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  1. 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

    ... society's morality problems? Confucius said righteous men are those who care for the young and the aged. To Mencius, no one is indifferent to the suffering of others. Not any more. Two high-profile tragedies in 2011 speak volumes about the moral dilemma facing Chinese society today. The first concerned a two-year-old girl who succumbed to a hit-and-run car accident at a Guangdong backstreet ...

  2. Society must help stop drink-driving

    Posted Jan 24th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... what is traditionally the most joyous time of the Chinese calendar. Their children will grow up without a father. The truck driver was arrested with alcohol levels more than four times the legal limit. The crash, once again, highlights the heavy toll drink-driving can exact on society. Understandably, there are renewed calls for toughening penalties for such offences. ...

  3. Law Society seeks officer to co-ordinate exams

    Posted Jan 22nd 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... for the Law Society said. Applicants must also have excellent communication skills in both English and Chinese as the S&D officer needs to be in constant contact with qualified legal ... Vicki Willliams The Law Society of Hong Kong, a non-profit regulatory body for solicitors in Hong Kong, is looking for an organised person with an interest in legal education to fill its ...

  4. Decency rulings should reflect HK society

    Posted May 18th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... From various angles, the furore over the sex survey published by Chinese University students is an unfortunate affair. No one involved is emerging from it particularly well ... an upholder of essential Hong Kong freedoms. A review of the way it carries out its work is sorely needed to ensure its decisions reflect the whole of Hong Kong society. ...

  5. Law Society now backs review by Beijing: deputy

    Posted Apr 27th 2005, 12:00am by Gary Cheung

    ... that the Basic Law should be interpreted according to Chinese law principles and not common law principles was disturbing. In a statement issued last night, the society maintained that the term ... Gary Cheung Last month, solicitors' body said no NPC ruling was needed The Law Society vice-president says the body has changed its position on the NPC Standing Committee's ...

  6. Law Society now backs review by Beijing: deputy

    Posted Apr 27th 2005, 12:00am by Gary Cheung

    ...'s publication The Hong Kong Lawyer, society Mr Lintern-Smith wrote that Secretary for Justice Elsie Leung Oi-sie's assertion that the Basic Law should be interpreted according to Chinese law ... Gary Cheung But body's president says it is preferable for courts to decide The Law Society appears to have changed its position on the NPC Standing Committee's interpretation ...

  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Don't use the law to discriminate against domestic workers

    Posted Mar 26th 2013, 12:00am by BEAU LEFLER

    ... that oppressed those not belonging to their clan, caste or race, by dressing otherwise shudder-inducing inhumanity in the robes of legality. Regrettably, societies have used the law as a tool ... of The Peak to non-Chinese, with exceptions made only by the governor's decree. The city also had its own system of female child slavery. Local households bought young girls from poor mainland ...

  8. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Zhou Kehua case reflects Chinese media's sanitised crime coverage

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

    ... Chang Ping says the case of gangster Zhou Kehua demonstrates Chinese authorities' rigid intolerance of a serious reflection of the social circumstances that can lead to crime ... packaged together into our cover story for the week. The next week, we published another set of articles probing the case. The rule of thumb in Chinese media regarding such crime coverage is: ...

  9. News - World - NETHERLANDS

    Chinese-Dutch girl killed after Facebook comments

    Posted Sep 04th 2012, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Agencies in The Hague Chinese-Dutch boy hired for €150 is jailed one year for murder and attempting to kill her father Girl killed after Facebook comments A Dutch court yesterday jailed ... from the Chinese community in the Netherlands has shocked the country. The media dubbed the case the "Facebook murder". Jing Hua K was jailed for a year and ordered to spend at least ...

  10. Society must stay vigilant to ultimate abuse of power

    Posted Jul 09th 2012, 12:00am

    ... it worse. In the film, the victims are doubly condemned: as students powerless to fight the teachers and supposed-protectors, and as people with disabilities often neglected by society. In each ... may seem too great, and their suffering continues. It has been said, rightly, that a society reveals its true character in the way it treats its most vulnerable members. The absence ...




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