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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    As the government has shown, Basic Law text is open to interpretation

    Posted Mar 26th 2014, 05:23pm by Cliff Buddle

    ... Cliff Buddle Cliff Buddle says previous controversies have shown that the Basic Law text is open to interpretation, no matter what officials might tell us today Word power ... be nominated by a broadly representative committee allows officials to conveniently brush aside proposals involving nominations by the public. But this assumes there is only one way of interpreting ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. News - Hong Kong

    Pan-democrats’ stand ‘unfavourable’ to reach consensus, says top legal professor

    Posted Apr 15th 2014, 12:39pm

    ... consensus, a pro-Beijing legal scholar warned today. Basic Law Committee member and University of Hong Kong law professor Albert Chen Hung-yee’s warning came a day after pan-democratic lawmakers said ... as the National People’s Congress Standing Committee doesn’t make a formal interpretation, they will insist on public nomination. I think this is rather theoretical … because realistically, we knew from ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - LAW

    Harsh government test denying needy legal aid, Bar Association says

    Posted Apr 07th 2014, 04:54am by Austin Chiu

    ... getting financial help to claim compensation for injuries she suffered while delivering documents. It challenged the department's interpretation of a merits test under the Legal Aid ... Austin Chiu austin.chiu@scmp.com 'Harsh government test' denying needy legal aid The Legal Aid Department has been using an erroneously harsh test to vet applications for civil ...

  5. No need for NPC to interpret Law: new legal chief

    Posted Oct 21st 2005, 12:00am by Ravina Shamdasani

    ... the rule of law and avoid seeking any more interpretations of the Basic Law by Beijing. The 41-year-old senior barrister also said he would not blindly adopt the views of mainland legal experts, ... a interpretation of the Basic Law from the National People's Congress Standing Committee on right of abode and the term of the chief executive. 'When I took part in the rally, it was as a legal ...

  6. Legal scholars have diverse interpretations of figures

    Posted Mar 11th 2004, 12:00am by Shi Jiangtao

    ... Shi Jiangtao Experts say there are problems in faithfully implementing rule of law The crime figures released yesterday could be read two ways, mainland legal scholars said. One could ... and hindering innovative legal reforms. 'The second possibility is worth considering more thoroughly,' said Qiu Xinglong, director of the Law School of Xiangtan University in Hunan. A lack ...

  7. News - Asia - WHALING

    Conservationists fear Japan will continue whale slaughter with 'legal loopholes'

    Posted Apr 01st 2014, 09:13pm by BLOOM, LA TIMES, AP, AFP

    ... on the international legal order", Koji Tsuruoka, a foreign ministry official who is the government's representative in the case, said in an e-mailed statement. Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga ... With the whaling season ended, Japan might decide to present a new programme to the International Whaling Commission when it meets in September that conforms to the court's interpretation of Article ...

  8. Legal interpretation

    Posted Feb 12th 2004, 12:00am by Frank Ching

    ... Xinhua has quoted a distinguished legal expert, Shao Tianren, as saying that this statement had been taken out of context, misinterpreted and contorted. According to Mr Shao, the Foreign Ministry ... requirements than those spelled out in the Basic Law. But now, it seems, Chinese legal experts such as Mr Shao and Xiao Weiyun wish to add other requirements. Whether Hong Kong adopts universal ...

  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    Absolutist pan-democrats risk another NPC interpretation

    Posted Sep 21st 2013, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... Alex Lo alex.lo@scmp.com Beware the NPC interpretation The idea of opening the chief executive nomination to every voter sounds great on paper. Another is to let everyone have a say in designing Hong Kong's future democratic system. The first idea is advocated by Scholarism led by teenagers; the second by legal scholar Benny Tai Yiu-ting. If these are the ends they seek, ...

  10. Wrong to see interpretation of Basic Law as interference

    Posted Sep 02nd 2011, 12:00am

    ... legal sub-systems of different origins. Certain EU laws are directly applicable in all member countries and, when conflicts arise, they are referred to the EU court for interpretation. The EU ... I have been a member of the National People's Congress Standing Committee Basic Law Committee since 2006, and the recent interpretation of the Basic Law in the Congo 'state ...




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