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  1. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Gloomy outlook in campaign for mainland pollution laws

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

    ... Environmental experts warn that a campaign to tackle the mainland's air pollution through legal means looks doomed to fail. They give various reasons for their bleak outlook ... mainlanders became resident in the major immigration countries: the United States, Canada, Australia and New Zealand. So when property tycoon Pan Shiyi called for a Clean Air Act on the mainland last ...

  2. Property-sales levy to pay for watchdog

    Posted Jul 01st 2011, 12:00am

    ... Joyce Ng joyce.ng@scmp.com A levy on property sales will be introduced to support a future watchdog to regulate building management companies. The government says the levy, to be set ... to owners and tenants,' he said. The levy will cover all property transactions but it has yet to be decided whether the buyer or the seller should pay. Under the regulatory framework, which ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Government says no law regulating false milk ads until 2013

    Posted Nov 21st 2012, 12:00am by Emily Tsang

    ... Emily Tsang emily.tsang@scmp.com No squeeze on false milk ads until 2013 The government will not even begin to consider regulating advertisements falsely claiming that formula milk can make babies smarter and healthier until next year. The ads would be allowed to run for some time yet, lawmakers, doctors, manufacturers and breastfeeding advocates were told at a Legislative ...

  4. Economy, rent surge slow shops market

    Posted Oct 05th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Paggie Leung paggie.leung@scmp.com Leasing and sales of retail properties have slowed in the past two months as market turmoil and steep rises in rents and prices bite, agents say. 'There are many uncertainties in the market, such as the slump in stock prices and concerns over economic growth, and people are worried about the economy and outlook for the property ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - LAW

    'Corporate veil' cast aside as UK court rules on divorce settlement

    Posted Jun 16th 2013, 12:00am by John Carney

    ... veil". On Wednesday, the seven-member court unanimously rejected claims by Michael Prest that he could not hand over properties controlled by his company to his former wife as part of a £17.5 ... in the Isle of Man. The court ruled that the properties, initially represented as assets of the offshore company, were actually held in trust for the husband. In the ruling, Lord Justice Sumption said ...

  6. News - Hong Kong

    Macau's La Scala corruption trial postponed until 2013

    Posted Sep 18th 2012, 12:00am by Simpson Cheung

    ... Simpson Cheung in Macau simpson.cheung@scmp.com La Scala trial to start in January, with reams of documents and dozens of witnesses expected Macau bribery trial postponed until 2013 More than 70 witnesses will be summoned for the bribery trial of Hong Kong tycoons Steven Lo Kit-sing and Joseph Lau Luen-hung, lawyers say. And it will consider thousands of pages of legal notes. ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - PRIVACY

    Tighten law to prevent snooping, Hong Kong legislators urge

    Posted Jun 17th 2013, 12:00am by Tony Cheung, JOSHUA BUT

    ... property is not in Hong Kong," he said. "Prosecution is impossible unless you make a specific hacking law that expressly outlaws hacking activities that attempt to obtain data owned ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - LETTER OF THE LAW

    Failure to observe formalities can lead to danger

    Posted Apr 23rd 2013, 12:00am by MICHAEL LOWER

    ... Having your name on the title deeds of a property allows you to prove you are the owner. For that reason, it is not usually possible to create or transfer an interest in land without some form ... ownership to be a matter of written record. Sometimes, though, it might seem unjust to insist on formality. A might agree that B will be part-owner of a property even though only A's name ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - CRIME

    Agile Property chief Chen Zhuolin arrested for indecent assault

    Posted Sep 01st 2012, 12:00am by Anita Lam

    ... Anita Lam and Clifford Lo Chen Zhuolin, chairman of Agile, is arrested over allegation involving a 28-year-old female employee at his luxury home in Happy Valley Property chief held over sex assault The chairman of Agile Property Holdings was arrested on suspicion of indecently assaulting a 28-year-old female employee at his luxury house in Happy Valley, the company said ...

  10. Comment - Letters

    Against proposed dirty money law

    Posted Apr 29th 2013, 12:00am by LETTERS

    ... Prosecutions Kevin Zervos advocates the implementation of a civil forfeiture law that would allow the government to seize property before a criminal conviction or even criminal proceedings take place. He claims that this would make it easier to fight money laundering. All this law will do is erode private property protection guaranteed by the Basic Law. In jurisdictions that have civil ...




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