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  1. News - China - LAW

    Chinese court hands down harsh jail sentences to New Citizen Movement activists

    Posted Jun 19th 2014, 10:34am by Patrick Boehler

    ... crackdown on the New Citizen movement. A court in Jiangxi province yesterday jailed Liu Ping and Wei Zhongping for 6½ years and handed Li Sihua a three-year sentence, according to Li's lawyer. ... street protests, even if their demands appeared consistent with President Xi Jinping's goals of fighting corruption and reforming the judicial system. Dozens of others linked to the movement ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china-insider/article/1536010/three-new-citizen-movement-activists-xinyu-sentenced-prison
  2. News - China Insider - LAW

    Winemaker Penfolds in legal battle with 'trademark squatters' over right to use its Chinese name

    Posted Jul 14th 2014, 04:03pm by Patrick Boehler

    ... of high-profile trademark disputes involving big international brands.  A Treasury Wine Estates spokesman said it won a Chinese court case granting it the right to use Penfolds' adopted Chinese name ... and that Treasury would continue legal procedures to assert trademark rights over its chosen Chinese name. “This appeal is still pending and it will take time for the Chinese legal system to process ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china-insider/article/1554016/winemaker-penfolds-locked-legal-battle-over-right-use-its-chinese
  3. News - China - LAW

    New tribunal to review environmental lawsuits and offer advice to lower courts

    Posted Jul 04th 2014, 04:36am by Li Jing

    ... Li Jing jing.li@scmp.com Body will review lawsuits, but a limited number of cases pose a challenge, its president says Top court creates new environmental tribunal The supreme court has ... The tribunal would review lawsuits related to pollution, mineral resources and ecological damage that are lodged with local courts, provide judicial guidance on such cases for lower courts, and draft ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1546086/new-tribunal-review-environmental-lawsuits-and-offer-advice-lower-courts
  4. News - China - LAW

    China planning to open nation's first intellectual property court in Guangdong

    Posted Apr 23rd 2014, 01:18pm by Keith Zhai

    ... to strengthen its management system to better serve innovative companies and protect them." Zheng E, head of the provincial high people's court, said Guangdong had 306 judges who could handle ... court system, he said. "A special court dealing with IP cases also needs specialised and professional judges, and we have to prepare for that." Xu said the new court's presence ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1495031/china-planning-open-first-intellectual-property-court-guangdong
  5. News - Hong Kong - LAW

    Wedding bells ring for transgender people

    Posted Jul 17th 2014, 04:23am by Jennifer Ngo

    ... said yesterday. The change comes after a Court of Final Appeal judgment last year allowing "W"- who has undergone surgery to become a woman- to marry her boyfriend. The court ruled she should be treated as a person of her chosen sex. The court said that the meaning of "woman" and "female" included "post-operative male-to-female transsexual ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1555449/wedding-bells-ring-transgender-people
  6. News - Hong Kong - LAW

    Aircraft sex pests set to face civil action in Hong Kong courts

    Posted Jun 19th 2014, 02:50am by Bryan Harris

    ... Bryan Harris bryan.harris@scmp.com Bill will make sexual harassment of a service provider illegal, even if it happens outside HK Aircraft sex pests set to face civil action in courts ... to be introduced to the Legislative Council next Wednesday, the bill would make the sexual harassment of flight attendants a civil offence, with offenders liable to be brought before a court for financial ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1535849/aircraft-sex-pests-set-face-civil-action-hong-kong-courts
  7. News - Hong Kong - LAW

    Corruption seen as 'socially acceptable': law professor

    Posted Jul 16th 2014, 04:15am by Jennifer Ngo

    ... was evident despite higher awareness of the importance of a sound legal system. "Corruption has grown more serious," the academic and barrister said. "It's not even about people ... and wholesome system of judicial independence," Chan said. "We could rely on economic prowess as an advantage 20 to 30 years ago but that's all gone now- the rule of law is our only ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1554971/corruption-seen-socially-acceptable-law-professor
  8. News - China - LAW

    Zhang Sizhi, lawyer for detained journalist, points to legal breach by authorities

    Posted Jul 18th 2014, 04:10am by Verna Yu

    ... into courts and barred from entering pleas of innocence. Zhang, who was chosen to defend Mao Zedong's wife, Jiang Qing, in 1980 for her role in the 1966-1976 Cultural Revolution but was rejected ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1555911/zhang-sizhi-lawyer-detained-journalist-points-legal-breach-authorities
  9. News - China - LAW

    Pilot programme aims to improve quality of China's top judges and prosecutors

    Posted Jun 16th 2014, 04:02am by Keith Zhai

    ... professional judiciary The system for appointing judges and prosecutors is to be overhauled and local governments will also have less control over the courts as part of a series of trial reforms to the mainland's judicial system. An unnamed senior official serving the Communist Party's judicial reform panel told Xinhua yesterday judges and prosecutors would be managed separately from the rest ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1533639/pilot-programme-aims-improve-quality-top-judges-and-prosecutors
  10. News - China - LAW

    Lawyers slam draft code to muzzle those who publicise cases online

    Posted Jun 18th 2014, 03:16am by Keira Lu Huang, Keith Zhai

    ... by the state-run All China Lawyers Association, urges lawyers to exercise extreme caution when commenting about cases on the internet and bans them from revealing case information before court rulings. The draft rules stipulate that lawyers cannot make “misleading” comments, issue open letters or incite demonstrations to pressure courts or judges to review decisions. Article 85 of the code states: ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1535260/mainland-china-code-seeks-muzzle-lawyers-who-publicise-cases-through

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