Questions tagged [hong-kong]

Questions concerning the laws, criminal justice system, civil court procedures and related topics specific to the Chinese special administrative region of Hong Kong.

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Coronavirus entry requirement change: flight refund (EU)

The short story is that I (EU citizen) booked a flight, the government imposed an entry a policy change for me post-booking, and the flight company (Lufthansa) refuses to refund me (although re-...
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In Hong Kong, must one or two parties consent to the recording of oral communication?

Assume that I'm one party to an oral communication e.g. by telephone, video conferencing (e.g. Zoom) on a smartphone or computer. Does Hong Kong require one-party or two-party consent? I Googled this, ...
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If the Landlord wrote the contract and emailed me it to sign, who are the Offeror and Offeree?

I plan to lease a shop at a mall in Hong Kong. I blanked out confidential details in the Contract, which the Real Estate Agency emailed me. I'm befuddled. As the Landlord composed the Contract, it ...
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Statute of limitations for F on M rape across jurisdictions?

I am an Aussie dude (ie, a person with a penis, pronouns "him, he, his"). Back in 2015/16 I was living in Hong Kong, engaged to a local girl (ie someone with a vagina, tits and womb) 2 years ...
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If Commercial Realtor refers Tenant to a Landlord, then Tenant breaches Tenancy Agreement, can Commercial Realtor be liable to Landlord?

This is my case. Are there legal reasons that Shopping Centre Landlord (NWD in my case) alleges that a vacancy is unavailable to me, but let Commercial Realtors (CBRE in my case) lease THE SAME ...
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Is it illegally discriminatory for the Hospital Authority to dispense prescription drugs for free to just certain clusters?

"The Hospital Authority is a statutory body established under the Hospital Authority Ordinance in 1990. We have been responsible for managing Hong Kong's public hospitals services since December ...
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Eligibility of UK citizenship/residency for long time visa holder

My situation is as follows: Born in Hong Kong in 1995, have a BN(O) passport. Spent 2010-2018 in the UK on a tier 4 visa (high school and undergraduate studies). Returned to HK between 2018 Aug - 2019 ...
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Are people born in Hong Kong now chargeable to Mainland China for US immigration purposes?

Currently, Hong Kong is considered a separate foreign country of "chargeability" for US immigration purposes (see 9 FAM 503.2-3(A)), according to section 103 of the Immigration Act of 1990: ...
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Interview before court date

If you have gotten a court date for a civil case by the labor tribunal (violation of contract clause), is it normal to have some interview session asking for necessary documents before the court date? ...
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What countries blindly protect their own citizens from extradition?

I was surprised to learn (in the background for the recent protests) that a Hong Kong resident can murder someone in Taiwan and go back to Hong Kong with no consequences (by the way, the murderer is ...
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Are security pentesting services and software legal in Hong Kong?

I am planning to open a HK company that will specialize in selling software that is meant to test one's IT defense as well as tools for penetration testers/red teams and similar. I've heard that some ...
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Why aren't foreign VPN companies forced to keep logs?

This link explains the inconsistency with what VPN services consider 'logging'. Certainly, there is no way for us to verify their claims without an extremely rigorous independent audit. But even that ...
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Salesperson misquoted price. Do I have to pay back the difference?

Background I purchased something from a local store. The salesperson made a mistake and quoted me a lower price than what should have been. I made a down payment since they didn't have what I want at ...
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Does marriage ordinance contradict with basic law?

I am new to this stackexchange and the field of law, so please kindly point out what I am wrong, and what should be corrected! :) Here are some background information I should list out, which I have ...
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Wrongful termination of contract as anticipatory breach?

A is a book publisher and would like to take part in a Book Fair. A contracted B to do all the arrangements, for example, erecting displays and stands in the venue of the Fair. A agreed to pay B by ...
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Hong Kong law; terminating tenancy after 1 day of renting due to bad neighborhood

We have signed a contract with an agent in Hong Kong for 6 months. As I understand it's not possible to terminate a contract legally in most cases in Hong Kong. Is there any law around this in the ...
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Eligibility to owning ground in Hong Kong

My dad is Cantonese and born in Hong Kong (grandparents are both Cantonese), while my mother is European. We live together in Belgium, Europe ever since my birth, which was also in Belgium. Since I ...
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What is the 'right of possession' and how is it transferred?

I am evicting a tenant because they are in arrears on their rent. I am pretty sure any self-help options are illegal here in Hong Kong (based on British law). Does having the right of possession ...