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  1. Translation

    Posted Jun 07th 2007, 12:00am by Elaine Yau

    ... Post: What courses have you studied? Li: I studied translation and interpretation strategies. Linguistics including morphology and phonology with syntax are also covered. We are taught to use different skills to do different kinds of translations, such as film subtitles, and business and legal translation. YP: Which courses interest you the most? L: I like 'Popular Culture ...

  2. NPC urged to interpret poll rules

    Posted Jun 23rd 2007, 12:00am by Klaudia Lee

    ... that the government would not seek such an interpretation. Another speaker, Chen Sixi, vice-director of the working committee of Legal Affairs of the National People's Congress, acknowledged that diverse ... Klaudia Lee State Council adviser calls for ruling on chief executive election procedures A senior member of a State Council think-tank yesterday called for an interpretation of the Basic ...

  3. Power struggle: five cases that tested Hong Kong's legal boundaries

    Posted Jun 04th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Special Administrative Region on July 1, 1997. The provisional legislative council was legally established. Key quote: 'In the context of the present case, I would accept that the HKSAR ... of the Basic Law itself' Chief Justice Andrew Li Kwok-nang 3 Issue: How to deal with Beijing's interpretation of the Basic Law, which reversed key findings in the court's previous right ...

  4. Legal imperatives

    Posted Jul 01st 2007, 12:00am by Cliff Buddle

    ... of concern about the integrity of Hong Kong's separate legal system and the standing of the courts. Beijing has since delivered two other interpretations, imposing limits on democratic ... as an endangered species that must be preserved at all costs after Hong Kong returned to China. The legal system, so different to the one on the mainland, would therefore be judged by how much remained ...

  5. Lengthy hearing leaves professors with at least HK$7m in legal fees

    Posted Jun 21st 2007, 12:00am by Liz Gooch, Polly Hui

    ... Polly Hui and Liz Gooch The secretariat for the commission of inquiry yesterday revealed that the government had spent about HK$25 million on the 39-day inquiry. The costs included legal fees, staff remuneration for the secretariat and fees for interpreters and transcript services, the secretariat said. It also covered the cost of retaining counsel on behalf of Secretary ...

  6. 'Long Hair' not liable for legal costs incurred by government, court rules

    Posted Apr 28th 2007, 12:00am by Nick Gentle

    ... Nick Gentle and Albert Wong Legislator 'Long Hair' Leung Kwok-hung will not have to pay legal costs incurred by the government defending his challenge to the way in which ... in interpretation of the Basic Law going to a profoundly important aspect of the legislative process, namely, whether there are constitutional limitations placed on Legco members in proposing amendments ...

  7. Legal groups question 'step-by-step' poll reform

    Posted Oct 16th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... 'gradual and orderly progress' is taken to have a literal meaning, then absurd results will arise,' it said. 'A golden rule in law for the interpretation of legal instruments ... suffrage, or of lawmakers and directly elected district councillors. In its submission on the green paper, the society defined its preferred interpretation of 'broadly representative' ...

  8. People's legal action on the rise

    Posted Mar 30th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... to the maximum extent,' he was quoted as saying. He said that a legal interpretation of the role of mediation in administrative litigation would be drafted to provide legal support, because the law ... Irene Wang Administrative trials are increasing, says official Legal action by the public against government officials has risen in the past six years, with an average of 100,000 cases ...

  9. Lawyers doing criminal legal aid work just want a fair deal

    Posted Jun 21st 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... however, is that at present all preparation work for criminal legal aid cases is effectively undertaken for free. Hence, although these solicitors may be called a lot of things, greedy should ... legal assistance. Indeed, this is guaranteed under the Basic Law. The problem is that the government expects criminal solicitors to subsidise the scheme. Our concern is that all the decent ...

  10. Lawmakers challenge copying ban

    Posted Feb 24th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... It should be technology-neutral.' Legal sector lawmaker Margaret Ng Ngoi-yee, of the Civic Party, also doubted the government's interpretation. 'There shouldn't be anything ... Robin Kwong Rules governing poll materials are being interpreted too tightly, say observers Lawmakers have called on the government to explain why it is barring the public from making ...




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