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  1. 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 ...

  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. 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 ...

  4. 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 ...

  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 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 ...

  7. 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 ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Retired judge, law deans back silent Hong Kong marchers from legal profession

    Posted Jun 27th 2014, 02:39am by Stuart Lau

    ... "I hope the silent march will cause the Hong Kong government and the Chinese government to issue the appropriate corrective statement," Waung wrote to legal-sector lawmaker Dennis Kwok, ... Court in Queensway to the Court of Final Appeal in Central. "It is important for the legal profession to send a clear message that any attempt to undermine the rule of law ...

  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. News - China Insider - ESPIONAGE

    ‘No need to over-interpret’ spy probe on Canadian couple, says Chinese diplomat

    Posted Aug 06th 2014, 11:46am by Patrick Boehler

    ... Patrick Boehler patrick.boehler@scmp.com China’s embassy in Canada has tried to downplay the detention of a Canadian couple held on suspicion of spying near the Chinese border with North Korea. “We believe there is no need to over-interpret this case,” Yang Yundong, a spokesman for the Chinese embassy in Ottawa, told Canadian broadcaster CTV. “If we have further information, we ...




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