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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 - Asia - MARITIME DISPUTE

    Philippine trial of Chinese fishermen accused of turtle-poaching stalls without interpreter

    Posted Jun 17th 2014, 05:22pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Manila The lack of an interpreter on Tuesday held up Philippine legal proceedings against nine Chinese fishermen caught with hundreds of marine turtles in a disputed South China ... in ship-borne trade passes every year. The Chinese fishermen’s pre-trial hearing has been postponed twice and events on Wednesday may also be called off unless an interpreter is found. “We can’t find ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    A challenging matter of interpretation

    Posted Oct 15th 2014, 05:22am by Alex Lo

    ... Alex Lo alex.lo@scmp.com A challenging matter of interpretation An open letter sent this week by Occupy protest leaders to President Xi Jinping raises challenging constitutional issues. ... the city's constitutional development. Since it is the final arbiter on interpreting the Basic Law, the fact and substance of its interpretations have made our democratic development a matter ...

  8. Wrong to see interpretation of Basic Law as interference

    Posted Sep 02nd 2011, 12:00am

    ... Lau Nai-keung 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 ... of Foreign Affairs issued three letters through the justice secretary asserting the position of the central government on the issue, the courts sought an interpretation only just before the Court ...

  9. Jump-starting a journalism career

    Posted Dec 18th 2009, 12:00am by Emily Tsang

    ... could still communicate with the performers using body language, simple English and an interpreter. And what happened when it was time to take photographs was even more unexpected. ...

  10. Jobless interpreters left speechless

    Posted Oct 16th 2008, 12:00am by Chloe Lai

    ... Chloe Lai College student Li Xiaoqun was growing impatient waiting at the entrance to the fair with a cardboard sign reading 'English interpreter'. After standing for half a day, ... no one needs an English interpreter,' she said. Ms Li was one of about 100 interpreters outside the convention centre hoping to earn 200 to 300 yuan (HK$227 to HK$340) by interpreting ...




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