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  1. Ruling by decree

    Posted Aug 11th 2005, 12:00am by Frank Ching

    ... Commission Against Corruption through what they considered to be illegal electronic surveillance that the government woke up to the seriousness of the problem. The question, however, is whether ... Bill, a private member's bill sponsored by Democrat James To Kun-sun. This occurred after the Law Reform Commission concluded that existing legislation, in particular the Telecommunication ...

  2. One country, two distinct identities?

    Posted Oct 04th 2005, 12:00am by Frank Ching

    ... fall, considering the city came third in 1999. The WEF attributed Hong Kong's fall to a weakening in perceived judicial independence, the protection of property rights, corruption ... 'may have miscalculated'. Justice Secretary Elsie Leung Oi-sie proclaimed that judicial independence had not weakened, while Raymond Wong Hung-chiu, head of the Independent Commission ...

  3. Separation anxiety

    Posted Aug 08th 2003, 12:00am by Frank Ching

    ... Chief Executive Tung Chee-hwa announced on Monday the appointment of three new ministers, including a new Secretary for Security, Ambrose Lee Siu-kwong, the head of the Independent Commission Against Corruption. To replace Mr Lee, Mr Tung appointed Raymond Wong Hung-chiu, the head of Customs and Excise. It is troubling that the ICAC is increasingly being treated like just ...

  4. Is the chief executive still above the law?

    Posted Jul 15th 2008, 12:00am by Frank Ching

    ... the opposition. One concern was the procedure to be followed once the head of the Independent Commission Against Corruption becomes aware of an allegation against the chief executive. ... to anti-corruption regulation. To that end, the government will introduce legislation into the Legislative Council as soon as possible to put in place the necessary legal regulatory procedures within ...

  5. Surveillance law must still protect privacy

    Posted Feb 24th 2009, 12:00am by Frank Ching

    ... lawyers and their clients. Mr Justice Woo also reports that Independent Commission Against Corruption agents had destroyed documents and recordings that he had requested. What is frustrating ... of the police. The Law Reform Commission, after years of research, made proposals in 2006 for the protection of privacy. Now it is 2009 and the government has still given no indication that it intends ...

  6. Spin master

    Posted Aug 01st 2003, 12:00am by Frank Ching

    ... to the July 1 demonstration by 500,000 people. The 'turn of events' presumably refers to Mr Leung's resignation on July 16, a day after the Independent Commission Against Corruption ...

  7. Suspect intentions

    Posted Nov 19th 2008, 12:00am by Frank Ching

    ... a blue-ribbon independent commission of experts in criminal justice whose integrity and impartiality could not be questioned. It is unclear whether Mr Ma will respond positively to this proposal. ... Two years ago, when Mr Chen was still president, the Taipei district attorney charged Mr Chen's wife, Wu Shu-chen, with corruption over the handling of secret presidential funds. She ...

  8. China's visionary gadfly

    Posted Jul 27th 2005, 12:00am by Frank Ching

    ... neutral civil service; independent judiciary; anti-corruption agency; independent auditing system; extensive consultation by both the executive and legislative organs of government; and freedoms ... country without any communists'. For one thing, he thinks Beijing should no longer make economic development the nation's highest goal. Instead, the rule of law and the independence ...

  9. Chen's stooge show

    Posted Nov 04th 2009, 12:00am by Frank Ching

    ... interfered with my presidential decision-making'. Chen, who is in prison appealing against his conviction on corruption and money-laundering charges and a sentence of life in prison, appealed ... and insisted on pushing the envelope, declaring that the island was an independent sovereign state separate from China. A few weeks ago, he filed a lawsuit in the United States declaring that Taiwan, ...

  10. Beijing's unhealthy obsession

    Posted Feb 08th 2006, 12:00am by Frank Ching

    ... the government of a potent tool against corruption- another leading cause of social unrest. And, ironically, while Beijing wants tranquil external relations, the crackdown on dissent leads to greater ... officials selling agricultural land to property developers, other causes of rural discontent include industrial pollution, corruption, poor health care and the generally dismal state of affairs ...




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