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  1. Firms say new labour law is a step backwards

    Posted Mar 21st 2006, 12:00am by Bill Savadove

    ... Bill Savadove in Shanghai Plans for a new law regulating employment contracts have sparked protests from foreign companies concerned it will put more power into the hands of the government-backed trade union. According to a draft of the Labour Contract Law, released late last night, the union would have to be consulted about mass layoffs and approve companies' rules ...

  2. Justice remains Shanghaied in city's law courts

    Posted Feb 07th 2006, 12:00am by Bill Savadove

    ... the control of the Huangpu district government, as were the police officers who were the defendants. 'The government keeps talking about a universal law to protect the rights of the people, Ms Zhang said. 'But they fear the people using the law.' She and her husband were acting as their own lawyers because they were unable to get representation given the sensitive nature ...

  3. Man admits to killing Canadian model

    Posted Jul 12th 2008, 12:00am by Bill Savadove

    ... Bill Savadove in Shanghai Police yesterday arrested a migrant worker from Anhui province, saying he confessed to the murder of Canadian model Diana Gabrielle O'Brien, in a case characterised as a robbery that turned deadly. Police caught Chen Jun, 18 ...

  4. Shanghai court backs film giants in DVD piracy action

    Posted Aug 09th 2003, 12:00am by Bill Savadove

    ... An industry group hails the verdict against three mainland firms despite the low damages awarded A Shanghai court has ruled in favour of three global entertainment giants suing local companies for selling pirated DVDs of movies such as Moulin Rouge and A ...

  5. Lawyer may lose licence over Web postings

    Posted Mar 02nd 2005, 12:00am by Bill Savadove

    ... practising law for one year to disbarment. The Shanghai Bureau of Justice could not be reached for comment. The lawyer is best known for defending another activist lawyer, Zheng Enchong, who advised ...

  6. Trial for police killings begins

    Posted Aug 27th 2008, 12:00am by Bill Savadove

    ... Bill Savadove in Shanghai The murder trial of Yang Jia, charged with killing six police officers in an attack on a police station in Shanghai, began yesterday. Shanghai No2 Intermediate People's Court posted a notice giving the trial time as 1pm, and ...

  7. Year-long work ban for activist lawyer

    Posted Mar 05th 2005, 12:00am by Bill Savadove

    ... to respect the rule of law. By banning Guo Guoting from following his profession, the authorities are also denying journalists and cyber-dissidents of their fundamental right to be defended,' ... in maritime law, Mr Guo took up human rights cases after defending Zheng. The New York Times called him an 'accidental activist' in a profile last year. Zheng is now serving three years ...

  8. Shanghai property tycoon arrested

    Posted Sep 06th 2003, 12:00am by Bill Savadove

    ... granted approval for police to arrest the businessman and move forward with a criminal investigation under the law, local television and the Eastday web site said, but gave no further details. ...

  9. Labour disputes soar in Shanghai

    Posted Apr 29th 2006, 12:00am by Bill Savadove

    ... are rising continuously. Some enterprises' operations, going out of business or bankruptcies don't adhere strictly to laws and policy rules. This makes it easy to lead to sudden ...

  10. Residents expect a disappointing announcement soon

    Posted Jul 10th 2003, 12:00am by Bill Savadove

    ... Shanghai residents suing property tycoon Chau Ching-ngai expect an announcement about the results of a government investigation into the developer soon, but are pessimistic about winning their cases. Two lawsuits are pending against Chau, both launched sh ...




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