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  1. News - China - LAW

    Lawyers slam draft code to muzzle those who publicise cases online

    Posted Jun 18th 2014, 03:16am by Keira Lu Huang, Keith Zhai

    ... Keira Lu Huang, Keith Zhai and Agencies Proposed restriction on mainland lawyers is a blow to advocates who use social media to publicise cases that embarrass party Mainland code seeks ... by the state-run All China Lawyers Association, urges lawyers to exercise extreme caution when commenting about cases on the internet and bans them from revealing case information before court rulings. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1535260/mainland-china-code-seeks-muzzle-lawyers-who-publicise-cases-through
  2. News - China - LAW

    Zhang Sizhi, lawyer for detained journalist, points to legal breach by authorities

    Posted Jul 18th 2014, 04:10am by Verna Yu

    ... Verna Yu verna.yu@scmp.com Zhang Sizhi says officials breached law by failing to notify family of Gao Yu of her formal arrest Famed lawyer voices case fears Veteran mainland rights lawyer ... I am most worried about is that they will make a judgment not based on facts ZHANG SIZHI, LAWYER, ON THE CASES OF GAO YU AND PU ZHIQIANG Zhang said he had scant information on facts ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1555911/zhang-sizhi-lawyer-detained-journalist-points-legal-breach-authorities
  3. News - China Insider - LAW

    Winemaker Penfolds in legal battle with 'trademark squatters' over right to use its Chinese name

    Posted Jul 14th 2014, 04:03pm by Patrick Boehler

    ... of high-profile trademark disputes involving big international brands.  A Treasury Wine Estates spokesman said it won a Chinese court case granting it the right to use Penfolds' adopted Chinese name ... Penfolds and a Li Daozhi. Li, the founder of Wenzhou, Zhejiang-based wine distributor Panati Wine, gained prominence for taking on French winemaker Castel Frères in a similar case. Also known ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china-insider/article/1554016/winemaker-penfolds-locked-legal-battle-over-right-use-its-chinese
  4. News - Hong Kong - LAW

    Wedding bells ring for transgender people

    Posted Jul 17th 2014, 04:23am by Jennifer Ngo

    ... on the 'W' case". Leung said more than 100 transsexual people had completed full sex-change surgery at public hospitals, while about the same number had undergone the procedure overseas. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1555449/wedding-bells-ring-transgender-people
  5. News - China - LAW

    New tribunal to review environmental lawsuits and offer advice to lower courts

    Posted Jul 04th 2014, 04:36am by Li Jing

    ... Li Jing jing.li@scmp.com Body will review lawsuits, but a limited number of cases pose a challenge, its president says Top court creates new environmental tribunal The supreme court has ... The tribunal would review lawsuits related to pollution, mineral resources and ecological damage that are lodged with local courts, provide judicial guidance on such cases for lower courts, and draft ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1546086/new-tribunal-review-environmental-lawsuits-and-offer-advice-lower-courts
  6. News - Hong Kong - LAW

    Aircraft sex pests set to face civil action in Hong Kong courts

    Posted Jun 19th 2014, 02:50am by Bryan Harris

    ... per cent witnessed or heard about cases of sexual harassment," union vice-chairman Julian Yau said, citing figures from the Equal Opportunities Commission study. "We're very ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1535849/aircraft-sex-pests-set-face-civil-action-hong-kong-courts
  7. News - China - LAW

    Pilot programme aims to improve quality of China's top judges and prosecutors

    Posted Jun 16th 2014, 04:02am by Keith Zhai

    ... professors and lawyers. Legal cases will also be handled only by presiding judges and prosecutors and not local judicial committees, which are usually under the control of the party's regional ... to improve how investigators were appointed to cases, the report said. Zhang Qianfan, a Peking University law professor, welcomed the suggested reforms. "The reforms aim for a relatively ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1533639/pilot-programme-aims-improve-quality-top-judges-and-prosecutors
  8. News - China - LAW

    Chinese court hands down harsh jail sentences to New Citizen Movement activists

    Posted Jun 19th 2014, 10:34am by Patrick Boehler

    ... the current crackdown as an opportunity," Wang said. Staff at the court and the Xinyu Public Security Bureau declined to comment. Li was previously represented in the case by lawyer Pu Zhiqiang. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china-insider/article/1536010/three-new-citizen-movement-activists-xinyu-sentenced-prison
  9. News - China - LAW

    Prominent rights lawyer Pu Zhiqiang could face lengthy jail term, defence lawyer fears

    Posted Jun 12th 2014, 04:12am by Verna Yu

    ... of the situation is unfavourable towards [Pu], the heavy-handedness of the investigators … is beyond my expectation," Zhang wrote. "His case is not an ordinary case." Zhang verified ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1530425/prominent-rights-lawyer-pu-zhiqiang-could-face-lengthy-jail-term-fellow
  10. News - Hong Kong - LAW

    Transgender marriage legal by July even if government misses deadline

    Posted May 27th 2014, 04:22am by Phila Siu

    ... coming under fire for moving too slowly on the matter. The government was set a deadline of July this year to amend the law to recognise such marriages following a landmark case in May last year, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1519694/transgender-marriage-legal-july-even-if-government-misses-deadline

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