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  1. Law firms target HK as Asian gateway

    Posted Jun 29th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Keith Wallis keith.wallis@scmp.com Rising foreign investment as well as commercial and shipping opportunities in Hong Kong and the region have led to a surge in the number of law firms setting up in the city. Britain's Reynolds Porter Chamberlain wil ...

  2. Seven sentenced for fake address in district election

    Posted Mar 03rd 2012, 12:00am

    ... Diana Lee diana.lee@scmp.com Seven Hong Kong men living in Shenzhen were given suspended jail terms for using a false address to register to vote in Yuen Long in the district council ... The Independent Commission Against Corruption said that by January it had received 1,182 reports of irregularities in the district council elections, of which 730 involved vote-rigging allegations. 2,187 ...

  3. Xian feels tension from needle scares

    Posted Sep 17th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Al Guo As the gateway linking China's central and coastal areas with the west, Xian, the capital of Shaanxi province, has always been quick to import or export things, good or bad, ... Changan district, attacked a female student with a sharp wooden stick near an intercity bus station on Saturday. Wang admitted the crime when he was arrested, but police did not say why Wang did ...

  4. Former district councillor accused of HK$1.7m fraud

    Posted Jan 05th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Austin Chiu austin.chiu@scmp.com A former district councillor allegedly cheated the government out of HK$1.7 million by making false claims to pay for salaries and other expenses at his own apparel business, the District Court heard yesterday. Former Eastern District councillor Manuel Chan Tim-shing, 52, and his assistant Jackie Ng Siu-lin, 44, deny working together to file ...

  5. Famed tailor cleared of bribery charges

    Posted May 28th 2009, 12:00am by Joyce Man

    ... Joyce Man Cheers erupted from the family members packed into the public gallery at a District Court yesterday when the owner of celebrity tailor's shop Baron Kay's and two ... of giving HK$1.43 million in bribes to concierge staff at six hotels- The Marco Polo Prince, The Peninsula, The Marco Polo Gateway, Renaissance Kowloon Hotel Hong Kong, Marco Polo Hong Kong Hotel ...

  6. Former district councillors jailed for vote bribes

    Posted Apr 19th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Austin Chiu Two former district councillors and three accomplices who spent HK$2 million to bribe about 10,000 voters with seafood meals, free flu vaccines and cash coupons shortly before a 2009 Sha Tin by-election were sent to jail yesterday. Lee York-fai, 42, a doctor and Sha Tin councillor for 13 years, who masterminded what a District Court judge called an 'ambitious, ...

  7. Pair convicted of attack on district councillor

    Posted Nov 04th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Maggie Ng Two men were convicted yesterday of assaulting Kowloon City district councillor Cho Wui-hung. Tang Siu-hang, 20, and Ho Lok-yin, 17, pleaded guilty in Kowloon City court to assault occasioning actual bodily harm. On September 24, the two men attacked Cho, hitting him in the head, after he left his office in Carmel Village Street near Hau Man Street in Ho Man Tin. ...

  8. Former district councillor guilty of fraud

    Posted Dec 16th 2009, 12:00am by Austin Chiu

    ... Austin Chiu Former North District councillor Au Wai-kwan, 58, was found guilty in the District Court of falsely claiming to have spent HK$737,000 on the salaries of two assistants. Au had pleaded not guilty but was convicted of seven counts of fraud by Deputy Judge Anthony Kwok Kai-on. Au, whose wife was found not guilty, was remanded in custody to await sentencing. ...

  9. Lily Chiang to face fraud charges in District Court next month

    Posted Mar 17th 2009, 12:00am by Peter So

    ... Peter So The fraud charges against businesswoman Lily Chiang Lai-lei will proceed in the District Court next month. Chiang, the former chairwoman of the General Chamber of Commerce, ... Principal Magistrate Bina Chainrai decided to send the cases to the District Court to decide whether they would be combined. The case was adjourned to April 3. ...

  10. District Court jury trials review rejected

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

    ... Albert Wong Calls to review the possibility of having jury trials in the District Court have been rejected by the government, which says it would involve too many resources. In response ... and allowances for jurors. Last year, there were 588 trials in the District Court, and this year there had been 612 up to last month. 'If all those trials had been before a judge and jury, ...




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