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  1. Judge has high hopes for mainland's legal system

    Posted May 22nd 2012, 12:00am

    ... Ren Jianguo, president of the Intermediate People's Court in the city of Lanzhou, Gansu province, is one of the 31 participants in this year's Advanced Programme for Chinese ... Ren, a 30-year veteran of the mainland judicial system. 'I can learn a lot about Hong Kong's judiciary. I am sure it will help me broaden my horizons and my way of thinking. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/1001624/judge-has-high-hopes-mainlands-legal-system
  2. Broken system of governance ensures conflict reigns supreme

    Posted Jul 03rd 2012, 12:00am

    ... the executive and legislative branches of government. It is perhaps the most important contribution from the British colonial period. The courts cannot be dictated to by the chief executive, the police ... can be implicated, too. Filibustering by some Legislative Council members is the latest example of a broken political system. Frustrated at being asked to endorse the administration's ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/1005713/broken-system-governance-ensures-conflict-reigns-supreme
  3. Confidence in 'one country, two systems' is eroding

    Posted Mar 14th 2012, 12:00am

    ... not only undermines the authority of the Hong Kong government and the authority of the Court of Final Appeal, it also undercuts the principles of 'one country, two systems' and weakens ... systems' policy. During the first seven years after the handover, the central government seemed to abide by the policy. But, now, it is a different story. Several years ago, Cao Erbao, the head ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/995398/confidence-one-country-two-systems-eroding
  4. Rule of law's health a matter of interpretation

    Posted Jun 29th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Adrian Wan To have faith in the principle of 'one country, two systems' before the handover was to take a leap in the dark. Since then the city has sought four interpretations ... on the judicial independence of Hong Kong. As Sir Anthony Mason, a non-permanent judge of the Court of Final Appeal and former chief justice of the High Court of Australia, summed up in an article last ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/1005298/rule-laws-health-matter-interpretation
  5. Flawed system also fails functional seat lawmakers

    Posted Aug 13th 2010, 12:00am by Bernard Chan

    ... and property prices, we have the outcry over the sale of Octopus card users' personal information, the debate over a minimum wage, and even the court case involving a top judge's niece who ... as a whole. Until then, you could say that the current system is in some ways unfair to functional constituency representatives with 'small circle' electorates. In my case, I was fortunate ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/722011/flawed-system-also-fails-functional-seat-lawmakers
  6. Business leaders told the ball's in their court

    Posted Apr 02nd 2006, 12:00am by Chris Yeung

    ... Chris Yeung With few exceptions, Chief Secretary Rafael Hui Si-yan has conveyed the same message to business groups since taking office. Speaking at a dinner hosted by the Chinese Manufacturers' Association on Thursday, Mr Hui urged business leaders ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/543076/business-leaders-told-balls-their-court
  7. Chief justice faces more than legal challenges

    Posted Apr 15th 2011, 12:00am

    ... It is a great testimony to our senior judges in administering justice and preserving judicial independence in Hong Kong that one often forgets that in many ways our own judicial system ... are unique to Hong Kong and the 'one country, two systems' concept. The tenure of the first chief justice, Andrew Li Kwok-nang, was therefore defined by some groundbreaking judgments which ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/965138/chief-justice-faces-more-legal-challenges
  8. HK in good shape despite tension over two systems

    Posted Jul 01st 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... of the Basic Law, raising concerns about the integrity of our legal system and the rule of law. The interpretation reversed some of the court's core rulings, but restraint on both sides has since ... of returnees and people who have furthered their education overseas. The 'one country, two systems' concept can therefore be declared a success, although there have been times when tensions ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/598902/hk-good-shape-despite-tension-over-two-systems
  9. You may not like it, but don't fault court ruling on maids

    Posted Oct 05th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Albert Cheng Following the judicial review ruling in the government's favour on the environmental assessment of the proposed bridge to Zhuhai and Macau, the High Court handed down its ... ordinarily resided in Hong Kong for seven years was unconstitutional. The courts made their decisions based on the principles of the common law in both cases, but the responses were dramatically ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/980981/you-may-not-it-dont-fault-court-ruling-maids
  10. Improved system sought to collect outstanding fines

    Posted May 16th 2006, 12:00am by Ambrose Leung

    ... The Audit Commission's value-for-money report said that in a 12-month period covering 2004 and last year, only 7 per cent of the 6,735 attempts by bailiffs to execute court-issued distress ... work to improve the system, it also relied on government departments to supply it with correct and sufficient information such as the addresses of people who had defaulted. Lawmakers also urged ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/549018/improved-system-sought-collect-outstanding-fines

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