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  1. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Hong Kong should learn from Scottish referendum, say legal experts

    Posted Sep 26th 2014, 04:03am by FANNY FUNG

    ... independence referendum by having more dialogue and less confrontation, two local legal academics say. "The Scottish referendum was very well structured, civilised and based on the rule ... referendum." Chen said Hong Kong enjoyed more autonomy than Scotland, in that the city had a legal system separate from the mainland's and tax money did not go to the central government. Both Chen ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Barristers question legality of Beijing's model for reform

    Posted Sep 03rd 2014, 03:41am by Joyce Ng

    ... Joyce Ng joyce.ng@scmp.com Bar Association chief tells Li Fei restrictions may be ‘unreasonable’ under international law Barristers question legality of Beijing’s model for reform Mainland ... Kwok-keung said he did not think the model contained unreasonable restrictions. "If the Bar Association disagrees, does that mean it is legally unfeasible?" Yuen asked, noting ...

  3. News - China - POLITICS

    Fourth party plenum set for October 20-23

    Posted Sep 30th 2014, 07:23pm by Teddy Ng, Zhuang Pinghui

    ... to be discussed and adopted during the four-day closed-door meeting, state television reported. Measures will be taken to improve the legal system and the mechanism for overseeing it. The South China ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Carrie Lam's holiday angers students

    Posted Sep 20th 2014, 04:37am by Peter So

    ... and Cultural Services Department to ease safety and noise-related limits on the use of the park; the main sticking point was the insistence that the park only be used on three days. Front convenor ... insisted the rally would go ahead regardless, and criticised police for delaying issuing the "letter of no objection" needed for the event to be legal. The Catholic political reform ...

  5. News - China - POLITICS

    Role of constitution in spotlight again as party's fourth plenum nears

    Posted Sep 21st 2014, 05:29am by Cary Huang

    ... amendment affirmed the legal status of the private sector, stating that it complemented the socialist economy. The 1993 amendment declared China would pursue a market economy instead of a planned ... and state-run media denounced the constitutionalism argument as a Western plot to overthrow communist rule in the country. Zhang said that in his speeches, Xi was merely paying lip service ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    'Umbrella revolution' weathers storm, and CY Leung admits protests set to last

    Posted Oct 01st 2014, 03:46am by Staff Reporters

    ... not end soon. Still, he urged the organisers to call off the protests, suggesting that the movement was getting "out of control" and affecting emergency services. "The [impact] ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    30 years after pact … patience is wearing thin

    Posted Sep 26th 2014, 04:03am by Gary Cheung

    ... Present-day sentiments could not have been expected then; on the historic day, former Bar Association chairman Martin Lee Chu-ming said he was pleased that the pact stated the legal and judicial ... the pact was formally signed by premier Zhao Ziyang and British prime minister Margaret Thatcher in Beijing. Thirty years on, the city's legal system has remained largely unchanged since ...

  8. News - China - POLITICS

    Is class struggle back on agenda? Mere mention of Mao-era slogan stirs fears

    Posted Sep 27th 2014, 04:33am by Minnie Chan

    ... of struggles" into lawsuits. But Beijing-based political commentator Zhang Lifan remained doubtful. "The legal system has created countless fake and unjust charges, so how can the public trust ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Shock, then anger, at police decision to use tear gas

    Posted Sep 29th 2014, 05:23am by Clifford Lo, SAMUEL CHAN, Amy Nip, CHRIS LAU, Phila Siu

    ... on the Tsuen Wan line and Island lines would not stop at Admiralty. The service was cut for two hours. "It is totally unexpected. It's all about our pursuit of democracy. Beijing now sees it; ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Keeping calm as the Occupy storm nears

    Posted Sep 27th 2014, 04:21am by Ng Kang-chung and Peter So

    ... fellow lawmakers, urologist Kwok Ka-ki and barrister Dennis Kwok, would be on standby to provide, respectively, medical and legal support to participants. "I am in fact quite calm," ...




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