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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Politics before justice for Bo Xilai, Chen Kegui

    Posted Oct 31st 2012, 12:00am by JEROME A. COHEN

    ... while beating and wounding Chen and his family, threatened to kill him. Although the two suspects hail from opposite ends of China's political, economic and social hierarchies, they now ... Jerome A. Cohen says although different in every way, Bo Xilai and Chen Kegui both share the uncertain fate of being tried by a Chinese legal system that places politics above justice ...

  2. Prosecutor's replacement a 'political purge': officials

    Posted Mar 31st 2007, 12:00am by Lawrence Chung

    ... Lawrence Chung in Taipei A group of Taiwanese judicial officials have cried foul over the replacement of a senior prosecutor in charge of the investigation into alleged corruption implicating President Chen Shui-bian and his wife. The officials said yesterday the replacement of High Court Prosecutors Office leader Hsieh Wen-ting was a 'political purge' after he ...

  3. Dissident writer loses 'political' copyright case

    Posted Dec 22nd 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... decision that's political rather than legal. The facts of the whole case were very simple, clear and available to the public on the internet.' He said he would continue to appeal to the Beijing Higher People's Court and the Supreme People's Court. 'This case reveals a serious problem about whether people like me [with a bad political record] should be protected ...

  4. Leave politics out of the judicial system

    Posted Jan 25th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... again, we can take a closer look at the situation. When politics is in transition, the authority of the establishment is invariably eroded. People usually look to the court for arbitration ... and regulations, they are also at a loss when these interest groups are jostling to change the rules of the game. This has to be resolved through a political process, not a judicial one. This is exactly ...

  5. Why government lawyers must be politically neutral

    Posted Jan 14th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Elsie Leung China's accession to the World Trade Organisation will have a profound impact on its markets for both goods and services. As far as legal services are concerned, ... of that role is fully understood. As a principal official, I am a member of the Executive Council and am politically accountable for the work of the Department of Justice. But my department is unique ...

  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    China doesn't need more show trials

    Posted Sep 28th 2012, 12:00am by Chang Ping

    ... herself as a dog of Mao Zedong. More than 30 years later, another political wife stood accused in a Chinese court of law, one believed to have been similarly corrupted by the power wielded by her ... and the trial was no more than a political show. At the end of the National People's Congress meetings in March, Premier Wen Jiabao told reporters that the investigation into Wang Lijun's ...

  7. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Gloomy outlook in campaign for mainland pollution laws

    Posted Feb 14th 2013, 12:00am by Li Jing

    ... would give teeth to environmental watchdogs- were still absent. Wang Canfa, a professor at the China University of Political Science and Law, said the biggest problem was that air quality ...

  8. Corruption on the rise in private and public sectors

    Posted Jan 17th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Zhuang Pinghui pinghui.zhuang@scmp.com A growing number of senior executives in China have committed criminal offences, with officials at state-owned companies (SOEs) raking in exorbitant ... in bribes. 'This might have to do with the bigger picture of China trying to restrict the use of the death penalty in economic crimes,' Wang said. ...

  9. Break the link

    Posted Aug 10th 2012, 12:00am

    ... and Political Rights, and it should now be consigned to history. Grenville Cross SC, an adjunct professor of law at the China University of Political Science and Law, advises the Institute of Procedural ... recognised in mainland China, real progress towards a human rights regime which satisfies international norms is being hampered by the continuing use by the police of administrative detention against ...

  10. News - Hong Kong

    Hong Kong legal opinion divided on Edward Snowden extradition

    Posted Jun 13th 2013, 12:00am by Patsy Moy, Joyce Ng

    ... Patsy Moy and Joyce Ng Beijing likely to keep out of political quagmire surrounding US whistleblower, lawyers believe Legal opinion divided on prospects for extradition The city's ... that the Beijing government will choose to keep its hands off the political hot potato and leave Washington to cope with the embarrassment of Snowden's decision to leak its surveillance secrets. ...




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