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  1. News - Hong Kong - OCCUPY CENTRAL

    OCCUPY CENTRAL- DAY 10: Full coverage of the day's events

    Posted Oct 07th 2014, 07:06am by Staff Reporters

    ... of discussing the constitutional basis and the legal basis of the constitutional development respectively. A maximum of five people can attend from each side, and the talks will be made open ... that "the students will win a little and the government lose a little". "The guy in the temple who interpreted the stick for me also said there will not be big casualties," says Ho, ...

  2. MARCH 10: Grasp relationship between concepts

    Posted Mar 31st 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... to the relevant provisions so as to define the meaning of a provision that seems to be clear on its face. Theories about legal interpretation in the mainland consider that if the literal meaning ... to understand and interpret a legal term from the full text of the law, even though the term seems clear and unmistakable, and its meaning can be interpreted literally without the need to make reference ...

  3. A dubious tradition of interpretation

    Posted Apr 22nd 2004, 12:00am by Frank Ching

    ... and that it is entirely within that legal tradition for the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress to interpret provisions of the Basic Law. Thus, a Chinese scholar wrote recently in the China ... for the benefit of Hong Kong. Most legal interpretation has been done by the Supreme People's Court. The first time the Standing Committee issued a formal interpretation of any law, after ...

  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Beijing has failed to honour its promise to Hong Kong

    Posted Sep 03rd 2014, 06:03pm by MICHAEL DAVIS

    ... In the recent white paper, Beijing effectively disavowed its international legal commitments in the 1984 Sino-British treaty by claiming that the 12 articles of the Joint Declaration were merely 12 principles crafted by China before the declaration. Along with exclusive authorship, Beijing claims exclusive authority. Accordingly, Beijing argues that the Basic Law can now be interpreted ...

  5. News - World

    Why Apple locked latest operating system and threw away the key

    Posted Sep 27th 2014, 05:34am by THE WASHINGTON POST

    ... some notable legal scholars. This came as Apple made a rare apology on Thursday for a software bug that has seen iPhone users lose service, while seeking to quell a storm over reports its new ... the same: by placing customer interests before that of law enforcement, Apple is working against the public interest. If you interpret Apple's motivations as Kerr does, then Apple's recent ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Top official Li Fei drops another hint about Beijing’s thinking on 2017 election

    Posted Aug 22nd 2014, 06:27pm by Joyce Ng, Peter So and Gary Cheung

    ... of the committee- should also be followed. Legal academic Eric Cheung Tat-ming said he felt Li was "interpreting" the Basic Law to justify the 50 per cent threshold, which could be harmful ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Beijing scholar admits error and omissions in white paper on Hong Kong

    Posted Aug 28th 2014, 04:56am by Joyce Ng

    ... Joyce Ng joyce.ng@scmp.com Scholar points to error, omissions in white paper A Beijing legal scholar acknowledged an "inaccuracy" and "omissions" in the English version of the white paper on Hong Kong, which many in the city have interpreted as a threat to judicial independence. Wang Zhenmin, a former member of the Basic Law Committee, said the white paper issued ...

  8. An overriding public need

    Posted Jan 04th 2007, 12:00am by Christine Loh

    ... Court of Final Appeal decision established that the government had been using the wrong legal interpretation. That meant it had misled the public and the Town Planning Board on the proper test ... plan on the correct legal basis. But the government asked the board to approve the plan based on the wrong legal interpretation. Even after the court judgment, the government refused to allow ...

  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Ambrose Lam was right to quit

    Posted Aug 20th 2014, 04:45am by SCMP Editorial

    ... week was historic. For the first time, the traditionally conservative legal body carried three motions targeting the leader. It reflected the depth of discontent with his support ... concerns were echoed by Chief Justice Geoffrey Ma Tao-li. Having two systems in one country means understanding and interpretations may not always concur. But so important are judges' ...

  10. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Standing Committee decision on political reform violates the Basic Law

    Posted Sep 02nd 2014, 04:50pm by Surya Deva

    ... Surya Deva Surya Deva says its power of interpretation cannot be used as a façade to amend mini constitution Standing Committee decision on political reform is a violation of the Basic Law ... provisions. This was also the main reason Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying and his team sided with the anti-Occupy Central movement. Amid such lecturing on the importance of legality and obedience ...




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