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  1. Law amended, not interpreted: Bar chief

    Posted Apr 07th 2004, 12:00am by Klaudia Lee

    ... against the government since the interpretation had imposed a legal obligation on it to compile such a report. It was wrong to 'legalise' a political issue, he said. Barrister ... Klaudia Lee Lawyers said the NPC Standing Committee had amended the Basic Law, not interpreted it, and agreed it had placed a new hurdle in the way of constitutional reform. Hong Kong Bar ...

  2. Little hope for talks on interpretation

    Posted Apr 12th 2005, 12:00am by Ambrose Leung

    ... Beijing officials today to discuss the imminent interpretation of the Basic Law say they have little expectations of the meeting, and acknowledge that some people considered it 'just ... interpretation. His colleague, Margaret Ng Ngoi-yee, also said she had no expectations of the talks. The meeting is also expected to be attended by several leading pro-Beijing lawyers and academics, ...

  3. Lawyers plan silent march over 'damage to the rule of law'

    Posted Apr 08th 2005, 12:00am by Ambrose Leung

    ... Ambrose Leung Hundreds of lawyers are expected to march against the government's decision to seek Beijing's interpretation of the Basic Law, which they say has damaged Hong ... vice-chairman of the Legislative Affairs Commission of the National People's Congress. Members of the legal sector were being mobilised to attend a march on April 19, said Ronny Tong Ka-wah, ...

  4. Lawmakers clash over leader's term

    Posted Mar 17th 2005, 12:00am by Ambrose Leung

    ... Ambrose Leung Pro-government side wants Beijing to interpret Basic Law Pro-government and business-friendly legislators yesterday called on Beijing to interpret the Basic Law in support of a two-year term for Tung Chee-hwa's successor, saying that this would provide a legal basis against judicial reviews to halt the transition. But in an adjournment debate in Legco over the former ...

  5. Ma Ying-jeou

    Posted Jul 14th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... interpreter for late president Chiang Ching-kuo between 1981 and 1988, and deputy secretary-general of the KMT between 1984 and 1988. He has also served as head of the research and development ... independence and 'one country, two systems'. Promote cross-strait peace under the principle of equality and dignity. Legally dispose of party assets to pay for the retirement or redundancy ...

  6. Jilted bridegroom sues over pre-wedding payment

    Posted Jan 03rd 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Angel Lau A jilted bridegroom, who paid $500,000 into an account he opened jointly with his fiancee's 'influential' aunt, is suing to get back an unreturned $85,000. The $500,000 payment into the International Bank of Asia account was ' ...

  7. Birthday blues

    Posted Oct 17th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Even though the majestic Taj Mahal turns 350 this year, travellers continue to be enthralled by the curve of its domes, gleaming white marble and elegant minarets. The only disappointment, however, comes with the celebrations, which have been likened to a ...

  8. A matter of basic rights

    Posted Feb 18th 2004, 12:00am by Reggie Ho

    ... Reggie Ho With the debate over the constitutional review raising questions about the correct interpretation of the Basic Law, I cannot help but wonder if different interpretations may also ... in Hong Kong are denied the freedom to marry and, to add insult to injury, the government does not recognise same-sex marriages that took place, legally, abroad. The administration maintains ...

  9. Transgender man first to legally wed

    Posted Jan 03rd 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Alice Yan The first female-to-male transgender individual to win permission to marry on the mainland has wed his girlfriend in Chengdu. The 29-year-old groom, identified only as Ah Gang, refused to marry the men introduced to her by her parents when she w ...

  10. Gay 'newlyweds' threaten legal action

    Posted Oct 10th 2003, 12:00am by Ravina Shamdasani

    ... also been seeking legal advice about applying for a judicial review if the department decides to stand by its original decision. 'The Inland Revenue Ordinance states clearly that marriages ...




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