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  1. Business - Money

    Investor risk lurks in legal structure of China IPOs: lawyers

    Posted Jun 24th 2013, 12:09pm by Reuters

    ... and access to profits, but not actual corporate ownership. In practice, if things go wrong, foreign investors in a VIE may have few legal rights, a risk underscored by a ruling in October by China’s highest court that has triggered fresh concerns among legal experts. “These are extremely high-risk structures. ... Your lay investor has no idea that this is what they’re invested in,” said Jason ...

  2. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Strength of Hong Kong's judiciary should be an example to the mainland

    Posted Jan 16th 2013, 12:00am by Frank Ching

    ... are not trained to provide legal opinions as they are understood in Hong Kong. In fact, even interpretations by the NPC Standing Committee are not backed by substantive legal reasons. The maintenance ... of the legal year provides an opportunity for the chief justice to deliver a speech that is listened to not only by the legal fraternity but by politicians as well. This was the case on Monday, when ...

  3. News - Asia - PHILIPPINES

    Manila, China inked rail loan payment deal amid row over contract's legality

    Posted Feb 01st 2013, 12:00am by Raissa Robles

    ... that it was a deal between the governments of both countries and was therefore not subject to competitive public bidding. Following Sinomach's legal setback, Northrail said last year ...

  4. Beijing boasts of building system of laws in 30 years

    Posted Oct 28th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Ng Tze-wei tzewei.ng@scmp.com Beijing issued a white paper yesterday touting its 'Socialist System of Laws with Chinese Characteristics' as a milestone in the building of a legal ... of the press conference When asked by an overseas reporter about the legal basis for keeping Chen and Liu incommunicado, Li Fei, deputy director of the National People's Congress Standing ...

  5. Taiwanese firms gain legal umbrella

    Posted Aug 10th 2012, 12:00am

    ... the cross-strait investment-protection pact would provide a legal umbrella for Taiwanese businesses and their operations on the mainland. The pact will be applied retroactively to ongoing trade disputes ... as the two sides had different legal systems and views. The talks on the pact started shortly after the ECFA was signed in 2010. According to mainland negotiators, Taiwan's repeated demands ...

  6. Chen set to start legal studies

    Posted May 22nd 2012, 12:00am

    ... Teddy Ng in New York teddy.ng@scmp.com Chen Guangcheng could start his legal studies at New York University as early as next week as university staff wrap up a research plan for the newly arrived blind legal activist. Law professor Jerome Cohen, who has served as an adviser and mentor to the self-taught lawyer, detailed Chen's course in a session for the Hong Kong media ...

  7. Legal system's rule of law conundrum

    Posted Apr 10th 2012, 12:00am

    ... of institutionalised abuse of the legal system. Bo nonetheless still has many supporters who admire his determination to reach his objective. His case is, therefore, a reminder that for the sake of social harmony and respect for the law, authority must act within a legal framework. While more reform is necessary to steer China's economy onto a sustainable path and safeguard achievements ...

  8. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Is this really the end of re-education through labour?

    Posted Jan 16th 2013, 12:00am by Jerome Cohen

    ... the frequently demonstrated capacity of the Communist Party, the police and other agencies to compensate for constitutional and legislative restrictions by distorted legal interpretations and low- ... of "re-education through labour" would, by the end of the year, "cease to be used". The newly appointed head of the Communist Party's all-powerful political-legal commission, Meng ...

  9. KMT official reminds Hu of 'two territories' view

    Posted Mar 23rd 2012, 12:00am

    ... in an attempt to stress the island's status as an equivalent of the mainland. Emphasising that both Taiwan and the mainland insist on 'one China' with different interpretations of what ... territories'. 'Under the concept, we have been using Taiwan and Mainland People Relations Act as the legal basis to promote cross-strait relations,' Wu said in a meeting with Hu in Beijing, ...

  10. Chicken import taxes legal, Beijing tells US as feathers fly in WTO

    Posted Sep 22nd 2011, 12:00am

    ... Denise Tsang denise.tsang@scmp.com China said yesterday that the levies it imposed on broiler chicken imported from the United States 'comply with' World Trade Organisation rules, rebutting a complaint the US lodged with the trade arbiter. The m ...




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