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  1. HK enacts Iran sanctions law after 9 months

    Posted Mar 30th 2011, 12:00am by Irene Jay Liu

    ... After nine months of delay Hong Kong has quietly enacted regulations that implement last year's United Nations sanctions against Iran. The city's action comes amid increasing scrutiny from the West over China's dealings with Iran. The new r ...

  2. Academics join to fight opposition to competition law

    Posted Feb 22nd 2011, 12:00am by Tanna Chong

    ... Tanna Chong International scholars and the city's academics will sign a letter supporting the draft competition law in an attempt to dampen opposition to it. The city will also see ... Donald Tsang Yam-kuen announced in his re-election platform in 2007. The academics' support letter would be released this week, one of the campaign's organisers, a local university law ...

  3. Poll ploy breaches Law, says Beijing

    Posted Mar 11th 2010, 12:00am by Ambrose Leung

    ... Having called it a blatant challenge to the Basic Law, it now says the exercise is 'fundamentally in breach' of the city's mini-constitution. Despite the warning from Li Fei, ... the moment' to ask the NPC Standing Committee to interpret the Basic Law on the matter. Speaking after a press conference at the annual session of the national legislature, Li said people in Hong Kong ...

  4. HK lags on global terrorist, cash laws

    Posted May 02nd 2010, 12:00am by Irene Jay Liu

    ... money laundering and terrorist financing', its policies were deficient in 19 of 49 areas. Of 16 priority areas, Hong Kong was deficient in six. These deficiencies include: the lack of a law ... organisation expected to discuss Hong Kong's progress report at a meeting in Amsterdam from June 21 to 25. Over the past two years, Hong Kong has made progress in its enforcement of laws against ...

  5. Two similar sets of laws, one basic difference

    Posted Dec 15th 2009, 12:00am by Frank Ching

    ... the handover of Hong Kong from Britain. Both Hong Kong and Macau were provided with a Basic Law by the National People's Congress. These mini-constitutions are largely similar, but with some significant differences. Each, for example, contains an Article 23 obliging the local government to enact laws prohibiting treason, secession, sedition and subversion against the central government. ...

  6. Beijing law expert backs trade seats in reform debate

    Posted Nov 27th 2009, 12:00am by Gary Cheung

    ... Geping, deputy director of the State Council's Institute of Hong Kong and Macau Affairs and a law professor at Peking University. Rao said the Basic Law did not state that functional ... of the Basic Law Committee stressed that he was speaking in a personal capacity, but remarks by high-ranking Beijing legal experts have proved significant in the past and often reflect the central ...

  7. Law casts doubt on officials' complaints of overwork

    Posted Nov 19th 2009, 12:00am by Tom Holland

    ... of overworked civil servants immediately recalls to mind Parkinson's Law, first promulgated in 1955 in an essay in the Economist magazine. Although largely forgotten today, its author, Cyril ... on everything from naval history to the science of public administration. His eponymous law is based on two simple postulates: firstly, that officials prefer having subordinates to rivals, and, ...

  8. Beijing antitrust law may foil Rio-BHP deal

    Posted Jun 15th 2009, 12:00am by Carol Chan, Martin Zhou

    ... the country's new antitrust law that could now threaten Rio's planned iron ore venture with rival BHP Billiton. Fearful of an effective global monopoly in iron ore supply, mainland steelmakers ... of Commerce's Research Institute of Foreign Trade and Economic Co-operation, said China's anti-monopoly law offered sufficient legal grounds to stall the alliance. For example, Article ...

  9. Concerns raised on new law school

    Posted May 24th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... in setting up the city's third law school. The university is scheduled to open a new law school and offer a four-year Bachelor of Laws (LLB) programme in 2006. The more advanced Postgraduate Certificate of Laws (PCLL) course is scheduled to be available from 2007. 'According to the information we have, we feel preparation works in setting up the law school have fallen far ...

  10. Beijing lays down the law for dialogue

    Posted May 17th 2005, 12:00am by Gary Cheung

    ... systems' and the Basic Law were the preconditions for dialogue. Mr Tse and Kowloon City District Council vice-chairman Chan Ka-wai, both from the Democratic Party, are among the eight democrats ...




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