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  1. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Government has wasted time opposing Occupy Central, says legal scholar

    Posted Jul 15th 2014, 12:58pm by Jennifer Ngo

    ... also suggested a campaign of non-cooperation could begin before the government delivers its plan. Asked for a legal view on the protest tactic of non-violent civil disobedience, Chan said ... of the purpose of the rule of law, the legal expert said. In a statement last Friday the Bar Association said the government would be “abusing” the concept of rule of law if it dismissed public ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1554672/government-has-wasted-time-opposing-occupy-central-says-legal-scholar
  2. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    New-towns plan faces legal challenge from lawmaker

    Posted Jul 10th 2014, 04:30am by Tony Cheung and Julie Chu

    ... Tony Cheung and Julie Chu Court should overturn funding approval because Finance Committee chairman acted outside his power, says independent legislator New-towns plan faces legal ... further questions before putting an item to the vote". Ng cited guidance from Legco's legal adviser saying Article 46 only meant lawmakers would be able to ask questions. But Civic Party ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1550563/new-towns-plan-faces-legal-challenge-lawmaker
  3. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Retired judge, law deans back silent Hong Kong marchers from legal profession

    Posted Jun 27th 2014, 02:39am by Stuart Lau

    ... "I hope the silent march will cause the Hong Kong government and the Chinese government to issue the appropriate corrective statement," Waung wrote to legal-sector lawmaker Dennis Kwok, ... Court in Queensway to the Court of Final Appeal in Central. "It is important for the legal profession to send a clear message that any attempt to undermine the rule of law ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1541288/retired-judge-law-deans-back-silent-hong-kong-marchers-legal
  4. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Jimmy Lai paid Paul Wolfowitz US$75,000 for help in Myanmar

    Posted Jul 23rd 2014, 04:01am by ALEX BOOKBINDER, Patrick Boehler

    ... the money from Lai as "compensation for services in regards to Myanmar". Neither man could be reached for comment yesterday, but Lai, speaking on a radio show, said he did not rely on US ... It remains unclear what services the former World Bank president provided to Lai. Wolfowitz continues to head the US Taiwan Business Council and is a scholar at the American Enterprise Institute, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1557390/jimmy-lai-paid-paul-wolfowitz-us75000-help-myanmar
  5. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    UK will mobilise global community if China breaches ‘one country, two systems’: Nick Clegg

    Posted Jul 16th 2014, 01:42pm by Tony Cheung and Joyce Ng

    ... Tony Cheung and Joyce Ng Britain gives 'pledge' on 1984 treaty Britain will honour its 1984 pledge to "mobilise the international community and pursue every legal and other ... of Hong Kong, Britain would mobilise the international community and pursue every legal and other avenue available," the press release said. But City University political scientist Joseph ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1555347/uk-will-mobilise-global-community-if-china-breaches-one-country-two
  6. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Students blast police for 'mainland terminology' used by officers during Chater Road sit-in

    Posted Jul 07th 2014, 05:53pm by Joyce Ng

    ... as a second association representing disciplined services officers, the Customs and Excise Staff General Association, issued a statement yesterday in support of strict enforcement by police. Last ... before transferring them to the police college, and not providing food for six hours after their arrest. Chow said that the federation would discuss potential legal action against the police ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1548798/police-criticised-using-language-mainland-crackdown-activists
  7. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Law Society president criticised for attacking Bar's election stance

    Posted Jul 14th 2014, 05:57am by JEFFIE LAM

    ... the Bar's latest statement had "added fuel to the fire" and was "against the principle of upholding the rule of law". "Both branches of the legal profession have stated that civil nomination is in breach of the Basic Law. We should defend this legal position to uphold the law until it is amended on proper procedure, not change it due to political pressure," he ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1553523/law-society-president-criticised-attacking-bars-election-stance
  8. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Democrats may challenge plan to fence off Tamar HQ

    Posted Jul 19th 2014, 04:02am by Joyce Ng, Tony Cheung

    ... Joyce Ng and Tony Cheung Party says meeting records show 'Civic Square' meant to be open to the public 24 hours a day Democrats may challenge plan to fence off Tamar HQ The Democrats are considering mounting a legal challenge against the government's decision to fence off the forecourt of its headquarters, saying the area was supposed to remain open to the public ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1556473/democrats-may-challenge-plan-fence-tamar-hq
  9. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Academics doubt Britain's pledge on standing up for Hong Kong's interests

    Posted Jul 18th 2014, 05:16am by Tony Cheung

    ... offering more than "some moral backing". Professor Lau Siu-kai and Dr Kenneth Chan Ka-lok were speaking after Clegg was quoted as saying Britain would "pursue every legal and other ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1555930/academics-doubt-britains-pledge-standing-hong-kongs-interests
  10. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Government says there is room for change in how lawmakers are elected

    Posted Jul 21st 2014, 06:20am by NG KANG-CHUNG

    ... constituency seats were returned uncontested. Steven Ho Chun-yin was able to win the agriculture and fisheries seat with just 105 votes. Christopher Cheung Wah-fung won the financial services seat with 208 votes. Overall, only 240,000 people and corporations have votes. Webb said the financial services seat showed the problem. "What is called the financial services legislator ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1556738/government-says-there-room-change-how-lawmakers-are-elected

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