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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

    'X' marks the spot: Illiterate villagers boost Anti-Occupy Central signature campaign

    Posted Jul 27th 2014, 04:07pm by Ernest Kao, Phila Siu

    ... it was legal for officials to sign the anti-Occupy petition, but criticised Leung, saying he did not have a clear understanding of what Occupy was about. Chow said Leung was just expressing his ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1560462/x-marks-spot-illiterate-villagers-boost-anti-occupy-central-signature
  5. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Leung Chun-ying defends decision to sign anti-Occupy Central petition

    Posted Jul 27th 2014, 05:26am by JEFFIE LAM

    ... "[Leung] can sign it as he likes, but please don't politicise the civil service." Leung's remarks came just one day after the alliance said it had so far got more than 800,000 ... for civil service Joseph Wong Wing-ping said top officials should not sign "in their capacity". ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1560121/leung-chun-ying-defends-decision-sign-anti-occupy-central-petition
  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

    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
  8. 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
  9. News - World - POLITICS

    PTSD caused plagiarism in thesis, US senator and Iraq veteran John Walsh claims

    Posted Jul 24th 2014, 11:38pm by AP

    ... was suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder from his service in Iraq, was on medication and was dealing with the stress of a fellow veteran's recent suicide. "I don't want to blame ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1558331/ptsd-caused-plagiarism-thesis-us-senator-and-iraq-veteran-john-walsh
  10. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Organisers and police point fingers over slow progress of July 1 march

    Posted Jul 02nd 2014, 03:16am by NG KANG-CHUNG, Joyce Ng, Emily Tsang, Johnny Tam

    ... of yesterday's march. Police accused the Civil Human Rights Front of deliberately making slow progress and warned of possible legal action against the protest organiser, while the front said the police ... deputy district commander for Wan Chai, said organisers were at fault, and could face legal action for refusing to comply with police instructions. "The organiser's car ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1544593/organisers-and-police-point-fingers-over-slow-progress-july-1-march

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