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  1. News - China - POLITICS

    Communist Party elite give backing to Xi Jinping's drive for legal reforms

    Posted Oct 23rd 2014, 07:34pm by Teddy Ng, Cary Huang, Keira Lu Huang

    ... in HK Party elite give backing to Xi's drive for legal reforms President Xi Jinping's call for sweeping reforms to govern the country by law was endorsed by Communist Party leaders ... of the party's Central Committee had spent the past four days at the military's Jingxi Hotel in Beijing for the plenum. For the first time, the annual meeting was devoted to legal reforms, according ...

  2. 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, ...

  3. News - China - POLITICS

    Communist Party pledges greater role for constitution, rights in fourth plenum

    Posted Oct 24th 2014, 06:01am by LAURA ZHOU, Cary Huang

    ... also strengthen the NPC's mechanism to interpret the constitution. But the party stressed that its absolute leadership was at the core of rule by law, the main theme of the gathering. ... in the legislative process. While mainland media were quick to applaud the party's decisions, some legal scholars were more cautious. They said that despite the emphasis on rule of law, the party had ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Occupy students call for pan-democrats' resignation to trigger referendum

    Posted Oct 25th 2014, 11:52am by FANNY FUNG

    ... on the TVB current affairs programme On the Record. “These issues can all be put into the vote for interpretation,” he said. Chow said his group was discussing the idea with pan-democrats, and some ...

  7. 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 ...

  8. 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 ...

  9. News - China - POLITICS

    Plenum's lack of action on Zhou Yongkang suggests party divisions, analysts say

    Posted Oct 24th 2014, 06:01am by Keira Lu Huang, Andrea Chen, Minnie Chan

    ... resistance" within the party. "That's why many legal reform schemes that he plans to introduce, such as setting up administrative courts and further dismantling the politics and law ... The administration will strengthen its capability in using legal means for dealing with foreign affairs, including protection of Chinese nationals and companies overseas, as well as to safeguard sovereignty. ...

  10. 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 ...




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