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  1. Pitch heightens for whistle-blower system

    Posted May 02nd 2011, 12:00am

    ... suspected was illegal activity. The manager was acquitted on Thursday, but the whistle-blower system at the accounting firm worked as it was designed to. In the United States, the Sarbanes-Oxley Act ... to companies in Hong Kong. 'A whistle-blower system is a good tool to allow staff to report crime,' he said. 'But it would be useful only if the management of a company took appropriate ...

  2. Be more sensitive with hawkers, officers told

    Posted Aug 20th 2010, 12:00am by Ella Lee

    ... and combs in Kwun Tong, which sparked fierce public criticism. The Food and Environmental Hygiene Department has yet to study a squad report before deciding if it will prosecute the 74-year-old ... to the offences,' the official said. The official said the department did not have a quota system for the issuing of summonses. 'In fact, what we want to see is a drop in the number of summonses ...

  3. One-man stand against the system

    Posted Oct 02nd 2011, 12:00am

    ... is implicated. The former investigative journalist is mounting a one-man stand against the mainland's judicial system, but the vast majority of his more than 140,000 followers on the popular Weibo ... The five had thought of switching jobs to join the architecture school of a local university. But the construction group's leaders managed to persuade the university not to accept them. My ...

  4. Today's legal system came by evolution

    Posted Sep 07th 2011, 12:00am

    ... YP cadet Pearl Chan As one example of how the legal systems of the world came to be, the right to a trial by jury comes from English barons trying to overthrow King John. Some ... codes, decrees and laws and, as time has changed, punishments and judgment methods have, as well. On these pages is a selection of some of the ancient laws that have inspired the legal systems ...

  5. Legal system less arbitrary but still a work in progress

    Posted Apr 04th 2011, 12:00am

    ... in a legal capacity. Andrew Tortoishell, managing partner for Greater China at Herbert Smith, says the mainland legal system presented a number of challenges for lawyers. 'The legal system ... offshoot. With foreign investors in the world's second-biggest economy demanding legal certainties for their billion-dollar projects, Chinese courts are slowly moving towards a system based ...

  6. Key dates in Vanda Systems saga

    Posted Feb 11th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... April 1995 Vanda Systems & Communications Holdings lists on stock exchange. Initial public offering priced at HK$1.12 Feb 11, 2000 Vanda closes at HK$3.175, on volume of 44.3 million shares Feb 12, 2000 BNP Paribas Peregrine arranges meeting between senior management of Vanda and Hutchison Whampoa to discuss deal; shares not traded as it is a Saturday Feb 14, 2000 Another ...

  7. Mainland legal system still has a long way to go

    Posted Mar 09th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The nation's top lawmaker yesterday stated in his work report that the mainland's establishment of a socialist legal system with Chinese characteristics is complete. ... political and cultural activity is now covered by law. This marks a significant achievement, especially as the mainland's legal system was essentially destroyed during the Cultural Revolution. ...

  8. PR manager to appeal jail sentence

    Posted Jun 15th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Louisa Yan A bank marketing manager sentenced to two months in jail on three driving-related charges is to appeal against the punishment. Dennis Wong Wai-hung, 47, yesterday pleaded guilty ... system in 2000, was driving his car to have the roof fixed because the garage would not send anyone to pick it up. He was caught driving at 95.18km/h in a 70km/h zone. The court was told ...

  9. Fugitive bank manager held in Canada

    Posted Feb 23rd 2007, 12:00am by Petti Fong, Ting Shi

    ... Petti Fong in Vancouver and Ting Shi Fugitive Bank of China manager Gao Shan has been arrested in Vancouver on immigration charges. He is accused of embezzling between 800 million yuan ... but it is unclear if he would be sent directly back to China. The former bank manager is wanted by mainland authorities for his alleged main role in a billion-yuan fraud case at a Bank of China sub-branch ...

  10. Experts sceptical of tough new green law

    Posted Aug 28th 2003, 12:00am by Ray Cheung

    ... vice-director of the State Environmental Protection Administration's department of supervision and management, told the China Daily that the passing of the statute was a sign the nation's ... All projects face impact assessments but critics fear they may be ignored A tough environmental impact assessment law comes into force on the mainland on Monday, but experts are sceptical ...




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