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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Now that the people have spoken, officials must handle their demands seriously

    Posted Jul 03rd 2014, 03:52am by SCMP Editorial

    ... in the overnight sit-in during a pre-dawn operation. While some may find the students' ideals and passion commendable, the assembly was staged without following the existing legal procedures and was, ...

  2. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Take shackles off legal gambling

    Posted Jun 12th 2014, 04:12am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial Take shackles off legal gambling Legal gambling in Hong Kong is conducted under a social contract which makes it palatable to many who believe it is a social evil. ... Given that gambling is an irrepressible vice, the authorities must strive for a social outcome that delivers the greatest good and the least disadvantage. That cannot be said of a legal sports ...

  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    US lawmakers should act to stop indiscriminate spying

    Posted Jul 07th 2014, 05:17am by SCMP Editorial

    ... laws and policies. The court's ruling has implications for debate and legal challenges over surveillance and mobile phone tracking by the US National Security Agency. President Barack ...

  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Enforce the law to keep streets free of encroachment by shops

    Posted Jul 02nd 2014, 04:54am by SCMP Editorial

    ... here, though. According to the Ombudsman's report, the issues go beyond cumbersome legal proceedings and low fines averaging HK$600 handed down by courts. The report noted that not only ...

  5. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Step up the campaign against sexual harassment

    Posted Jun 25th 2014, 05:05am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial Step up campaignagainst sex pests Since Hong Kong has had a law against sexual harassment for two decades, one would assume all staff are legally safeguarded, and that there is an awareness of this insidious workplace offence. Regrettably we have some progress to make on both counts. The government is about to address one of them by introducing an amendment in the Legislative ...

  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Civil rights lawyers have vital role to play in China

    Posted Jun 22nd 2014, 03:15am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial Rights lawyers play vital role Civil rights lawyers should be highly valued by mainland authorities. Their work helps ease grievances and calms dissent. Yet restrictions, detentions and arrests continue, with the people dedicated to ensuring social equity and upholding the rule of law at times themselves needing legal representation. There can be no justice, ...

  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Law against stalking needs to balance press freedom and privacy

    Posted Jun 15th 2014, 03:55am by SCMP Editorial

    ... failed to meet media industry concerns- for example about whether investigative journalism would be considered legitimate news gathering. This left the legal position uncertain. Tabloid ... Other privacy laws such as data safeguards did not provide adequate legal protection for stalking victims. This will therefore not be the last attempt to criminalise it. Any law must strive ...

  8. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Let's get serious about heritage

    Posted Jun 16th 2014, 03:03am by SCMP Editorial

    ... in compensation to the owner. This shows conservation is still knee-jerk rather than backed by a comprehensive regime. As the existing heritage grading system has no legal power to stop owners from ...

  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Beijing has a legitimate role to play in Hong Kong's political affairs

    Posted Jun 12th 2014, 04:12am by SCMP Editorial

    ... public nomination of candidates for chief executive amount to a challenge to its legal authority. These concerns are articulated by Lau Siu-kai, vice-president of the Chinese Association of Hong ...

  10. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Planning key to free-trade zones

    Posted Jun 11th 2014, 04:19am by SCMP Editorial

    ... off-limits to investors runs to more than 1,000 items, leaving much red tape and a commercial legal framework and freedoms to do business that fall far short of international standards. If the zone ...




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