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  1. News - China - HUMAN RIGHTS

    China pressuring Spain on human rights case, says Tibetan monk

    Posted Feb 12th 2014, 10:28am by Agence France-Presse in Madrid

    ... is behind attempts to change the law A Tibetan monk who pushed a human rights case against former Chinese leaders through Spanish courts accused China on Tuesday of pressuring Madrid to change ... jurisdiction”, which allows judges to try certain cases of human rights abuses committed in other countries, only to appease China. A Spanish judge on Monday sought international arrest warrants ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1426427/china-pressuring-spain-human-rights-case-says-tibetan-monk
  2. News - World - MOTORING

    General Motors seeks protection from legal claims for pre-2009 conduct

    Posted Apr 16th 2014, 10:01pm by AP

    ... for conduct before its 2009 bankruptcy. The carmaker's strategy is in a motion filed for a federal court in Corpus Christi, Texas, and in other cases across the US that involve the defective ... federal courts decide if the case should be combined with other lawsuits. But GM says it's not asking to halt action on a motion to force GM to tell customers not to drive their cars ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1484495/general-motors-seeks-protection-legal-claims-pre-2009-conduct
  3. News - Asia - FERRY DISASTER

    South Korean authorities raid home of ferry company boss Yoo Byung-un

    Posted Apr 23rd 2014, 10:06pm by Reuters

    ... Chonghaejin Marine, the company that operated the ship. Kim Hoe-jong, a prosecutor on the case, said yesterday's raid was part of a probe into "overall corruption in management". ... trading company called Samwo Trading in a bid to create jobs for church members and increase their wealth, the transcript of the court case finding said. Meanwhile, more than a week after ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1495354/south-korean-authorities-raid-home-chonghaejin-marine-co-boss-yoo-byung-un
  4. News - Asia - AFGHANISTAN

    Afghan capital sees first polio case since 2001

    Posted Feb 11th 2014, 04:12pm by AFP

    ... campaign in Kabul after a girl contracted the disease, the city’s first case since the Taliban were ousted in 2001. The three-year-old from a nomadic family living on the northeastern edge ... it was not clear whether the girl had contracted the virus in Kabul or Pakistan. After this, we launched an emergency polio campaign in Kabul and luckily so far, we have not found any other cases of polio ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1425985/afghan-capital-sees-first-polio-case-2001
  5. News - China - HEALTH

    Expect more human H7N9 bird flu cases if live poultry sales continue, Chinese officials warn

    Posted Feb 11th 2014, 03:19am by Zhuang Pinghui

    ... Zhuang Pinghui pinghui.zhuang@scmp.com Cases still sporadic, but common infection factor remains human exposure to birds at markets H7N9 cases to rise if live sales stay, officials say ... yesterday reported five new human H7N9 cases, including a 56-year-old man who died in Lin county, Anhui, on Friday. Three more new infections in Zhejiang are being treated in Haining, Lishui ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1425639/expect-more-human-h7n9-bird-flu-cases-if-live-poultry-sales-continue
  6. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Academics plan Hong Kong-wide study of breast cancer cases

    Posted Feb 11th 2014, 04:33am by LO WEI

    ... a major study of breast cancer cases in the city in an attempt to learn more about risk factors and address a dearth of local data on the often fatal disease. Dr Ava Kwong Hoi-wai, clinical associate professor of breast surgery at the university's Li Ka-shing Faculty of Medicine, said she saw the need for the city-wide study after examining data relating to cases in the 10 years ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1425403/academics-plan-hong-kong-wide-study-breast-cancer-cases
  7. News - World - UNITED STATES

    Documents reveal US military’s random approach to dealing with sex abuse cases

    Posted Feb 10th 2014, 11:06pm by AP

    ... Associated Press in Tokyo Documents obtained under freedom of information laws suggest that the US armed forces have an inconsistent approach to dealing with cases Military judgment ... the military's lowest rank, and dishonourably discharged. The two cases, both adjudicated by the 1st Marine Aircraft Wing, are among more than 1,000 reports of sex crimes involving US military personnel ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1425625/documents-reveal-us-militarys-random-approach-dealing-sex-abuse-cases
  8. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH MATTERS

    Specialist care is under way for 100-week waiting list

    Posted Apr 24th 2014, 03:26am by ALEXANDER CHIU

    ... years, with more than 800,000 bookings in 2012/13. Within that period, SOP clinics catered to about 680,000 new patients, in addition to six million follow-up cases a year. The result ... to boost capacity and manpower in the long run. To ensure patients with the most sinister conditions are seen without delay, the authority adopted a triage system in 2004 to segregate cases ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1495224/specialist-care-under-way-100-week-waiting-list
  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Should public libraries pay royalties?

    Posted Apr 23rd 2014, 03:51am by SCMP Editorial

    ... The fact that our libraries are already paying royalties for audio-visual works has provided a strong case to cover printed materials as well. There are those who remain unconvinced, not only ... the author's profile, which in some cases can translate into sales. The concept of compensating authors for free public access to their works in libraries is still fairly new in this part of the world. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1494679/should-public-libraries-pay-royalties
  10. Business - Companies - REGULATION

    Firms face 'blockbuster' fines in US over bribery cases in China

    Posted Feb 10th 2014, 04:31am by Toh Han Shih

    ... the attention paid to China in recent years, it is a safe bet some of those large settlements will involve conduct in China." Holtmeier said fines under the FCPA for individual cases could run ... of enforcement attention by US and Chinese authorities, as well as confidential cases seen by WilmerHale, there would be a number of FCPA cases involving China in the near future, Holtmeier said. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/companies/article/1424886/firms-face-blockbuster-fines-us-over-bribery-cases-china

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