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  1. News - Asia - INDIA

    Civil service test stirs up India's language anxieties

    Posted Aug 05th 2014, 05:08am by THE WASHINGTON POST

    ... The Washington Post in New Delhi Civil service test stirs up India's language anxiety Lokpati Tripathi, a thin, 23-year-old Hindi literature graduate, has dreamed of joining India's civil service for the past eight years. He has studied non-stop for the intensely competitive entrance tests for the past 18 months. But now, Tripathi and thousands like him who studied ...

  2. Business - Economy - ECONOMY

    China’s July official services PMI dips to six-month low

    Posted Aug 03rd 2014, 02:23pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Beijing PMI figures dip to six-month low as new orders slow last month Mainland services growth weakens Growth in the mainland's services sector slipped to a six-month low ... January. A reading above 50 in PMI surveys indicates an expansion in activity while one below the threshold points to a contraction. The slight retreat in the services sector came at a time when ...

  3. Business - Comment - LAI SEE

    An unwelcome reminder of why 'the law is an ass'

    Posted Aug 20th 2014, 01:31am by Howard Winn

    ... it has been receiving hand-delivered legal documents: writs, bundles of skeleton arguments from two law firms- Simmons & Simmons and Howse Williams Bowers. However, the respondents no longer ... "We tell both firms' delivery employees that the service is incorrect- their response is simply: 'We know this, just throw them away'," writes Aquitaine's group ...

  4. Business - Money - THE VIEW

    The cost of regulation in asset management industry

    Posted Aug 25th 2014, 03:33am by Peter Guy

    ... asset manager told me his son showed an interest in becoming a fund manager. But the father advised him to get a law degree and work in an asset manager's compliance or legal department ... is the same as risk control, now virtually run banks and asset management firms. While banks are being rendered into indistinguishable service companies that buy and sell a commodity- money- the asset ...

  5. News - China - LAW

    Bail for accused ivory buyer was legal, county officials say

    Posted Apr 18th 2014, 04:12pm by MANDY ZUO

    ... was made in a chat room that Li’s release came after Shuangfeng officials wrote the letter to counterparts in Loudi. Mainland media pursued the claim and China News Service on Thursday reported ... to the agency. It cited a statement from the county government saying the bail was “legal”. Wang Xiong, the secretary general of the city’s Communist Party committee, has admitted he approved ...

  6. News - Asia - INDONESIA

    Prabowo Subianto launches legal challenge to Joko Widodo's win in Indonesia's presidential election

    Posted Jul 26th 2014, 01:24am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Jakarta Ex-general defeated in presidential election alleges widespread fraud Legal challenge to Widodo's win The ex-general who lost Indonesia's presidential election to Jakarta governor Joko Widodo mounted a legal challenge to the result yesterday, alleging widespread electoral fraud and irregularities in vote counting. Prabowo Subianto claims ...

  7. News - China - SERVICE

    Top butler school opens China branch as rich demand better service

    Posted Aug 03rd 2014, 05:57am by Adrian Wan

    ... of service in a country that is, it says, beginning to appreciate the finer points of presentation. The International Butler Academy, based in the Netherlands, said its new school in Chengdu, Sichuan province, would cater to the "huge increase" in the super-rich on the mainland, many of whom yearn for royalty-standard service. "I think China has the best food in the world, but, ...

  8. Business - Money

    Partners target through train stock trading scheme with cloud service

    Posted Aug 04th 2014, 03:40am by BIEN PEREZ

    ... Bien Perez bien.perez@scmp.com Partners target trading scheme with cloud service Preparations for the launch of Shanghai-Hong Kong Stock Connect, the through train for mutual stock market access by investors in the two cities, have increased with the participation of International Business Machines Corp in a new online service for the scheme. Infocast, a Hong Kong financial ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - JUDICIARY

    Joining the judiciary on the mainland

    Posted Dec 31st 2012, 12:00am by Stuart Lau

    ... Stuart Lau stuart.lau@scmp.com How mainland judges find a seat on the bench Becoming a judge in Hong Kong and on the mainland are two very different things. Over the border, law graduates take two separate training paths to be judges or lawyers. Any Chinese citizen who is over 23, has a postgraduate degree in law, has passed the civil service and judicial exams and, by unwritten ...

  10. Comment - Letters

    Letters to the Editor, August 21, 2014

    Posted Aug 21st 2014, 05:05am by LETTERS

    ... for quality public service broadcasting. S. P. Li, Lantau   Tighten rules for civil servants The case of assistant director of the Lands Department, Anita Lam Ka-fun, and her purchase of a plot ... It is an important part of a civic society. Cecilia Chuk, Sha Tin   Time to outlaw discrimination against gays Same-sex marriages are still not legal in many countries, especially in Asia, ...




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