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  1. Passing of Property Law to usher in new era

    Posted Mar 05th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... to dismantle the private sector, their political heirs would succeed in a campaign to have private property rights enshrined in legislation. That reversal is exactly why the Property Law, expected ... 'I certainly hope the law can be introduced soon. Property rights relate to people's lives and should be a basic human right,' Mr Sun said. The debate over the Property Law goes ...

  2. Controversial property law cleared to go before NPC

    Posted Dec 30th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Irene Wang The controversial property law and legislation to unify taxes on domestic and overseas companies yesterday were given the all-clear to be presented to the annual plenary session ... insisted the controversial property law complied with the constitution, despite claims from critics that it was 'unconstitutional'. The committee also said lifting the income tax rate ...

  3. Property law wins legislators' support

    Posted Oct 31st 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Irene Wang 'We have just settled the things which won't change for the next 100 years' Legislators have endorsed a controversial property rights law, raising expectations ... results in an individual stealing an asset from the state. In addition to the property law, Xinhua reported, the NPC Standing Committee will also approve amendments to the Organic Law ...

  4. 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, ...

  5. Dispute exposes flaw in property law

    Posted Apr 21st 2007, 12:00am by Raymond Li

    ... clarification of ownership of facilities within a residential block under the newly passed property rights law. A Capital Group subsidiary, Beijing Capital Technology Investment (BCTI), cut off ...

  6. Home away from home

    Posted Jan 21st 2011, 12:00am by Richard Warren

    ... are benefiting from falling property prices and the weakness of the pound, which helps the Hong Kong dollar stretch further in that country's housing market. Hong Kong investors have bought fractional shares of holiday homes in Scotland. In such a scheme, each owner has an equal share of the property and time that can be spent there. Twenty-four fractional shares of apartments ...

  7. Perverse equation of rehousing is driving up prices

    Posted Jun 15th 2010, 12:00am by Peggy Sito, Yvonne Liu

    ... for compensation. 'My in-laws have lived there since the 1970s. The property is very old. Sooner or later it will be demolished,' he said. It was in a prime location, and the compensation ... Beijing brought in a Property Law stating that a citizen's private property is inviolable- governments should only be able to confiscate someone's home for public welfare construction- ...

  8. Lively talk wins hearts and minds at university

    Posted Apr 30th 2005, 12:00am by Ray Cheung

    ... Ray Cheung Usually described as an uncharismatic public speaker, Lien Chan captivated his audience at Peking University with a spirited speech yesterday. The former professor, whose lectures have been described as stiff and boring as a funeral eulogy, exh ...

  9. Judges urged to increase awareness of new legislation

    Posted Mar 17th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Irene Wang Law enforcement officers and judges need to increase their awareness of the content of the Property Law to make sure the legislation will be implemented in October, a former ... and eight readings by national lawmakers. The law was drafted in response to economic reforms carried out on the mainland since the late 1970s, when people began accumulating their own property ...

  10. Private property safer, but public ownership upheld

    Posted Oct 15th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... system. Analysts do not expect this in the near future. Better laws for private property may also strengthen the hand of the central government. That is because these laws will reduce ... The importance of private property may be one of the most significant legacies of a meeting of the Communist Party's senior leadership that ended yesterday. 'We should protect ...




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