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  1. Mainland legal letters do not hold water

    Posted Apr 07th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... form a convincing case- if so, heaven help us, for the argument they present is weak indeed, consisting of tendentious and orchestrated arguments, none of which holds water, and all of which are obscure to the point of incoherence. Second, that she was busy and did not have time to read them carefully- in which case shame on her, for she should spend more time on an issue ...

  2. Tsang must prove his free-market credentials

    Posted Mar 26th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... in right-to-die case', March 23) on Terri Schiavo starts out on balance then takes the predictable 'left' turn by misrepresenting the specifics of this case. For starters, Mrs Schiavo, ... cleverly those who argue for Mrs Schiavo's death couch the terms, she is, in fact, being starved to death. In any other case, this would constitute cruel and unusual punishment- which ...

  3. Legco needs to probe West Kowloon disclosure case

    Posted Feb 22nd 2012, 12:00am

    ... comments by various government officials in Leung's case over a potential conflict of interest have only confused the public. Two weeks ago, the government issued a statement in response ... entirely reasonable to demand that Legco use the authority given to it under the Powers and Privileges Ordinance to look into the case. Tsang Tak-sing was evasive in his answers to Legco, ...

  4. Talks start in Beijing over Congo immunity case

    Posted Jul 28th 2011, 12:00am

    ... was not enforceable, but the case raised questions about differing policies on sovereign state immunity in Hong Kong and on the mainland. Secretary for Justice Wong Yan-lung forwarded the court's letter ...

  5. Congo case should go to Beijing, court hears

    Posted Mar 22nd 2011, 12:00am by Toh Han Shih

    ... immunity an important issue which affects relations between states.' If the Hong Kong courts were to hear the case, it would prejudice China's sovereignty, the letters said, adding: 'The case should enjoy absolute immunity.' The letters also said China did not accept any jurisdiction over foreign countries involving state-owned enterprises. Under the principle ...

  6. Issues for Beijing offered in Congo case

    Posted Mar 24th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... such as trade, it 'does not confer the status of state'. Yesterday was the third day of the case between US vulture fund FG Hemisphere Associates, the Democratic Republic of Congo and China Railway Group. Vulture funds buy up a poor nation's debt at knockdown prices and seek the full amount in court. The case concerns a debt of over US$100 million owed to FG by Congo in assets ...

  7. Congo debt case seen as litmus test for judiciary

    Posted Mar 21st 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... country, two systems', said Simon Young Ngai-man, director of the Centre for Comparative and Public Law at the University of Hong Kong. 'But, if there's a very good case ... cases in Hong Kong. Companies invested in developing countries- including Chinese firms listed in Hong Kong similar to China Railway Group- could flee, perceiving that their assets are at risk. ...

  8. Testimony begins in Tam bribery case

    Posted Feb 17th 2011, 12:00am by Austin Chiu

    ... Austin Chiu Former legislator Mandy Tam Heung-man appeared in court yesterday accused of offering a free seminar to accountants to induce them to vote for her in the 2008 Legislative Council election. Tam was prosecuted by the ICAC after a member of the r ...

  9. SPKC wins case for street demos

    Posted Oct 26th 2010, 12:00am by Wong Yat-Hei

    ... respect through demonstrations,' he said. 'The negative team made good use of the Tseung Kwan O landfills case to show the selfishness of people. Both sides had great evidence.' ...

  10. Legco set to probe Democrat 'sexual harassment' case

    Posted Oct 09th 2009, 12:00am by Ambrose Leung

    ... Ambrose Leung, Albert Wong and Fanny W.Y. Fung The legislature is set to investigate the alleged sexual harassment case involving Democratic Party lawmaker Kam Nai-wai, who is accused of sacking his assistant after she rejected his advances. But the proposal to empower the Legislative Council Committee on Members' Interests to investigate, which will be discussed today, ...




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