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  1. Beijing seeks to clarify contentious labour law

    Posted Sep 20th 2008, 12:00am by Shi Jiangtao

    ... Shi Jiangtao in Beijing Long-awaited guidelines on how to apply a contentious labour contract law have been made public, and they offer concessions to entrepreneurs concerned with surging ... of uncertainty over how to interpret and enforce the law. Senior officials said that although the law was a landmark in better protecting workers, the lack of directions for its implementation had left ...

  2. Drafting of comprehensive energy law accelerated

    Posted Jun 15th 2006, 12:00am by Shi Jiangtao

    ... launched an internet-based public opinion poll on the drafting of the nation's first energy law. Public participation in the legislative process had been common in the past year, but inviting ... the group told Xinhua. The law was designed to fill a void in the legal framework, which had been blamed for the lack of a stable and consistent energy development strategy, and many problems ...

  3. New labour law would bring conflicts, European firms fear

    Posted Apr 22nd 2006, 12:00am by Shi Jiangtao

    ... Shi Jiangtao in Beijing The European Union Chamber of Commerce in China has expressed concerns at a proposed mainland labour law aimed at providing more protection to workers. It fears the law will increase production costs and create employment conflicts. The chamber's concerns, submitted in a letter to the National People's Congress, came as drafters ...

  4. Experts urge end to whining about tough piracy laws

    Posted Apr 27th 2006, 12:00am by Shi Jiangtao

    ... of Economics and Law in Wuhan, said: 'We should not complain that the level of China's IPR protection system, which has been revised to meet the requirements of WTO entry, is too high.' ... software, and reinforce it though active law enforcement campaigns so that companies are actually penalised when infringements are uncovered,' he said. He defended the alliance's recent ...

  5. Laws target police and social stability

    Posted Aug 29th 2005, 12:00am by Shi Jiangtao

    ... was needed because the existing regulations adopted 18 years ago was outdated. Mr An said the new law covered more than 110 minor offences, ranging from forced labour and computed-related crimes ... to protect citizens' rights as well as place effective restrictions on law enforcement activities by our national public security organs.' He said the new law called for police ...

  6. New laws to tackle energy concerns

    Posted Oct 22nd 2005, 12:00am by Shi Jiangtao

    ... of the National Development and Reform Commission's energy bureau, told an energy forum in Beijing on Thursday that the legislative process for an energy law had started in March on the instructions ... to put China's energy law into effect as soon as possible.' The National People's Congress, the State Council's legislative affairs office and Mr Xu's commission ...

  7. Confusion likely over new civil service law

    Posted Dec 29th 2004, 12:00am by Shi Jiangtao

    ... Shi Jiangtao Resolving party officials' status may be difficult, experts say A draft law recognising Communist Party officials as civil servants, ending a decade-old argument over ... of Politics and Law said. Professor Liu Junsheng said the legislation would cover most party officials, from state leaders to grassroots party organisation staff, with the exception of those ...

  8. Top judicial officials issue alert over corruption

    Posted Mar 11th 2009, 12:00am by Shi Jiangtao

    ... the figure for the number of people last year who were given jail sentences of more than five years, life imprisonment and capital punishment- a total of 159,000. Fu Hualing, director of the law ... and He Weifang, a law professor at Peking University, expressed concerns over a deteriorating legal situation last year, which might reverse a decade of judicial reforms. 'It is obvious ...

  9. Top judges move to plug graft loopholes

    Posted Mar 21st 2009, 12:00am by Shi Jiangtao

    ... implicated in corruption cases. It is the second time in the past month that Beijing has tried to plug loopholes in anti-corruption legislation, following amendments to criminal laws that prescribed ... with the public questioning the fairness of the justice system. Under criminal law, officials who embezzle or take bribes of more than 100,000 yuan (HK$113,700) will be sentenced to imprisonment ranging ...

  10. Reforms depend on doing justice to grass-roots courts: judiciary

    Posted Mar 14th 2006, 12:00am by Shi Jiangtao

    ... of eviction and environmental disputes. 'I am very worried that the number of judges at local courts is dropping while few law graduates want to work there,' she said. Grass-roots courts, ... and other Hubei law schools. She said the introduction of a national legal examination in 2002 had contributed to the personnel shortage. Mainland judges are required to pass the examination ...




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