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  1. News - China - POLITICS

    Rule of law and rule by party can coexist, party scholar says

    Posted Oct 21st 2014, 04:37am by Teddy Ng

    ... Teddy Ng in Beijing teddy.ng@scmp.com Rule of law and party rule can coexist, scholar says The rule of law does not conflict with the Communist Party's rule because the country's ... a closed-door gathering expected to underscore the rule of law and anti-corruption efforts. The four-day meeting would debate a draft decision of the party's Central Committee on "major issues ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Policy address to ignore anti-discrimination debate

    Posted Jan 09th 2013, 12:00am by Ada Lee and Stuart Lau

    ... Ada Lee and Stuart Lau Policy address to ignore anti-discrimination debate Consultation about a law banning discrimination against sexual minorities will not be mentioned in the chief ... the possible consultation two months ago, but they were not concrete about whether the consultation would go ahead. "I hope they would introduce laws to ban discrimination against sexual ...

  3. News - China - POLITICS

    Communist Party plenum faces challenges to legal reform

    Posted Oct 20th 2014, 06:02am by Reuters, AP

    ... Staff Reporter and Agencies in Beijing Key party meeting faces challenges to legal reform Officials' attitudes could be a challenge for Beijing's push for governing by law, state ... people perceived legal reforms, quoted an anonymous Heilongjiang official saying that it was people's lack of respect for the rule of law that stood in the way of reform. It added ...

  4. News - China - POLITICS

    Plenum set to decide Zhou Yongkang's fate but don't expect details

    Posted Oct 19th 2014, 06:09am by KEIRA HUANG, Angela Meng

    ... Keira Huang and Angela Meng Don't expect details on ex-security chief's case As the Communist Party elite converge on Beijing tomorrow to discuss rule of law, few specifics are likely to emerge of the case of former law and order chief Zhou Yongkang. Analysts say details of how Zhou violated the law will probably not be discussed at the fourth plenum of the Central ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Hong Kong's High Court orders protesters off roads in Mong Kok and Admiralty

    Posted Oct 21st 2014, 04:33am by Staff Reporters

    ... are vindicated or argued. The court is only to apply the law and to uphold the rule of law." Meanwhile, parties to today's talks, due to start at 6pm, were considering a key demand ... Haibo, a law professor from Shenzhen University, said the issue might be brought up, stressing that the city's political reform had to be in line with the Basic Law and the decision ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    'Let Hongkongers vote on mainland'

    Posted Oct 21st 2014, 04:33am by KC NG

    ... a lot of resources," Cheng said, adding that electoral law required voters to be "ordinarily resident" in Hong Kong. Voters go to the polls next year to choose district ...

  7. News - World - POLITICS

    Catalans call for early elections after referendum declared illegal

    Posted Oct 20th 2014, 09:49pm by Reuters

    ... he said would be within the law. The Spanish government last month asked the constitutional court to declare the referendum planned for November 9 illegal on the grounds it breached ...

  8. News - China - POLITICS

    Local governments' issuing of bonds on agenda for party's fourth plenum

    Posted Oct 19th 2014, 06:09am by Victoria Ruan

    ... since the third plenum last November. "How the economy is managed and how policies are executed should all be based on law. The fourth plenum is set to move [the nation] a big step towards ... the financial risks remained under control despite a slowing in the growth of fiscal revenue, they warned that some regions faced a rising risk of default. Under revisions to the Budget Law, which take ...

  9. News - China - POLITICS

    Ex-security tsar Zhou Yongkang's fate to be decided at party plenum

    Posted Oct 16th 2014, 04:53am by Andrea Chen, Angela Meng

    ... plenary session of the 18th party congress would focus on improving administration of law. The rule of law tops the agenda of the plenum as "loopholes in the legal system" and the poor implementation of law have become the major concerns of citizens, according to the People's Daily article. The lack of a mature judicial system means that grass-roots anger often bubbles up ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    CY Leung puts student talks back on table but insists Beijing won't back down

    Posted Oct 16th 2014, 11:10pm by Gary Cheung, Joyce Ng, Samuel Chan and Tony Cheung

    ... Leung said talks with the students had "to be based on the Basic Law and the decision by the National People's Congress Standing Committee". The decision ruled out public nomination of candidates, which is central to the students' demands. "There is no issue of making a compromise or not. We can't turn something unlawful into lawful," Leung said. ...




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