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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Pakistan's Nawaz Sharif will inherit a country torn by terror and turmoil

    Posted May 15th 2013, 12:00am by SYED FAZL-E-HAIDER

    ... Syed Fazl-e-Haider Syed Fazl-e-Haider says law and order is the biggest challenge facing Pakistan's next PM Sharif will inherit legacy of terror and turmoil Nawaz Sharif is set to become Pakistan's prime minister for the third time after 14 years. His Muslim League-Nawaz party emerged as victor in the historic polls, which marked the first democratic transition from ...

  2. Comment - Insight & Opinion

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

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

    ... it has had the benefit of dynamic leadership of successive deans. The achievements of Tsinghua School of Law have been outstanding. It has produced high-quality graduates. Many have risen to leadership positions. In the latest QS ranking of law schools, which is accepted internationally, it was ranked 26th in the world in 2012, the highest for a mainland law school. This is truly ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - LAW

    Paul Shieh chosen to lead Hong Kong Bar Association

    Posted Jan 18th 2013, 12:00am by Patsy Moy

    ... and assistance to the public, so they are informed of the issues." Law Society president Dieter Yih Lai-tak said that under Shieh's leadership, "I am sure the society will continue to work ... of three consecutive years. Ramanathan took over the leadership in 2011 when Russell Coleman SC stepped down after two years. In a speech on Monday, Ramanathan warned against "political ...

  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    US must renew ban on private ownership of assault weapons

    Posted Dec 18th 2012, 12:00am

    ... the right words, and again it is not enough. New York mayor Michael Bloomberg, founder of Mayors Against Illegal Guns, rightly says the country needs him to show leadership and send a gun-control ...

  5. News - China - CHONGQING SCANDAL

    Bo Xilai expelled from Party as he faces corruption and bribery charges

    Posted Sep 29th 2012, 12:00am by Shi Jiangtao

    ... of a once-a-decade leadership transition scheduled to start in November. Along with the decision to dismiss Bo from the Politburo, Central Committee and party and subject him to criminal charges, a Politburo ... gatherings showed the top leadership had set aside their differences and put the transition - which has been overshadowed by Bo's downfall and a string of scandals - back on track. Beijing-based ...

  6. News - China - INTERNET RUMOURS

    Talk of imposters in Gu Kailai and Zhou Kehua cases shows lack of trust

    Posted Aug 23rd 2012, 12:00am

    ... is the last thing Communist Party leaders want to see as they try to paper over scandals for fear they will interfere with a looming power transition. But they are having a hard time stamping out ... and the censorship of sensitive topics have contributed to increasing scepticism. Dai said the problems lay in the government's handling of the cases of Gu and Zhou as the leadership tried to quickly ...

  7. News - China - GU KAILAI TRIAL

    Bo Guagua not harmed by mother Gu Kailai's murder trial, say analysts

    Posted Aug 22nd 2012, 12:00am by Shi Jiangtao

    ... which Xinhua said triggered the ensuing scandal and the worst leadership crisis to hit China in decades. Gu, a former lawyer, confessed to the murder of Heywood during a seven-hour trial ...

  8. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Gu Kailai trial exposes leadership splits

    Posted Aug 22nd 2012, 12:00am by MA JIAN

    ... Ma Jian says the trial and sentencing of Gu Kailai not only showed up China's justice system, but also exposed divisions within the party leadership that have been brewing below ... unity of the Communist Party leadership. Let us begin with the many questions raised at the trial. For starters, Gu claimed that she killed the British businessman Neil Heywood only to protect ...

  9. News - China - CHONGQING SCANDAL

    Gu Kailai escapes death sentence

    Posted Aug 21st 2012, 12:00am by Shi Jiangtao

    ... not contest the charge of intentional homicide brought against her or seek to appeal against yesterday's ruling. Analysts also said the top leadership may have reached an agreement on Bo, who had become a source of contention. The ousting of Bo - a popular princeling and once a leading contender for a seat on the Politburo Standing Committee during the leadership reshuffle later this year ...

  10. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Vaunted legal reform came up short in Gu Kailai case

    Posted Aug 14th 2012, 12:00am

    ... leadership transition. In that case it seems unlikely the sentencing hearing will throw much more light on the affair. Yet, Heywood's death should be a sideshow to the high-level criminality ...




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