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  1. Comment - Blogs

    Beijing's good legal news turns out to be fake news

    Posted Dec 03rd 2012, 08:03am by John Kennedy

    ... to prison for involvement in the illegal but widespread act of intercepting petitioners who travel to the capital with hopes to obtain justice outside the legal system. The significance of the news ... have also begun to disappear- at least for foreign readers, as People's Daily   continues to follow the story on its Sina Weibo microblog. Legal scholar Xu Zhiyong has points out ...

  2. Comment - Letters

    Hong Kong's legal profession has undeserved monopoly

    Posted Oct 20th 2012, 12:00am by LETTERS

    ... Legal profession is impeding city's holistic development Hong Kong's two legal practitioners' guilds have each issued a press release in response to former justice minister Elsie Leung Oi-sie' s recent criticism of the city's legal profession. The press releases, which represent collective intelligence, show dubious polemic standard. What the Bar ...

  3. Wen urges services sector to prepare for competition

    Posted May 29th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Cary Huang in Beijing cary.huang@scmp.com Premier Wen Jiabao has urged the services sector to restructure and prepare for increasing competition as it is opened up to global suppliers. Speaking at the opening ceremony of the first Beijing International Fair for Trade in Services yesterday, Wen said China would allow local companies to source their software, information, ...

  4. Business - China Business - MR. SHANGKONG

    Faith can go on its merry way, but get the festive spirit and shop

    Posted Dec 23rd 2013, 04:47am by George Chen

    ... this in my newspaper- Merry Christmas!   George Chen is the Post's financial services editor. Mr. Shangkong appears every Monday in the print version of the SCMP. Like it? Visit ...

  5. News - China - TRANSPORT

    Growing numbers of urban dwellers switch on to convenience of carpools

    Posted Dec 23rd 2012, 12:00am by LAURA ZHOU

    ... it as an illegal operation, the government should give carpools a legal identity and official support to offer more carpooling services, which have proved to be an efficient way to ease traffic jams ... Laura Zhou laura.zhou@scmp.com Carpooling has emerged as a way to beat traffic jams that make travel a nightmare in big cities, but there are legal and regulatory hurdles Key to fast ...

  6. Operating speeds and services cut on lines

    Posted Aug 17th 2011, 12:00am

    ... between Tianjin and Beijing, noticed the changes to the service but did not think they would make much difference. 'If the adjustment is to reduce safety hazards, three minutes slower won't make it safer,' he said. According to new schedules posted on the ministry's service website, a trip on the Beijing-Tianjin line takes three minutes longer now and ticket prices ...

  7. Bookings for high-speed rail service plunge following fatal train tragedy

    Posted Aug 02nd 2011, 12:00am

    ... That is a sharp reversal of fortunes from the initial feverish demand for the service (which was launched on June 30), which subsided following frequent breakdowns and the train disaster in Wenzhou. More ... to previous levels from a low of about 4 per cent early last month- the initial period after the start of the high-speed rail service. Prior to the railway problems, many mainland airlines had ...

  8. Young back PLA service but few willing to enlist

    Posted Aug 02nd 2011, 12:00am

    ... Alliance for the Betterment and Progress of Hong Kong. Just 10 per cent opposed having Hong Kong citizens enrol in the armed services. When asked whether they would like to enlist, only 21 per cent ... service law, all male citizens of the country can enlist in the PLA and are obliged to perform military service if required by the state. But the law is not applied in Hong Kong under ...

  9. Poor legal petitioners to get financial assistance under new plan

    Posted Feb 20th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Zhuang Pinghui Beijing will give petitioners legal subsidies as part of the capital's efforts to ease social discontent ahead of the Olympic Games. Chi Qiang, president of Beijing Higher People's Court, said at a meeting on Monday that the capital would establish a legal subsidy fund that would also cover cases by petitioners. Many impoverished petitioners present ...

  10. Schools don't get minimum legal funding, report says

    Posted Jan 01st 2008, 12:00am by Raymond Li

    ... Raymond Li Education investment not keeping pace with economic boom More than a third of provincial governments have failed to spend enough money for the nine years of compulsory education, undermining a national commitment to an expenditure threshold. A ...




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