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  1. News - Hong Kong - LAW

    Aircraft sex pests set to face civil action in Hong Kong courts

    Posted Jun 19th 2014, 02:50am by Bryan Harris

    ... Passengers who sexually harass staff on Hong Kong aircraft could soon feel the weight of local law after the government yesterday announced a bill to clamp down on mile-high sex pests. Set ... attendants' work, the bill would also cover offences committed on a Hong Kong registered ship or aircraft while outside Hong Kong, the bureau said. Representatives from the aviation industry reacted ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1535849/aircraft-sex-pests-set-face-civil-action-hong-kong-courts
  2. Business - China Business - LAW

    Hong Kong investors at a disadvantage when firms with assets in China go bankrupt

    Posted Apr 03rd 2014, 03:07pm by Enoch Yiu

    ... Enoch Yiu enoch.yiu@scmp.com The 'one country, two systems' principle puts Hong Kong receivers at a disadvantage when dealing with assets held on the mainland Bankrupt mainland firms out of reach The HK$4.1 billion bankruptcy proceedings involving a mainland subsidiary of Hong Kong-listed decorative paper maker Qunxing Paper highlight the risks to investors ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/china-business/article/1463814/hong-kong-investors-disadvantage-when-firms-assets-mainland
  3. News - Hong Kong - LAW

    Corruption seen as 'socially acceptable': law professor

    Posted Jul 16th 2014, 04:15am by Jennifer Ngo

    ... The former dean of the University of Hong Kong's faculty of law has expressed alarm at the erosion of the city's core values. Professor Johannes Chan Man-mun said yesterday the erosion ... said, referring to accusations of overspending against former Independent Commission Against Corruption boss Timothy Tong Hin-ming. "Hong Kong's success hinges on having a complete ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1554971/corruption-seen-socially-acceptable-law-professor
  4. News - Hong Kong - LAW

    Australian pair hired for senior jobs at Hong Kong competition watchdog

    Posted Mar 21st 2014, 04:28am by Amy Nip and Tanna Chong

    ... recruited for key jobs at the commission responsible for implementing Hong Kong's new competition law. Rose Webb brings 25 years of government and regulatory experience to her role as senior ... at the Hong Kong body. "There is no particular preference for Australians," she said, adding that local staff had also been hired. The commission was created as a statutory body under ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1453329/australian-pair-hired-senior-jobs-hong-kong-competition-watchdog
  5. News - Hong Kong - LAW

    Hong Kong's top judge says Basic Law will be interpreted in a 'generous manner'

    Posted Mar 18th 2014, 03:15am by Stuart Lau

    ... of others' rights preceded the so-called Hong Kong spirit, defined customarily by hard work and economic well-being in guaranteeing the city's success. He added Hong Kong had always been ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1451012/top-judge-geoffrey-ma-calls-respect-basic-human-rights
  6. News - China - LAW

    Zhang Sizhi, lawyer for detained journalist, points to legal breach by authorities

    Posted Jul 18th 2014, 04:10am by Verna Yu

    ... briefing at the Hong Kong Book Fair. "They have already arrested Gao Yu on May 30, but as far as I know, up until now, [they] have not notified the family- this has seriously violated ... was detained. They also took several of his associates, including his niece and lawyer- Qu Zhenhong- into custody. Zhang, who is in Hong Kong for the recent publication of his biography, said: ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1555911/zhang-sizhi-lawyer-detained-journalist-points-legal-breach-authorities
  7. News - China - LAW

    Tougher laws for human trafficking proposal unites Hong Kong's NPC deputies

    Posted Mar 12th 2014, 04:58am by Tanna Chong

    ... Tanna Chong in Beijing tanna.chong@scmp.com HK deputies to NPC unite against human trafficking Hong Kong's deputies to the national legislature have mounted a rare united stance ... want to synchronise the sanctions for sellers and buyers to suppress the market." It was the first time in 20 years that Hong Kong's deputies had stood united on an issue. The last ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1446669/hong-kong-deputies-npc-united-push-human-trafficking
  8. News - Hong Kong - LAW

    Wedding bells ring for transgender people

    Posted Jul 17th 2014, 04:23am by Jennifer Ngo

    ... Jennifer Ngo jennifer.ngo@scmp.com Those who have had sex-change surgery can marry in their chosen sex from today Wedding bells ring for transgender people Transsexual people who have undergone a full sex-change operation can marry in their chosen sex fro ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1555449/wedding-bells-ring-transgender-people
  9. News - Hong Kong - LAW

    Hong Kong may amend its race hate law to protect mainland visitors

    Posted Feb 20th 2014, 11:57pm by Jennifer Ngo

    ... Race hate law may be extended to stem vitriol Hong Kong could extend its anti-discrimination laws to protect mainlanders against abuse, as the debate over the number of visitors to the city ... as "unacceptable". Slogans such as "Go back to China" and "Reclaim Hong Kong" were chanted, and some protesters shouted abuse at mainlanders. The protesters demanded the government curb ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1432229/hong-kong-may-amend-its-race-hate-law-protect-mainland-visitors
  10. News - Hong Kong - LAW

    Sex-change brides and grooms on the cards for Hong Kong

    Posted Jan 08th 2014, 04:14am by Lana Lam

    ... Lana Lam lana.lam@scmp.com Landmark court ruling on marriages will be widened as legislators prepare to amend laws Sex-change brides and grooms on the cards Men and women who have undergone a full sex-change operation will soon be able to wed according to ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1400083/sex-change-brides-and-grooms-cards-hong-kong

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