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  1. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    Schools of law hit out at Law Society's plan to run its own qualifying exam

    Posted Dec 12th 2013, 05:54am by Stuart Lau

    ... Academics slam Law Society's new exam plan The city's three major law schools have united to oppose the Law Society's "unclear and unconvincing" plan to set up its own qualifying examination for aspiring solicitors. In a rare move, the law faculties of the University of Hong Kong and Chinese University issued a joint statement with City University's school ...

  2. Lifestyle - Technology - PRIVACY

    Activists, civil society groups call for overhaul of governments’ privacy laws

    Posted Dec 19th 2013, 05:44pm by BIEN PEREZ

    ... Bien Perez bien.perez@scmp.com Tim Berners-Lee, the inventor of the World Wide Web, has teamed up with more than 100 civil society groups and leading activists to call on governments ... of online privacy issues. According to Snowden, the NSA had been hacking computers in Hong Kong and the mainland since 2009. The targets included the Hong Kong Internet Exchange at the Chinese ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - PUBLIC RESEARCH

    Chinese University pollster calls for calm after personal attacks on HKU counterpart

    Posted Mar 19th 2014, 11:03am by Tony Cheung

    ... and a "hypocrite". "These comments do not contribute to rational discussions in our society," said Zheng, who heads the telephone survey research laboratory of Chinese University's Institute ... Tony Cheung tony.cheung@scmp.com Chinese University researcher defends chief of rival public opinion programme, warning personal attacks are never part of rational debate Criticise ...

  4. Business - Economy

    Japan braces for era of higher taxes as costs of ageing society rise

    Posted Mar 31st 2014, 11:53pm by Julian Ryall

    ... The government desperately needed a way to pay for pensions and health care in an increasingly greying society. "To pay for a welfare system in the ageing society that we have in Japan, ... society as a fairer alternative than forcing the elderly to pay more for their health care. The tax system resembles those in some parts of Europe, Okumura says. Sweden and Germany have long had ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    Don't take Hong Kong's graft-free culture for granted, Bernard Chan tells youth

    Posted Apr 21st 2014, 04:10am by SAMUEL CHAN

    ... Commission Against Corruption, Chan said young people should not take for granted that the city will always be the graft-free society they have known since they were born. "Compared ... not to mention today's young people, we grew up in a society that does not tolerate corruption and may easily take it for granted. "But elsewhere, doing business sometimes means ...


    Society by James Whittle

    Posted Nov 21st 2013, 06:37pm by James Whittle

    ... James Whittle society@scmp.com Serenade for single parents It was an entertaining evening at last week's "Festive Musical Fanfare" fundraising concert for the Hong Kong ... couple Ronald and Reggie Kwok. Guests heard performances by Festive Chamber, the Psalm Wind Orchestra Law Ting Pong Secondary School, Chinese YMCA College, Tung Wah Group of Hospitals Lee Ching ...

  7. News - China - JUSTICE SYSTEM

    Selfish mainland Chinese society needs good Samaritan laws, critics say

    Posted Aug 27th 2012, 12:00am by Alice Yan

    ... Alice Yan ting.yan@scmp.com Critics say good-Samaritan laws are needed in a nation where bystanders leave accident victims to die, and those who do step up face lawsuits Selfish society ... That series of events transpired in Loudi, a city of 3.8 million in southern Hunan, last month as reported by legaldaily.com - another example, some observers argued, of society's descent ...

  8. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Free flow of data is vital for research to improve Hong Kong society

    Posted Mar 27th 2014, 06:53pm by Paul Yip

    ... Paul Yip Paul Yip says restricting information is a missed opportunity for Hong Kong Free flow of data is vital for research to improve society Ombudsman Alan Lai Nin addressed an important issue- strengthening access to government information- with his call for Hong Kong to introduce freedom of information legislation. It is very timely and long overdue. Such a law would ...

  9. News - China - FILM

    Chinese director takes on Oliver Stone over his criticism of China's film industry

    Posted Apr 21st 2014, 05:30pm by Andrea Chen

    ... a mainland movie director and American filmmaker Oliver Stone over the Oscar winner’s accusation that Chinese directors are failing to confront the damaging legacy of the country’s past. Ning Hao, best known for his low-budget hit Crazy Stone, accused Stone of “finding faults with China” after the Platoon director slammed Chinese filmmakers for not being honest when it comes to making ...

  10. News - China - COURTS

    Chinese judges told 'cook your own meals at work' to avoid banquet bribes

    Posted Apr 21st 2014, 03:37pm by Zhuang Pinghui

    ... Zhuang Pinghui pinghui.zhuang@scmp.com Culinary know-how should be 'a must' in judges' work evaluation, says Henan justice chief Impartiality, efficiency and intelligence are all required of a competent judge, but according to one court chi ...




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