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  1. News - Hong Kong - COURTS

    Long Hair no more: Jailed lawmaker Leung plans legal challenge after prison haircut

    Posted Jun 11th 2014, 04:00am by JULIE CHU

    ... Julie Chu julie.chu@scmp.com Jailed lawmaker loses his trademark locks but plans legal challenge over 'hair discrimination' Jailed lawmaker Leung Kwok-hung may be unable to lay ... representing Leung, disclosed his client's intention to seek a judicial review over his hair. Lee argued it was unfair that the Correctional Services Department allowed female inmates, ...

  2. News - World - HISTORY

    US booted out suspected ex-Nazis but kept up their benefit payments

    Posted Oct 20th 2014, 09:53pm by AP

    ... The payments, underwritten by American taxpayers, flowed through a legal loophole that gave the US Justice Department leverage to persuade Nazi suspects to leave the US. If they agreed to go, or simply ... service. The settlement agreement stated his Social Security benefits would not be affected. Lytwyn is believed to living in Ukraine. Associated Press ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - OCCUPY CENTRAL

    Students' letter to Xi Jinping shows lack of understanding of mainland politics, scholars say

    Posted Oct 21st 2014, 04:33am by KEIRA HUANG

    ... would be allowed to stand and they would need at least 50 per cent support from a nominating committee stacked with Beijing loyalists. But mainland legal experts said the demands made ... Davis of the University of Hong Kong, argued that the Standing Committee's decision was a political resolution rather than a law. There were therefore legal grounds for Beijing to retract ...

  4. News - World - SOUTH AFRICA

    Pistorius not a ‘cold-blooded killer’, argues defence in closing statements

    Posted Oct 17th 2014, 05:54pm by AFP

    ... that is an important pillar of South Africa’s post-apartheid legal system – Roux said the only suitable penalty for Pistorius would be a community-based sentence. Victim of ‘trauma’ “The punishment ... Gerrie Nel has described the suggestion of a community service sentence as “shockingly inappropriate”. The state is expected to make its closing arguments on the sentence later Friday. ...

  5. Business - Companies - COMPANIES

    Suntech's foreign bondholders still waiting

    Posted Oct 20th 2014, 05:05am by Eric Ng

    ... not have the firms' assets as collateral. "A viable option for foreign lenders is to take control of the onshore Chinese entity and replace the legal representative via a shareholders ... at the BVI financial services commission, it added. In March this year, the Singapore unit sold four operating subsidiaries to Changzhou Huihuang Investment Management, incorporated a few days ...

  6. Business - Companies - AVIATION

    Hong Kong spells out status rules for airlines

    Posted Oct 20th 2014, 05:05am by SIJIA JIANG, NICK EDWARDS

    ... been at the crux of a prolonged debate over the legality of Jetstar, originally a joint venture between China Eastern Airlines Corp and Australia's Qantas Airways before Shun Tak Holdings ... costs," he said. But advocates of government regulation argue high barriers to entry are necessary to ensure passenger safety and service continuity, and that consumers already have enough choices ...

  7. News - China - XINJIANG

    Al-Qaeda magazine calls for Xinjiang to be ‘recovered by the Islamic Caliphate’

    Posted Oct 21st 2014, 12:28pm by James Griffiths

    ... Pantucci, a senior research fellow at the Royal United Services Institute focusing on counter-terrorism and radicalisation, told the Post. “Historically though, extremist Uygur groups have never ... by Beijing’s policies. In a recently released annual report by the US Congressional-Executive Commission on China – tasked to monitor human rights and legal developments in the country – the authors ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Protests reignited by shocking images appearing to show unarmed man being beaten by officers

    Posted Oct 16th 2014, 01:39am by STAFF

    ... of the new legislative term that was due to take place today amid concerns the event could attract fresh protests and violence. Tsang, 39, said he would take legal action, describing the attack ... between representatives of all four police staff associations and the secretary for the civil service, Paul Tang Kwok-wai. China's foreign ministry spokesman Hong Lei said: "No country ...

  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Talking points

    Posted Oct 13th 2014, 04:34am by STAFF

    ... after the athlete's controversial conviction for culpable homicide fuelled criticism of South Africa's legal system. Pistorius, 27, faces 15 years in prison or could dodge a jail term ... to strengthen Russia-China cooperation even further. Trade between the two countries hit a record US$89 billion last year.   Sri Lanka's queen of the rails back in service The "Queen ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    CY Leung denies wrongdoing in accepting HK$50m in UGL deal

    Posted Oct 13th 2014, 06:37am by SAMUEL CHAN

    ... did not feel he had done anything wrong, morally or legally, by accepting HK$50 million in a deal with Australian engineering firm UGL. Speaking to the media for the first time yesterday since ... followed the [declaration of interest] mechanism [of Exco] to decide whether declaration is necessary," he said. He said he had not provided any service to UGL and therefore ...




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