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  1. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Gloomy outlook in campaign for mainland pollution laws

    Posted Feb 14th 2013, 12:00am by Li Jing

    ... Wang Canfa, a professor at the China University of Political Science and Law, said the biggest problem was that air quality standards on the mainland were not set to meet public health ... for polluters have all been stalled Mainland officials have argued that as a developing county, in the middle of industrialisation and urbanisation, it cannot adopt the strictest standards applied ...

  2. News - China

    China's top judge Zhou Qiang urges increased role for defence lawyers

    Posted Apr 29th 2013, 09:18pm by Chris Luo

    ... Chris Luo chris.luo@scmp.com China’s top judge Zhou Qiang’s called for lawyers and scholars to work together to reform the legal system, bringing new hope for an end to confrontations ... with legal academics and lawyers last Friday. Tensions between judges and defence lawyers in China have escalated since last August when the central government introduced a new criminal procedure law ...

  3. News - China - CLIMATE CHANGE

    China to complete draft of climate change law in two years

    Posted Apr 19th 2013, 12:00am by Bloomberg

    ... Bloomberg China to finish carbon law draft within two years China plans to draw on the experience of seven regional carbon markets as it drafts new national legislation in one or two ... for the nation, he said. China, which surpassed Japan in 2010 to become the world's second-biggest economy, plans to cut carbon emissions per unit of economic output by 40 per cent to 45 per cent ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - LETTER OF THE LAW

    Will looking to the law solve society's morality problems?

    Posted Apr 30th 2013, 12:00am by DR KAREN LEE

    ... Dr Karen Lee Government policies offering benefits to people who help those in need are good, but do not necessarily address the root of the issue Will looking to the law solve society's morality problems? Confucius said righteous men are those who c ...

  5. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Law school graduates carry the nation's hopes for rule of law

    Posted Apr 27th 2013, 12:00am by ANDREW LI

    ... School of Law, students should be well prepared for life's journey. The development and strengthening of the rule of law will be of pivotal importance to the future of China as a modern ...

  6. News - Hong Kong

    Hong Kong legal opinion divided on Edward Snowden extradition

    Posted Jun 13th 2013, 12:00am by Patsy Moy, Joyce Ng

    ... affect" the interests of China in matters of defence or foreign affairs. Pan-democratic lawmakers Ronny Tong Ka-wah SC and Albert Ho Chun-yan, both practising barristers, agree that Beijing would ... have the final say when it comes to defence and foreign relations. But I don't think Snowden's case will affect the interests of China. It's not likely Beijing will give ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - LAW

    'Corporate veil' cast aside as UK court rules on divorce settlement

    Posted Jun 16th 2013, 12:00am by John Carney

    ... chairwoman of Hong Kong-listed mainland developer Longfor Properties, lost her crown as China's richest woman after giving up part of her shareholding in her divorce from husband Cai Kui. Her ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - LAW

    No need for independent legal aid service, say advisers in U-turn

    Posted May 13th 2013, 12:00am by Stuart Lau

    ... executive late last month that was seen by the South China Morning Post . The council was formed in 1996 and empowered to advise on "the feasibility and desirability of the establishment ...

  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    China doesn't need more show trials

    Posted Sep 28th 2012, 12:00am by Chang Ping

    ... Chang Ping Chang Ping laments that Chinese people still don't know the full facts of the Bo Xilai case, after two trials that betrayed Beijing's pledge for a prosecution that would stand the test of law Poor show During the trial of the Gang of ...

  10. Lawful resolution of land disputes needed

    Posted May 20th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... and beaten by thugs. In the latest development, the All-China Lawyers Association has issued new rules to rein in lawyers who act for protesters. They are warned against contacts with foreign ... the twin forces of industrialisation and urbanisation will continue to encroach on the countryside. The scale of the problem can only increase, if existing loopholes in land expropriation ...




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