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  1. News - China - ECONOMY

    Sovereign wealth fund chief calls on government to respect law

    Posted Jan 27th 2013, 12:00am by Victoria Ruan

    ... in reforming the country's economic and tax systems in the 1990s. Newly elected Communist Party leader Xi Jinping pledged a few days ago to crack down on corrupt officials as part of his war ... Victoria Ruan victoria.ruan@scmp.com With liberals pushing for reform to boost the administration's credibility, Lou Jiwei says government departments must follow laws Fund boss urges ...

  2. Investigated for economic crimes

    Posted Apr 08th 2011, 12:00am

    ... of the planning commission in Fuzhou and prominent advocate for political reform, was detained in July 1998 and sentenced by a Beijing court to four years in prison, followed by one year's loss ... Cheng Yizhong, founder and former chief editor of the Southern Metropolis Daily and The Beijing News, was arrested on suspicion of economic crimes in March 2004. A district procuratorate ...

  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Vaunted legal reform came up short in Gu Kailai case

    Posted Aug 14th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Legal reform stood trial in Gu's case It was not only Gu Kailai, wife of disgraced former Chongqing party boss Bo Xilai, who was on trial in the biggest criminal scandal in the mainland's recent history. China's justice system also faced scrutiny. After decades of legal reforms, this was a chance for authorities to show support in the international spotlight ...

  4. Judicial reform can act as safety valve

    Posted Mar 20th 2012, 12:00am

    ... with Chinese characteristics covering every area of social, economic, political and cultural activity. Given that the system had to be rebuilt after the Cultural Revolution, this was a significant ... People's Court Wang Shengjun implicitly acknowledged serious shortcomings at this year's National People's Congress, vowing to deepen judicial reforms this year and strengthen the top ...

  5. Mainland judicial reform is needed now

    Posted Mar 27th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... dependent on local government support. This would free the courts from some of the influence that notoriously results in judicial decisions biased in favour of powerful local political and economic ... social priorities. Environmental protection, for example, stands to lose out in the drive to maintain economic growth. Criminal justice reform could likewise be stalled through lack of a sense ...

  6. IMF chief innocent until proven guilty

    Posted May 19th 2011, 12:00am

    ... to the eurozone's sovereign debt and banking crisis showcased his political and economic credentials and decisiveness, although he has been accused of being Eurocentric when it came to reform ... shadow they cast that the IMF and French political circles are already adapting to a future without DSK, as he is known. Initial incredulity at the sight of Strauss-Kahn in handcuffs has given ...

  7. Beijing must reform mainland's flawed and unfair legal system

    Posted Apr 08th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... and transparent judiciary. On the mainland, real political, legal and administrative reforms are needed. Corruption cannot be fought by harsh punishments which are often meted out in an unjust manner. ... The economic progress of China has amazed the world. In contrast, the international community has been dismayed by the judicial process on the mainland. As law professor Jerome Cohen ...

  8. Five-year plan gives few clues to reform of the legal system

    Posted Mar 17th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... If the mainland's legal community was looking for substantial steps towards reform of the legal system in the 12th five-year plan, it would have been disappointed by what the National ... The paragraph in the plan talked about the need for new laws to support the mainland's transition from a focus on economic development to improving people's livelihoods, raising living ...

  9. Legal experts have every right to comment on political reform

    Posted Oct 30th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The notion that legal arguments are irrelevant to the discussion of political reform as espoused by Alex Chan ('Legal experts should steer clear of politics', October 27) is plain wrong. The green paper on constitutional reform has a chapter, 'Constitutional Basis of Development and Principles of Design of the Political Structure' and reiterates that any ...

  10. Legal reform can promote harmony

    Posted Dec 25th 2008, 12:00am by Jerome Cohen

    ... biases judicial decisions in favour of powerful local political and economic interests. Budgets for police and prosecutors are also expected to be decided at higher levels in order to strengthen ... economic downturn. Or perhaps recent events have convinced them that their long-sought 'harmony' cannot be achieved without new measures to curb the widely resented arbitrary power ...




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