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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Law school graduates carry the nation's hopes for rule of law

    Posted Apr 27th 2013, 12:00am by ANDREW LI

    ... Andrew Li Andrew Li says to excel in a fast-changing world, graduates of the mainland's top law school must relish all of life's challenges, for the nation's hopes of developing the rule of law rest on their shoulders Pivotal role I remember vividly my first encounter with Tsinghua University. In 1995, Mr Hu Xianzhang, vice-president of the university, and Mr Wang ...

  2. Comment - Blogs

    China news round-up: Mental health law enters into effect, Chen Guangcheng's family harassed

    Posted May 01st 2013, 06:52am by Patrick Boehler

    ... Patrick Boehler Civil Society Beijing News* Two Foxconn workers commit suicide. Radio Free Asia As of Wednesday, Xinjiang cell phone users have to register with real names. China Digital Times Censorship instructions forbade reporting on bird flu panic, Xiamen riot, parts of the  Red Cross scandal. Xinhua New mental health law enters into force  on Wednesday. Exiled dissident ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - LETTER OF THE LAW

    Will looking to the law solve society's morality problems?

    Posted Apr 30th 2013, 12:00am by DR KAREN LEE

    ... Dr Karen Lee Government policies offering benefits to people who help those in need are good, but do not necessarily address the root of the issue Will looking to the law solve ... their injuries and demanded compensation. The governments of Shenzhen and Shanghai were the first to respond, in the form of a draft law dubbed the "good Samaritan law" in the West. Aimed ...

  4. News - China

    China’s future success depends on rule of law, says Locke

    Posted Feb 26th 2013, 07:08pm by Staff Reporter

    ... Staff Reporter China’s future success will depend on the fair application of its laws, says United States ambassador to China Gary Locke. “China has a bright future, but this success depends on the implementation of rule of law,” Locke stressed in Beijing on Monday, Huanqiu.com reported. Locke made the remarks while opening the Philip Jessup International Law Moot Court ...

  5. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Gloomy outlook in campaign for mainland pollution laws

    Posted Feb 14th 2013, 12:00am by Li Jing

    ... Li Jing jing.li@scmp.com Gloomy outlook in push for tough pollution laws Environmental experts warn that a campaign to tackle the mainland's air pollution through legal means looks ... tycoon Pan Shiyi called for a Clean Air Act on the mainland last month, he received overwhelming support. Of the 57,000 microbloggers who registered their opinion, 98.9 per cent agreed that a law ...

  6. Chen says unity law is a law of aggression

    Posted Mar 17th 2005, 12:00am by Jacky Hsu

    ... legislation passed on Monday by the National People's Congress as an 'aggression law'. After two days of silence on the law, Mr Chen again called for a million people to take ... of the aggression law, despite opposition from the international society, will only further divide cross-strait relations and the people from the two sides of the Taiwan Strait,' he said. He said ...

  7. News - China - SOCIETY

    Experts unsure about law that orders mainlanders to visit elderly parents

    Posted Jan 02nd 2013, 12:00am by Alice Yan

    ... Alice Yan ting.yan@scmp.com Some doubt that new law commanding people to be filial to parents will be effective Order to be filial off to an uncertain start An amended law requiring adult children to visit their elderly parents "often" has highlighted the problem of the mainland's swelling ranks of "empty nest" families. Experts doubt the change in law ...


    China's bloggers must use real names under proposed law

    Posted Dec 27th 2012, 12:00am by MANDY ZUO

    ... names under new law New legislation governing the internet, which officials claim is aimed at combating online vigilantes and privacy breaches, is proving controversial on the mainland because ... users were told to register their real identities by March this year in a bid to curb "rumours and vulgarity", but that was a directive rather than a law. Official propaganda ...

  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    China can best tackle corruption with a sunshine law

    Posted Dec 20th 2012, 12:00am by Hu Shuli

    ... the anti-corruption momentum and bring insunshine law A new resolve to crack down on corruption is in the air. Since the 18th Communist Party congress, a number of senior officials have been accused ... of the problem also means improvements are within easy reach: China could simply adopt some of the basic practices that have proved useful elsewhere. In particular, it should institute a sunshine law ...

  10. News - China

    China to boost land payout law after unrest

    Posted Nov 30th 2012, 02:23pm by Agence France-Presse in Beijing

    ... said on Friday. The legislation could increase payments 10-fold yet still be insufficient to defuse the problem, the Global Times said, which did not provide exact details of the law but cited ... A high-profile uprising took place last year in the southern village of Wukan, where authorities had sold off farmland without informing farmers. By law, officials may provide compensation worth up to 30 ...




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