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  1. Parole rules too conservative, says the retiring prisons chief

    Posted Jul 19th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Benjamin Wong Parole requirements are 'too conservative' compared with overseas and few inmates apply because they are unlikely to be approved, the outgoing prisons chief claims. But the Commissioner of Correctional Services, Kelvin Pang Sung-yuen, said relaxing parole requirements would not significantly ease overcrowding, which he conceded had no short-term solution. Speaking ahead ...

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    Pakistan's Nawaz Sharif will inherit a country torn by terror and turmoil

    Posted May 15th 2013, 12:00am by SYED FAZL-E-HAIDER

    ... enormous security, energy and economic challenges. The people hope the new government will address their grievances and salvage them from the monsters of extremism and terrorism. The business community expects a resolution to the growing energy crisis and improvements to law and order, to bring back foreign investment. The worsening law and order situation will be the biggest challenge ...

  3. Inflation concerns likely to slow energy reforms: analysts

    Posted Dec 27th 2007, 12:00am by Raymond Li

    ... Raymond Li Mainland authorities have reaffirmed their commitment to energy price reform to address a looming energy crisis, but concerns over inflation are likely to hamper the much-needed changes, analysts said yesterday. In a landmark white paper on energy strategy and policies, Beijing said it would push for smooth reform of prices and 'gradually set up a mechanism to reflect ...

  4. News - China - CLIMATE CHANGE

    China to complete draft of climate change law in two years

    Posted Apr 19th 2013, 12:00am by Bloomberg

    ... a binding effect, Charlie Cao, a Beijing-based analyst at Bloomberg New Energy Finance, said. "This will bring stable expectations to investors on a carbon market. Otherwise they don't ... reduction and energy consumption by 2015 for each city and province, Xie said. The total amount of carbon emissions can be estimated with planned economic growth. China will then set quotas ...

  5. Promoter jailed for HK$63m cash cons

    Posted Jul 12th 2011, 12:00am

    ... and went on trial. The other defendants- former China Sciences Conservational Power (CSCP) chairman Hon Ming-kong, 43, financial controller Anthony Chow Ho-tung, 51, and an employee of a subsidiary ... chairman: China Conservational Power Holdings and CSCP. Chan transferred HK$11 million from a payment made to CSCP to a bank account of a firm he controlled. A further HK$4 million, with false ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - LAW

    'Corporate veil' cast aside as UK court rules on divorce settlement

    Posted Jun 16th 2013, 12:00am by John Carney

    ... million (HK$213 million) divorce settlement because he was tens of millions of pounds in debt. He is the founder and controller of the Nigerian energy group Petrodel Resources, registered ...

  7. Fines for harming scenic beach too low, greens say

    Posted Jan 19th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... that caused a public uproar. The cases were brought by the Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department under the Country Park Ordinance and were heard in Kowloon City Court 12 days ago. ... Peter Li Siu-man, campaign manager of the Conservancy Association. 'It is a deliberate breach of the law and not an accidental trespassing into the country park. What these people moved ...

  8. Canto-pop promoter is ordered to repay stolen HK$25m

    Posted Jan 20th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... In September 2006, Chan, also a director of the stock-exchange-listed company, Asia Energy Logistics Group, pleaded guilty in the District Court to six charges- three of them related to misappropriation of company funds between 2004 and 2005. The company, formerly known as China Sciences Conservational Power, brought a claim against Chan for the money last year. Deputy High Court judge Mr ...

  9. 2007 hailed as fruitful year for landmark laws

    Posted Dec 31st 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... resolution. The two laws on energy conservation and urban and rural planning might help alleviate problems caused by the mainland's breakneck economic growth by including energy conservation ... Other major laws passed or amended this year: Property Law Anti-monopoly Law Employment Promotion Law Labour Dispute Settlement Law Minors Protection Law Anti-drug Law Energy Conservation Law ...

  10. United front in war on rhino trade

    Posted Aug 08th 2012, 12:00am

    ... request to the people of Hong Kong is to work with us,' a senior South African conservation official, Fundisile Mketeni, said yesterday. 'Hong Kong can be a strategic partner ... to prosecution and could be presented as evidence in court. Mketeni, deputy director general for biodiversity and conservation, said the delay was due to 'slowness in paperwork' ...




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