Revistes Catalanes amb Accés Obert (RACO)

The system of landholding in Hong Kong

Oriol Caudevilla


In this article we analyse the history of land dealing in Hong Kong from 1843 onwards and also its current situation. Almost all land in Hong Kong vests in the State and there is, with the exception of St. John's Cathedral, no privately owned freehold land in Hong Kong. We also study how Land Law operates in the New Territories and also a very important topic: what will happen to Property and Land Rights after 2047? At last, a briefcomparison with the Spanish system of landholding is made in order to see the main differences of both systems.

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