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  1. Citizens' advice bureau necessary, say legal experts

    Posted Mar 21st 2004, 12:00am by Klaudia Lee

    ... burden on the system because they were not familiar with court procedure. He said alternative methods of resolving disputes should be encouraged, such as mediation. Legal aid should be provided ... Klaudia Lee Hong Kong should consider setting up a British-style Citizens' Advice Bureau to provide free legal services for people in need, a forum on civil justice heard yesterday. ...

  2. News - Asia - SOUTH CHINA SEA

    Manila to tackle sea row 'with or without China' at UN

    Posted Feb 21st 2013, 12:00am by Greg Torode

    ... with China over the South China Sea. Once China ignores - as expected - a 30-day deadline expiring today to appoint its own UN arbitrator to handle a legal challenge from the Philippines over its ... and Notification of Claim to challenge China's "nine-dash line" under the UN Convention on the Law of the Sea. A spokesman said Manila's move was "legally flawed" and had ...

  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Legal route to resolve South China Sea dispute a political minefield

    Posted Jan 29th 2013, 12:00am by SIMON TAY

    ... Simon Tay Simon Tay says the Philippines' decision to take its South China Sea island dispute with China to UN arbitration will set in motion a legal process that, unless carefully managed, could lead to political fallout Challenge for all The legal process begun by the Philippines to challenge claims by China to the South China Sea surprised the region. International ...


    Expulsions likely as Hainan requires permission to fish in South China Sea

    Posted Jan 10th 2014, 12:09am by KRISTINE KWOK

    ... to the legal basis for Chinese claims, thus inadvertently playing into Chinese hands by 'recognising' the existence of its claim to the South China Sea", Thayer said. With China stepping ...

  5. News - China - SOUTH CHINA SEA

    Beijing looks like a 'bully' by rejecting arbitration on South China Sea issue

    Posted May 25th 2013, 12:00am by Verna Yu

    ... Verna Yu verna.yu@scmp.com Legal scholar says Beijing 'looks like a bully' for snubbing Manila's move on maritime dispute Saying No to UN arbitration 'makes China look ... China's argument that its historical sovereignty of the area existed long before UNCLOS came into existence was a possibly legitimate point, but "instead of following procedures, the Chinese ...

  6. News - China

    Positives and negatives affect South China Sea dispute

    Posted Jan 06th 2014, 03:59am by KRISTINE KWOK

    ... Kristine Kwok Kristine.kwok@scmp.com Positives, negatives affect South China Sea dispute Waters in the South China Sea could remain calm in the short term as countries focus on hammering out a code of conduct with China. However, that could change mid-year when a UN tribunal begins to process a complaint filed by the Philippines over the legality of China's claim to most ...

  7. Army studying legal issues for locals

    Posted Jun 16th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Minnie Chan minnie.chan@scmp.com Legal technicalities need to be overcome before Hongkongers can join the People's Liberation Army, the local garrison commander says. However, ... Kong yet, he said. 'We need to fix other hurdles in our legal system first.' Under the Military Service Law, local governments must offer preferential treatment to relatives of PLA ...

  8. World legal body chooses city for regional office

    Posted Apr 28th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Niall Fraser niall.fraser@scmp.com A prestigious international legal body is set to open a regional office in Hong Kong, in a move described by Secretary for Justice Wong Yan-lung ... in the Netherlands- later this year. Wong said the move by the world's foremost organisation for cross-border co-operation in civil and commercial legal matters would benefit the whole Asia-Pacific ...

  9. Talking points

    Posted Mar 08th 2012, 12:00am

    ... will be held in Hong Kong for the first time. NPC discusses third draft of Criminal Procedures Law A second plenary meeting of the National People's Congress in Beijing discusses the revised Criminal Procedure Law (CPL) and a deputy director of its legal affairs committee briefs the media later. The NPC passes some of the country's most important laws during its annual session. ...

  10. Limited space for seats of learning

    Posted Apr 25th 2011, 12:00am

    ... of those attending are non-clients. 'People from outside our centres also like to join our seminars, but most are our tenants who look to us for accountancy and legal services. It's quite a relaxed, casual gathering.' Legal and auditing issues can become complex, so Sen says the less formal setting encourages discussion and helps people come out of the seminar with a better ...




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