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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Moderates must come together to compromise on political reform

    Posted Aug 15th 2014, 04:58pm by Law Chi-kwong

    ... Law Chi-kwong Law Chi-kwong says that as society becomes increasingly polarised and governance grinds to a halt, Hong Kong badly needs moderates to come together and compromise ... development of Hong Kong, with serious implications for its future economic and social development. The call to allow Hong Kong a chance for compromises that are consistent with the Basic Law ...

  2. Comment - Insight & Opinion - OCCUPY CENTRAL

    Occupy protests breaking law, but not undermining Hong Kong's rule of law

    Posted Nov 07th 2014, 05:02pm by MICHAEL DAVIS

    ... Michael C. Davis Michael C. Davis says while Occupy protesters are clearly breaking the law, they are arguably not undermining the rule of law through their peaceful civil disobedience campaign Clear distinction A small group of lawyers has added to the chorus of establishment figures denouncing the Occupy movement as undermining the rule of law. Are they right? As the protests ...

  3. Business - Companies - JAKE'S VIEW

    MTR's disregard for law shames the SFC

    Posted Nov 25th 2014, 05:27am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... Jake van der Kamp Failure to disclose delay to South Island Line is flagrant breach of market regulator’s ordinance MTR's disregard for law shames the SFC The long wait for a railway ... the Securities and Futures Commission pushed into law two years ago. It says that each and every officer and director of each and every listed corporation is responsible for disclosing each and every ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - PUBLIC EYE

    Surrender saga shows our laws aren't oppressive

    Posted Nov 26th 2014, 03:05am by Michael Chugani

    ... Michael Chugani Surrender saga shows our laws aren't oppressive Do it already, for goodness' sake, or don't do it. We're talking about the Occupy Central trio of Benny ... pushed back the date. Where else but in Hong Kong can people confess to having broken the law in the name of civil disobedience, return to work and take their time in choosing dates to surrender? ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - PUBLIC EYE

    Obeying the rule of law not a take-it-or-leave-it option

    Posted Nov 19th 2014, 03:35am by Michael Chugani

    ... Michael Chugani michael.chugani@scmp.com Obeying the rule of law not a take-it-or-leave-it option Public Eye had never heard of Thomas Bingham until Hong Kong lawyers started saying the rule of law was not sacrosanct. Solicitor and Democratic Party legislator Albert Ho Chun-yan said people could disregard the rule of law for a higher principle. Barrister and Civic Party leader ...

  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Law enforcers must get tougher on flat sale abuses

    Posted Nov 15th 2014, 04:53am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial Get tough on flat sale abuses The public could be excused for thinking that the law seeking to regulate sales of new flats has either been dropped or is still languishing ... complicated by the fact that not all practices are covered by the law. Responding to the watchdog's criticism, the Sales of First-hand Residential Properties Authority said it filed at least one ...

  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Democracy can’t exist without respect for the rule of law

    Posted Nov 12th 2014, 04:57pm by Ronny Tong

    ... Ronny Tong Ronny Tong says that without respect, the entire philosophy of the rule of law cannot flourish Ask any lawyer to give a view on any topic and he will give you 10. Ask a good ... as there are different aspects of civil disobedience; from passive protest to active resistance; from pleading guilty to contesting guilt in a court of law; from protesting a law, to protesting a government ...

  8. Business - Banking & Finance - JAKE'S VIEW

    Court of Final Appeal makes sense of money-laundering law

    Posted Nov 13th 2014, 05:38am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... of law on money laundering Thank God for the Court of Final Appeal. When lower courts consider it their duty to turn themselves into conviction machines, it is the CFA that time and again sets the proper limits to what the law will allow them to do. It has done so once more in a just-delivered decision overturning a lower court conviction of a garment manufacturer for money laundering. ...

  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Think carefully before amending anti-discrimination laws

    Posted Nov 13th 2014, 05:21am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial Tread carefully with equality laws Few public consultations have drawn as much attention as the one on anti-discrimination laws. The four-month review by the Equal Opportunities Commission ended with a staggering 100,000 submissions, putting it on a par with issues like universal suffrage and the national security law. The heated response underlines ...

  10. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    All sides of the political divide must adhere to the law to move forward

    Posted Nov 11th 2014, 05:13am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial Follow the law to move forward On Sunday, President Xi Jinping and Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying met for the first time since the Occupy Central protests began some six weeks ago. The message from the meeting is clear. Beijing continues to support the city's leader and his governance according to the law. During a brief photo session for the media, Xi did ...




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