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  1. Exhibition tells of tall storeys

    Posted Oct 31st 2008, 12:00am by Violet Law

    ... Violet law New York's Skyscraper Museum looks east for inspiration from Asia's version of Manhattan The International Commerce Centre is one of the main features in an exhibition entitled 'Vertical Cities' at New York's Skyscraper Museum. Architectural models and sketches at the exhibition, which runs until February, depict iconic buildings in Hong Kong. ...

  2. How long should Hong Kong's architects reach for the sky?

    Posted Oct 31st 2008, 12:00am by Violet Law

    ... Violet Law Something most Hongkongers have long taken for granted was the subject of a three-day symposium in New York. That tall- very tall- buildings can be packed into Hong Kong plots was the topic of much interest 13,000km away at the Skyscraper Museum in Manhattan. The museum, along with several other organisations, recently held an international symposium to examine ...

  3. A law made for me? Fanny Law not saying

    Posted Jan 06th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Eva Wu Former senior civil servant Fanny Law Fan Chiu-fun yesterday refused to comment on whether a 'revised arrangement' allowing retiring officials to stand for the National People's Congress elections was made for her. Mrs Law yesterday formally entered the race for a seat on the state legislature with 61 nominations submitted at a Sheung Wan event when the nominating ...

  4. law unto himself

    Posted Feb 17th 2008, 12:00am by James Whittle

    ... with James Whittle Some of the old Hanna-Barbera cartoon characters have been given new life in Harvey Birdman: Attorney at Law, a legal-eagle interactive video game from United ... in the US. Harvey Birdman is a former third-rate superhero - seen in the 1960s-era animation Birdman and the Galaxy Trio - who now works as a third-rate defence lawyer at Sebben & Sebben. The law ...

  5. Law programme attracts 'huge interest'

    Posted Nov 18th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Investments and business links with the mainland are creating a need for further education in Chinese law. To meet the need, the Chinese University of Hong Kong has established a faculty of law. 'I don't have strong empirical evidence, but we have many students and have attracted huge interest every year in our programmes,' said Wang Jiangyu, associate professor ...

  6. Mainland labour law a two-sided coin

    Posted Nov 18th 2008, 12:00am by Kate Watson

    ... Changes made to benefit staff and employers can leave both in the lurch due to unintended consequences. Reports by Kate Watson China's latest Employment Contract Law, which came ... in Hong Kong. The law applies employment standards that are similar to those of the International Labour Organisation and principles that are generally applied or incorporated by European Union ...

  7. Firms brace for rise in wage costs under new labour law

    Posted Dec 12th 2008, 12:00am by Fox Yi Hu

    ... Fox Yi Hu Employers face fines for failing to give overtime, night pay Macau bosses mired in the financial crisis are facing a fresh headache- a new labour law effective next month will give workers more protection. Many employers expect the Labour Relations Law, which includes a clause on overtime benefits, to drive up wage costs. Victor Lei, chairman of the International ...

  8. Basic Law's promulgators did not mention indirect elections

    Posted Feb 12th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... for constitutional affairs. Nowhere in the Basic Law is the word 'indirect' used. If the Basic Law's promulgators had meant indirect elections - to use Mr Lok's logic - would ... to 'suffrage'. I accept, as a matter of fact, that we already have indirect, unequal suffrage in our functional constituencies. However, that situation is not enshrined in the Basic Law. It can ...

  9. News magazine puts law in firing line over prostitute murders

    Posted Dec 06th 2008, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... in The Economist this week that goes so far as to blame local laws for a spate of murders involving prostitutes. 'The law may be endangering prostitutes in Hong Kong,' so the headline goes. It even says triads, serving as bodyguards, offer a degree of protection denied to prostitutes by the law. Certainly, the police are no help. The report was triggered by the murder of a prostitute ...

  10. Ex-judge facing graft probe wins law award

    Posted Dec 09th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... achievements in legal studies, mainland media reported yesterday. Mr Huang won third prize in the official Qian Duansheng Law Achievement Award on Saturday. It is considered the most prestigious of its ... of Supreme Court decisions. Mr Huang is recognised for promoting the idea of judicial interpretation of constitutional law. He was promoted to vice-president of the Supreme People's Court ...




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