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  1. Slam the door on notorious 'black jails'

    Posted Nov 24th 2009, 12:00am by David Eimer

    ... David Eimer Proponents of reform to the mainland's penal system celebrated a small victory recently. People awaiting trial in detention centres will no longer have to perform forced ... of them is not much of a secret. At a time when criminals can count on legal protection, it's time the black jails were closed. David Eimer is a Beijing-based journalist ...

  2. First rule of law: what the party says, goes

    Posted Jun 09th 2009, 12:00am by David Eimer

    ... David Eimer In 1982, China enacted a new constitution that put the rule of law at its centre. The legislation was regarded as an effort by Beijing to move closer to the legal systems ... of almost daily internet exposes of corrupt officialdom, the failure to do so appears to confirm that the legal system is there to protect the party rather than the people. David Eimer ...

  3. Milosevic faces the music

    Posted Sep 13th 2003, 12:00am by David Wilson

    ... The chief bogeyman in the Kosovo conflict, Slobodan Milosevic, is charged with crimes against humanity and genocide in the biggest war tribunal since Nuremberg. Milosevic is the first former head of state to face such charges. Since the trial began in the ...

  4. Business - Money - POINT OF LAW

    Setting up a one-stop shop to mediate financial disputes

    Posted Sep 05th 2012, 12:00am by DAVID SMYTH, WARREN GANESH

    ... David Smyth and Warren Ganesh David Smyth and Warren Ganeshof Smyth & Co consider Hong Kong's new financial dispute resolution scheme Setting up a one-stop shop to mediate financial disputes Anyone (particularly insomniacs) watching a local television channel in Hong Kong recently may have seen the public broadcast advertisement for Hong Kong's new Financial ...

  5. Judicial reviews allow David a chance when taking on Goliath

    Posted Mar 08th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... that the applicant has to overcome, it is very much a contest between David and Goliath and it is a minor miracle when an applicant in a judicial review is successful. Winston Chu Ka-sun, adviser, Society ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - COURTS

    Couple charged with theft of jewellery and cash worth HK$3m

    Posted Aug 29th 2012, 12:00am by LO WEI

    ... a court heard yesterday. Chu Shue-lung, 55, faces two charges of burglary relating to 101 pieces of jewellery and cash stolen from a canned food trading firm's office in Tsuen Wan last September and a handbag products firm's office in Kwun Tong in October. He is also charged with going equipped for burglary and resisting arrest. Chu and his girlfriend, Li Shuk-woon, 41, ...

  7. Mother abandoned one-year-old for six days to play mahjong

    Posted Mar 06th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... on probation for a year. The defendant, Chu Lai-kuen, was also ordered to seek psychological treatment. Chu, 42, pleaded guilty to six counts of child abuse. Acting principal magistrate Amanda Woodcock yesterday accepted a sentencing report that said the mother had confessed her urge to play mahjong began when she woke. Kwun Tong Court heard that Chu, a housewife, was arrested after her ...

  8. Vet guilty of syringe attack

    Posted Oct 08th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Sheung-ki, 37, was remanded in custody after he was convicted in the District Court of assault, false imprisonment and criminal intimidation of his former live-in girlfriend, Vanessa Chu Man-wah, 29, following incidents at his Ma On Shan clinic on August 13 and 14 last year. The court ruled that Tsoi had committed the crimes out of jealousy after he found photos on Facebook of Chu posing ...

  9. Trial over deadly building collapse

    Posted May 15th 2012, 12:00am

    ... although he had proposed buying such items, a court heard yesterday. Chu Wai-wing (pictured), 74, had started work to remove an external wall and an illegal structure on the ground floor of 45J Ma Tau Wai Road on January 29, 2010, when the building collapsed, killing four people. Chu is charged under the Buildings Ordinance with carrying out work likely to cause injury to people ...

  10. Six years' prison for stabbing police officer

    Posted Apr 12th 2006, 12:00am by Nick Gentle

    ... stabbed Constable Jacky Chu Chun-kwok, leaving the policeman paralysed. Mr Justice Pang Kin-kee, in the Court of First Instance, sentenced Liu Chi-yung, 23, to nine months in prison for possessing ... to police soon after the July 19 attack, had pleaded guilty on March 20 and had shown 'obvious remorse' by apologising to Constable Chu's family. Speaking at Kwong Wah Hospital, ...




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