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  1. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Law Society elects Stephen Hung as president as Ambrose Lam resigns

    Posted Aug 19th 2014, 11:40pm by Joyce Ng

    ... Joyce Ng joyce.ng@scmp.com Ambrose Lam confirms he will step down after vote of no confidence Law Society elects Stephen Hung as president A criminal lawyer more vocal about trade than politics has replaced the embattled Ambrose Lam San-keung as president of the Law Society. The council of the society yesterday elected Stephen Hung Wan-shun, who has served as vice-president, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1577280/law-society-elects-stephen-hung-president
  2. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Law Society defends white paper on Hong Kong after harsh words from Bar Association

    Posted Jun 16th 2014, 05:25pm by Tony Cheung and Phila Siu

    ... Tony Cheung and Phila Siu Law Society backs Beijing white paper on autonomy The Law Society endorsed Beijing's contentious white paper on Hong Kong yesterday as a "positive" document that reiterated the special administrative region's judicial independence and high degree of autonomy. The verdict of the society, which represents more than 7,400 solicitors, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1534091/law-society-backs-white-paper-has-no-answer-national-security
  3. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Law Society meets to decide president Ambrose Lam's fate

    Posted Aug 19th 2014, 04:18am by JOYCE NG AND PATSY MOY

    ... Joyce Ng and Patsy Moy Law Society meets to decide president's fate The Law Society's council meets today to decide the fate of its president, with two members suggesting he ... while the society's council was still deciding on its response to the document. Many lawyers said the paper- which described judges as administrators who must love China- threatened ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1576346/law-society-meets-decide-president-ambrose-lams-fate
  4. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Solicitors step up pressure on Law Society president Ambrose Lam

    Posted Aug 16th 2014, 02:57am by Joyce Ng, Stuart Lau and Peter So

    ... Joyce Ng, Stuart Lau and Peter So They call for Law Society president to quit after no-confidence vote and urge review of rules Solicitors step up pressure on Ambrose Lam The president of the Law Society should resign and a review should be launched into the rules governing the professional body, solicitors say, after members delivered an unprecedented no-confidence vote against ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1574521/solicitors-step-pressure-law-society-president-ambrose-lam
  5. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Solicitors vote to unseat Law Society president Ambrose Lam

    Posted Aug 14th 2014, 11:40pm by Joyce Ng

    ... Joyce Ng joyce.ng@scmp.com Solicitors vote to unseat president The Law Society yesterday passed a historic vote of no confidence in its president for his remarks backing Beijing's recent white paper on Hong Kong. A no-confidence motion in Ambrose Lam San-keung was passed by a wide margin, with 2,392 votes for and 1,478 against. The rules of the Law Society do not state ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1573871/solicitors-pass-vote-no-confidence-law-society-chief-ambrose-lam
  6. News - China - POLITICS

    ‘How my father’s speeches saved Chinese economic reform’: Deng Xiaoping’s daughter pays tribute

    Posted Aug 21st 2014, 03:42pm by Andrea Chen

    ... on democratic movements including in Tiananmen Square, she wrote that socialism’s credibility was at stake, both at home and abroad, after the “turbulent days in the late 1980s and early 1990s”. Chinese people had learned a lesson from the turbulence and would move forward on the path of “socialism with Chinese characteristics”, she quoted her father as saying during the southern tour. Deng ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1578453/how-my-fathers-speeches-saved-chinese-economic-reform-deng-xiaopings
  7. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Law Society president criticised for attacking Bar's election stance

    Posted Jul 14th 2014, 05:57am by JEFFIE LAM

    ... Jeffie Lam jeffie.lam@scmp.com Law Society president attacks Bar's election stance The Law Society president has come in for renewed criticism after urging his fellows to deplore the Bar Association for calling on the government to accommodate the idea of public nomination in the next chief executive poll. In an e-mail to the Law Society council, Ambrose Lam San-keung said ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1553523/law-society-president-criticised-attacking-bars-election-stance
  8. News - China - POLITICS

    China must push ahead with reform despite 'great struggles', says Xi Jinping

    Posted Aug 20th 2014, 11:35pm by Andrea Chen, Teddy Ng

    ... in society were part of the package. Observers took the comments to mean that Xi was positioning himself as a leader who would uphold the legacy of Deng, whose reform and opening-up initiatives ... Tsang, director of the China Policy Institute at the University of Nottingham in Britain. Kerry Brown, professor of Chinese politics at the University of Sydney, said: "If Xi can convince ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1578002/xi-says-china-must-not-deteron-long-tough-road-reform
  9. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    No 'international norms' for electoral system mentioned in Basic Law, says CY Leung

    Posted Aug 27th 2014, 05:56am by Joyce Ng

    ... that conforms with accepted international standards. Leung said Hong Kong was a unique society in many ways- including granting foreign permanent residents the right to vote. "If the election ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1580931/international-norms-not-basic-law
  10. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Beijing scholar admits error and omissions in white paper on Hong Kong

    Posted Aug 28th 2014, 04:56am by Joyce Ng

    ... by the State Council in June was not meant to affect judicial independence. "Some contents have been omitted. In the Chinese version, it says the judiciary is independent by law, but this part ... of the executive. He said the word in the Chinese version could be translated as "governance". "There is a translation problem, an inaccuracy," noted Wang, who stressed that the white ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1581361/beijing-scholar-admits-error-and-omissions-white-paper-hong-kong

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