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  1. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Exco member Fanny Law says more talks possible if occupiers want them

    Posted Nov 23rd 2014, 07:18am by Joyce Ng

    ... Joyce Ng joyce.ng@scmp.com Exco's Fanny Law says government likely to resume talks under framework set before Dialogue is 'possible if occupiers want it' A top aide to Chief ... platform. Executive Council member Fanny Law Fan Chiu-fun also said she was "upset" after a friend floated the idea of emigration because of "fears about the students, rather than ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1646503/exco-member-fanny-law-says-more-talks-possible-if-occupiers-want-them
  2. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Beijing's reform framework for Hong Kong contradicts Basic Law: US report

    Posted Nov 22nd 2014, 04:36am by Tony Cheung

    ... Tony Cheung tony.cheung@scmp.com 'Reform framework contradicts Basic Law' Beijing's restrictive framework on Hong Kong's political reform conflicts with standards ... to control the outcome," the report says. "This proposal conflicts with standards set forth in Hong Kong's Basic Law … and runs counter to international commitments made by China ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1645692/beijings-reform-framework-hong-kong-contradicts-basic-law-us-report
  3. News - China - POLITICS

    Rule of law: one term, two characters, many meanings

    Posted Nov 10th 2014, 06:18am by Cary Huang

    ... of law: one term, two characters, many readings President Xi Jinping called for it, the Communist Party endorsed it and the country's judicial system is to be governed ... officially translated as "rule of law". But others argue that the term is better translated as "rule by law" or "rule through law" to drive home the point that whatever ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1635985/rule-law-one-term-two-characters-many-meanings
  4. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Xi Jinping pledges support for Hong Kong's efforts to safeguard rule of law

    Posted Nov 09th 2014, 02:08pm by Peter So, Kwong Man-ki, JEFFIE LAM

    ... Law Xi pledges support for city's rule of law The central government will "resolutely support" the Hong Kong government's efforts to safeguard the city's rule of law ... to the city's democratic reform but stressed it must be done within the framework of the Basic Law- the city's mini-constitution. He reiterated the need for Hong Kong people "to fully ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1635672/xi-jinping-pledges-support-hong-kongs-efforts-safeguard-rule-law
  5. 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
  6. News - China - POLITICS

    Xi Jinping faces challenge of governing through two opposing schools of thought

    Posted Nov 23rd 2014, 06:51am by Cary Huang

    ... Cary Huang cary.huang@scmp.com Governing through two opposing schools of thought The theme of last month's fourth plenum was the "rule by law"- but President Xi Jinping wants it to be complemented by the "rule of virtue". "To realise these goals [of ruling in accord with the law, we] must uphold the combination of ruling the nation in accord ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1646575/xi-jinping-faces-challenge-governing-through-two-opposing-schools-thought
  7. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Top British lawyer counsels faith in Hong Kong legal system

    Posted Nov 11th 2014, 04:49am by Tony Cheung

    ... especially from Australia and Britain, to serve on the court, as a means to ensure politically independent points of view. On the rule of law, Goldsmith said: "The fact that people break the law … does not mean that a [territory] is not subject to the rule of law. "What matters in those circumstances is how the law-breaking is dealt with," he added. Goldsmith also said respect ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1636819/top-british-lawyer-counsels-faith-hk-legal-system
  8. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    China was very much against democracy in Hong Kong even before handover, says Chris Patten

    Posted Nov 21st 2014, 07:46am by Tony Cheung and Joyce Ng

    ... in September. A government spokesman said it was "a plainly incorrect reading of the Basic Law to suggest, as Lord Patten did, that the National People's Congress Standing Committee has ... matter" for the city and China. "The one and only basis for Hong Kong's constitutional development is the Basic Law, not the [Sino-British] Joint Declaration," he said. Patten ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1645156/chris-patten-urges-us-act-firmly-beijing-over-bad-behaviour-hong-kong
  9. 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
  10. 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

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