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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion - INSIGHT

    Digital world must eventually defeat dictators: Schmidt, Cohen

    Posted May 09th 2013, 02:24pm by Global Viewpoint Network/Tribune Media Services

    ... Global Viewpoint Network/Tribune Media Services Nathan Gardels talks to Google’s Eric Schmidt and Jared Cohen about their new book, The Digital Age: Reshaping the Future of People, Nations ... Will it be part and parcel of the digital age, or a momentary response to a tragic event? We’ll have to see. Global Viewpoint Network/Tribune Media Services ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1233654/digital-world-must-eventually-defeat-dictators-schmidt-cohen
  2. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Poor let down by lack of access to legal services

    Posted Oct 09th 2012, 12:00am by DENNIS KWOK

    ... Dennis Kwok Dennis Kwok says an independent legal aid authority is long overdue Poor being let down by lack of access to court services Justice cannot be upheld if citizens do not have ... the right to legal advice and access to courts. Legal aid is a service that the modern state owes to its citizens who cannot afford private legal services. After all, the state is responsible ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1056454/poor-let-down-lack-access-legal-services
  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Pro bono legal work can help advance social justice in Hong Kong

    Posted May 23rd 2014, 03:15am by EDWIN REKOSH AND TZE-WEI NG

    ... it applies to lawyers, it means voluntary and free legal service by lawyers for the public good. It is no replacement for legal aid, which is state-funded; but it can help identify and fill the gaps ... Kong- which would enable law students to do and learn from pro bono work- due to similarly strict rules on the structure of a legal service provider. However, Hong Kong is home to more than ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1517880/pro-bono-legal-work-can-help-advance-social-justice-hong
  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Legal reforms in China needed to help service sector, improve social stability

    Posted Nov 04th 2013, 05:21am by WINSTON MOK

    ... For Shanghai's free trade zone and Shenzhen's Qianhai to be competitive in international financial services, they may need to be "special legal zones"- with much better rule of law. ... Winston Mok Winston Mok says centralising mainland courts would reduce meddling by local governments Legal reforms would go a long way towards improving social stability In the upcoming ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1345374/legal-reforms-china-needed-help-service-sector-improve
  5. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Hong Kong has a key role in international legal services

    Posted Dec 13th 2012, 12:00am by RIMSKY YUEN

    ... Rimsky Yuen Rimsky Yuen says Hong Kong's development as a hub for international legal services helps promote the rule of law while also keeping the city open to the rest of the world International order Today, December 13, 2012, is an important date in Hong Kong's development as an international legal services centre. It is the date set for the opening ceremony of the Asia ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1103768/hong-kong-has-key-role-international-legal-services
  6. 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1530354/take-shackles-legal-gambling
  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Hong Kong police's harassment of protesters tarnishes good name of Asia's 'finest'

    Posted Jul 10th 2014, 05:02pm by Albert Cheng

    ... Chuk Hang. Their legal support teams waiting outside the makeshift detention centre were denied access to their clients for hours. The police's decision to arrest five organisers ... five major disciplined services. The force recorded a net satisfaction rating of 36 percentage points, the lowest level since the handover. Despite this, the Leung Chun-ying administration ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/article/1551122/hong-kong-polices-harassment-protesters-tarnishes-good-name-asias-finest
  8. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Beijing's treatment of Hong Kong protests watched by a wary region

    Posted Jul 08th 2014, 02:11pm by Manik Mehta

    ... the Cross-Strait Agreement on Trade in Services which, although signed last year, has not yet been ratified by Taiwan. Taiwanese concerns over the growing dependency on mainland China also surfaced during ... credibility as a partner that respects legally binding agreements. A violent crackdown would also alarm Japan, Vietnam, the Philippines, Malaysia and Brunei, which worry about China's belligerent ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/article/1549555/beijings-treatment-hong-kong-protests-watched-wary-region
  9. Comment - Letters

    Letters to the Editor, July 4, 2014

    Posted Jul 04th 2014, 04:33am by LETTERS

    ... with a basic understanding of China's legal system will know that judges on the mainland decide cases by order of the ruling Communist Party, not by law. The white paper is thus a blatant attempt ... as the head of the society, is in particular tasked with the duty to safeguard the independence of the judiciary and uphold the integrity of the legal profession. In this respect, it is disappointing ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/letters/article/1546024/letters-editor-july-4-2014
  10. Comment - Letters

    Set up community service teams to help high-risk families

    Posted Jun 14th 2014, 04:25am by LETTERS

    ... Set up community service teams to help high-risk families I am sure all Hongkongers were deeply saddened by the family tragedy in Sham Shui Po on June 4 ("Mother held after baby girl chopped to death", June 5). What it illustrates is the need to improve support services for high-risk families. The Hong Kong Social Workers Association has a number of suggestions to make. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/letters/article/1532137/set-community-service-teams-help-high-risk-families

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