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  1. News - Hong Kong - COURTS

    Asking Beijing for legal interpretation will affect rule of law: chief justice

    Posted Apr 09th 2013, 12:00am by Stuart Lau

    ... interpretation from Beijing after the Court of Final Appeal turned down a request to seek one itself. Chief Justice Geoffrey Ma Tao-li made the remarks in a talk at the University of Hong Kong yesterday. It came a fortnight after the Court of Final Appeal rejected the government's application for an interpretation of the powers of the National People's Congress under Article 158 ...

  2. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Officials to get tough on polluters as public anger rises over environmental scandals

    Posted Jun 19th 2013, 12:00am by Keith Zhai

    ... Keith Zhai keith.zhai@scmp.com Legal interpretation spells out tougher action against polluters in move seen as addressing seething public anger over environmental disasters Pollution laws ... of environmental law at Peking University, said the legal interpretation was significant because law enforcement officials now had concrete instructions on how deal with polluters. "Pollution has been ...

  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Complexities of small-house issue are no excuse for government to back off

    Posted May 07th 2013, 12:00am by YAN-YAN YIP

    ... Yan-yan Yip Yan-yan Yip says officials should review the 1972 small-house policy, even seek a legal interpretation of villagers' rights, yet they do nothing A house divided What does ... reiterated that the policy did not confer legal rights on indigenous villagers. The interpretation of traditional rights is key to determining whether a "right" to a small house grant ...

  4. News - China Insider - CENSORSHIP

    Lawyers and journalists debate tough new guidelines for online posts

    Posted Sep 10th 2013, 01:08pm by Patrick Boehler

    ... and journalists. On Monday, the Supreme People’s Court and the Supreme People’s Procuratorate issued a joint legal interpretation setting out the terms of criminal liability for information shared online. ... the court and the prosecutors’ right to issue such “legal interpretations”. Wang Cheng, a Zhejiang-based lawyer, argued in a post that the National People’s Congress decree granting the two judicial ...

  5. News - China Insider - Morning Clicks

    China news round-up: MTR expanding abroad, Nigeria promised anti-terrorism assistance

    Posted Sep 19th 2013, 07:38am by Patrick Boehler

    ... Patrick Boehler patrick.boehler@scmp.com Politics Wall Street Journal- China Real Time Report Rumour-crackdown: The new legal interpretation hyper-expands the reach of Article 246  of China’s Criminal Law, which defines criminal defamation. China News Service* Chinese officials turn to online vouchers and delivery companies for less visible seasonal gifts. Caixin Editorial: Now ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - DEVELOPMENT

    'Hong Kong mindset' blamed for failure of care home incentive scheme

    Posted Dec 30th 2013, 04:58am by Olga Wong

    ... were not allowed. But Kenneth Chan said that was subject to legal interpretation as it does not necessarily refer to nursing homes. ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - LETTER OF THE LAW

    New ruling brings harsher penalities for online rumours

    Posted Oct 08th 2013, 12:00am by KAREN LEE

    ... and brought down a number of low-tier bureaucrats. But a recent legal interpretation may tone things down. On September 9, the Supreme People's Court and the Supreme People's Procuratorate released a joint statement giving a new interpretation on what constituted "online rumours". The move came after the Ministry of Public Security announced on August 21 ...

  8. News - China - INTERNET

    Rules to combat online rumours ‘unconstitutional’, say experts

    Posted Sep 11th 2013, 12:00am by Keith Zhai

    ... Keith Zhai keith.zhai@scmp.com Legal interpretation criticised as risking right to free speech and handing police too much power Rules to combat online rumours 'unconstitutional' China's first legal document on controlling online rumours has sparked public outrage, with legal experts saying it is a violation of the constitution. The judicial interpretation, which took ...

  9. News - China - CHINA BRIEFING

    Law must come down on buyers of trafficked children

    Posted Sep 30th 2013, 12:00am by Wang Xiangwei

    ... the risk. At long last, the Ministry of Public Security is working with the Supreme People's Court and Supreme People's Procuratorate on new legal interpretations that will pursue criminal ...

  10. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    China imposing disturbing new internet controls

    Posted Sep 16th 2013, 12:00am by SCMP Editorial

    ... by interpreting existing law that has not hitherto applied to the internet. Legal experts say this violates the constitution because it amounts to a revision of the law, which can be made only by the top ... media". This interpretation is a legal and social landmark because of the power of the internet to liberate expression, democratise the spread of information and illuminate community consensus, ...




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