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  1. Soaring crime rate dims Shenzhen's lustre

    Posted Jan 17th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... As Hong Kong digests the news that its crime rate has reached an eight-year high, we should spare a thought for officials just across the border in Shenzhen. They are battling a rather ... of a crime wave that is threatening to spiral out of control. According to official statistics, the crime rate surged 57 per cent in Shenzhen last year, with more than 100,000 offences recorded. Most ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/441576/soaring-crime-rate-dims-shenzhens-lustre
  2. Boy or girl?

    Posted May 17th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Thousands of couples from around the world are flocking to expensive US clinics that enable them to choose the sex of their next baby. What do you think of fertility treatments to select gender? Write to us ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/549122/boy-or-girl
  3. Model admits to two abortions before incident

    Posted Nov 11th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Loretta Fong A model, 19, who claims to have been duped into having sex with a truck driver as part of a supposed Taoist ritual said she had two abortions before the incident. The District Court had heard she had become pregnant and had an abortion on Jan ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/697959/model-admits-two-abortions-incident
  4. Another couple tell of forced abortion ordeal

    Posted Jul 09th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Zhuang Pinghui pinghui.zhuang@scmp.com Another victim of a forced abortion during late-term pregnancy- conducted because of the mainland's one-child policy- is seeking redress through the courts. Beijing lawyer Xu Can said yesterday he was representi ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/1006261/another-couple-tell-forced-abortion-ordeal
  5. Sex crimes by children on rise, study finds

    Posted May 13th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Danny Mok The number of sex-related crimes by children is increasing, a survey by the Evangelical Lutheran Church Social Service found. Over two years, the group studied 1,100 children who were under the supervision of the police superintendent's dis ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/967576/sex-crimes-children-rise-study-finds
  6. Top court rules for Hongkong Electric on rates

    Posted Jun 22nd 2011, 12:00am

    ... Chris Ip chris.ip@scmp.com The Court of Final Appeal handed a major victory to Hongkong Electric yesterday. The top judges unanimously ruled that government rates did not have to be paid on properties under construction. The court overturned a Court of Appeal decision that Hongkong Electric had to pay rates for the year 2004 on 22 hectares of land intended for a power plant on Lamma ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/971357/top-court-rules-hongkong-electric-rates
  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Avoid asking Court of Final Appeal to decide again on right of abode

    Posted Sep 20th 2012, 12:00am by SCMP Editorial

    ... planning and control, the new births can be a long-term solution to our problem of low fertility and an ageing population. The government has already imposed a zero birth quota next year ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1040930/avoid-asking-court-final-appeal-decide-again-right-abode
  8. Blair booed at signing

    Posted Sep 10th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Staff Writer Former British prime minister Tony Blair cancelled his book launch and a book signing in London after protesters pelted him with rocks and shoes during an event in Dublin at the weekend. Blair launched his memoirs A Journey in Ireland because ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/724340/blair-booed-signing
  9. Justice of peers

    Posted Jul 20th 2011, 12:00am

    ... in an unusually high acquittal rate- 8.8 per cent in one study and 10 per cent in another, roughly three times the acquittal rate for non-jury criminal trials. Further evaluation will require greater ... to trial by jury, so that this opportunity is no longer limited to cases prescribed by legislation and permitted by judges. The South Korean experiment offers a fertile field for study. Law ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/973969/justice-peers
  10. Conviction rates not too high, Law Society finds

    Posted Jul 20th 2010, 12:00am by Joyce Man

    ... Joyce Man Hong Kong's conviction rates- which a top barrister once said approached those in North Korea- 'do not appear to be particularly high' compared to other jurisdictions, the Law Society says. The society gives this conclusion in a submission after gathering statistics from Australia, Britain, New Zealand and Malaysia regarding their conviction rates ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/720139/conviction-rates-not-too-high-law-society-finds

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