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  1. News - China - POLITICS

    Communist Party plenum faces challenges to legal reform

    Posted Oct 20th 2014, 06:02am by Reuters, AP

    ... Staff Reporter and Agencies in Beijing Key party meeting faces challenges to legal reform Officials' attitudes could be a challenge for Beijing's push for governing by law, state media said yesterday ahead of a key Communist Party meeting that will focus on legal reforms. Announcements on the reforms, as well as the fate of several disgraced senior officials, ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Hong Kong should learn from Scottish referendum, say legal experts

    Posted Sep 26th 2014, 04:03am by FANNY FUNG

    ... independence referendum by having more dialogue and less confrontation, two local legal academics say. "The Scottish referendum was very well structured, civilised and based on the rule ... referendum." Chen said Hong Kong enjoyed more autonomy than Scotland, in that the city had a legal system separate from the mainland's and tax money did not go to the central government. Both Chen ...

  4. News - China - POLITICS

    Rule of law and rule by party can coexist, party scholar says

    Posted Oct 21st 2014, 04:37am by Teddy Ng

    ... legal system was established by the ruling party, a mainland scholar says. Central Party School professor Xie Chuntao delivered the assessment yesterday as the party started its fourth plenum, ... influencing courts and to improve the professionalism of judges. Addressing a journalists' forum, Xie said the crux of improving the legal system was to ensure officials at different levels were ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    30 years after pact … patience is wearing thin

    Posted Sep 26th 2014, 04:03am by Gary Cheung

    ... Present-day sentiments could not have been expected then; on the historic day, former Bar Association chairman Martin Lee Chu-ming said he was pleased that the pact stated the legal and judicial ... the pact was formally signed by premier Zhao Ziyang and British prime minister Margaret Thatcher in Beijing. Thirty years on, the city's legal system has remained largely unchanged since ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Hong Kong's High Court orders protesters off roads in Mong Kok and Admiralty

    Posted Oct 21st 2014, 04:33am by Staff Reporters

    ... reform. In response, one protester today said he was applying for legal aid to allow lawyers to represent him as an "interested party" in a fresh court hearing, in which he plans ... by the National People's Congress Standing Committee. But Chen Xinxin, a legal affairs expert at the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, said the issue was unlikely to be discussed. "There ...

  7. News - China - POLITICS

    Local governments' issuing of bonds on agenda for party's fourth plenum

    Posted Oct 19th 2014, 06:09am by Victoria Ruan

    ... University professor and former chairman of Morgan Stanley Asia. "Without further progress in legal reform and judicial independence, it will be very difficult to dislodge the power blocs ... not too optimistic that everything will be solved overnight. "There might be a lack of experience, and improving the legal system also takes time. Some government officials may not be so ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Barristers question legality of Beijing's model for reform

    Posted Sep 03rd 2014, 03:41am by Joyce Ng

    ... Joyce Ng joyce.ng@scmp.com Bar Association chief tells Li Fei restrictions may be ‘unreasonable’ under international law Barristers question legality of Beijing’s model for reform Mainland ... Kwok-keung said he did not think the model contained unreasonable restrictions. "If the Bar Association disagrees, does that mean it is legally unfeasible?" Yuen asked, noting ...

  9. News - China - POLITICS

    Ex-security tsar Zhou Yongkang's fate to be decided at party plenum

    Posted Oct 16th 2014, 04:53am by Andrea Chen, Angela Meng

    ... a powerful ally of the disgraced former Chongqing party boss Bo Xilai, had a power base that extended from the petroleum industry to Sichuan officialdom, the police and the legal affairs ... plenary session of the 18th party congress would focus on improving administration of law. The rule of law tops the agenda of the plenum as "loopholes in the legal system" and the poor ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Beijing 'not behind leak of CY deal'

    Posted Oct 16th 2014, 04:41am by Joyce Ng, James Griffiths and Toh Han Shih

    ... the leak of documents on a multimillion-dollar deal that plunged Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying into a political and legal crisis. "The central government firmly supports CY and his ... to the terms of the side deal for Leung, it would be a "victim" and could take legal action against Leung, Ng said. Ng said that Leung, as a DTZ director, had a fiduciary duty that he would ...




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