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  1. News - China - LAW

    Zhang Sizhi, lawyer for detained journalist, points to legal breach by authorities

    Posted Jul 18th 2014, 04:10am by Verna Yu

    ... "It's impossible to have judiciary independence under one-party rule". He added that lawyers did not fare well under dictatorial regimes. "It's impossible for the legal profession ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1555911/zhang-sizhi-lawyer-detained-journalist-points-legal-breach-authorities
  2. News - Hong Kong - COURTS

    Legal expert calls for increase in city's 'outdated' jury pool

    Posted May 10th 2014, 02:59am by Eddie Lee

    ... without legal knowledge would not understand the details. The academic also reiterated the commission's recommendation that the categories of persons exempt from jury service should ... Eddie Lee eddie.lee@scmp.com Legal expert says city's outdated and restrictive selection system should be expanded to include people from a wider range of education levels Call ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1508717/legal-expert-calls-increase-citys-outdated-jury-pool
  3. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Government has wasted time opposing Occupy Central, says legal scholar

    Posted Jul 15th 2014, 12:58pm by Jennifer Ngo

    ... also suggested a campaign of non-cooperation could begin before the government delivers its plan. Asked for a legal view on the protest tactic of non-violent civil disobedience, Chan said ... of the purpose of the rule of law, the legal expert said. In a statement last Friday the Bar Association said the government would be “abusing” the concept of rule of law if it dismissed public ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1554672/government-has-wasted-time-opposing-occupy-central-says-legal-scholar
  4. Business - China Business - INTERNET

    Chinese head for online banking services as Weibo users shrink

    Posted Jul 23rd 2014, 01:33am by James Griffiths

    ... James Griffiths james.griffiths@scmp.com Online banking surge clouded by risks on mainland The number of online financial services users on the mainland jumped 56.4 per cent to 292 million ... and payments services have boomed in the last year, with Alibaba's Yu E Bao savings product drawing attention from financial regulators after the online fund snagged HK$642 billion in deposits ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/china-business/article/1557339/chinese-head-online-banking-services-weibo-users-shrink
  5. News - World - INTERNET

    Talk on identifying users of internet privacy service Tor cancelled

    Posted Jul 22nd 2014, 11:45pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in San Francisco Talk on Tor privacy service dropped A highly anticipated talk on how to identify users of the internet privacy service Tor was withdrawn from the upcoming Black Hat security conference, a spokeswoman for the event said. The talk was cancelled at the request of attorneys for Carnegie Mellon University in the US city of Pittsburgh, where the speakers ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1557262/talk-identifying-users-internet-privacy-service-tor-cancelled
  6. Business - Economy - TRADE

    Growing service sector held back by regulation, protectionism

    Posted May 28th 2014, 10:28am by PATRICK LOW

    ... measures applied in 40 countries to 18 service sectors. Air transport, legal services, accounting, broadcasting, courier services, architecture, telecommunications and maritime transport top ... Patrick Low Protectionism is holding back growth in services around the world, a new OECD survey shows, reinforcing the need to reform such trade barriers The dead hand of regulation ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/economy/article/1520224/growing-service-sector-held-back-regulation-protectionism
  7. Comment - Letters

    Gradually refine legal system to strengthen accountability

    Posted Jul 13th 2014, 03:25am by LETTERS

    ... Gradually refine legal system to strengthen accountability For many years, there has been much debate about the possibility of greater judicial transparency in Hong Kong. Instead of attacking the judicial procedures for the appointment of judges and management of judicial misbehaviour, one should criticise the fundamental principles of the legal system in Hong Kong. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/letters/article/1552892/gradually-refine-legal-system-strengthen-accountability
  8. News - Hong Kong - TRANSPORT

    Government probes vehicle-hire apps

    Posted Jul 19th 2014, 04:02am by Patsy Moy

    ... Patsy Moy patsy.moy@scmp.com As Uber makes Hong Kong bow, checks will be made on the legality of services that pair passengers with drivers- with a focus on vans Government probes ... came in the week US-based Uber launched its private-hire service in the city. But much of the concern yesterday focused on apps that allowed passengers to book a ride in a light-goods vehicle. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1556217/government-probes-vehicle-hire-apps
  9. News - Hong Kong - LEGAL

    Former CSD officers jailed for faking drug tests

    Posted Oct 05th 2012, 03:30pm by Simpson Cheung

    ... Simpson Cheung Two ex-correctional services officers were sentenced to three months in jail on Friday, for falsifying urine samples taken from released drug offenders. Tang Kwai-man ... breached the public trust in law enforcers and brought the Correctional Services Department into disrepute. “There is not the slightest suggestion that the improper practices engaged in were in any ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1054561/former-csd-officers-jailed-faking-drug-tests
  10. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    New-towns plan faces legal challenge from lawmaker

    Posted Jul 10th 2014, 04:30am by Tony Cheung and Julie Chu

    ... Tony Cheung and Julie Chu Court should overturn funding approval because Finance Committee chairman acted outside his power, says independent legislator New-towns plan faces legal ... further questions before putting an item to the vote". Ng cited guidance from Legco's legal adviser saying Article 46 only meant lawmakers would be able to ask questions. But Civic Party ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1550563/new-towns-plan-faces-legal-challenge-lawmaker

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