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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Zhou Yongkang case shows China's rule of law still good only in theory

    Posted Aug 18th 2014, 04:30am by JEROME A. COHEN

    ... hollow in the Zhou Yongkang case Justice in theory For decades, China's communist leaders have admonished their cadres to "combine theory and practice". This is sound advice ... that there is no such legal blind spot where 'the lords are not subject to criminal punishment'". Many people inside and outside China, however, understand the Zhou case as an immediate, living ...

  2. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Authorities must prepare for worst-case scenarios of Occupy Central

    Posted Aug 11th 2014, 04:08am by GRENVILLE CROSS

    ... Worst-case scenarios have been confronted, including the possibility of officers having to face petrol bombs. During the protests against the World Trade Organisation meeting in the Convention ... judgments, and available to provide the police with urgent advice around the clock. Once cases arrive for possible prosecution, they will need to be processed as expeditiously as possible, ...

  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Libya a case study of the consequences of regime change

    Posted Aug 08th 2014, 03:59am by SCMP Editorial

    ... Governments have to respect the sovereignty of other nations. A case can be made for intervention when genocide and gross human rights violations take place, as in Rwanda in 1994. But such a path can ...

  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Xu Caihou case shows Chinese leaders must clean up the military

    Posted Jul 09th 2014, 01:57pm by Hu Shuli

    ... Hu Shuli Hu Shuli says the corruption case of PLA general Xu Caihou must be only one milestone in a wider and more sustained crackdown Chinese leaders need to keep their foot on the pedal ... to be formally charged. But some details of his case have already been published. By contrast, though Gu has been indicted, little about his case has been officially revealed. This reflects a growing ...

  5. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Albert Yeung's court victory over Google shows need for law to adapt

    Posted Aug 19th 2014, 06:32pm by Cliff Buddle

    ... case of its kind concerning autocomplete to be heard by a court anywhere in the common law world. And the stakes are high. Google's lawyer, senior counsel Gerard McCoy, told the judge ... case" against Google. This means- subject to any appeal by the company- the action can proceed to a full hearing. So the big decisions are yet to come. The case is one of many in recent times ...

  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion - WHAT THE MAINLAND MEDIA SAY

    Huang Haibo's case sheds light on the detention of prostitutes and clients

    Posted Jun 15th 2014, 03:55am by Cary Huang

    ... Cary Huang Decision by police to detain Huang Haibo has state media, for the first time, questioning possible violations of the constitution TV star's case sheds light on detention ... dissent, it has on occasion responded positively to calls for improved human rights in non-political areas for ordinary citizens. That is why it was possible for Huang's case to be debated so ...

  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Medical sector needs greater transparency

    Posted Aug 18th 2014, 04:30am by SCMP Editorial

    ... be completely eradicated. The latest unusual case could be a one-off involving personal factors. But it also suggests the work of those special teams dispatched in 2009 is never done and that there is a case for more permanent spot audits. Meanwhile, the chairman of the Medical Council, the profession's self-regulating watchdog, says it should take over investigation of hospital ...

  8. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Ferguson exposes US policy fail

    Posted Aug 20th 2014, 04:45am by SCMP Editorial

    ... is majority African-American, yet 94 per cent of its police officers are white, as are its mayor and all but one of its councillors. It is a case of a white-dominated system not responding ... of frustration, of a silence that turns to a scream when a killing or beating is perceived as unjust, prompting emotions to boil over. That is what happens from time to time in the US; Brown's case ...

  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Rafael Hui case underlines need to improve public access to criminal trials

    Posted Jun 10th 2014, 02:27pm by GRENVILLE CROSS

    ... and could run for much of the year. However, the closest most people will ever get to the case is a television sighting of the accused in the court precincts. The courtroom itself, given ... local and international. There is precious little, if any, room left for the public. In South Africa, by contrast, another high-profile case, the murder trial of sprinter Oscar Pistorius, ...

  10. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Put patients first in medical staffing crisis

    Posted Aug 22nd 2014, 04:30am by SCMP Editorial

    ... report made a strong case for wider recruitment to address the mismatch of resources. But that does not reckon with the opposition of the local medical profession. Its obstruction of efforts ...




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