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  1. News - Hong Kong - SPORTS

    New booking system for sports facilities to discourage touts

    Posted Mar 13th 2014, 03:15am by Danny Mok

    ... affected by the revised system were the more popular ones including badminton courts, basketball courts, volleyball courts, tennis courts, table tennis tables and activity rooms. Those with spare ... at only one venue in a day. At present, a user can book the same type of facility- for example tennis courts at Victoria Park and Shek Kip Mei- at more than one venue per day through ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - COURTS

    Task force report into CSSA system 'got it wrong', says Court of Final Appeal

    Posted Dec 18th 2013, 05:46am by JULIE CHU

    ... the introduction of the seven-year rule to the CSSA system. The report was published in February 2003 just before the full severe acute respiratory syndrome (Sars) outbreak, and became policy on January 1, ... ageing population and highlighted the one-way permit scheme admitting immigrants- especially the young- from the mainland. But the Court of Final Appeal cast doubt on the report, which ...

  3. News - China - JUSTICE

    Top judge vows transparency in court system

    Posted Nov 28th 2013, 03:40am by Keith Zhai

    ... transparency in court system The country's chief judge pledged yesterday to increase transparency in the judicial process as 3,000 provincial and lower level courts began to post judgments online. Supreme People's Court President Zhou Qiang announced the move yesterday as part of an experiment to improve the judicial system announced by the Communist Party after the third plenum, ...

  4. News - China - AUTOBIOGRAPHY

    Chinese civil rights lawyer Xu Zhiyong releases book amid likely court rebuff

    Posted Apr 11th 2014, 04:38am by Angela Meng

    ... and the necessary power structure, including a presidential system, a supreme court, a national army and political parties. The last part contains a series of writings, including Xu's last court ... Angela Meng angela.meng@scmp.com Xu Zhiyong describes how he became involved in activism and lays out vision for a new China Civil rights lawyer releases book amid likely court rebuff ...

  5. News - China - CORRUPTION

    Abuse of parole system targeted in corruption crackdown

    Posted Feb 25th 2014, 04:48am by Zhang Hong

    ... The Communist Party's Central Politics and Law Commission yesterday issued a guideline to strengthen supervision and increase transparency in its parole system as part of Beijing's ... to repentant convicts or to check on their circumstances. "Initially, the prisons could decide on paroles and the reduction of sentences. But the right to do so was returned to the courts after ...

  6. News - World - JUSTICE

    Qatar court jails US couple for three years over death of adopted African daughter

    Posted Mar 28th 2014, 12:26am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Doha Pair insist their adopted daughter from Africa had an eating disorder Qatar jails US couple over girl's death A Qatari court yesterday sentenced a US ... of their daughter Gloria, who came from an orphanage in Ghana. They were accused of causing her death in order to sell her organs. The court also ordered the couple to pay a fine of 15,000 riyals ...

  7. News - China - PETITIONS

    China stresses rule of law in reform of age-old petitions system

    Posted Feb 26th 2014, 11:41am by Reuters in Beijing

    ... enforce the rule of law for those exercising an ancient tradition of seeking justice through petitions to higher authorities, as the central government tightens its grip on a system often marred by abuse. Petitioning in China dates back to imperial times, with the courts being seen as inaccessible by ordinary people, who often use the method to draw the attention of senior officials ...

  8. Comment - Letters

    Hong Kong courts must take endangered wildlife trade more seriously

    Posted Mar 22nd 2014, 04:34am by LETTERS

    ... SCMP Editorial Courts must take endangered wildlife trade more seriously We refer to the report (" Tortoise smugglers to shell out fines ", March 15) concerning two Egyptian men ... documented, in part because of the myth that tortoise livers confer health benefits. Your report states that the court accepted in mitigation the assertion that the accused had been concerned about ...

  9. News - World - BANKING

    French court rejects rogue trader Jerome Kerviel's appeal

    Posted Mar 20th 2014, 01:44am by BLOOM

    ... Bloomberg in Paris Court dismisses rogue trader's appeal Jerome Kerviel, the former Societe Generale employee convicted for unauthorised transactions that lead to one of the biggest trading losses in history, faces prison after a French court rejected his appeal. The Cour de Cassation, France's highest appeals court, yesterday rebuffed Kerviel's efforts to overturn ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - COURTS

    Angry teenage mechanic severed plane's autopilot wires, court told

    Posted Mar 13th 2014, 03:16am by JULIE CHU

    ... Julie Chu julie.chu@scmp.com Aircraft wires cut in anger, court told A teenage aircraft mechanic cut more than 20 wires controlling a plane's mechanics and autopilot system because he ... told Tsuen Wan Court yesterday that severing the wires would have affected the plane's autopilot system and its back spoiler. Spoilers are plates on an aircraft's wings that help ...




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