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  1. News - Hong Kong - MONEY LAUNDERING

    Money laundering investigations in Hong Kong up sharply following 2012 law

    Posted Apr 14th 2014, 06:21am by Toh Han Shih, SAMUEL CHAN

    ... Toh Han Shih and Samuel Chan But reports of 'brain drain' plague agencies investigating financial crimes under new law 'Dirty money' probes up sharply Police in Hong Kong received 33,000 reports of suspicious financial transactions last year- a 12-year high and a 40 per cent rise from 2012- after Hong Kong tightened its money-laundering laws. Police have ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1481405/money-laundering-investigations-hong-kong-sharply-following-2012-law
  2. News - Hong Kong - CONSTITUTIONAL REFORM

    Wang Guangya responds to pro-democrat petitions with copies of the Basic Law

    Posted Apr 13th 2014, 04:44pm by JEFFIE LAM

    ... and Macau Affairs Office passing out copies of the Basic Law in exchange for pro-democracy petitions Lawmakers’ long-anticipated meeting with state officials over political reform began with sparks ... Fung Kin-kee, who told Wang that the three-track proposal put forward by the Alliance for True Democracy was within the framework of Basic Law. “The antique market in mainland is very busy now ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1480680/wang-guangya-responds-pro-democrat-petitions-copies-basic-law
  3. News - Hong Kong - SECURITY

    Concern over call for national security laws in Hong Kong

    Posted Apr 08th 2014, 01:10pm by Tony Cheung

    ... Tony Cheung tony.cheung@scmp.com Legal expert says a local national security law would keep Beijing law at bay in emergency Article 23 'could save HK from mainland law' A pro-Beijing legal expert has weighed into the debate about applying national security laws in Hong Kong, saying it would be consistent with Basic Law provisions that empower Beijing to act in times ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1468961/call-impose-national-security-laws-hong-kong-worrying
  4. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Hong Kong 'should adopt national security law until own version is ready'

    Posted Apr 07th 2014, 04:54am by JEFFIE LAM, Gary Cheung

    ... Jeffie Lam and Gary Cheung HK 'should adopt mainland security law for now' Mainland academics have suggested that Hong Kong temporarily implement the nation's security laws until it legislates its own version. Legislative Council president Jasper Tsang Yok-sing was "shocked" by the proposal and said it would be inconsistent with the Basic Law, adding ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1466590/hong-kong-should-adopt-national-security-law-until-own-version-ready
  5. News - China - CULTURE

    Tibet officials push for stronger law to safeguard 'dying' ethnic language

    Posted Apr 08th 2014, 11:21am by Angela Meng

    ... people learning the language of the country that you don't like being a part of. "There has been no effort to extinguish the Tibetan language, and there's no indication that laws ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1468789/tibet-officials-push-stronger-law-safeguard-dying-ethnic-language
  6. News - Hong Kong

    Exemption of pesticides from new law 'not giving into mainland': Food and Health Bureau

    Posted Apr 08th 2014, 04:05am by Danny Mok

    ... Danny Mok danny.mok@scmp.com Bureau denies yielding to Beijing in decision to drop pesticides from new legislation 'Mainland not a factor' in food law exemptions A decision to exempt three pesticides from a new food safety law was not a case of "giving in" to the mainland, the Food and Health Bureau said yesterday. The pesticides- triphenyltin hydroxide, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1468005/exemption-pesticides-new-law-not-giving-mainland-food-and-health
  7. News - Hong Kong - Letters of the Law

    When it comes to autism, Hong Kong's laws are decades behind

    Posted Apr 08th 2014, 04:05am by SIMON NG

    ... are removed, a more equal and inclusive society is possible. This has a profound influence on law. Many societies have taken steps to reconstruct the legal personhood of people with disabilities, ... of reasonable adjustments. Britain's Equality Act 2010 carries elaborate provisions on reasonable adjustments and accessibility strategies. These societies have also developed case law and dispute ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1467274/when-it-comes-autism-hong-kongs-laws-are-decades-behind
  8. News - Hong Kong

    Leung Chun-ying issues reminder on 24th anniversary of Basic Law promulgation

    Posted Apr 05th 2014, 04:55am by Emily Tsang

    ... Emily Tsang emily.tsang@scmp.com All reform proposals must remain within mini-constitution's framework: Leung CY issues reminder on Basic Law anniversary Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying yesterday said he hoped the public would put forward political reform proposals that lay within the framework of the Basic Law, as he commemorated 24 years since the city's ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1465051/leung-chun-ying-issues-reminder-24th-anniversary-basic-law
  9. News - World - GAY RIGHTS

    Police enforcing anti-gay law in Uganda raid US-backed Aids care centre

    Posted Apr 05th 2014, 01:34am by AP

    ... Associated Press in Kampala Police in Uganda raid US-backed aid centre under anti-gay law Ugandan police raided the offices of a United States-funded project known to offer Aids care services to homosexuals, a government spokesman said yesterday, in what appeared to be the first public action by police to enforce a new law that strengthened penalties against gay sex. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1465233/police-enforcing-anti-gay-law-uganda-raid-us-backed-aids-care-centre
  10. News - World - HEALTH

    Jury still out a year after Australian law on plain packaging for cigarettes

    Posted Apr 04th 2014, 09:50pm by Reuters

    ... overall by volume last year, according to the latest data available from Retail World, but there is no clear link to the plain-packaging laws. At the King of the Pack tobacconist in central ... of the Australian government, a vindication of the laws introduced in December 2012 that forced tobacco companies to replace logos and branding with graphic images of smoking-related diseases on an olive ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1465027/jury-still-out-year-after-australian-law-plain-packaging-cigarettes

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