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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Law Society's motion of no confidence a poor example of conflict resolution

    Posted Aug 13th 2014, 05:44pm by SANDY RIE

    ... It is my wish to see a more compassionate and cooperative society in Hong Kong. To be sure, I believe Kevin Yam, the initiator of the no-confidence motion, has all the right intentions in proposing ... cooperative society in our beloved Hong Kong. Sandy Rie is a registered foreign lawyer practising in Hong Kong ...

  2. 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

    ... and Thomas So Shiu-tsung, could be reached for comment yesterday. Lam drew flak after he voiced support in June for Beijing's contentious white paper on Hong Kong while the society ... that the white paper had a "translation issue" in categorising judges among those "who administrate Hong Kong". The department said that while the white paper did not suggest ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - LEGAL

    Ambrose Lam courted triumph, controversy as Law Society leader

    Posted Aug 15th 2014, 04:06am by JEFFIE LAM

    ... authority over Hong Kong, described judges as administrators with a political requirement to love China. Anger over the paper brought 1,800 lawyers onto the streets in protest, but Lam described ... of the group "to see what legal assistance they would need". If Hong Kong's electoral reforms do not match the movement's ideas of true democracy, then it plans to mobilise 10,000 ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - PROFILE

    'Abalone king' Yeung Koon-yat sees Hong Kong society turning sour

    Posted Apr 14th 2014, 06:21am by Jennifer Ngo

    ... are not happy," said Yeung. "Hong Kong is always changing, it's important for the government to keep an eye on the health of the society." Yeung joined an earlier influx of mainlanders ... been central to the life of Yeung Koon-yat. Growing up in wartime Guangdong, his family was so poor that two of his sisters starved to death. But after crossing over to Hong Kong in 1949, Yeung ...

  5. Comment - Letters

    Government attacked the hopes of citizens wanting fair society

    Posted Aug 13th 2014, 04:19am by LETTERS

    ... growth and attack the hopes of ordinary Hong Kong citizens for a fair society offering equality of opportunity and representation. In this, our government and civil service policymakers ... constituencies could approve chief executive nominees? Our judges swear to the Basic Law? Fine, if that's what's asked. In her finale, we're asked to renew the contract with the Hong Kong ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - LAW

    Solicitors under pressure as Law Society president vote approaches

    Posted Aug 11th 2014, 06:10am by JEFFIE LAM

    ... doors to reject the no-confidence motion. Lam has been under fire since June, when he expressed support for Beijing's controversial white paper on Hong Kong affairs. A source ... Jeffie Lam jeffie.lam@scmp.com Law Society chief's backers fear defeat in confidence vote- but opponents are dubious Solicitors under pressure as Lam vote grows near An unprecedented ...

  7. 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 ...

  8. Lifestyle - Arts & Culture

    Hong Kong Collectors Society brings city's past into focus for 20th anniversary

    Posted Mar 21st 2014, 09:55am by Charley Lanyon

    ... Charley Lanyon charley.lanyon@scmp.com The Hong Kong Collectors Society has assembled a treasure trove of historic keepsakes to celebrate its 20th anniversary, writes Charley Lanyon ... sovereignty in 1997. He returned to Britain following the handover, but a special occasion has brought him back to the city this month: the 20th anniversary of the Hong Kong Collectors Society ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - LAW

    Society chief refuses to back down

    Posted Aug 07th 2014, 04:25am by JEFFIE LAM

    ... not retract his praise for the State Council's contentious white paper on Hong Kong in June as he hit back at critics and insisted the majority of members of the society's governing council ... Jeffie Lam jeffie.lam@scmp.com Ambrose Lam issues open letter to solicitors ahead of no-confidence vote Society chief refuses to back down The Law Society's embattled president has ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - LAW

    Qianhai court in Shenzhen to allow Hong Kong jurors to deal with Hong Kong-related cases

    Posted Aug 01st 2014, 04:03am by CHRIS LAU

    ... drew reservations from Hong Kong lawyers. Hong Kong Law Society vice-president Thomas So Shiu-tsung questioned its feasibility, as mainland courts faced structural limitations. "Many ... Chris Lau chris.lau@scmp.com HK lawyer expresses doubts about scheme since contracts often based on mainland law Qianhai court to allow Hong Kong jurors A Shenzhen court is to adopt a new ...




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