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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Hongkongers should back improved legal protection against discrimination

    Posted Aug 28th 2014, 12:01pm by SU-MEI THOMPSON

    ... given to pregnant women and new mothers in terms of job security, women working in the services industry who are sexually harassed by clients, and women in the workforce who are not receiving ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/article/1581402/hongkongers-should-back-improved-legal-protection-against-discrimination
  2. 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
  3. 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
  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. News - China - YANGTZE BRIEFING

    Shanghai civil service rolls out non-Apple smartphone programme

    Posted Sep 13th 2014, 04:10am by Daniel Ren

    ... Daniel Ren Coolpad, a domestic manufacturer, is chosen for replacement programme aimed at boosting security Trust an Apple smartphone? Shanghai thinks different Thousands of Shanghai civil servants were given a new work smartphone last week as part of a m ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1591302/shanghai-civil-service-rolls-out-non-apple-smartphone-programme
  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion - shanghai vs Hong Kong

    The dragon has two eyes

    Posted Sep 17th 2014, 02:27pm by David Schlesinger

    ... their contracts a legal domicile, then their IPOs a securities listing. Shanghai, too was good to Hong Kongers, giving its factories land, its entrepreneurs real estate holdings, its businesses a market, ... as a financial centre, a legal centre and a trading centre. Shanghai is a massive 24 million people, but its importance is hugely greater as it claims its rightful position as the financial capital ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1594483/dragon-has-two-eyes
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Beijing's new advertising law offers consumer protection

    Posted Sep 01st 2014, 03:40am by SCMP Editorial

    ... the impression that the celebrities are vouching for the quality of the product or service. In some cases products were later found to be health hazards. It is good that the state legislature is tightening the rules. According to a revised draft of the advertising law, celebrities cannot promote products and services that they have not tried. Not only will they face punitive fines ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1582500/beijings-new-advertising-law-offers-long-overdue-protection
  10. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    China's corrupt officials must be denied an overseas haven

    Posted Sep 16th 2014, 05:59pm by GARY SANDS

    ... service did not have the necessary legal power or wherewithal to properly police the programme, stating that it "is limited in its ability to prevent fraud". Indeed, much criminal ... have been brought back to China from the US. The lack of extradition treaties with the US and European countries, along with cumbersome legal procedures, are mostly to blame for the low ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/article/1593940/chinas-corrupt-officials-must-be-denied-overseas-haven

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