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  1. Influx of tourists 'will not lead to crime wave'

    Posted Aug 20th 2003, 12:00am by Niki Law

    ... staff were already screening individual visitors from other cities, and law enforcement officers would conduct regular raids at labour black spots. ...

  2. Healing process

    Posted Aug 13th 2003, 12:00am by Joyce Law

    ... A QUILT CAN keep you warm. But it can also provide spiritual support for people who have lost a family member or a friend to Aids. The Hong Kong Aids Memorial Quilt Project, organised by TeenAIDS, is creating a teddy-bear version of the project dedicated ...

  3. Appeal over public flats rent ruling

    Posted Jul 25th 2003, 12:00am by Chloe Lai, Niki Law

    ... The Housing Authority says there is immense public interest in clarifying the verdict that it was in breach of the law The Housing Authority will lodge an appeal with the top court to overturn a ruling that it had breached its duty by not reviewing rents to ensure they complied with limits under the Housing Ordinance. The law says rents must not exceed 10 per cent ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - LAW

    Rights groups welcome 'overdue' proposals on rape laws

    Posted Sep 18th 2012, 12:00am by Joyce Man, Stuart Lau

    ... Joyce Man and Stuart Lau Rights groups hail report, six years after a court ruled that a law criminalising sex between men under 21 was unconstitutional 'Overdue' rape law proposals welcomed Rape-victim and transgender rights groups welcomed proposals by the Law Reform Commission to change the law on sexual offences, but voiced concerns, particularly over provisions ...

  5. News - China - JUSTICE SYSTEM

    Selfish mainland Chinese society needs good Samaritan laws, critics say

    Posted Aug 27th 2012, 12:00am by Alice Yan

    ... Alice Yan ting.yan@scmp.com Critics say good-Samaritan laws are needed in a nation where bystanders leave accident victims to die, and those who do step up face lawsuits Selfish society ... into selfish indifference. The mainland has no law governing good Samaritans. Whether it needs one has been debated with renewed intensity after Xiao Yueyue, age two, was hit by two vehicles ...

  6. 'Ludicrous' laws fail trafficking victims

    Posted Jul 29th 2012, 12:00am

    ... John Carney john.carney@scmp.com Hong Kong's 'ludicrous' and 'inept' human-trafficking laws are punishing victims of the crime rather than those who bring them ... progress in law enforcement efforts against sex trafficking or forced labour [labour trafficking]'. In the case Vidler cited, the woman, who had received no education and had never left her ...

  7. Local insurers seek exemption from US tax law

    Posted Jul 09th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Enoch Yiu enoch.yiu@scmp.com Hong Kong insurers are the latest to oppose a proposed US tax law, and are seeking waivers to protect nine million local policies that could be affected by it. ... of the Hong Kong Federation of Insurers' FACTA task force and chief executive of ING Hong Kong. Yong said the industry had written to US tax authorities demanding an exemption from the US tax law ...

  8. HK laws 'fail to combat human trafficking'

    Posted Jul 01st 2012, 12:00am

    ... John Carney john.carney@scmp.com A US State Department report has delivered a scathing assessment of Hong Kong's laws against human trafficking, comparing the city's record ... with minimum standards for the elimination of trafficking' and 'authorities have made no discernable progress over previous years in law enforcement efforts against sex trafficking or forced ...

  9. Rule of law at any price on mainland

    Posted Jun 18th 2012, 12:00am

    ... deeply worrisome lack of rule of law at grass-root levels across the country - the lower the authorities are, the worse the disregard for rule of law is. Last year, the central government proudly claimed that the country had put into place a comprehensive socialist legal system after efforts of more than 30 years, a significant step towards the rule of law. But the reality is that local ...

  10. Anti-Chinese law served the Chinese well

    Posted Jun 22nd 2012, 12:00am

    ... Man's countries, our enterprising coolie, if he gains admission at all will undergo an ordeal of vastly greater severity... and face penalisation in which the law itself will discriminate ...




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