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  1. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    No 'international norms' for electoral system mentioned in Basic Law, says CY Leung

    Posted Aug 27th 2014, 05:56am by Joyce Ng

    ... Not in the Basic Law The Basic Law does not stipulate that the city's electoral system must meet international norms, Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying said yesterday, in remarks some scholars saw ... of the city's first democratic chief executive election in 2017, Leung said: "The Basic Law simply does not state the term 'international standards'." He made the remarks ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    New Law Society chief Stephen Hung vows to keep a low profile

    Posted Sep 01st 2014, 11:17pm by Joyce Ng

    ... down following a vote of no confidence. "I am not keen on politics and I have no expertise in constitutional law," said Stephen Hung Wan-shun, a criminal lawyer, in an interview ... Joyce Ng joyce.ng@scmp.com Stephen Hung is determined to re-establish the standing of the organisation after predecessor's fall following his comments on white paper New Law Society ...

  3. News - China - POLITICS

    Rule of law and rule by party can coexist, party scholar says

    Posted Oct 21st 2014, 04:37am by Teddy Ng

    ... Teddy Ng in Beijing teddy.ng@scmp.com Rule of law and party rule can coexist, scholar says The rule of law does not conflict with the Communist Party's rule because the country's ... a closed-door gathering expected to underscore the rule of law and anti-corruption efforts. The four-day meeting would debate a draft decision of the party's Central Committee on "major issues ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Law Society elects Stephen Hung as president as Ambrose Lam resigns

    Posted Aug 19th 2014, 11:40pm by Joyce Ng

    ... Joyce Ng joyce.ng@scmp.com Ambrose Lam confirms he will step down after vote of no confidence Law Society elects Stephen Hung as president A criminal lawyer more vocal about trade than ... criminal lawyers who act for the government. In a statement, the council reiterated that the Law Society was "apolitical" and it would continue to focus on defending the rule of law ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    The walls are up at HSBC in Central as Occupy Central looms

    Posted Sep 17th 2014, 04:35am by SAMUEL CHAN

    ... under way for the bank's 150th anniversary celebration, which would feature an open-air heritage space showing how Hong Kong had developed into an international financial hub. The bank ... the "risks" of joining any public event, including that of committing a criminal offence. Agnes Chow Ting, of activist group Scholarism, said Chan's form was meant to put pressure on pupils via ...

  6. News - China - POLITICS

    Communist Party plenum faces challenges to legal reform

    Posted Oct 20th 2014, 06:02am by Reuters, AP

    ... Staff Reporter and Agencies in Beijing Key party meeting faces challenges to legal reform Officials' attitudes could be a challenge for Beijing's push for governing by law, state ... people perceived legal reforms, quoted an anonymous Heilongjiang official saying that it was people's lack of respect for the rule of law that stood in the way of reform. It added ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Talks fail to narrow gap between student leaders and Hong Kong government

    Posted Oct 21st 2014, 11:39pm by Staff Reporters

    ... the students' passion in pursuing democracy, but added: "However respectful one's ideal is, it should be achieved by reasonable and lawful ways." Tens of thousands of people ... systems" and the Basic Law. Robert Chow Yung, convenor of the Alliance for Peace and Democracy, said he doubted the dialogue would end the protests.   Key points in Occupy Central talks GOVERNMENT ...

  8. News - China - POLITICS

    Younger Xi goes on the record about wife

    Posted Oct 16th 2014, 04:53am by Minnie Chan

    ... an associate professor at Shanghai University of Political Science and Law. "Besides building a strong army and a rich country, Xi's other goal is to boost moral education under the influence ... a competent daughter-in-law, good wife and loving mother," he wrote. Like his famous brother and father, Xi Yuanping has been married twice. The article attempted to settle doubts about ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Law Society meets to decide president Ambrose Lam's fate

    Posted Aug 19th 2014, 04:18am by JOYCE NG AND PATSY MOY

    ... Joyce Ng and Patsy Moy Law Society meets to decide president's fate The Law Society's council meets today to decide the fate of its president, with two members suggesting he ... members. Hung, one of the two vice-presidents, has been tipped by a few council members as a suitable candidate. Hung, a criminal lawyer admitted in 1995, declined to comment. The other ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Supporters urge Occupy protesters to unite amid mixed messages over talks

    Posted Oct 09th 2014, 04:02am by Gary Cheung, Stuart Lau, Joyce Ng, Thomas Chan and Ernest Kao

    ... to used tear gas to clear the streets of Admiralty on September 28 was "excessive", warned protesters that civil disobedience did not constitute a defence to a criminal charge. ... the Basic Law would be on the agenda for the first round of talks. But the federation's deputy secretary-general, Lester Shum, said the demand for the government to respond to Hongkongers' ...




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