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  1. A vote in defence of local interests

    Posted Nov 20th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Regina Ip The political strategists in the pro-establishment camp could see it coming, but nobody dared say so. In the city's long, hot summer, a single issue- the right-of-abode bid of potentially tens of thousands of foreign domestic helpers, with ...

  2. Tsang gives fresh defence of his under-fire deputy

    Posted Oct 20th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Chris Ip chris.ip@scmp.com Chief Executive Donald Tsang Yam-kuen has given his most spirited defence to date of the man the democratic camp loves to hate: his top lieutenant, Stephen Lam ... to a question on an RTHK Radio 3 programme yesterday, Tsang leapt to his new deputy's defence, and topped off his plaudits by calling Lam 'a good Christian'. RTHK presenter Bryan Curtis ...

  3. Taiwan to boost Spratly defences

    Posted Sep 27th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Lawrence Chung in Taipei lawrence.chung@scmp.com Taiwan plans to bolster the defences of Taiping Island, the largest islet in the Spratlys, after increased tensions in the South China Sea. ... over the islands. Taiwan's defence ministry has agreed to help the Coast Guard Administration beef up security on Taiping, the only islet in the group to have fresh water, weeks after ...

  4. Until clause goes, defence lawyers are just decoration

    Posted Jul 07th 2011, 12:00am

    ... when carrying out defence work, mainland lawyers say clause 306 aggravates the imbalance of power between prosecutors and lawyers, and is the main culprit behind the fall in the number of defence counsel because it makes defence work far too risky. One doesn't have to go back too far for a famous case, that of Li Zhuang, who was arrested and subsequently convicted under clause ...

  5. US teacher killed man in self-defence, lawyer says

    Posted Aug 19th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Austin Chiu austin.chiu@scmp.com An American teacher who stabbed and killed a stranger after a night out in a popular Tsim Sha Tsui bar street had acted in self-defence, his lawyer said ... bottle, lawyer Michael Delaney told the Court of First Instance. 'It happened in a matter of seconds. It was a momentary act of fear and involved an element of self- defence,' the lawyer ...

  6. Vietnam moves to shore up border defences after PLA 'drill' in Guangxi

    Posted Aug 13th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Greg Torode Chief Asia correspondent Vietnam is moving to shore up its border defences against China amid reports this week of military exercises by the PLA in the neighbouring province of Guangxi. Vietnamese border guard commanders held a meeting in Lao Cai on Wednesday with officials of 12 provinces bordering China- the day after China's Defence Ministry attempted to play down ...

  7. Vulnerable companies should step up defences

    Posted Sep 05th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Chris Davis Keeping pace with the need for advanced internet security technology to combat threats from hackers and malware intrusions is a demanding task, but a plethora of software is available. Hong Kong websites and internet systems are bombarded with ...

  8. Defence minister makes a brave stand

    Posted Jun 09th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Let's hope the historic appearance of Defence Minister General Liang Guanglie at the weekend's Shangri-La Dialogue in Singapore is the first of many similar outings. China's ministers have previously been conspicuous by their absence at the informal Singapore bash that has grown in stature over the years to become a key Asian defence gathering. It does, after all, fill ...

  9. Defence lawyers can be unreasonable

    Posted Jun 15th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Lawyers are expected to uphold the law, yet some of them cause a lot of harm to society. Some defence lawyers specialise in getting their wealthy clients off the hook through clever manipulations of the legal system. Even criminals are entitled to a defence. Yet lawyers who actively seek to get murderers and other wrongdoers acquitted despite clear proof of their guilt ...

  10. Young Aussie Evans to bolster Kitchee defence

    Posted Jul 01st 2011, 12:00am

    ... Chan Kin-wa kinwa.chan@scmp.com Young Australian defender Dean Evans has joined Kitchee as the champions prepare for the defence of their league title and their first AFC Cup campaign. ... arrival will help stabilise our defence as he can also play left or right back.' Evans' identity as an Asian expatriate will help Kitchee in the AFC Cup, allowing them to devote ...




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