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  1. 'Mothers in law' stifle charity

    Posted Oct 24th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... them by law? 'The issue is money,' said Liu Hongbin, a legal consultant in Hong Kong. 'The government wants to control philanthropy as it controls tobacco. Both are too lucrative ... a foundation or NGO must find a 'mother-in-law', a state agency to which it is attached, before it can apply to register with the ministry. People refer to these as Gongos (government ...

  2. Obey the law, top Sichuan official tells HK journalists

    Posted Mar 07th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Yu Aitong Hong Kong reporters can do 'meaningful reporting' only if they abide by the laws, a senior Sichuan official said yesterday when asked about the harassment of Hong Kong ... Wang replied: 'A reporter should abide by the country's laws when they go to local areas to do interviews. Only under this prerequisite can reporting be meaningful.' He did ...

  3. Draft law to give errant officials second chance

    Posted Feb 26th 2010, 12:00am by Fiona Tam

    ... Fiona Tam A controversial draft law being debated by national lawmakers would expunge the records of disgraced officials after a set term, promising that cadres' promotion prospects ... of the party's accountability system. But the draft law is expected to make disgraced officials' return a routine procedure. '[Officials who] repent their faults and do not offend party ...

  4. Fanny Law left puzzled at tighter restrictions on job

    Posted Apr 07th 2009, 12:00am by Gary Cheung

    ... Gary Cheung The government barred the former permanent secretary for education and manpower, Fanny Law Fan Chiu-fun, from handling education services provided by a charity group after an advisory committee tightened restrictions proposed by the Civil Service Bureau regarding her post-retirement work. Mrs Law said she was puzzled why the Advisory Committee on Post-service Employment ...

  5. First rule of law: what the party says, goes

    Posted Jun 09th 2009, 12:00am by David Eimer

    ... David Eimer In 1982, China enacted a new constitution that put the rule of law at its centre. The legislation was regarded as an effort by Beijing to move closer to the legal systems ... the problem with the mainland legal system. For all the talk of the rule of law, it remains strictly under the control of the Communist Party at every level. In particular, lower court officials ...

  6. Ban sees Fanny Law give up Tung Wah post

    Posted Feb 26th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Fanny W. Y. Fung Former senior civil servant Fanny Law Fan Chiu-fun has given up her appointment as chief executive of the Tung Wah Group of Hospitals after the government barred her from ... appointment at New World China Land stirred up a political storm. On Tuesday, two months after Tung Wah confirmed her appointment, Mrs Law received the Civil Service Bureau's written reply to her ...

  7. Lawmakers reject drastic changes to earthquake laws

    Posted Dec 23rd 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Stephen Chen Mainland lawmakers agreed on a moderate revision of the controversial earthquake law yesterday, holding firmly against popular but radical proposals to amend the law drastically after the huge Sichuan quake this year. When the magnitude 8 quake hit on May 12, the China Earthquake Administration (CEA) was caught off guard, prompting many mainlanders to wonder ...

  8. Reopened club falls foul of law

    Posted Sep 06th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Phyllis Tsang A karaoke nightclub that has reopened less than a month after a fatal fire in Mong Kok is to be prosecuted because it does not have a permit. And in an operation on Thursday night, the Fire Services Department issued two fire hazard abatemen ...

  9. Still above the law

    Posted Jul 09th 2008, 12:00am by David Eimer

    ... county and in Sichuan confirmed that local officials remain above the law. As one Guizhou official is said to have told the parents of the dead girl, 'there is no justice ...

  10. 'Drug supermarkets' above the law

    Posted Jul 06th 2003, 12:00am by Peter Michael

    ... Powerful triad bosses are operating a series of nightclub and karaoke bars like 'drug supermarkets' - often beyond the reach of the law - where the widespread availability ... to close down the venues - with some attracting crowds of up to 1,200 party-goers a night - or even to prevent them operating beyond the law without valid liquor or Place of Public Entertainment ...




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