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  1. Visits cleared for 140,000 travellers from Guangdong

    Posted Sep 02nd 2003, 12:00am by Joseph Lo, Niki Law

    ... Luring Shanghai and Beijing residents is the next step, say industry members An estimated 180,000 people in Guangdong have applied for individual permits to visit Hong Kong since travel restrictions were lifted in late July and nearly 80 per cent of the a ...

  2. No room at the inn, eager Beijing tourists told

    Posted Sep 02nd 2003, 12:00am by Niki Law, Staff Reporter

    ... Thousands of people poured into visa bureaus in Beijing and Shanghai yesterday for permits to visit Hong Kong and Macau, but a mainland official urged them not to book trips to Hong Kong yet because the city would be unable to cope with the rush. Under ru ...

  3. All work and no play leaves our leader with lots of holiday time

    Posted Jul 23rd 2003, 12:00am by Niki Law, Quinton Chan

    ... Workaholic HK leader racks up leave days Hong Kong may not have to wait until 2007 for a new leader if Chief Executive Tung Chee-hwa decides to take all the leave he has accumulated during the past six years. According to the Chief Executive's office ...

  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion - JAKE'S VIEW

    Rule of law and obeying the law are two different things

    Posted Sep 21st 2014, 03:36am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... Jake van der Kamp Rule of law and obeying the law are two different things "You say the rule of law in Hong Kong is important, but you are now, as a professor of law, advocating that people break the law, " [Executive Council member Professor Arthur Li Kwok-cheung] said, without naming anyone. "It is completely paradoxical. It is crazy." South China Morning ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - LAW

    Law Society chief says solicitors want to do more than just law

    Posted Sep 11th 2014, 04:49am by Stuart Lau

    ... Stuart Lau stuart.lau@scmp.com If the Law Society has its way, solicitors could soon be running one-stop businesses that offer an array of services including non-legal ones Solicitors want to do more than just law The city's lawyers are looking at ways to expand their business into other professional areas, the Law Society's new chief says. Stephen Hung Wan-shun said ...

  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Protesters should be allowed space, but they must act within the law

    Posted Sep 30th 2014, 03:32am by SCMP Editorial

    ... that they be conducted peacefully and within the law. Organisers have to make that clear and take charge- challenging given the fragmented and leaderless nature of the movement. Not since a taxi drivers' ...

  7. News - China

    Draft law seeks to ban Guangzhou officials whose families live overseas from key positions

    Posted Sep 29th 2014, 04:57pm by LAURA ZHOU

    ... reported. Meanwhile, at a forum in Beijing on Saturday, mainland law experts suggested that government officials who accepted gifts may face punishment according to the latest draft amendment of the criminal law, now under discussion. Chen Xingliang, a law professor at Peking University, was quoted as saying that officials accepting large cash gifts would be subject to criminal penalties, ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - COMPETITION

    Business must judge if breaking new laws

    Posted Sep 29th 2014, 05:23am by Amy Nip, Gary Cheung

    ... new laws Business giants hoping for a clear figure to gauge which actions could put them in breach of competition rules are set to be disappointed by the guidelines. The Competition ... anti-competitive. The guidelines are not part of the legislation and they will not bind the tribunal. They will be subject to a public consultation. The United States' antitrust law puts no figure ...

  9. Lifestyle - Books

    Ian McEwan pits religion against the law in new novel

    Posted Sep 28th 2014, 12:07pm by Desmond O'Grady

    ... Desmond O'Grady In Ian McEwan's law-versus-religion scenario, religious edicts taken too far wreck lives, writes Desmond O'Grady Justice inthe balance The Children Act  ... She loves the legal life: the rigour of the law, the banter and irony of her colleagues- their defence against the often dry details they wrangle with interminably- and their Christmas ...

  10. News - China - CRIME

    Chinese man accused of raping another man walks free due to loophole in criminal law

    Posted Sep 25th 2014, 04:26pm by WU NAN

    ... Wu Nan nan.wu@scmp.com Chinese criminal law does not define male sexual abuse, prompting experts to call for amendments to protect men's rights A Chongqing man accused of kidnapping and raping another man has been released with nothing but a slap on the wrist, which experts said exposed the need for Chinese law to recognise male rape, mainland reports said on Thursday. According ...




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