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  1. Talking points

    Posted Feb 03rd 2012, 12:00am

    ... is expected to announce its decision on an appeal by former Khmer Rouge prison chief Duch (left), who in July 2010 was sentenced to 35 years in jail for overseeing the deaths of at least 14,000 people ... of the Khmer Rouge's notorious S-21 prison and the only person tried by the tribunal so far. Hundreds of Cambodians are expected to flock to the court. Airport chiefs unveil smartphone check-in ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - TOURISM

    20pc rise in mainland tourists expected after change in permit rules

    Posted Sep 01st 2012, 12:00am by He Huifeng, LAURA ZHOU, Alice Yan, Amy Nip

    ... change in rules Travel agencies on the mainland expect a 20 per cent increase in visitor numbers after a change in permit rules which will allow non-permanent residents of six cities easier ... a rule change that has already sparked fears about Hong Kong's ability to handle the influx. No number has been put on how many people in the six cities will benefit, but it could exceed 20 ...

  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Hong Kong should help those in refugee limbo

    Posted Apr 06th 2013, 12:00am

    ... and are dependent on charity. Refugee rights activists are understandably excited about a ruling by the top court that the government cannot rely on a UN agency to decide whether someone is a bona-fide ... to deport refugee claimants must be subject to judicial review. The screening system is now expected to be revised, although officials say the ruling will not affect the policy of not giving asylum ...

  4. Legal system's rule of law conundrum

    Posted Apr 10th 2012, 12:00am

    ... paid to the damage the Chongqing affair has done to the rule of law. The former city party chief's anti-mafia campaign polarised opinion within the party and among the people. While he ... that have lifted hundreds of millions out of poverty, it is also time for the party and the government to do much more to promote the rule of law. In practice, China has a dual system- the rule ...

  5. Comment - Letters

    Clarifying KMB's land deals

    Posted Feb 26th 2013, 12:00am

    ... account. The spirit of this rule ensures land value appreciation would not be translated into fare increases. It is important to note that KMB, as the only franchised bus operator that currently ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - GOVERNMENT

    Hong Kong risks losing its 'world's freest economy' title, says report

    Posted Jan 11th 2013, 12:00am by Stuart Lau

    ... every year since the ranking started in 1995, scored the lowest for rule of law among the world's five freest economies. The city ranked 12th in "freedom from corruption" and 2nd in "property rights", the two measurements for rule of law. Describing the city's economic freedom as having been eroded in recent years, the report said: "Any further implementation ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - POVERTY

    Children's rights group gives Hong Kong black mark

    Posted Jan 01st 2013, 12:00am by JOLIE HO

    ... in an effort to feed the family. Lee's father, unemployed, lives in Guangzhou. Lee called for rent subsidies and rent controls to be reintroduced. She added: "We want a relaxation of the rule ...

  8. News - Asia

    Briefs, September 25, 2012

    Posted Sep 25th 2012, 12:00am by AGENCIES

    ... for New York, in the first US visit by a Myanmese leader since 1966. AFP Daughter of S Korean dictator offers apology SEOUL- The ruling party candidate in South Korea's presidential election offered her "sincere apologies" to victims of the repressive rule of her late father, military strongman Park Chung-hee. "I believe that it is an unchanging value of democracy ...

  9. Disturbing steps down the road of authoritarian rule

    Posted May 28th 2011, 12:00am

    ... by bricks and mortar, convinced that what really matters is building bigger and better structures even if it means trampling over the rule of law and brushing aside democratic niceties. Of course, Tsang is far from being a dictator in the Mussolini mould. He at least pays lip service to the preservation of the values of a society that thrives under the rule of law, but every bone in his ...

  10. Who said it?

    Posted Jul 07th 2012, 12:00am

    ... I am just a guy that likes to go out there and ride winners Douglas Whyte on new rules limiting the number of rides a jockey can have for one stable I'm worried that many intellectuals will be further alienated from the Leung administration A critic of the appointment of politician Shiu Sin-por (pictured) as head of the Central Policy Unit We knew that it wasn't ...




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