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  1. Beijing to discuss Law over Congo's immunity

    Posted Aug 16th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Appeal asked the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress on June 8 to interpret the term 'act of state' in the mini-constitution in a case involving the Democratic Republic of Congo. It submitted four questions arising from an attempt by US-based fund FG Hemisphere Associates to force Congo to repay more than US$100 million it owed. The court ruled ...

  2. Basic Law interpretation a matter of diplomacy

    Posted Jun 09th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Congo-United States dispute is a first. In contrast, the executive branch has made three such invitations in the 14 years since the handover. That procedure is not expressly provided for in the Basic ... of Hong Kong when they were born. The decision cut the number of potential newcomers to 270,000. In governmental terms, the pro-democratic bloc argued, the local court system had been stripped ...

  3. Immunity ruling by Standing Committee does present some problems for HK

    Posted Sep 11th 2011, 12:00am

    ... I share some of the sentiments expressed by Philip Bowring in his column ('Damaging blow to our lifeblood', September 4), although it requires clarification. It is not correct to say that the ruling of the National People's Congress Standing Committee (NPCSC) in the Congo case applies to any immunity that may be accorded to the Central People's Government ...

  4. Pan-democrats unable to take unified stand over NPC vote

    Posted Jan 25th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Fanny W. Y. Fung Electors from pan-democratic parties will not vote in unison in the election of Hong Kong deputies to the National People's Congress today because of constraints ... the ballots void. Mr Tong said he expected some of his fellow party members would not vote at all because they did not want to be forced to support candidates of whom they did not approve. Democratic ...

  5. Judicial crisis must not happen again

    Posted Sep 10th 2011, 12:00am

    ... It concerned an application for state immunity claimed by the Congo government in a commercial case. The court requested clarification from Beijing of legal issues arising. The Standing Committee ...

  6. City Digest

    Posted Jun 12th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Registrations for HK seats on NPC begin next month Registration of candidates for Hong Kong's 36 seats on China's 12th National People's Congress runs from July 10 to 25. Some 1,800 Hongkongers, mainly those who sat on the electoral college ...

  7. Xi criticises cadres for personal excess

    Posted Aug 02nd 2012, 12:00am

    ... decisions and taking peremptory actions and being feeble and slack, which goes against the principle of democratic centralisation,' Xi said. The article comes at a critically sensitive time ...

  8. Family distraught after autopsy done on activist

    Posted Jun 09th 2012, 12:00am

    ... and the Liberal Party's honorary chairman, will cosign the letter. But Ip Kwok-him- lawmaker for the Democratic Alliance for the Betterment and Progress of Hong Kong and an NPC delegate- said his ...

  9. Beijing boasts of building system of laws in 30 years

    Posted Oct 28th 2011, 12:00am

    ... years in many countries in the West, but only 30 years in China. 'This is an important milestone in the construction of a socialist, democratic legal system in China, and an important sign ...

  10. Spotlight on Bo's Politburo supporter

    Posted Apr 19th 2012, 12:00am

    ... faction, looking to China's Maoist past, and those looking to a more democratic future, led by Hu and Wen, has been laid bare. Party insiders said that Zhou is the only standing committee ...




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