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  1. News - Hong Kong - COURTS

    Hong Kong courtrooms now permit tweeting, texting

    Posted Jan 29th 2014, 11:58am by Austin Chiu

    ... to “flight mode”, disconnecting them from 3G and 4G telecommunications networks, so they do not interfere with court recording systems. Instead, WiFi networks will slowly be rolled out in courts ... next Legal and media scholars have praised the judiciary’s decision to allow live text-based communication from court – paving the way for journalists and members of the public to tweet ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1416506/hong-kong-courtrooms-now-permit-tweeting-texting
  2. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Smaller classes for some will create a more equal education system in Hong Kong

    Posted Apr 07th 2014, 02:40am by Kerry Kennedy

    ... Kerry Kennedy Kerry Kennedy says by introducing smaller classes in selected schools, to benefit certain groups of disadvantaged students, officials can create amore equitable education system for Hong Kong Size matters The Education Bureau, Professional Teachers' Union and principals have been at odds about responses to the falling secondary school population in Hong Kong. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1466367/smaller-classes-some-will-create-more-equal-education-system
  3. Channel hop

    Posted Aug 23rd 2009, 12:00am by Yvonne Lai

    ... with Yvonne Lai Without doubt, American producer Steven Bochco had a successful run of television series but it's been a decade and a half since he made his name with LA Law and by the looks of his new legal drama, his glory days are well behind him. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/690432/channel-hop
  4. News - China - CORRUPTION

    China jails activists for urging officials to disclose assets, says lawyer

    Posted Apr 18th 2014, 12:40pm by Reuters in Beijing

    ... Reuters in Beijing Four New Citizens’ Movement activists sentenced by Beijing court for 'gathering a crowd to disturb public order' after they called on officials to reveal ... is the worst in recent years. Ding Jiaxi was sentenced to three-and-a-half years, Zhao Changqing got a two-and-a-half year sentence and Li Wei and Zhang Baocheng got two-year terms, the Haidian court ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1486761/china-sentences-activists-urging-officials-disclose-assets-says-lawyer
  5. News - China - HUMAN RIGHTS

    Beijing court upholds guilty verdict against rights lawyer Xu Zhiyong

    Posted Apr 11th 2014, 01:09pm by Angela Meng

    ... said Beijing's top court acted unfairly but predictably when it rejected rights lawyer Xu Zhiyong's appeal against his conviction for disturbing public order. The Beijing Municipal High People's Court yesterday upheld Xu's four-year jail sentence. Xu, a leading figure of the New Citizen movement which calls for public disclosure of officials' assets, among ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1475845/beijing-court-upholds-guilty-verdict-against-rights-lawyer-xu-zhiyong
  6. News - Asia

    How Tokyo benefits from international court ruling against Japanese whaling

    Posted Apr 11th 2014, 02:49pm by AP in Tokyo

    ... AP in Tokyo Japan's 'whaling programme had to be changed', says a government official The international court ruling against Japanese whaling last week may have given ... lobby, and could have been criticized for caving in to foreign anti-whaling activists. Now officials can say the court forced their hand. “It seemed to me they were anxious to lose,” said ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1476007/international-court-ruling-against-japanese-whaling-comes-convenient-time
  7. News - Hong Kong - COURT

    Challenge to ban on refugees' right to work dismissed by top court

    Posted Feb 18th 2014, 12:34pm by DANNY LEE

    ... to work for refugees: top court Hong Kong's top court yesterday unanimously dismissed a case brought by three refugees and a torture claimant seeking the right to work in the city. The decision by the Court of Final Appeal on an attempt by three refugees and a recognised torture claimant to overturn a government ban on their employment was described by their lawyer, Mark Daly, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1430189/challenge-ban-refugees-right-work-dismissed-top-court
  8. News - World - VENEZUELA

    Venezuela introduces ID system for food buying amid scarcity, hoarding

    Posted Apr 02nd 2014, 08:35pm by MCT

    ... a new electronic identification system for shoppers that critics say is a modern version of a ration card. President Nicolas Maduro described it on Tuesday as a means of "safeguarding food sovereignty". The system will employ electronic fingerprint IDs similar to those used to identify Venezuelan voters to register shoppers who purchase goods at the state-run grocery chains Mercal, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1463241/venezuela-introduces-id-system-food-buying-amid-scarcity-hoarding
  9. News - Asia - NORTH KOREA

    North Korea hits out at UN meeting over its human rights abuses

    Posted Apr 19th 2014, 05:35pm by Agence France-Presse in Seoul

    ... must be held accountable”. “It is necessary to deter further crimes,” the Australian judge said, adding that he also wanted the reclusive regime hauled before the International Criminal Court ... and social system chosen by the Korean people in the long run,” he said. “The US and the West had better put under control the worst human rights abuses in their own countries and mind their own ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1489302/north-korea-hits-out-un-meeting-over-its-human-rights-abuses
  10. News - Hong Kong - COURTS

    'She fell onto the knife I was holding', suspect tells court in girlfriend murder case

    Posted Apr 10th 2014, 04:37am by JULIE CHU

    ... Julie Chu julie.chu@scmp.com Girlfriend 'fell onto knife', defendant claims A security guard told a court his estranged girlfriend's death by stabbing began with an accident: he had been holding a knife in order to kill himself when she fell onto it. Poon Man-sum, 32, who denies murdering 24-year-old Law Yuk-yu, told the High Court he had intended to commit ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1472122/murder-case-girlfriend-fell-knife-defendant-was-holding

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