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  1. Army studying legal issues for locals

    Posted Jun 16th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Kong yet, he said. 'We need to fix other hurdles in our legal system first.' Under the Military Service Law, local governments must offer preferential treatment to relatives of PLA ... Minnie Chan minnie.chan@scmp.com Legal technicalities need to be overcome before Hongkongers can join the People's Liberation Army, the local garrison commander says. However, ...

  2. World legal body chooses city for regional office

    Posted Apr 28th 2012, 12:00am

    ... vote of confidence in Hong Kong's position as a regional legal services centre by an international institution of high repute. With our world-class legal professionals and infrastructure, ... Niall Fraser niall.fraser@scmp.com A prestigious international legal body is set to open a regional office in Hong Kong, in a move described by Secretary for Justice Wong Yan-lung ...

  3. Citizens' advice bureau necessary, say legal experts

    Posted Mar 21st 2004, 12:00am by Klaudia Lee

    ... Klaudia Lee Hong Kong should consider setting up a British-style Citizens' Advice Bureau to provide free legal services for people in need, a forum on civil justice heard yesterday. ... that would provide a one-stop-shop service to those in need. Alison Hannah, director of the Legal Action Group, said the Citizens' Advice Bureau was originally set up to provide a free service ...

  4. HK service sector to gain more from Cepa

    Posted Jun 21st 2006, 12:00am by Gary Cheung

    ... market for Hong Kong's services companies. 'Service sectors such as legal, audiovisual services, telecommunications, tourism and construction will benefit from the new market ... Gary Cheung Agreement looms on lifting further restrictions on access to the mainland Hong Kong services companies are in line for more preferential access to the mainland under the Closer ...

  5. Cuts ruling opens way for civil service reform

    Posted Dec 02nd 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Given the far-reaching implications of Monday's Court of Appeal ruling on civil service pay, the government has no choice but to appeal. In a two-to-one decision, the judges found ... of the National People's Congress. Such a possibility should be ruled out from the start, for several important reasons. One is that civil service pay and conditions of service are internal issues ...

  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Legal route to resolve South China Sea dispute a political minefield

    Posted Jan 29th 2013, 12:00am by SIMON TAY

    ... Simon Tay Simon Tay says the Philippines' decision to take its South China Sea island dispute with China to UN arbitration will set in motion a legal process that, unless carefully managed, could lead to political fallout Challenge for all The legal process begun by the Philippines to challenge claims by China to the South China Sea surprised the region. International ...


    Expulsions likely as Hainan requires permission to fish in South China Sea

    Posted Jan 10th 2014, 12:09am by KRISTINE KWOK

    ... to the legal basis for Chinese claims, thus inadvertently playing into Chinese hands by 'recognising' the existence of its claim to the South China Sea", Thayer said. With China stepping ...

  8. News - China

    Positives and negatives affect South China Sea dispute

    Posted Jan 06th 2014, 03:59am by KRISTINE KWOK

    ... Kristine Kwok Kristine.kwok@scmp.com Positives, negatives affect South China Sea dispute Waters in the South China Sea could remain calm in the short term as countries focus on hammering out a code of conduct with China. However, that could change mid-year when a UN tribunal begins to process a complaint filed by the Philippines over the legality of China's claim to most ...

  9. Whats on

    Posted Aug 19th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... and Memorandum of Association. Speaker Maureen Chan, a lawyer from Robin Bridge & John Liu Solicitors Inquiries 2732 3191 August 24 'Liberalisation Measures and Development of Legal Services in mainland China', organised by the Hong Kong General Chamber of Commerce, will discuss the legal services of business on the mainland. Speaker Steve Ng Siu-pang, Partner of Ng & Shum ...

  10. Events diary

    Posted Aug 23rd 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Today, HK: CPD seminar: 'Deferred tax workshop'. Speaker: PricewaterhouseCoopers partner Guy Ellis. Tomorrow, HK: Hong Kong General Chamber of Commerce seminar: 'Trade in services: Liberalisation measures and development of legal services in mainland China'. Friday, August 25, HK: Trade and Industry Department hosts 'Guide for 'Starting up business ...




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