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  1. Letters

    Posted Apr 10th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Doubts over the Basic Law With regard to the action on the Basic Law by the National People's Congress, was this an interpretation or an amendment, as your leader ('HK now needs ... the Basic Law? Are there checks and balances? Also, it appears that any amendment from Hong Kong must start with the chief executive and be approved by Beijing. What about the people? Just ...

  2. Letters

    Posted Mar 17th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Know the constitution So now we know what Hong Kong has been missing since 1997- a good understanding of the Basic Law. This may well be true, especially as Hong Kong has had to deal ... of law, Hong Kong people are in a good position to take to task their government and the one up north to see that they enforce the charters. MIKE FUNG, Edmonton, Canada American system The first ...

  3. ADB urges Beijing to draft food safety law and set up watchdog

    Posted Jan 16th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... 'We understand there are many discussions on the new law and it's getting more and more detailed. Instead, our idea is to make a basic food law that provides a simple, basic- but sound ... Zhuang Pinghui Beijing should draft a sound law on food safety and establish an agency tasked with overseeing it to curb rampant food problems on the mainland, an Asian Development Bank ...

  4. A city in catastrophe, but rescuers lack even the most basic resources

    Posted Sep 03rd 2005, 12:00am by Jacqui Goddard

    ... to relieve the biggest human catastrophe he is likely to witness, but he does not have even the most basic resources. He cannot communicate with his officers, and his officers can barely communicate ...

  5. Safety laws target high-speed railways

    Posted Jun 20th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Mimi Lau in Guangzhou mimi.lau@scmp.com The central government is considering legislation that would make China's railway system safer, in part by banning the hasty completion of high-speed lines. The drafted legislation comes as the national auditor ...

  6. Call to end spying on hurt workers

    Posted Apr 30th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... for the Rights of Industrial Accident Victims came a week after a District Council judge ruled a covert surveillance operation by the Independent Commission Against Corruption breached the Basic Law ... However, she stressed that personal information should be obtained under lawful and fair circumstances. Construction worker Ng Koon-ki, who was injured in an industrial accident six years ago, said ...

  7. Capital airs life ban for breaches of food safety law

    Posted Apr 10th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Beijing plans to ban people convicted of food-safety crimes from investing in or operating food businesses. It is one of several proposed amendments to toughen city laws. Draft changes to food-safety regulations posted on the city government website for public comment until April 25 also include new measures to deal with problem foods, the addition of illegal substances to food ...

  8. Enforce safety law on subdivided flats

    Posted Mar 06th 2012, 12:00am

    ... been issued requesting owners and tenants in the 11 buildings to make improvements and comply with the law or face prosecution. Since subdivided flats will probably remain part of the housing ...

  9. Annual ride to push helmet law

    Posted Aug 19th 2011, 12:00am

    ... for a helmet law. About 5,000 riders hope to raise HK$6 million for Pok Oi Hospital's elderly dental services. They will follow a 10-kilometre circular route between Lau Fau Shan Fire Station ... the wearing of helmets depends on the public's acceptance. So far, the views are quite diverse. 'Also, some studies in overseas countries show that helmet laws discourage cycling activities ...

  10. Laws alone cannot make roads safer

    Posted Jun 22nd 2011, 12:00am

    ... there is evidence of a change of attitude with the drink-driving law that took effect last month. With the number of fatalities from accidents involving alcohol sharply rising, the National People's Congress last August amended the Road Traffic Safety Law to make the offence a crime. Previously offenders were detained for up to 15 days; now they face one to six months in jail, a fine ...




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