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  1. Lawyers hail detention law

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

    ... Ng Tze-wei Lawyers have hailed a new draft law governing detention centres as a step in the right direction. But much more needed to be done to fix the mainland's troubled detention system, they said. Detention centres, which are operated by the police, are different from police cells and jails. The draft regulation, released on Monday for public comment, spelled out ...

  2. Activists hail prospect of Nobel Prize for dissident

    Posted Oct 04th 2008, 12:00am by Shi Jiangtao

    ... Shi Jiangtao in Beijing Mainland human rights activists say they feel encouraged by a report that prominent dissident Hu Jia is among the frontrunners for this year's Nobel Peace Prize. Veteran Aids activist Wan Yanhai said the prestigious award woul ...

  3. Polanski case shows utter disregard for law

    Posted Jul 16th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... display remarkable delusion and disconnect with the real world. For in the past 30 years, Polanski has not been cast out as a sex offender, but hailed as an artistic genius. As an acclaimed ...

  4. Man set fire to tax office out of revenge

    Posted May 05th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... As several people chased him, Wu hailed a taxi on Harbour Road and fled the scene, the court documents said. The blaze had set Wu's trousers on fire and he suffered burns. Wu told a social ...

  5. Locked up and in limbo, Aids activist waits for ruling that may never come

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

    ... the ear of the Ministry of Health letters and complaints office, which issued a circular in April hailing his perseverance: 'A self-respecting patient like him should deserve respect... right ...

  6. Taiwan police finally grab kidnap kingpin after shootout

    Posted Jul 14th 2005, 12:00am by Jacky Hsu

    ... said. A bullet grazed the neck of a police squad leader, Tang Chia-jen. The arrests were hailed by Premier Frank Hsieh Chang-ting and other ministers after they learned of the development during ...

  7. Law revision tars 'patriotic' hackers with same brush as thieves and troublemakers

    Posted Apr 04th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... A week after the amendment to the criminal law was introduced, Long was arrested with Wang for aiding hacking. Although many in the internet security industry have hailed the new legislation ... Non-government hackers have been hailed, from the Chinese perspective, as patriotic. Whenever a diplomatic row surfaced, such as the Nato bombing of the Chinese embassy in Belgrade in 1999 ...

  8. Online posts of crime boss' torture deleted

    Posted Jul 30th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... ordered the website to remove the post. A pet project of rising political star Bo Xilai, who became Communist Party secretary of Chongqing in December 2007, the crackdown has been hailed ...

  9. I was tortured daily, says Tibetan in first appearance in six months

    Posted Jun 23rd 2010, 12:00am by Paul Moon, Paul Mooney

    ... hailed as model citizens, with no sign that we know of them criticising the state,' Professor Robbie Barnett, with Columbia University, said. 'And yet they're facing these extreme ...

  10. Top referees held as part of corruption drive, report says

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

    ... Ng Tze-wei Two top referees have reportedly been detained as part of the mainland's crackdown on soccer-related corruption, which the top disciplinary chief insists for the sport says has spread into the women's game and youth ranks. Lu Jun, hailed as the country's 'golden whistle', and Huang Junjie, have been out of contact since Tuesday. ...




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