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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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/426638/visits-cleared-140000-travellers-guangdong
  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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/426657/no-room-inn-eager-beijing-tourists-told
  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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/422620/all-work-and-no-play-leaves-our-leader-lots-holiday-time
  4. 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1589603/law-society-chief-says-solicitors-want-do-more-just-law
  5. News - Asia - MALAYSIA

    Malaysian activist jailed for a year under colonial-era sedition law

    Posted Sep 19th 2014, 12:21pm by AP

    ... of sedition, drawing immediate condemnation from human rights groups who accuse the government of using the colonial-era law to stifle freedom of expression. Adam Adli was charged last year after ... face up to three years in prison and a fine. Sedition as defined by Malaysian law includes promoting hatred against the government. Human Rights Watch said Malaysia's ruling party, which ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1595924/malaysian-activist-jailed-year-under-colonial-era-sedition-law
  6. News - Hong Kong - FOOD SAFETY

    Hong Kong plans tougher laws in response to 'gutter oil' scandal

    Posted Sep 18th 2014, 02:46pm by Ernest Kao

    ... Ernest Kao ernest.kao@scmp.com New regulations on edible oil after scandal The government has vowed to strengthen laws governing edible oil in the wake of a scandal that has linked hundreds of businesses to the use or distribution of tainted "gutter oil" from Taiwanese firm Chang Guann. A consultation on changing the law to strengthen regulation of edible oils ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1595354/hong-kong-plans-tougher-laws-response-gutter-oil-scandal
  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    China's new budget law can modernise governance

    Posted Sep 17th 2014, 02:18pm by Hu Shuli

    ... Hu Shuli Hu Shuli hails the guiding principles behind the changes which are in line with the third plenum's call for a rules-based and open system New budget law has the potential to modernise Chinese governance Three recent items of news deserve attention. First, the revisions to the Budget Law were passed late last month. Second, in a speech this month marking the 60th ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/article/1594568/chinas-new-budget-law-can-modernise-governance
  8. News - China Insider - CHINA DIGEST

    Naked brother-in-law; secrets of news anchor; giant melon: CHINA DIGEST

    Posted Sep 17th 2014, 09:45pm by Staff Reporters

    ... and returned the money to her when she correctly said the amount of cash that was missing. Detention for naked prank A woman frantically called the police in the municipality after her brother-in-law stripped naked in front of her and began cursing at her, the Chongqing Economic Times  reports. Two policemen went to the scene and discovered it was a prank devised by the brother-in-law. He has ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china-insider/article/1594855/wrongly-jailed-16-years-sex-slave-freed-secrets-news-anchor
  9. Business - Comment - JAKE'S VIEW

    Hong Kong's anti-money-laundering laws make a mockery out of justice

    Posted Sep 16th 2014, 03:23am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... Jake van der Kamp Our anti-laundering laws are a travesty "I immediately realised I was being hired … to hide the source and beneficiaries of shady transactions potentially worth ... evaluation. Hong Kong had best ready itself. We practice a gross breach of one of its most fundamental principles of rule of law And Hong Kong has. We have found an easy way to score high ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/article/1593408/hong-kongs-anti-money-laundering-laws-makes-mockery-out-justice
  10. Comment - Insight & Opinion - THE VIEW

    Transparency and strong rule of law are key to fighting corruption

    Posted Sep 15th 2014, 02:37pm by Cathy Holcombe

    ... Cathy Holcombe The same man leading the anti-corruption drive has initiated judiciary reforms, but it doesn't mean accused party bosses will get a fair trial Rule of law vs urge ... otherwise would be grafting away. But ultimately, the most effective way to reduce systematic corruption is to establish a strong, reliable and transparent rule of law. As it happens, the same man ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1593084/transparent-and-strong-rule-law-are-key-fighting-corruption

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