Law Library of Congress - Global Legal Monitor: Global Legal Monitor: Hong-Kong http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?home The Global Legal Monitor is an online publication from the Law Library of Congress covering legal news and developments worldwide. It is updated frequently and draws on information from the Global Legal Information Network, official national legal publications, and reliable press sources. You can search previous news by searching the archive. en-us Global Legal Monitor: Hong Kong: Dispute over Policy on Influx of Mothers from China Giving Birth in Hong Kong http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402991_text Immigration and nationality - Leaders in Hong Kong have disagreed recently on how to handle the problem of expectant women from mainland China entering the city in an attempt to have their children born there, in order to qualify for... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Thu, 16 Feb 2012 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402991_text Global Legal Monitor: China; Hong Kong: Congo Assets Case Tests Sovereign Immunity http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402793_text Sovereign immunity - Leaders in Hong Kong have disagreed recently on how to handle the problem of expectant women from mainland China entering the city in an attempt to have their children born there, in order to qualify for On August 26, 2011, China's National People's Congress (NPC) Standing Committee unanimously affirmed an earlier decision of a Hong Kong court, declaring that companies cannot sue sovereign states to recover assets. (Sovereign States Get Legal... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Thu, 01 Sep 2011 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402793_text Global Legal Monitor: Hong Kong: Minimum Wage Law Takes Effect http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402674_text Labor - Leaders in Hong Kong have disagreed recently on how to handle the problem of expectant women from mainland China entering the city in an attempt to have their children born there, in order to qualify for On August 26, 2011, China's National People's Congress (NPC) Standing Committee unanimously affirmed an earlier decision of a Hong Kong court, declaring that companies cannot sue sovereign states to recover assets. (Sovereign States Get Legal On May 1, 2011, Hong Kong's Minimum Wage Ordinance took effect; under it a HK$28 (about US$3.6) per hour minimum wage rate is enforced. (Minimum Wage Ordinance (Cap. 608), Hong Kong Department of Justice Bilingual... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Tue, 17 May 2011 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402674_text Global Legal Monitor: Hong Kong: Draft Guidelines on Disclosure of Inside Information http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402596_text Securities - Leaders in Hong Kong have disagreed recently on how to handle the problem of expectant women from mainland China entering the city in an attempt to have their children born there, in order to qualify for On August 26, 2011, China's National People's Congress (NPC) Standing Committee unanimously affirmed an earlier decision of a Hong Kong court, declaring that companies cannot sue sovereign states to recover assets. (Sovereign States Get Legal On May 1, 2011, Hong Kong's Minimum Wage Ordinance took effect; under it a HK$28 (about US$3.6) per hour minimum wage rate is enforced. (Minimum Wage Ordinance (Cap. 608), Hong Kong Department of Justice Bilingual On February 11, 2011, Hong Kong's Securities and Futures Commission (SFC) issued consultative conclusions on proposed amendments to its Draft Guidelines on the disclosure of price-sensitive information, i.e., insider trading. (Consultation Paper on the Draft... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Wed, 30 Mar 2011 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402596_text Global Legal Monitor: Hong Kong: Law on Pyramid Schemes to Be Updated http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402338_text Crime and law enforcement - Leaders in Hong Kong have disagreed recently on how to handle the problem of expectant women from mainland China entering the city in an attempt to have their children born there, in order to qualify for On August 26, 2011, China's National People's Congress (NPC) Standing Committee unanimously affirmed an earlier decision of a Hong Kong court, declaring that companies cannot sue sovereign states to recover assets. (Sovereign States Get Legal On May 1, 2011, Hong Kong's Minimum Wage Ordinance took effect; under it a HK$28 (about US$3.6) per hour minimum wage rate is enforced. (Minimum Wage Ordinance (Cap. 608), Hong Kong Department of Justice Bilingual On February 11, 2011, Hong Kong's Securities and Futures Commission (SFC) issued consultative conclusions on proposed amendments to its Draft Guidelines on the disclosure of price-sensitive information, i.e., insider trading. (Consultation Paper on the Draft On October 25, 2010, Hong Kong's Secretary for Commerce and Economic Development, Rita Lau Ng Wai-lan, set forth a proposal to a panel of lawmakers to update the law on pyramid schemes. The current Hong Kong... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Thu, 28 Oct 2010 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402338_text Global Legal Monitor: Hong Kong: Guidance on CCTV Surveillance Published http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402151_text Right of privacy - Leaders in Hong Kong have disagreed recently on how to handle the problem of expectant women from mainland China entering the city in an attempt to have their children born there, in order to qualify for On August 26, 2011, China's National People's Congress (NPC) Standing Committee unanimously affirmed an earlier decision of a Hong Kong court, declaring that companies cannot sue sovereign states to recover assets. (Sovereign States Get Legal On May 1, 2011, Hong Kong's Minimum Wage Ordinance took effect; under it a HK$28 (about US$3.6) per hour minimum wage rate is enforced. (Minimum Wage Ordinance (Cap. 608), Hong Kong Department of Justice Bilingual On February 11, 2011, Hong Kong's Securities and Futures Commission (SFC) issued consultative conclusions on proposed amendments to its Draft Guidelines on the disclosure of price-sensitive information, i.e., insider trading. (Consultation Paper on the Draft On October 25, 2010, Hong Kong's Secretary for Commerce and Economic Development, Rita Lau Ng Wai-lan, set forth a proposal to a panel of lawmakers to update the law on pyramid schemes. The current Hong Kong On July 22, 2010, Hong Kong's Office of the Privacy Commissioner for Personal Data (PCPD) released a Guidance Note on the use of closed circuit television (CCTV) for surveillance purposes. Referring to the data protection principle... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Tue, 10 Aug 2010 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402151_text Global Legal Monitor: Hong Kong: Practice Note on Transfer Pricing Methodologies Issued http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401725_text Taxation - Leaders in Hong Kong have disagreed recently on how to handle the problem of expectant women from mainland China entering the city in an attempt to have their children born there, in order to qualify for On August 26, 2011, China's National People's Congress (NPC) Standing Committee unanimously affirmed an earlier decision of a Hong Kong court, declaring that companies cannot sue sovereign states to recover assets. (Sovereign States Get Legal On May 1, 2011, Hong Kong's Minimum Wage Ordinance took effect; under it a HK$28 (about US$3.6) per hour minimum wage rate is enforced. (Minimum Wage Ordinance (Cap. 608), Hong Kong Department of Justice Bilingual On February 11, 2011, Hong Kong's Securities and Futures Commission (SFC) issued consultative conclusions on proposed amendments to its Draft Guidelines on the disclosure of price-sensitive information, i.e., insider trading. (Consultation Paper on the Draft On October 25, 2010, Hong Kong's Secretary for Commerce and Economic Development, Rita Lau Ng Wai-lan, set forth a proposal to a panel of lawmakers to update the law on pyramid schemes. The current Hong Kong On July 22, 2010, Hong Kong's Office of the Privacy Commissioner for Personal Data (PCPD) released a Guidance Note on the use of closed circuit television (CCTV) for surveillance purposes. Referring to the data protection principle The Hong Kong Inland Revenue Department issued Departmental Interpretation Practice Note No. 46, Transfer Pricing Guidelines Methodologies and Related Issues, on December 4, 2009. According to HKIRD, the purpose of the Note "is to illustrate... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Wed, 09 Dec 2009 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401725_text Global Legal Monitor: Hong Kong: Disabled Student Takes Education Bureau to Court http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401484_text Education - Leaders in Hong Kong have disagreed recently on how to handle the problem of expectant women from mainland China entering the city in an attempt to have their children born there, in order to qualify for On August 26, 2011, China's National People's Congress (NPC) Standing Committee unanimously affirmed an earlier decision of a Hong Kong court, declaring that companies cannot sue sovereign states to recover assets. (Sovereign States Get Legal On May 1, 2011, Hong Kong's Minimum Wage Ordinance took effect; under it a HK$28 (about US$3.6) per hour minimum wage rate is enforced. (Minimum Wage Ordinance (Cap. 608), Hong Kong Department of Justice Bilingual On February 11, 2011, Hong Kong's Securities and Futures Commission (SFC) issued consultative conclusions on proposed amendments to its Draft Guidelines on the disclosure of price-sensitive information, i.e., insider trading. (Consultation Paper on the Draft On October 25, 2010, Hong Kong's Secretary for Commerce and Economic Development, Rita Lau Ng Wai-lan, set forth a proposal to a panel of lawmakers to update the law on pyramid schemes. The current Hong Kong On July 22, 2010, Hong Kong's Office of the Privacy Commissioner for Personal Data (PCPD) released a Guidance Note on the use of closed circuit television (CCTV) for surveillance purposes. Referring to the data protection principle The Hong Kong Inland Revenue Department issued Departmental Interpretation Practice Note No. 46, Transfer Pricing Guidelines Methodologies and Related Issues, on December 4, 2009. According to HKIRD, the purpose of the Note "is to illustrate Tong Wai-ting, an 18 year-old student with a mild form of mental retardation, is asking the Hong Kong High Court to overturn a decision to end his enrollment in high school. The Education Bureau had made... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Tue, 11 Aug 2009 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401484_text Global Legal Monitor: Hong Kong: Environmental Levy on Plastic Shopping Bags http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401443_text Environmental protection - Leaders in Hong Kong have disagreed recently on how to handle the problem of expectant women from mainland China entering the city in an attempt to have their children born there, in order to qualify for On August 26, 2011, China's National People's Congress (NPC) Standing Committee unanimously affirmed an earlier decision of a Hong Kong court, declaring that companies cannot sue sovereign states to recover assets. (Sovereign States Get Legal On May 1, 2011, Hong Kong's Minimum Wage Ordinance took effect; under it a HK$28 (about US$3.6) per hour minimum wage rate is enforced. (Minimum Wage Ordinance (Cap. 608), Hong Kong Department of Justice Bilingual On February 11, 2011, Hong Kong's Securities and Futures Commission (SFC) issued consultative conclusions on proposed amendments to its Draft Guidelines on the disclosure of price-sensitive information, i.e., insider trading. (Consultation Paper on the Draft On October 25, 2010, Hong Kong's Secretary for Commerce and Economic Development, Rita Lau Ng Wai-lan, set forth a proposal to a panel of lawmakers to update the law on pyramid schemes. The current Hong Kong On July 22, 2010, Hong Kong's Office of the Privacy Commissioner for Personal Data (PCPD) released a Guidance Note on the use of closed circuit television (CCTV) for surveillance purposes. Referring to the data protection principle The Hong Kong Inland Revenue Department issued Departmental Interpretation Practice Note No. 46, Transfer Pricing Guidelines Methodologies and Related Issues, on December 4, 2009. According to HKIRD, the purpose of the Note "is to illustrate Tong Wai-ting, an 18 year-old student with a mild form of mental retardation, is asking the Hong Kong High Court to overturn a decision to end his enrollment in high school. The Education Bureau had made Effective July 7, 2009, registered retailers in Hong Kong are no longer allowed to provide free plastic shopping bags for customers; for each plastic shopping bag requested by the customer, the retailers must charge an environmental... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Fri, 17 Jul 2009 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401443_text Global Legal Monitor: Hong Kong; Indonesia: Mutual Legal Assistance Agreement http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540450_text International affairs - Leaders in Hong Kong have disagreed recently on how to handle the problem of expectant women from mainland China entering the city in an attempt to have their children born there, in order to qualify for On August 26, 2011, China's National People's Congress (NPC) Standing Committee unanimously affirmed an earlier decision of a Hong Kong court, declaring that companies cannot sue sovereign states to recover assets. (Sovereign States Get Legal On May 1, 2011, Hong Kong's Minimum Wage Ordinance took effect; under it a HK$28 (about US$3.6) per hour minimum wage rate is enforced. (Minimum Wage Ordinance (Cap. 608), Hong Kong Department of Justice Bilingual On February 11, 2011, Hong Kong's Securities and Futures Commission (SFC) issued consultative conclusions on proposed amendments to its Draft Guidelines on the disclosure of price-sensitive information, i.e., insider trading. (Consultation Paper on the Draft On October 25, 2010, Hong Kong's Secretary for Commerce and Economic Development, Rita Lau Ng Wai-lan, set forth a proposal to a panel of lawmakers to update the law on pyramid schemes. The current Hong Kong On July 22, 2010, Hong Kong's Office of the Privacy Commissioner for Personal Data (PCPD) released a Guidance Note on the use of closed circuit television (CCTV) for surveillance purposes. Referring to the data protection principle The Hong Kong Inland Revenue Department issued Departmental Interpretation Practice Note No. 46, Transfer Pricing Guidelines Methodologies and Related Issues, on December 4, 2009. According to HKIRD, the purpose of the Note "is to illustrate Tong Wai-ting, an 18 year-old student with a mild form of mental retardation, is asking the Hong Kong High Court to overturn a decision to end his enrollment in high school. The Education Bureau had made Effective July 7, 2009, registered retailers in Hong Kong are no longer allowed to provide free plastic shopping bags for customers; for each plastic shopping bag requested by the customer, the retailers must charge an environmental The Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) Government and the Republic of Indonesia signed the Agreement Concerning Mutual Legal Assistance in Criminal Matters (MLA) on April 3, 2008. The agreement will facilitate international co-operation to combat... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Fri, 02 May 2008 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540450_text Global Legal Monitor: Hong Kong: New Building Laws Proposed http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540113_text Commerce - Leaders in Hong Kong have disagreed recently on how to handle the problem of expectant women from mainland China entering the city in an attempt to have their children born there, in order to qualify for On August 26, 2011, China's National People's Congress (NPC) Standing Committee unanimously affirmed an earlier decision of a Hong Kong court, declaring that companies cannot sue sovereign states to recover assets. (Sovereign States Get Legal On May 1, 2011, Hong Kong's Minimum Wage Ordinance took effect; under it a HK$28 (about US$3.6) per hour minimum wage rate is enforced. (Minimum Wage Ordinance (Cap. 608), Hong Kong Department of Justice Bilingual On February 11, 2011, Hong Kong's Securities and Futures Commission (SFC) issued consultative conclusions on proposed amendments to its Draft Guidelines on the disclosure of price-sensitive information, i.e., insider trading. (Consultation Paper on the Draft On October 25, 2010, Hong Kong's Secretary for Commerce and Economic Development, Rita Lau Ng Wai-lan, set forth a proposal to a panel of lawmakers to update the law on pyramid schemes. The current Hong Kong On July 22, 2010, Hong Kong's Office of the Privacy Commissioner for Personal Data (PCPD) released a Guidance Note on the use of closed circuit television (CCTV) for surveillance purposes. Referring to the data protection principle The Hong Kong Inland Revenue Department issued Departmental Interpretation Practice Note No. 46, Transfer Pricing Guidelines Methodologies and Related Issues, on December 4, 2009. According to HKIRD, the purpose of the Note "is to illustrate Tong Wai-ting, an 18 year-old student with a mild form of mental retardation, is asking the Hong Kong High Court to overturn a decision to end his enrollment in high school. The Education Bureau had made Effective July 7, 2009, registered retailers in Hong Kong are no longer allowed to provide free plastic shopping bags for customers; for each plastic shopping bag requested by the customer, the retailers must charge an environmental The Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) Government and the Republic of Indonesia signed the Agreement Concerning Mutual Legal Assistance in Criminal Matters (MLA) on April 3, 2008. The agreement will facilitate international co-operation to combat The Hong Kong Government has proposed an amendment to the Buildings Ordinance to introduce a system for the approval of minor works. Currently all building works (regardless of complexity) are subject to the same procedures. Under... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Sun, 02 Dec 2007 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540113_text Global Legal Monitor: Hong Kong: Extension of Free Education http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540146_text Education - Leaders in Hong Kong have disagreed recently on how to handle the problem of expectant women from mainland China entering the city in an attempt to have their children born there, in order to qualify for On August 26, 2011, China's National People's Congress (NPC) Standing Committee unanimously affirmed an earlier decision of a Hong Kong court, declaring that companies cannot sue sovereign states to recover assets. (Sovereign States Get Legal On May 1, 2011, Hong Kong's Minimum Wage Ordinance took effect; under it a HK$28 (about US$3.6) per hour minimum wage rate is enforced. (Minimum Wage Ordinance (Cap. 608), Hong Kong Department of Justice Bilingual On February 11, 2011, Hong Kong's Securities and Futures Commission (SFC) issued consultative conclusions on proposed amendments to its Draft Guidelines on the disclosure of price-sensitive information, i.e., insider trading. (Consultation Paper on the Draft On October 25, 2010, Hong Kong's Secretary for Commerce and Economic Development, Rita Lau Ng Wai-lan, set forth a proposal to a panel of lawmakers to update the law on pyramid schemes. The current Hong Kong On July 22, 2010, Hong Kong's Office of the Privacy Commissioner for Personal Data (PCPD) released a Guidance Note on the use of closed circuit television (CCTV) for surveillance purposes. Referring to the data protection principle The Hong Kong Inland Revenue Department issued Departmental Interpretation Practice Note No. 46, Transfer Pricing Guidelines Methodologies and Related Issues, on December 4, 2009. According to HKIRD, the purpose of the Note "is to illustrate Tong Wai-ting, an 18 year-old student with a mild form of mental retardation, is asking the Hong Kong High Court to overturn a decision to end his enrollment in high school. The Education Bureau had made Effective July 7, 2009, registered retailers in Hong Kong are no longer allowed to provide free plastic shopping bags for customers; for each plastic shopping bag requested by the customer, the retailers must charge an environmental The Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) Government and the Republic of Indonesia signed the Agreement Concerning Mutual Legal Assistance in Criminal Matters (MLA) on April 3, 2008. The agreement will facilitate international co-operation to combat The Hong Kong Government has proposed an amendment to the Buildings Ordinance to introduce a system for the approval of minor works. Currently all building works (regardless of complexity) are subject to the same procedures. Under The Hong Kong government announced on October 10, 2007, a new policy that will provide twelve years of free school education beginning from the 2008-2009 school year. (Policy Address, Education Advancement Outlined (Oct. 10, 2007), available... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Fri, 02 Nov 2007 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540146_text