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  1. On the Move

    Posted Aug 11th 2012, 12:00am

    ... on regulatory compliance issues in data privacy. Pierre Chan Partner, Baker and McKenzie Chan focuses on Hong Kong and regional tax planning, stamp duty, wealth management and succession planning, ...

  2. Restructuring is vital even as we enjoy boom

    Posted Jul 14th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... with money from record stamp duties on stock-market transactions and that the fiscal surplus for 2006-07 would exceed HK$58 billion? The AA rating may be a touch academic, but it still leaves ...

  3. Surprise packages

    Posted Dec 11th 2010, 12:00am by Albert Chen, Albert Cheng

    ... Albert Cheng The government's recent measures against property speculation have produced instant results, bringing property prices down significantly and dampening sales volume dramatically. The measures, which include levying additional stamp duty of between 5 and 15 per cent on flats resold within two years, have made speculation less profitable. But critics said the new ...

  4. Tries hard, but then he could do better

    Posted Oct 15th 2009, 12:00am by Ambrose Leung

    ... John Tsang Chun-wah said in his budget speech that a proposal was due for submission to lawmakers on changes to the law on stamp duty, profits tax and property tax arrangements, but it, too, ...

  5. Head to head in the great reform debate

    Posted Feb 14th 2004, 12:00am by Jimmy Cheung

    ... 1.2 million in the 3 million-plus workforce have paid taxes. Although many people don't have to pay salary tax, they have to pay rates, stamp duties and other government fees ...

  6. Tsang is accused of sidelining opponents

    Posted May 29th 2006, 12:00am by Jimmy Cheung

    ... not elect their representatives to rubber-stamp government projects and policies. He said Mr Tsang was forcing the legislature to surrender its duty of checks and balances. '[Mr Tsang] told us ... Jimmy Cheung The chief executive has been accused of marginalising opponents who refuse to rubber-stamp his favourite policies. Independent legislator Kwok Ka-ki said Donald Tsang Yam-kuen ...

  7. No regrets

    Posted Sep 06th 2008, 12:00am by Albert Chen, Albert Cheng

    ... and willingly play the role of a rubber stamp. Ironically, the decision to impose time constraints on speeches received the support of pro-democracy legislators. They gave up their democratic rights and duties readily. The voting procedure is another entrenched problem. Members are divided into two groups- those elected from functional constituencies and those from geographical seats- for voting ...

  8. Letters

    Posted May 24th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Stephen Lam only doing his duty Chief Secretary Stephen Lam Sui-lung is leaving the government next month to study a one-year theology course at Oxford University. I think it is a pity ... Lam makes dignified exit', May 8), because of his bureaucratic tone and alleged absolute obedience to Beijing. In fact, he was only performing his duties. A civil servant has to protect ...

  9. Departing president warns officials to respect legislature

    Posted Jul 15th 2008, 12:00am by Ambrose Leung

    ... on controversial bills, and expected them to rubber-stamp the proposals without 'at least reasoning with them'. On concerns that her successor- who is likely to come from government-friendly ... will have their political stance, it is the duty of the Legco president to be impartial,' she said. She vowed to help bridge the gap between Beijing and the pan-democrats in Hong Kong in her ...

  10. Pan-democrats hope to meet candidate for chief justice

    Posted Sep 04th 2009, 12:00am by Ambrose Leung

    ... with the person will in no way impede judicial dignity.' Independent democrat Cyd Ho Sau-lan said the legislature had a duty to learn where the future chief justice stood on issues of human rights ... would be inappropriate. 'I don't want to use the term 'rubber stamp', but we are not in the US, where top judges can be grilled by congressmen.' The current appointment ...




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