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Legal experts warn against divorces to avoid property tax

Authorities in several cities in China have noticed a rising number of couples filing for divorce this month after China’s State Council announced on February 20th it would introduce a 20 per cent capital gains tax on profits from second-hand house sales.

Thursday, 14 March, 2013, 5:18pm

Til second home do us part

We’ve all been watching with fascination as events unfold at Li Ka-shing’s foray into hotel room sales at Apex Horizon in sunny Kwai Chung, as investors try to evade the new stamp duty. So far they seem to have outwitted chief executive CY Leung’s attempt to foil the developer, but for how long no one is sure.

8 Mar 2013 - 7:36pm

How a new tax breaks up marriages on the mainland

Mainland couples are flocking to divorce to avoid a new property sales tax imposed by the government, after it left open a loophole for those who end their marriages.

7 Mar 2013 - 6:12am

Using technology to manage divorce

I commend you for publishing details on how technology can help co-parenting within divorced or separated families for the benefit of the children involved. The article cites Google Calendar, Skype, apps, text messaging, online agendas, e-mail and internet resources as helpful technology to cool acrimony and promote co-operation.

3 Mar 2013 - 3:32am

'Crazy English' guru's wife Kim Lee granted 12m yuan in divorce

The divorce proceedings lasted more than a year, and the Chaoyang District People's Court in Beijing also awarded Lee an additional 50,000 yuan for mental anguish she endured in the abusive marriage. Li will also have to pay 100,000 yuan in annual child support for each of his three daughters, with their mother granted custody.

4 Feb 2013 - 8:26am 2 comments

Relationships: routines after separation

Young children don't like change, especially at times of uncertainty and major upheaval in their lives - they want and need all the routines for them to feel safe.

28 Jan 2013 - 5:08pm 1 comment

Court rejects Florence Tsang's bid for documents

The Court of Appeal yesterday dismissed an application by the ex-wife of a tycoon to make public a judgment in which she got HK$1.2 billion in a divorce settlement.

22 Dec 2012 - 3:51am 1 comment

Artini plans revamp after co-founders' divorce deal

Artini China, a loss-making Hong Kong-based manufacturer of women's accessories, pledged to overhaul itself yesterday after the company's co-founders reached a divorce settlement.

12 Dec 2012 - 2:58am

China Digest, November 28, 2012

A couple's plan to have a "natural" pregnancy and birth at their home did not go as expected, as the woman was in labour for two days before the father-to-be decided he should call her a taxi to take her to hospital, the New Express newspaper reports.

28 Nov 2012 - 4:02am

A Bad Week for ... , November 25, 2012

Ma Ying-jeou

The Taiwanese president is coming under pressure in his second term as leader after being dismissed as an "ineffectual bumbler" by the British-based news magazine The Economist, which reported concern about the island's economic woes. Ma has denied reports that he ordered Taiwan's ambassador to Britain to rebut the piece.


25 Nov 2012 - 2:06am