds

    Posted Nov 21st 2011, 12:00am

    ... for software development, emerged as a favourable market in protecting patents and intellectual property rights ahead of Japan, the survey showed. Benjamin Bai, the law firm's head of its ... Denise Tsang denise.tsang@scmp.com Old habits die hard, and so is the daunting image of China in protecting intellectual property rights. This is a key finding of a survey of 1,000 ...

  3. Industry worries over law's efficacy

    Posted Apr 11th 2007, 12:00am by Sandy Li

    ... Sandy Li Differing interpretations cause concern for home-owners' protection Just less than a month after China's Property Law was passed following 14 years of drafting, industry ... the effectiveness of the law, they said. The Property Law, which was passed by the National People's Congress on March 16 and will take effect on October 1, aims to give equal protection to public ...

  4. Business - Property - TAX REFORM

    Wen Jiabao says property tax reform needs serious study

    Posted Jan 16th 2013, 12:00am by Victoria Ruan

    ... at Savills Property Services (Beijing). The law only grants individuals the right to use land for a maximum of 70 years. Li has made it clear that he will push ahead with urbanisation over the next ... Victoria Ruan victoria.ruan@scmp.com Wen comment suggests delay to property tax Premier Wen Jiabao said yesterday that property tax reform should be studied "in the medium to long ...

  5. Experts urge end to whining about tough piracy laws

    Posted Apr 27th 2006, 12:00am by Shi Jiangtao

    ... Shi Jiangtao They say China needs to meet world standards It is time for Beijing to stop complaining that China has been held to discriminatively high standards of intellectual property ... of Economics and Law in Wuhan, said: 'We should not complain that the level of China's IPR protection system, which has been revised to meet the requirements of WTO entry, is too high.' ...

  6. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Gloomy outlook in campaign for mainland pollution laws

    Posted Feb 14th 2013, 12:00am by Li Jing

    ... Li Jing jing.li@scmp.com Gloomy outlook in push for tough pollution laws Environmental experts warn that a campaign to tackle the mainland's air pollution through legal means looks ... workers leaving the country. In 2011, more than 150,000 mainlanders became resident in the major immigration countries: the United States, Canada, Australia and New Zealand. So when property ...

  7. News - China

    Mainland revises law to close court neutrality loopholes

    Posted Sep 01st 2012, 12:00am by Minnie Chan

    ... Minnie Chan minnie.chan@scmp.com Law revised to define court neutrality China's top legislative body, the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress, passed a revised Civil Procedure Law yesterday to try to plug some legal loopholes. One of the amendments bans judges, prosecutors and court staff from accepting banquet invitations and gifts from plaintiffs, ...

  8. News - China - JUSTICE

    The case that put China's rule of law on trial

    Posted Oct 23rd 2012, 12:00am by Mimi Lau

    ... the rule of law on trial A controversial final court verdict against dozens of defendants in southern China this month dealt a vicious blow to a civil campaign mounted by scores of defence lawyers ... it the "biggest civil campaign led by lawyers". "This case tells us that the system no longer holds any regard for the existing rule of law, nor for human rights," Zhou said. He also ...

  9. Foreign companies must do their bit to combat piracy

    Posted Apr 20th 2006, 12:00am by Tom Holland

    ... are still shaky at best, progress on establishing the altogether more nebulous notion of intellectual property looks rather impressive. China rewrote its intellectual property laws after joining ... Tom Holland Along with currency manipulation, the naked theft of intellectual property has emerged as the favourite complaint of foreign businesspeople criticising China. But although ...

  10. Comment - Blogs

    China news round-up: Dandong denies halt to North Korea tourism, cargo traffic reported normal

    Posted Apr 11th 2013, 06:59am by Patrick Boehler

    ... Morning News* Liu has pleaded to evade the death penalty. Beijing News* Editorial: "We hope that the relevant judicial organs will openly and according to the law process Liu Zhijun's ... the government should be more centralised. People's Daily* China Development Bank chairman praises Jiang Zemin.   Intellectual property rights US Department of State "The level of [...] trade ...




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