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  1. Confidence in property rebounding

    Posted Sep 05th 2003, 12:00am by Niki Law

    ... Hong Kong's confidence in the property market has been revived by the recent influx of mainland tourists and the promises made in the trade pact with the mainland, a study released yesterday revealed. The study by real estate consultant Land Power International found 68 per cent of the 1,073 people interviewed in the city believed property prices had bottomed out. Only 25 per ...

  2. Smooth entry for individual travellers

    Posted Aug 21st 2003, 12:00am by Niki Law

    ... Livelihood showed 73.4 per cent of the 421 people interviewed felt Hong Kong's safety would fall as mainland arrivals increased. Security chief Ambrose Lee Siu-kwong said law enforcement ...

  3. Shenzhen property managers arrested over 'gangland' tactics

    Posted Apr 11th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Chow Chung-yan in Shenzhen Bosses of a Shenzhen property management firm have been arrested for allegedly hiring gangsters to extort money and attack home-owners who employed the firm. Many of the home-owners are Hong Kong residents. Police in the Buji district last week arrested the general manager and security manager of Xingang Property Management for allegedly hiring ...

  4. Shenzhen flat owners mob police station in row over shoddy work

    Posted Apr 15th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... He Huifeng More than 1,000 residents of a Shenzhen housing estate surrounded a police station to demand the release of two neighbours detained in a clash between property owners and a government work team pushing residents to accept a compensation offer. The Taoyuancun estate provides low-cost flats, but protesters say it has been shoddily built. A property owner who gave her name ...

  5. New levies aimed at property speculators

    Posted Dec 18th 2006, 12:00am by Raymond Li

    ... Raymond Li Mainland authorities are poised to introduce new levies on homeowners, in part to curb the speculation that has been blamed for the overheated property market. Quoting Vice-Minister of Construction Liu Zhifeng, the Beijing News reported yesterday that people buying homes- especially larger properties- would have to pay more under the new tax initiative. Speaking ...

  6. Qianhai set to make history with law to reveal income

    Posted Mar 24th 2011, 12:00am by Fiona Tam

    ... It will be one of the few places on the mainland to do so. According to a draft law announced yesterday by the Shenzhen Municipal People's Congress, all 11 members of the committee- two of whom ... requiring their 1,000 county-level cadres to declare their income from 2008, this would be the first law on the mainland that requires the declaration of income and interest. Qianhai will make ...

  7. Property chain shuts amid theft rumours

    Posted Nov 16th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Choi Chi-yuk A Shenzhen-based property agency with more than 100 branches throughout the mainland has suddenly closed amid rumours that the boss fled with more than 40 million yuan ... property prices. Zhang Maorong, a prominent property lawyer in Shenzhen, said some of his clients had been affected by Zhongtian's closure. He warned the situation could spread to other real ...

  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. Hong Kong bent rule of law for silver medallists

    Posted Aug 24th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Or is there no truth in these reports? Bending the rules is inconsistent with the concepts of fair play and rule of law, both core values in Hong Kong. The Hong Kong Olympic Committee should explain why it saw ... policy. If successful, Niceyork will get residential land at far below the market price. The sea views, ventilation and property values of Phase Three residents are in jeopardy. It is like ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - FOCUS

    Hongkongers looking for a better lifestyle flock to Shenzhen

    Posted Jun 02nd 2013, 12:00am by John Carney

    ... 1990s partly reflects these broader trends. But it also touches on specific political and economic issues, such as land reforms and the marketing strategies of property developers. What ... life." Lee also found that working-class people- including those living in public housing, those who use their life savings or whose children chip in to purchase a property on the mainland- ...




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