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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Doubts cast over Manila's case in South China Sea dispute

    Posted Feb 25th 2014, 07:18pm by ROBERT KARNIOL

    ... Robert Karniol Robert Karniol examines claim that UN tribunal lacks jurisdiction Doubts over Manila's case in South China Sea dispute As China and the Philippines get set to square off in The Hague next month over competing maritime jurisdictional claims, an independent legal expert has cast doubt over Manila's case. The dispute centres on China's territorial ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Number of reported HIV cases in Hong Kong increases 9pc

    Posted Feb 25th 2014, 11:46am by LO WEI

    ... cases, again Some 559 new cases of HIV infections were reported in Hong Kong last year- the highest annual figure since the first case was diagnosed in 1984 and the third yearly set of record-breaking figures in a row. Almost 80 per cent of the new cases were men. Of them, more than six in 10 caught the virus through sexual contact with other men, which remains the most common mode ...

  3. Sport - Soccer - SPAIN

    Barca pay 13.5 million euros to tax officials in Neymar case

    Posted Feb 25th 2014, 12:28am by AP

    ... Associated Press in Barcelona Spanish giants say they "scrupulously" met their financial obligations in signing the player from Brazilian club Santos Barca pays €13.5m to tax officials in Neymar case Barcelona paid 13.55 million euros (HK$143 million) to Spanish tax authorities on Monday to cover any potential irregularities in their signing of Neymar, all the while ...

  4. News - Asia - INDONESIA

    Elite Jakarta nursery ordered closed over sex assault claim

    Posted Apr 22nd 2014, 11:21pm by AFP

    ... sexual assault on a six-year-old boy by cleaning staff. The case has sparked widespread public anger and focused attention on the high incidence of child abuse at educational institutions across ... the official grounds were that it did not have a proper licence to operate, but added that the alleged assault also "called for a thorough investigation". The case has prompted calls ...

  5. News - China - CORRUPTION

    Zhou Yongkang aide's corruption case linked to state oil giant CNPC

    Posted Feb 19th 2014, 04:22pm by Andrea Chen

    ... been sacked since August amid President Xi Jinping's campaign against corruption. The central authorities late last month began briefing officials on the findings of the corruption case ...

  6. Business - Comment - JAKE'S VIEW

    Case for downsizing at ICAC as job gets smaller

    Posted Feb 18th 2014, 04:34am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... Jake van der Kamp If fight against corruption has been won, or alternatively the agency fails to fulfil its role effectively, there is no need for such a big organisation Case ... a few years ago of some ICAC officers caught coaching a witness. Let's also not forget the case of the investigator who lost it in public when sacked for being too close to underworld ...

  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Time to get tough on repeat child-sex offenders with longer maximum term

    Posted Apr 21st 2014, 03:11am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial Get tough on repeat offenders A High Court judge has urged the Department of Justice to research overseas penalties for repeat sexual offenders. She was dealing with a case ... years was an insufficient maximum in the case of a 35-year-old man who admitted indecently assaulting an 11-year-old girl- his fifth conviction for similar offences. In the latest case the judge ...

  8. Property - Hong Kong & China - CHINA

    Wenzhou a case study of a property market taken over by speculators

    Posted Feb 19th 2014, 05:10am by Langi Chiang

    ... Langi Chiang langi.chiang@scmp.com Slide of the city's embattled property sector provides policymakers with a sobering view of what can happen when speculators take control Wenzhou a study of a market in mayhem The mainland coastal city of Wenzhou is a sobering case study of what happens when home prices fluctuate out of control, and why it is necessary to crack down ...

  9. News - Asia - SINGAPORE

    Ex-Singapore official guilty in the case of non-existent 8,000 pineapple tarts

    Posted Feb 17th 2014, 10:58pm by BLOOM

    ... Bloomberg The case of the non-existent 8,000 pineapple tarts Lim Cheng Hoe, Singapore's former chief of protocol at the Foreign Affairs Ministry, yesterday pleaded guilty to falsely ... public official. Lim oversaw ministerial and presidential trips and had worked at the ministry for 38 years. "This is not a case of momentary indiscretion," Kow said. "He should ...


    Chinese court order on Japanese ship expected to spark more lawsuits

    Posted Apr 22nd 2014, 03:02am by Teddy Ng

    ... cases against Japan are likely to be filed in Chinese courts following a Shanghai court's order to impound a ship linked to a wartime contractual dispute, observers say. The impounding ... and disputes over their wartime history, they say. Japanese Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga described the seizure, part of a wartime compensation lawsuit, as regrettable. "The case may ...




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