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  1. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Law Society elects Stephen Hung as president as Ambrose Lam resigns

    Posted Aug 19th 2014, 11:40pm by Joyce Ng

    ... Joyce Ng joyce.ng@scmp.com Ambrose Lam confirms he will step down after vote of no confidence Law Society elects Stephen Hung as president A criminal lawyer more vocal about trade than politics has replaced the embattled Ambrose Lam San-keung as president of the Law Society. The council of the society yesterday elected Stephen Hung Wan-shun, who has served as vice-president, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1577280/law-society-elects-stephen-hung-president
  2. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Law Society defends white paper on Hong Kong after harsh words from Bar Association

    Posted Jun 16th 2014, 05:25pm by Tony Cheung and Phila Siu

    ... Tony Cheung and Phila Siu Law Society backs Beijing white paper on autonomy The Law Society endorsed Beijing's contentious white paper on Hong Kong yesterday as a "positive" document that reiterated the special administrative region's judicial independence and high degree of autonomy. The verdict of the society, which represents more than 7,400 solicitors, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1534091/law-society-backs-white-paper-has-no-answer-national-security
  3. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    You're tearing us apart, former Hong Kong leader Tung Chee-hwa tells protesters

    Posted Oct 25th 2014, 03:44am by Staff Reporters

    ... the city's first chief executive after its return to China has warned. Tung Chee-hwa, now a vice-chairman of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference, met the media for the first ... "In civilised societies, conflicts are resolved through dialogue, not in the streets," he said. "Students should not use the occupation as a bargaining chip ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1624095/youre-tearing-us-apart-tung-tells-protesters
  4. News - China - POLITICS

    Plenum's lack of action on Zhou Yongkang suggests party divisions, analysts say

    Posted Oct 24th 2014, 06:01am by Keira Lu Huang, Andrea Chen, Minnie Chan

    ... to improve application of the constitution, ensure justice in the court system, and raise public awareness of the need for society to abide by rules- all as part of the greater push to govern by law. The Communist Party retains its overriding role in the drive for "the socialist rule of law with Chinese characteristics". The National People's Congress should play a greater role ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1623284/plenums-lack-action-zhou-yongkang-suggests-party-divisions-analysts-say
  5. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    New Law Society chief Stephen Hung vows to keep a low profile

    Posted Sep 01st 2014, 11:17pm by Joyce Ng

    ... Joyce Ng joyce.ng@scmp.com Stephen Hung is determined to re-establish the standing of the organisation after predecessor's fall following his comments on white paper New Law Society chief plans to keep low profile The new Law Society president says he will keep a low profile as a way to re-establish the organisation's standing after his predecessor was forced to step ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1583262/new-law-society-president-stephen-hung-plans-keep-low-profile
  6. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Fears over 'radicals' as protest violence increases, but sources say Beijing won't be embarrassed into action

    Posted Oct 20th 2014, 06:37am by Staff Reporters

    ... not feel embarrassed if the protests continued during the Apec meeting. "In a democratic society, it's normal to see arguments, protests and dissenting voices," he said. Another mainland policy researcher agreed. "Some [in Hong Kong] may think if they make a bigger noise now, the central government will be under international pressure. But Chinese leaders will make ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1620188/fears-over-radicals-protest-violence-increases-sources-say-beijing
  7. Lifestyle - Books - POLITICS

    Book review: Deng Xiaoping: The Man Who Made Modern China, by Michael Dillon

    Posted Oct 25th 2014, 11:32pm by CAMERON DUECK

    ... is overblown, according to modern Chinese history expert Michael Dillon. "Deng was an old military man who had not hesitated to take life-and-death decisions during wartime, but his track record ... Dillon's assessment, which draws on "recently released Chinese sources", may be too kind: according to CNN, during Deng's last five years of power, almost all dissidents were jailed ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/books/article/1623646/book-review-deng-xiaoping-man-who-made-modern-china-michael-dillon
  8. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Fresh clashes in Mong Kok ahead of televised talks to end Occupy protests

    Posted Oct 18th 2014, 04:53pm by Niall Fraser, TIMMY SUNG, Amy Nip

    ... that were "hurting Hong Kong and hurting our society". Shum's call for non-violent protest- in which he also agreed talks should be within the framework of the Basic Law- came ... Saturday's clashes, in which more than 10 police officers and an unknown number of protesters were injured. In an article in Chinese-language newspaper Ming Pao yesterday, Occupy's Chan called ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1619318/pro-occupy-leaders-push-urgent-dialogue-government-after-violent-mong
  9. News - China - POLITICS

    Communist Party pledges greater role for constitution, rights in fourth plenum

    Posted Oct 24th 2014, 06:01am by LAURA ZHOU, Cary Huang

    ... from those elsewhere because it insisted the goal should be achieved under the party's leadership and according to socialism with Chinese characteristics. "How to keep and justify ... and promote judicial independence," Zhu said. Steve Tsang, chair of the University of Nottingham's School of Contemporary Chinese Studies, said Xi was using the constitution and the law ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1623286/communist-party-pledges-greater-role-constitution-rights-fourth-plenum
  10. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Student, Occupy leaders announce vote on government’s reform proposals

    Posted Oct 23rd 2014, 11:26pm by TIMMY SUNG, Gary Cheung, Joyce Ng

    ... and to set up a platform for dialogue on constitutional development. The founding chairman of the Democratic Party, Martin Lee Chu-ming, and Chinese University political scientist Ivan Choy Chi-keung ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1623283/occupys-benny-tai-announces-vote-hkfs-proposals-reform

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