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  1. Property law sows right seeds for rural harmony

    Posted Mar 15th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... of legislation enshrining private property rights will go some way towards attaining that goal. This law will mean much to farmers, until now uncertain about their right to land that has often been ... for many of the protests by rural communities. Ensuring that the property law is implemented and policed is essential for Beijing, given the unrest that has occurred. This is easier said than done, ...

  2. 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.' ...

  3. Issue of national law on housing splits political aides

    Posted Mar 10th 2012, 12:00am

    ... there should be national legislation on the issue. While some say a law should be drafted to ensure the proper use of low-income housing, others suggest that creative solutions by local governments ... activities and corruption. 'In some places, a beneficiary is allowed to buy ownership of the property after living [in the apartment] for several years. I think there are more negatives than ...

  4. Taming the demolition cowboys a welcome step

    Posted Jan 03rd 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... that is trying to make progress towards the rule of law and which plans to enshrine private property rights in its constitution. Moreover, anger over these very issues is one of the main sources ... In China's fast-growing private property market, demolition firms play a crucial role that they do not have elsewhere in the world. They are often tasked with clearing land ...

  5. China gets tough with new laws

    Posted Jun 23rd 2004, 12:00am by Peggy Sito

    ... Peggy Sito Beijing will introduce new rules governing residential leasing activity in the latest move to regulate the city's fast-growing property sector. The rules, which come into effect on July 1, restrict properties that have not been granted ownership certificates from being offered for lease. According to the Beijing Municipal Administration of State Land, Resources ...

  6. Measures to rein in property and car buying may hit reforms down the road

    Posted Apr 04th 2011, 12:00am

    ... there, they are not welcome at all. In a desperate attempt to grapple with soaring property prices and worsening traffic jams, Beijing has introduced the country's most stringent policies over the buying of property and cars, targeting outsiders, be they out-of-town mainlanders or foreigners. To qualify for such purchases, out-of-town mainlanders have to prove they have lived ...

  7. Brush with the law

    Posted Dec 11th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... and the village head, would not be protected by mainland law. In the past year, 11 other artists have been taken to court by the villagers from whom they purchased properties. So when hearings began last month on Li's appeal, dozens of painters turned up to monitor proceedings even though they lived in rented properties. 'It's not a single person's case; it's ...

  8. Shenzhen sales stall on new laws

    Posted Jun 28th 2006, 12:00am by Peggy Sito, Sandy Li

    ... Sandy Li and Peggy Sito Flat size limits and consequent shift to lower end of market expected to shave developers' margins The residential property market in Shenzhen has almost come ... their projects approved, they said. The market has been stalled by the special economic zone's June 22 announcement of new by-laws, three weeks after Beijing issued austerity measures to bring down ...

  9. Property market investment to be tightened

    Posted Mar 24th 2007, 12:00am by Cary Huang, Peggy Sito, Sandy Li

    ... reiterated the need for strict control of foreign investment in its red-hot property sector to prevent economic overheating and to adjust the inbound investment mix. Guidelines on foreign investment for this year unveiled on Thursday by the Ministry of Commerce say: '[The government] will take effective measures... to strictly restrict foreign investment in the property sector.' ...

  10. Beijing property market shows signs of fatigue

    Posted Aug 06th 2005, 12:00am by Jamil Anderlini

    ... Jamil Anderlini in Beijing 3.3pc price fall in May-June raises fears capital may see Shanghai-like plunge Li Jun shakes his head when he hears the government's latest property ... 3.3 per cent between May and June. With just over a year's experience, the young Beijing property agent has witnessed the rise and rise of the capital's booming property market. ...




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