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  1. Shanghai property tycoon arrested

    Posted Sep 06th 2003, 12:00am by Bill Savadove

    ... The announcement follows a three-month probe of the property developer, his flagship company Shanghai Nongkai Development (Group) and its subsidiaries. Chau was already in detention. Prosecutors yesterday granted approval for police to arrest the businessman and move forward with a criminal investigation under the law, local television and the Eastday web site said, but gave no further details. ...

  2. Team Clean lays down the law

    Posted Aug 10th 2003, 12:00am by Klaudia Lee, Patsy Moy

    ... 28. But to sustain a long-term improvement, Mr Tsang said: 'We have to adhere to zero tolerance in law enforcement.' Under the proposals, four offences - spitting, littering, ... markets. And a demerit points system for market tenants who repeatedly breach the law would be drafted. Much tougher measures have also been proposed to ensure building maintenance standards, ...

  3. HK man sues over traitor tag

    Posted Oct 14th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... that the department return properties that their father, Lin Gun, bought between 1915 and 1949. According to the letter, the government would not return the properties to the family since Lin Gun had been ... only be a reference and not evidence in court. Besides, there was no formal judgment to prove Lin Gun's properties had been confiscated because of his identification ...

  4. Put China on piracy blacklist, says US copyright alliance

    Posted Feb 11th 2005, 12:00am by Stuart Biggs

    ... with the worst records of protecting intellectual property rights, which can lead to trade sanctions. The International Intellectual Property Alliance, representing 1,500 companies in copyright-based ... 'priority watch list'- a relatively obscure section of US trade law known as the Special 301 provisions. Under section 301 of the 1974 Trade Act, the USTR is required to identify countries ...

  5. Competition bill may leave M&As wide open

    Posted Jun 26th 2010, 12:00am by Dennis Eng

    ... Dennis Eng As the government prepares to push ahead with an all-encompassing competition law, the decision to omit mergers and acquisitions from the draft bill may leave such deals open to challenge when the law is introduced, legal experts say. In many jurisdictions, the regulatory framework of a competition law covers mergers and acquisitions. Gerry O'Brien, a senior associate ...

  6. Death sentences commuted for arms smugglers in Tibet

    Posted Jan 05th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Shi Ting Five were convicted for supplying guns to Nepali Maoists A Tibetan court yesterday commuted the death sentences handed to five members of an arms-smuggling gang, including two Nepali Maoists. Nepali Hirala Lal Shrestha, better known as Ananda, had his death sentence suspended for two years. The court also ordered the confiscation of his property. Fellow Maoist Gyaljen ...

  7. Taxman demands slice from Grim Reaper

    Posted Oct 23rd 2004, 12:00am by Jane Moir

    ... invested here, for example in property,' Mr Ellis explains. 'They could try and beef it up, or abolish it, or reduce the scope of it... money could come back on-shore, funds would flow ... Mr Ellis. 'And yes, then they would pay the tax. 'For many people who bought property, many of them could be sitting on properties worth significantly more than those ($7.5 million) ...

  8. Permanent stance needed in IPR fight

    Posted Dec 21st 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... in practice on an issue that it has largely treated as someone else's problem- intellectual property rights. So far the mainland has been part of the problem. At street level rampant piracy has ... of other people's intellectual property, in reality rampant theft and 'cut and paste' of copyrights, patents, trade marks and trade secrets, has served its purpose for an emerging ...

  9. Year-long work ban for activist lawyer

    Posted Mar 05th 2005, 12:00am by Bill Savadove

    ... to respect the rule of law. By banning Guo Guoting from following his profession, the authorities are also denying journalists and cyber-dissidents of their fundamental right to be defended,' ... in maritime law, Mr Guo took up human rights cases after defending Zheng. The New York Times called him an 'accidental activist' in a profile last year. Zheng is now serving three years ...

  10. HK enacts Iran sanctions law after 9 months

    Posted Mar 30th 2011, 12:00am by Irene Jay Liu

    ... After nine months of delay Hong Kong has quietly enacted regulations that implement last year's United Nations sanctions against Iran. The city's action comes amid increasing scrutiny from the West over China's dealings with Iran. The new r ...




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