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  1. News - China

    Beijing woman sues mother-in-law over late husband's car number plate

    Posted Mar 13th 2013, 02:43pm by Amy Li

    ... A Beijing woman is suing her mother-in-law over the right to own a car number plate which belonged to her late husband, the Beijing Legal Evening News reports. The woman, surnamed Ren, ... remained intact: his Beijing car number plate. Car number plates in China's capital are highly sought after and valuable. The mother-in-law is disputing Ren's right to own the number ...

  2. News - Hong Kong

    Beijing's previous Basic Law rulings

    Posted Dec 20th 2012, 12:00am by Patsy Moy

    ... Patsy Moy patsy.moy@scmp.com Beijing's previous Basic Law rulings The Court of Final Appeal ruled in 1999 that there were two conditions under which it should refer cases to Beijing for interpretation. They were either that the aspect of the Basic Law in question was the responsibility of the central government, or it concerned relations between Hong Kong and the central authorities. ...

  3. Issue of national law on housing splits political aides

    Posted Mar 10th 2012, 12:00am

    ... there should be national legislation on the issue. While some say a law should be drafted to ensure the proper use of low-income housing, others suggest that creative solutions by local governments ... and supervise the projects. 'I don't think it would be most effective to have Beijing work out a law and then make all places abide by it,' he said. 'We should allow local ...

  4. Basic Law interpretation a matter of diplomacy

    Posted Jun 09th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Stuart Lau stuart.lau@scmp.com Yesterday's decision to seek a Basic Law interpretation, initiated by a Hong Kong court, seems likely to provoke less hostility than on previous occasions, when the executive branch asked Beijing to re-examine rulings by the top court in light of the city's highest governing law. Never before has the Court of Final Appeal sought ...

  5. Remarkable Law books ticket to Beijing

    Posted Apr 27th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Chan Kin-wa Law Hiu-fung became the first rower from Hong Kong to qualify for the Beijing Olympics this summer following his remarkable performance at the Asian qualifying regatta ... in the singles at the Games, Law's effort against the heavier competitors earned lavish praise from head coach Chris Perry, who was especially pleased with Law's victory in his heat against ...

  6. Legislators in plea to Beijing over new trade, labour laws

    Posted Mar 03rd 2008, 12:00am by Denise Tsang

    ... factories in the Pearl River Delta. They will submit proposals to the CPPCC's first meeting in an attempt to delay the implementation of controversial laws on the processing trade and labour welfare. They also want some of the laws amended. The proposals will be crucial to the manufacturing industry in the Pearl River Delta, where more than 10,000 smaller factories have been squeezed ...

  7. Basic Law 'memories' project getting urgent

    Posted Sep 07th 2005, 12:00am by Gary Cheung

    ... Gary Cheung The deaths of two of the four ageing academics dubbed the 'guardians of the Basic Law' prompted Beijing's top think-tank on Hong Kong affairs to gather ... raised the proposal with the Institute of Hong Kong and Macau Affairs before he died at 81 in January. Professor Xiao, who served as convenor of the Basic Law Drafting Committee's political ...

  8. Union leader defends knowledge of Basic Law

    Posted Jun 11th 2007, 12:00am by Jimmy Cheung

    ... Jimmy Cheung The head of a senior civil service union has rejected claims that staff knowledge of the Basic Law is insufficient. However, an academic said the chief executive should announce new initiatives to boost civil servants' patriotism after a state leader stressed the need to raise awareness of the mini-constitution. At a Basic Law seminar in Beijing last week, ...

  9. Brush with the law

    Posted Dec 11th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... and the village head, would not be protected by mainland law. In the past year, 11 other artists have been taken to court by the villagers from whom they purchased properties. So when hearings began last ...

  10. Basic Law must be a living document

    Posted Jun 07th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The tenth anniversary of the Basic Law's coming into force is a time for both celebration and reflection. A decade on, we have become much more familiar with the workings of the mini-constitution, which underpins the 'one country, two systems' concept. Hong Kong people have frequently relied on the Basic Law to assert their rights in court. That is a sign of confidence. ...




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