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  1. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Deadline 'should not bar challenge to C.Y. Leung election win', court told

    Posted Aug 28th 2012, 12:00am by Austin Chiu

    ... Austin Chiu austin.chiu@scmp.com Counsel for losing candidate argues scandal over illegal structures is reason to allow petition 7-day deadline 'no bar to Leung election challenge' A statutory deadline for filing an election petition was not meant to bar people from challenging Chief Executive Leung Chung-ying' victory, the High Court heard yesterday. Senior ...

  2. News - Hong Kong

    Lawyers for Leung Chun-ying attack challenge to his election victory

    Posted Aug 16th 2012, 12:00am by Austin Chiu

    ... Attempt to annul election victory was made too late and cannot be enforced, the High Court is told Lawyers for Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying made a number of arguments yesterday in an effort to persuade the High Court to toss out a challenge to his elec ...

  3. Business - Companies

    US fines Chinese firm for re-sales to Pakistan nuclear plant

    Posted Dec 04th 2012, 03:33am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Washington The US fined a Chinese state-owned company $3 million Monday after it agreed to plead guilty to criminal charges for exporting US-made coatings ... high-performance epoxy coatings to the Pakistan nuclear power plant without obtaining permission. The Chashma II plant, under construction at the time the shipments were made, 2006-07, was on the US ...

  4. Company boss faces fraud charge

    Posted Mar 05th 2011, 12:00am by Austin Chiu

    ... Theodore Cheng Chee-tock, 61, appeared in Eastern Court for failing to declare his interest in a Wan Chai property that he induced his firm, CY Foundation Group, to buy. Cheng, the chairman of the online gaming operator, is accused of defrauding the firm ...

  5. Ex-Cathay workers jailed for taking bribes

    Posted Feb 24th 2011, 12:00am by Austin Chiu

    ... Two former Cathay Pacific ground staff were jailed yesterday for accepting bribes to speed up security checks on mainland travellers. Gordon Ng Ka-wah received a 20-month term and a fine of HK$15,000. Tan Wei-menn was jailed for 16 months and fined HK$9,0 ...

  6. Actor pays speeding fine - three years late

    Posted Feb 16th 2011, 12:00am by Austin Chiu

    ... Actor Michael Tao Dai-yu appeared in court yesterday for failing to pay a HK$450 fine from a 2007 speeding offence. Tao, 47, paid a HK$900 fine before he left Sha Tin Court yesterday. He received a fixed-fine ticket two years ago for exceeding a 15km/h sp ...

  7. Robert Kissel 'willing to give up half his wealth'

    Posted Jan 27th 2011, 12:00am by Austin Chiu

    ... A colleague and friend of Robert Kissel said the late Merill Lynch banker was willing to give up half of his wealth in exchange for visiting rights to his children if he separated from his wife Nancy. David Noh, a colleague and friend of Robert's, wa ...

  8. Monetary Authority official fined for slap

    Posted Dec 30th 2010, 12:00am by Austin Chiu

    ... A Monetary Authority senior manager who slapped the hand of an airline employee after his family missed a flight was placed on a HK$5,000 good behaviour bond yesterday. Principal Magistrate Ernest Lin Kam-hung called Chin Tsang-kung's behaviour ' ...

  9. Teen recruits friends for raids on father's safe

    Posted Oct 16th 2010, 12:00am by Austin Chiu

    ... A teenager who enlisted his friends to help steal more than 11,000 yuan (HK$12,800) from his father's safe found himself in the District Court yesterday after his father reported the case to police. The court heard that Lau Pan, 19, and Pang Ka-tim, ...

  10. News - China - TECHNOLOGY

    China scientists develop coating that can keep knives sharp for 100 times longer

    Posted May 19th 2014, 01:16pm by STEPHEN CHEN

    ... Stephen Chen binglin.chen@scmp.com Stay-sharp knives reduce the grind Chinese scientists say they have developed a coating that keeps a knife sharp 100 times longer than one without the material. The anti-wear coating was developed by a team headed by Huang Feng, a professor at the Chinese Academy of Sciences' Ningbo Institute of Material Technology and Engineering. Huang said ...




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