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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. News - Hong Kong - OBITUARY: Cheng Yang-ping 1929-2014

    Interpreter who took secrets to his grave

    Posted Jul 30th 2014, 04:38am by Emily Tsang and Ng Kang-chung

    ... Emily Tsang and Ng Kang-chung Interpreter who took secrets to his grave Cheng Yang-ping, the only Hongkonger privy to the secret Sino-British negotiations over Hong Kong's sovereignty, has died. He was 85 years old. Cheng was an interpreter for Britain during the talks in the 1980s. He died in hospital in Nanchang, Jiangxi province, on Friday. His wife, Geng Yan, said he ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. 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, ...

  7. News - Asia

    Shinzo Abe urges review of legal limits on Japanese military fighting overseas

    Posted May 15th 2014, 11:48pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Tokyo Abe puts case for letting military fight overseas Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe yesterday called for a review of legal limits on the military's ability to fight ... to China's increasing assertiveness and North Korea's nuclear threat, called for a review of a decades-old interpretation of the constitution that has banned Japan from exercising its right ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - HK SPIRIT: TSANG MAN-SANG

    Lost in translation: court Interpreter's daily battle

    Posted Mar 30th 2013, 12:00am by Patsy Moy

    ... Interpreter's daily battle After 25 years as a court interpreter, Tsang Man-sang felt the pressure begin to mount. The man who once worked on the sensational trial arising from the kidnap of tycoon ... to remember what the witnesses and the counsel have said Court interpreter, Tsang Man-sang "Once the hearing starts, your brain has to start working, immediately turning the sentence you hear ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - OCCUPY CENTRAL

    Participants in Occupy Central 'should not underestimate legal consequences'

    Posted Aug 01st 2014, 01:55pm by Stuart Lau

    ... Stuart Lau stuart.lau@scmp.com People planning to join Occupy Central “should not underestimate” the legal consequences, says a human rights lawyer who expressed concern about a new trend ... unauthorised or unlawful assemblies coming before the judiciary,” Man said. “My advice is that protesters should not underestimate the legal consequences.” But Man added that there have been many ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - SOCIAL SERVICES

    New HK group urges more interpreter services for ethnic minorities

    Posted Oct 01st 2012, 12:00am by LO WEI

    ... Lo Wei wei.lo@scmp.com New interpreters' group looks to raise standards and speak up for neglected ethnic people Giving the silent minority a voice More interpreters should be made ... Interpreters and Translators Association, cited as an example the need for Arabic translators in hospitals receiving patients from the Middle East who could be infected with the new coronavirus. She ...




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