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  1. News - China

    Xi to lead push to make legal system more transparent and cut outside interference

    Posted Oct 23rd 2014, 05:22pm

    ... could be the party secretary of the politics and law commission, and concurrently hold the position of police chief, member of a court, or procuratorate,” Fan said. “This is not conducive to the independently-exercised power of courts.” The Central Politics and Law Commission is a powerful organisation responsible for political and legal affairs, including the police force. The commission is currently ...

  2. News - World - UNITED STATES

    Visa system for migrant victims of crime depends on where they live in US

    Posted Oct 23rd 2014, 05:20am by Reuters

    ... questions about the programme. In a statement, it said it was "committed to the integrity of the immigration systems and administers this programme based on the law and the information provided ... court. Huang, meanwhile, said the lack of certification was an obstacle to realising her dream of opening a restaurant with her husband. Now living in Fairbanks, Alaska, all she can do is wait ...

  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Systemic overhaul of securities law can liberalise China's capital markets

    Posted Oct 15th 2014, 12:30pm by Hu Shuli

    ... Hu Shuli Hu Shuli says comprehensive revision, part of the broader reform agenda,should improve market mechanisms and reduce regulation Systemic overhaul of securities law can help ... and the market. Calls to amend the law have been heard for some time. Opinions are divided over changes, in particular whether securities regulators should move from an approval-based system of initial ...

  4. Business - Economy - MACROSCOPE

    Sclerotic transport system a threat to Philippine economy

    Posted Oct 13th 2014, 09:41am by AFP

    ... investment-grade scores from the Big Three global credit rating agencies. Infrastructure development, however, has not moved at the same pace, and economists warn the creaking systems that frustrate ... networks to provinces north and south of Manila, spreading economic activity, as well as a subway system for the capital. It also envisages a new Manila airport terminal. Many of the projects cited ...

  5. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Record low public confidence in 'one country, two systems' is a wake-up call

    Posted Sep 29th 2014, 03:11am by Alice Wu

    ... Alice Wu Alice Wu says dipping public confidence in 'one country, two systems' should inspire more political will to find common ground Wake-up call "One country, two systems", the constitutional principle formulated by Deng Xiaoping, has taken quite a battering in the court of public opinion in recent months. Seventeen years since it became Hong Kong's ...

  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    To win war against corruption, Xi Jinping must tackle the rot within the system

    Posted Sep 23rd 2014, 12:26pm by CURTIS CHIN

    ... Curtis Chin Curtis Chin says America's handling of its corrupt officials makes clear the need for rule of law To win war against corruption, Xi must tackle the rot within the system ... to fighting corruption underscore that China, for now, remains more rule by party, or "people", than rule by law. In the US, the conviction by a federal court of Bob and Maureen McDonnell, ...

  7. News - World

    Why Apple locked latest operating system and threw away the key

    Posted Sep 27th 2014, 05:34am by THE WASHINGTON POST

    ... The Washington Post Apple means new operating system to stop everyone, not just governments, accessing users' data Throwing away the key Last week Apple released its new iOS 8 operating system for iPhones, iPads, and iPod Touch devices. Most of the coverage of iOS 8 focuses on visible features that users can interact with. But there's one major change in iOS ...

  8. News - World - TECHNOLOGY

    Apple's iOS 8 system stops it accessing users' data even if police get warrant

    Posted Sep 18th 2014, 08:21pm by WASHPOST

    ... tied to the release of Apple's latest mobile operating system, iOS 8, is an engineering solution to a legal dilemma. Rather than comply with court orders, Apple has reworked its latest ...

  9. News - World - SOUTH AFRICA

    Briton paid HK$10,000 to have wife killed on South African honeymoon, hears court

    Posted Oct 09th 2014, 05:32am by Reuters

    ... head during Qwabe's testimony. His trial is the second high-profile case this year to turn the spotlight on South Africa's judicial system and high murder rate. A Pretoria high court ... Reuters in Capetown Briton wanted murder to look like hijacking, hears South African court HK$10,000 fee to have wife killed British businessman Shrien Dewani agreed to pay 15,000 rand ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    No 'international norms' for electoral system mentioned in Basic Law, says CY Leung

    Posted Aug 27th 2014, 05:56am by Joyce Ng

    ... Not in the Basic Law The Basic Law does not stipulate that the city's electoral system must meet international norms, Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying said yesterday, in remarks some scholars saw ... by Britain, had been carried over by article 39 of the Basic Law. "Local courts have cited the covenant in many cases when assessing whether our laws meet international norms," Tai, a law ...




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