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  1. Legal reforms 'gathering dust' in slow system

    Posted Apr 12th 2012, 12:00am

    ... said. But the city still had an effective legal system, despite the slow reforms, he said. 'We don't have limited liability partnerships or higher rights of audience in Hong Kong, ... partnerships have a form of limited liability similar to that of the shareholders of a corporation. Higher rights of audience allow solicitors access to higher courts, which in Hong Kong are currently ...

  2. Separating two passionate belief systems

    Posted Feb 13th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... ('Air surcharge misleads', February 6) is right to say that the devious pricing policy of airlines is wrong. Last year, Air New Zealand was found guilty by a New Zealand court of unfair ...

  3. Mainly Cantonese used in courts

    Posted Feb 18th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... We refer to the letter 'Cantonese in court' (February 16). The suggestion is that it is difficult to obtain justice in magistrates' courts because trials are conducted ... readers to some of the statistics provided by the judiciary. In its annual report for last year, we are informed that 76 per cent of trials in the magistrates' courts were conducted ...

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    China's state sport system has to change

    Posted Aug 14th 2012, 12:00am by LIJIA ZHANG

    ... Lijia Zhang says, however, it's no excuse for bias shown to China's Olympians Bad press aside, Chinese see need to revamp sport system If you take a quick look at the popular ... regard super performers like Ye as "cheats" or the product of the ruthless state-sports model copied from the Soviet Union. Under such a system, the government invests huge amounts ...

  5. '1916 court case shows Manila owned shoal'

    Posted Jul 19th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Raissa Robles in Manila A 1916 Philippines Supreme Court decision over a shipwreck on Scarborough Shoal bolsters Manila's territorial claim to the reef, which China also claims, ... there were maps which date back to the 1700s that show the shoal as part of the Philippines, he said. Furthermore, a 1916 court case in Manila pre-dated China's official inclusion of the shoal ...

  6. Travel advisory: our system is a disgrace

    Posted Mar 07th 2009, 12:00am by Alice Wu

    ... or of the terrorist and insurgent activities in places like the Philippines. Since the Thailand fiasco, Mr Lee has vowed to review the bureau's travel advisory system. Clearly, there is much room for improvement. Compared with other governments' systems, ours is disgraceful. The travel alerts issued by Mr Lee's bureau are overly simplistic and fail to provide information that Hong Kong ...

  7. State-told tales court big screen success

    Posted Jun 02nd 2011, 12:00am

    ... There may be no nobler political endeavour than founding a nation. And modern China is the rare country that has done it twice; first as a republic, then as a communist state. Each struggle had its own heroes, villains and drama- ingredients dear to the h ...

  8. Changes urged to registration system

    Posted Feb 27th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Alice Yan More than 90 per cent of mainland residents think the country's hukou permanent-resident registration system should be changed, an online survey has found. Of 11,168 people questioned in a week-long poll earlier this month by website Sina.com and the China Youth Daily social survey centre, 91.68 per cent of respondents said the system was in need of reform. More than 53 ...

  9. PolyU maps it out

    Posted Aug 28th 2010, 12:00am by Wong Yat-Hei

    ... and GPS are becoming more widely used in daily life, presenting a need for a high level of training.' The course is designed for professionals in geographic information systems (GIS), ...

  10. Social welfare system prey to human nature

    Posted Apr 12th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... I feel sorry for the veteran social worker, known only as Ms Cheng, who says she was pressured to resign after pointing out abuse of the medical fee waiver system ('Fees-abuse ... The authority carries most of the medicals costs and people still try to abuse the system. People are happy to use their own money to dine out, but they are unwilling to pay hospital fees if they get ...




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