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  1. News - China - POLITICS

    Rule of law and rule by party can coexist, party scholar says

    Posted Oct 21st 2014, 04:37am by Teddy Ng

    ... Teddy Ng in Beijing teddy.ng@scmp.com Rule of law and party rule can coexist, scholar says The rule of law does not conflict with the Communist Party's rule because the country's ... a closed-door gathering expected to underscore the rule of law and anti-corruption efforts. The four-day meeting would debate a draft decision of the party's Central Committee on "major issues ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1620896/rule-law-and-rule-party-can-coexist-party-scholar-says
  2. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    China won't budge on Hong Kong poll decision, plenum statement shows

    Posted Oct 24th 2014, 06:30am by Andrea Chen

    ... of "one country, two systems" and maintain the long-term prosperity of Hong Kong in accordance with law. Analysts said it suggested Beijing was unlikely to yield on its decision over Hong ... Academics said the remarks were in line with Beijing's stance on Hong Kong's political development- that electoral reform must be carried out within the framework of the Basic Law ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1623271/china-wont-budge-hong-kong-poll-decision-plenum-statement-shows
  3. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    New Law Society chief Stephen Hung vows to keep a low profile

    Posted Sep 01st 2014, 11:17pm by Joyce Ng

    ... Joyce Ng joyce.ng@scmp.com Stephen Hung is determined to re-establish the standing of the organisation after predecessor's fall following his comments on white paper New Law Society chief plans to keep low profile The new Law Society president says he will keep a low profile as a way to re-establish the organisation's standing after his predecessor was forced to step ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1583262/new-law-society-president-stephen-hung-plans-keep-low-profile
  4. News - China - POLITICS

    Communist Party pledges greater role for constitution, rights in fourth plenum

    Posted Oct 24th 2014, 06:01am by LAURA ZHOU, Cary Huang

    ... also strengthen the NPC's mechanism to interpret the constitution. But the party stressed that its absolute leadership was at the core of rule by law, the main theme of the gathering. ... in the legislative process. While mainland media were quick to applaud the party's decisions, some legal scholars were more cautious. They said that despite the emphasis on rule of law, the party had ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1623286/communist-party-pledges-greater-role-constitution-rights-fourth-plenum
  5. News - China - POLITICS

    Communist Party elite give backing to Xi Jinping's drive for legal reforms

    Posted Oct 23rd 2014, 07:34pm by Teddy Ng, Cary Huang, Keira Lu Huang

    ... Teddy Ng in Beijing, Cary Huang and Keira Lu Huang Sweeping changes to govern country by law endorsed at meeting amid silence over security tsar and signs that Beijing won't back down in HK Party elite give backing to Xi's drive for legal reforms President Xi Jinping's call for sweeping reforms to govern the country by law was endorsed by Communist Party leaders ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1623075/party-vows-stop-judicial-meddling-gives-no-word-zhou-yongkang
  6. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    You're tearing us apart, former Hong Kong leader Tung Chee-hwa tells protesters

    Posted Oct 25th 2014, 03:44am by Staff Reporters

    ... apart, Tung tells protesters The Occupy Central movement could hurt Hong Kong's economy severely, tear the community apart and undermine the rule of law if the street protests continue, ... went against the Basic Law. The former shipping tycoon warned that the protests' negative impact would be "beyond imagination" and that the public would bear the consequences. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1624095/youre-tearing-us-apart-tung-tells-protesters
  7. News - China - POLITICS

    Communist Party plenum faces challenges to legal reform

    Posted Oct 20th 2014, 06:02am by Reuters, AP

    ... Staff Reporter and Agencies in Beijing Key party meeting faces challenges to legal reform Officials' attitudes could be a challenge for Beijing's push for governing by law, state ... people perceived legal reforms, quoted an anonymous Heilongjiang official saying that it was people's lack of respect for the rule of law that stood in the way of reform. It added ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1620186/communist-party-plenum-faces-challenges-legal-reform
  8. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    No 'international norms' for electoral system mentioned in Basic Law, says CY Leung

    Posted Aug 27th 2014, 05:56am by Joyce Ng

    ... Not in the Basic Law The Basic Law does not stipulate that the city's electoral system must meet international norms, Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying said yesterday, in remarks some scholars saw ... of the city's first democratic chief executive election in 2017, Leung said: "The Basic Law simply does not state the term 'international standards'." He made the remarks ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1580931/international-norms-not-basic-law
  9. News - China - POLITICS

    Plenum's lack of action on Zhou Yongkang suggests party divisions, analysts say

    Posted Oct 24th 2014, 06:01am by Keira Lu Huang, Andrea Chen, Minnie Chan

    ... time to prepare for a trial based on 'rule by law'," Hong Kong-based political commentator Johnny Lau Yui-siu said. "Given previous cases, the Central Commission ... resistance" within the party. "That's why many legal reform schemes that he plans to introduce, such as setting up administrative courts and further dismantling the politics and law ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1623284/plenums-lack-action-zhou-yongkang-suggests-party-divisions-analysts-say
  10. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Patriotism and Basic Law ‘non-negotiable’ for chief executive election in 2017

    Posted Aug 21st 2014, 05:26pm by joyce ng and peter so

    ... future' Patriotism and basic law 'non-negotiable' Failure to comply with the Basic Law and the principle of patriots governing Hong Kong would amount to turning the city into an independent political entity, a top mainland official told lawmakers yesterday. The warning was issued by Li Fei, chairman of the Basic Law Committee, at a seminar on reform in Shenzhen, which ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1578540/basic-law-chief-backs-making-2017-hopefuls-get-majority-support

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