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  1. Marital disputes getting more violent

    Posted Apr 07th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Adrian Wan adrian.wan@scmp.com Violence between married couples may be falling steeply but the level of violence used has not. This is indicated by an increasing proportion of such cases that attract criminal charges. While the number of cases overall has ...

  2. Migrant worker dispute resolved

    Posted Dec 20th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Lo Wei wei.lo@scmp.com The Labour Advisory Board is expected to resume processing applications under a work scheme as early as today, after employee representatives agreed to end a boycott that has lasted since late October. The representatives have been ...

  3. New year deadline to resolve back-pay disputes

    Posted Dec 07th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Raymond Li raymond.li@scmp.com Beijing has set a January 23 deadline, Lunar New Year's Day, for the settlement of most back-pay disputes involving migrant workers amid concerns about social unrest caused by labour disputes in recent months. Nine central government agencies including the Ministry of Human Resources and Social Security and the National Development and Reform ...

  4. Widow disputes suicide verdict

    Posted Dec 22nd 2009, 12:00am by Mimi Lau

    ... Mimi Lau in Guangzhou The widow of the deputy mayor of Wugang fled to Guangdong to challenge the findings of a Hunan police investigation that says her husband committed suicide due to mental health problems. Dr Liu Yuehong arrived in Guangzhou on Sunday ...

  5. Elderly man chops 74-year-old flatmate to death during dispute

    Posted Oct 23rd 2009, 12:00am by Clifford Lo

    ... Clifford Lo A 74-year-old man died in hospital yesterday after being chopped 20 to 30 times by his 70-year-old flatmate in their cubicle apartment in Sham Shui Po. Police arrested the flatmate and he was being detained at Sham Shui Po police station last ...

  6. Courts warned over delicate disputes

    Posted Jul 07th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Ng Tze-wei A new Supreme People's Court opinion is urging mainland courts to take special care when handling disputes brought about by the financial crisis that involve government ... in a timely way these administrative disputes,' it stated. Issued on June 26 and released yesterday, the opinion listed five scenarios to watch for: disputes created by land grabs and urban ...

  7. Pay dispute

    Posted Sep 17th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... A conservative think tank claims Hong Kong's economic freedom could suffer if minimum-wage legislation is introduced. Do you agree with this argument, or would such a law benefit the city? Write to us. ...

  8. Flat owners forced to sell face big bill in mediation system

    Posted Jan 28th 2011, 12:00am by Joyce Ng

    ... Joyce Ng Homeowners in old buildings facing compulsory purchase by a developer could end up with a bill for more than HK$22,000 if they opt for mediation to settle disputes with the buyer ... should be offered free to minority owners. Secretary for Development Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor said mediation would be a more efficient alternative to resolve disputes. 'It saves minority ...

  9. Health reforms likely to trigger insurance disputes

    Posted Mar 18th 2008, 12:00am by Agnes Lam

    ... Agnes Lam Disputes over medical claims are expected to increase when health-care-financing reforms are introduced, an insurance panel said yesterday. Complaints about hospitalisation ... on medical insurance policies rose from a total of HK$2.9 billion to HK$4 billion. 'When more people buy medical insurance, disputes over medical claims are bound to increase,' Mr Tsui ...

  10. Farmers torch trucks, fight police in dispute over land reparations

    Posted Jan 03rd 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Choi Chi-yuk Thousands of farmers in Shunde district, Foshan, overturned and burned at least 10 trucks last week in a protest over compensation for land appropriated to erect high-voltage electricity pylons. About 2,000 residents of Renhai village, near t ...




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