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  1. Pig out! 'Boys' club' on the trail of the poor man's grizzly

    Posted Feb 05th 2006, 12:00am by Niki Law

    ... A group of middle-aged professionals are bringing home the bacon the old-fashioned way - shooting wild boars as big as barrels in the countryside and dragging the carcasses back to their city flats to roast. More than 40 gun-toting civilians - divided int ...

  2. Miracle mushroom clears toxins dirt cheap

    Posted Jan 08th 2006, 12:00am by Niki Law

    ... $160m for Kai Tak cleanup? Fungus could do it for $500,000 A common mushroom served on dinner tables every day can destroy toxins in the heavily contaminated soil of places like the old Kai Tak airport, scientists have proved. According to Chiu Siu-wai, a ...

  3. Security law vital for city, says aide

    Posted Dec 27th 2006, 12:00am by Gary Cheung

    ... It would be regrettable if national security legislation was not completed during Donald Tsang Yam-kuen's expected second term as chief executive, a mainland drafter of the Basic Law ... and adhering to the Basic Law, it is necessary to implement every clause of the Basic Law,' he said. Professor Xu, an adviser to Beijing think-tank the Institute of Hong Kong and Macau Affairs, ...

  4. Legal options abound as law school opens

    Posted Feb 23rd 2006, 12:00am by Jessica Caplan

    ... The Chinese University will admit its first students into several new programmes in autumn, writes Jessica Caplan THE NEWLY ESTABLISHED law school at the Chinese University of Hong Kong has four postgraduate programmes that aim to sharpen legal skills. Chinese University will soon join the prestigious ranks of universities with their own law schools. Established last year, ...

  5. Younger HK experts needed on Basic Law

    Posted Mar 20th 2006, 12:00am by Gary Cheung

    ... Gary Cheung The Basic Law Committee urgently needs to recruit younger Hong Kong experts on the mini-constitution and study the legislative intent of the Basic Law provisions, a veteran panel member says. Maria Tam Wai-chu said there was a lack of understanding of the Basic Law among Hong Kong people, particularly the provisions concerning the relationship between the central ...

  6. Hong Kong deputies call for Basic Law's review

    Posted Mar 12th 2006, 12:00am by Minnie Chan

    ... Minnie Chan and Dikky Sinn in Beijing Hong Kong deputies to the National People's Congress have for the first time urged the NPC Standing Committee to review and amend the Basic Law ... 'Besides interpretation, the amendment of [the] Basic Law will be another practical way to stop current political conflicts,' said Professor Sit. He added that many articles in Hong ...

  7. Pragmatic approach to competition law

    Posted Jul 05th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... to the fact that the dominance of big players in certain sectors might undermine our city's overall competitiveness. Until now, the government has maintained there is no need for a general law ... domestic and world markets has blurred. A well-intentioned law against mergers and acquisitions might end up weakening our biggest companies' ability to compete globally. That is not to say ...

  8. We respect rule of law in Hong Kong, say state officials

    Posted Mar 10th 2006, 12:00am by Gary Cheung, Jimmy Cheung

    ... Jimmy Cheung and Gary Cheung in Beijing Beijing hit back swiftly at the United States yesterday for questioning its commitment to Hong Kong's rule of law following a decision to interpret the Basic Law last year on the chief executive's term. State officials said the interpretation by the National People's Congress Standing Committee was an indispensable part ...

  9. Anti-bias law?

    Posted Feb 12th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Should newly arrived migrants from the mainland be protected by law from discrimination? The government has turned down attempts to include mainlanders in the new racial bias bill, but lawmakers said they will keep fighting for them. Write to us ...

  10. Mainland law lays bare a human rights dilemma

    Posted Mar 25th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... A new public order law introduced on the mainland has created a rather unusual human rights dilemma. The law is intended to ensure that the relatives of people detained for certain offences are promptly informed of their loved one's plight. This, it might be thought, is a positive development, introducing some much-needed transparency into the system. But the new law has ...




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