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  1. News - China - LEGAL REFORM

    China’s top judge says foreigners to be allowed into Chinese courts

    Posted Aug 28th 2014, 11:57am by Reuters in Beijing

    ... Reuters in Beijing Comments by Zhou Qiang, president of the Supreme People’s Court, come as government begins legal reform at a time of public discontent over perceived miscarriages of justice. China’s top judge says foreigners will be regularly allowed into courts to listen to cases, state media reported today, as the government embarks on legal reform at a time of public ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1581403/chinas-top-judge-says-foreigners-be-allowed-chinese-courts
  2. News - Hong Kong - COURTS

    Law empowers government to decide on TV licensing bids, court told

    Posted Aug 29th 2014, 04:22am by JULIE CHU

    ... Julie Chu julie.chu@scmp.com Provisions in Broadcasting Ordinance let Chief Executive in Council have final say on licensing, court told in review of failed HKTV application 'Law ... and there was no unfairness in refusing the application of Hong Kong Television Network (HKTV), a court heard yesterday. The Broadcasting Ordinance provided the statutory powers to the Chief Executive in Council ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1581521/law-empowers-government-decide-tv-licensing-bids-court-told
  3. News - Hong Kong - COURTS

    HKTV asks High Court to quash government’s rejection of bid for broadcast licence

    Posted Aug 27th 2014, 06:09pm by JULIE CHU

    ... Julie Chu julie.chu@scmp.com HKTV lawyer tells court that chief executive and Executive Council failed to discharge duty to give adequate reasons for refusing its licence Free-to-air TV ... bidder Hong Kong Television Network said yesterday. Barrister Russell Coleman SC told the Court of First Instance that prior to this new approach, it had been government policy to foster fair ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1581154/hktv-asks-high-court-quash-governments-rejection-bid-broadcast
  4. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Japanese court rules against Fukushima operator Tepco in landmark suicide case

    Posted Aug 26th 2014, 10:42pm by AP

    ... Reuters in Fukushima Fukushima nuclear operator ordered to pay HK$3.65m in damages to bereaved husband Tepco loses landmark suicide case A Japanese court has ruled that Fukushima nuclear ... herself on fire after falling into depression. We will study the verdict. We pray that Hamako Watanabe has found peace TOKYO ELECTRIC POWER COMPANY The district court in Fukushima ruled in favour ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1580940/japanese-court-rules-against-tepco-landmark-suicide-case
  5. News - Hong Kong - COURTS

    Aircraft mechanic cut plane's wires to get revenge on boss, court hears

    Posted Aug 26th 2014, 04:15am by CHRIS LAU

    ... Chris Lau chris.lau@scmp.com Aircraft mechanic was angry at supervisor for telling him off over a mistake, court hears Teen cut plane's wires to 'take revenge on boss' ... 19, pleaded guilty to recklessly damaging property that endangered people's safety. The District Court heard he cut the wires of the Boeing 767 after his supervisor at flight-maintenance ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1580647/aircraft-mechanic-cut-planes-wires-get-revenge-boss-court-hears
  6. News - Hong Kong - COURTS

    Judge needs to further explain grounds for Stephen Chan’s acquittal, appeal court rules

    Posted Aug 25th 2014, 05:36pm by JULIE CHU

    ... Julie Chu julie.chu@scmp.com Judgment in bribery case involving Stephen Chan to be examined by Court of Appeal Judge must explain acquittal of ex-TVB host A judge who acquitted a former TVB general manager and his assistant of graft charges last year has been ordered by the Court of Appeal to explain his verdict. District Court Judge Poon Siu-tung had acquitted former TVB ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1580587/judge-needs-further-explain-grounds-stephen-chan-chi-wans-acquittal
  7. News - Hong Kong - COURTS

    Hong Kong government's reform reports may face judicial review in court

    Posted Aug 23rd 2014, 02:45am by Stuart Lau

    ... face legal challenge In the latest twist in the run-up to Beijing's assessment of the city's electoral reform next week, one Hongkonger has challenged in court two official reports ... bringing government decisions to court, via his lawyer and Democratic Party founding chairman Martin Lee Chu-ming SC. In his latest application for a judicial review, Kwok is also seeking a ruling ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1579483/hong-kong-governments-reform-reports-may-face-judicial-review-court
  8. News - China - CRIME

    Kidney trafficking gang that ran underground hospital jailed by Beijing court

    Posted Aug 22nd 2014, 03:22pm by Alice Yan

    ... by a Beijing court for harvesting and selling 51 kidneys, the largest haul in recent mainland history. The group's mastermind, Zheng Wei, 46, was sentenced to 12 years in jail by the No 1 Intermediate People's Court on Wednesday, while 14 other members received terms between 3-1/2 years and nine years, the Beijing Times reported. They were charged with coercing people into selling ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1579168/kidney-trafficking-gang-ran-underground-hospital-jailed-beijing-court
  9. News - China - GRAFT TRIAL

    State firm boss in Guangzhou’s biggest graft trial tells court his crimes are ‘not serious’

    Posted Aug 22nd 2014, 05:02pm by Nectar Gan

    ... Nectar Gan nectar.gan@scmp.com A low-ranking official accused in Guangzhou’s biggest-ever corruption case – involving some 400 million yuan (HK$503 million) – is now on trial. Zhang Xinhua, 52, the former general manager of a state-owned enterprise, was c ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1579219/state-firm-boss-guangzhous-biggest-graft-trial-tells-court-his-crimes-are
  10. News - China - JUSTICE

    Hawker Nian Bin in hiding after Chinese court overturns death sentence

    Posted Aug 22nd 2014, 11:19am by Patrick Boehler

    ... Patrick Boehler patrick.boehler@scmp.com Fujian shop owner spent six years on death row; court did not address torture claims Cleared of poisoning children A man who spent six years on death row in China has gone into hiding after a landmark court decision cleared him of the murder of two children. The Fuzhou High People’s Court declared shop owner Nian Bin, 38, innocent ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china-insider/article/1579020/landmark-ruling-overturns-chinese-shop-owners-death-sentence

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