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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Under rule of law, an independent judiciary answers to no political masters

    Posted Aug 15th 2014, 06:05am by ANDREW LI

    ... Andrew Li Andrew Li says judicial independence goes beyond notions of patriotism, as judges are duty-bound to be fair. Hong Kong must remain vigilant to ensure the rule of law continues ... for me to enter the political arena to engage in this challenging discussion. What I wish to do is to reflect on the rule of law and judicial independence in Hong Kong today. The rule of law ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1573656/under-rule-law-independent-judiciary-answers-no-political
  2. News - Hong Kong - AIR POLLUTION

    Hong Kong pollution soars as city experiences smoggiest day of the year

    Posted Sep 19th 2014, 01:22pm by James Griffiths

    ... of the year on Friday as weather conditions left the city choking on pollution that represented a 'serious risk' to health.  At 4pm, all 15 monitoring stations operated by the Environmental ... high” to “serious”. AQICN.org, which monitors air quality in cities around the world, recorded an air quality index (AQI) of 163 for Hong Kong as a whole on Friday morning, with Mong Kok, Kwun ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1595952/something-air-tonight-hong-kong-pollution-levels-very-high-smog
  3. Business - Banking & Finance - WHITE COLLAR

    Funding model proves thorny issue for auditing reform in Hong Kong

    Posted Sep 22nd 2014, 12:26pm by Enoch Yiu

    ... consultation on a long-awaited reform to regulate auditors of listed companies with the aim of lifting standards and sparing the city any more of the accounting scandals seen in recent years. ... responsibilities covering inspection, investigation and disciplinary action against auditors have been handed to independent bodies. The government wants investors, listed companies and auditors to pay ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/banking-finance/article/1597882/funding-model-proves-thorny-issue-auditing-reform-hong-kong
  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Talking points

    Posted Sep 19th 2014, 04:37am by STAFF

    ... to the US.   Scottish independence result announced The result of the independence vote in Scotland is announced. Counting continued overnight in the country's 32 local centres. The last results are expected from the biggest cities- Edinburgh, Glasgow and Aberdeen. If Scots vote for independence, negotiations will have to be held with London to make arrangements for separation. If they vote ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1595561/talking-points
  5. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    British consulate won't be joining in Hong Kong Scots' toast to referendum

    Posted Sep 14th 2014, 06:15am by ALICE WOODHOUSE, Niall Fraser

    ... Alice Woodhouse and Niall Fraser While several establishments in city will mark independence referendum with themed breakfasts, mission will be business as usual HK consulate won't join Scots' toast As Scots living in Hong Kong mark this week's referendum on independence for Scotland with a dram of whisky or two, staff of the British consulate ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1591953/british-consulate-wont-be-joining-hong-kong-scots-toast-referendum
  6. Sport - Soccer - ENGLISH PREMIER LEAGUE

    We must halt Chelsea march: Manchester City

    Posted Sep 19th 2014, 10:44pm by AFP

    ... by a last-minute defeat in the Champions League, Manchester City will attempt to make up ground in the Premier League title race when they host leaders Chelsea on Sunday. A 90th-minute strike by former player Jerome Boateng condemned City to a 1-0 loss at Bayern Munich on Wednesday and left Manuel Pellegrini's side without a victory in three matches. Chelsea can open up an eight-point lead ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/soccer/article/1596246/we-must-halt-chelsea-march-manchester-city
  7. News - World - UKRAINE

    China calls for calm as Crimea declares independence from Ukraine

    Posted Mar 17th 2014, 11:20pm by AFP

    ... declares its independence Crimea declared independence from Ukraine and applied to join Russia as Ukraine began drawing up plans to mobilise 40,000 reservists to counter Russia's "blatant ... of independence from Serbia. Crimea's lawmakers also declared the Russian ruble the peninsula's second official currency and vowed to "disband" the Ukrainian military units stationed ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1451093/china-calls-calm-crimea-declares-its-independence-ukraine
  8. Sport - Soccer - YOU BET NICK PULFORD

    You Bet: Manchester City likely to hold edge in 'mini' showdown

    Posted Sep 19th 2014, 10:22pm by Nick Pulford

    ... Champions have excellent record at home, but Chelsea won both their encounters last season City likely to hold edge in 'mini' showdown For the fourth consecutive match day, the English Premier League has a showdown between two of the title contenders and Sunday's s match between Manchester City and Chelsea should be the most informative so far. The clash between ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/soccer/article/1596250/manchester-city-likely-hold-edge-mini-showdown
  9. News - China

    Mayor of Ziyang city, Deng Quanzhong, under investigation

    Posted Sep 19th 2014, 01:19pm

    ... Necter Gan nectar.gan@scmp.com NPC delegate regarded as an important ally of Li Chuncheng, who was expelled from Communist Party in April The mayor of Ziyang city in Sichuan province has ... deleted. But he has not yet been removed as the city’s mayor. Deng was taken away around Wednesday, the Weekly reported two sources as saying. Deng attended a public event on Monday, but his name ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1595933/mayor-ziyang-city-deng-quanzhong-under-investigation
  10. Queen’s Wharf, London W6

    Posted Sep 23rd 2014, 05:23pm

    ... of Queen’s Wharf provides convenient city access and escape. Hammersmith Underground station is only 5 minutes* away and the exceptional location of Queen’s Wharf offers easy access to the capital’s ... Residents will also benefit from various amenities including an independent theatre and cinema managed by renowned Riverside Studios and a new riverside path that connects to the Thames Path which ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/1598780/queens-wharf-london-w6

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