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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Beijing must ensure people's right to privacy

    Posted Apr 01st 2013, 12:00am by ZHOU ZUNYOU

    ... Zhou Zunyou Zhou Zunyou says the trial by media of a juvenile suspect underscores the lack of progress Beijing's piecemeal approach to privacy is denying people a basic human right The case of Li Guanfeng, the 17-year-old son of the prominent People's Liberation Army singing artist Li Shuangjiang, is hitting the headlines again. A defence lawyer publicised a sternly ...

  2. Railways ministry reform under way

    Posted May 08th 2012, 12:00am

    ... in February 2011 for suspected corruption, the powerful Railways Ministry was like a kingdom, with its own judicial system and police. It and the People's Liberation Army were the only ...

  3. An abnormal country

    Posted Jan 19th 2005, 12:00am by Frank Ching

    ... Frank Ching The death of former Communist Party chief Zhao Ziyang is a reminder of the tragedy that befell China 15 years ago when the People's Liberation Army was called on to shoot down unarmed demonstrators, students and civilians. But it is also a reminder that China, even today, is far from being a normal country, where the rule of law holds sway. For one thing, ...

  4. Criminal past no obstacle for official

    Posted Dec 30th 2011, 12:00am

    ... the People's Liberation Army when he was 14 after his father provided him with a fake birth certificate, Xinhua said. The son escaped from the army one year later and his father fabricated an army ... last year, the People's Court Daily reported. It failed to give the father's name. The city's Intermediate People's Court gave Tong, 38, a suspended death sentence on Monday ...

  5. Putting the power back in people's hands

    Posted Feb 09th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Albert Wong The power to decide for yourself how a dispute may be resolved, rather than be dictated a decision by an arbitrator or a judge, is the most attractive thing about mediation, practitioners say. Raymond Leung Hai-ming, founding president of the ...

  6. People's justice

    Posted Jun 25th 2009, 12:00am by Jerome Cohen

    ... a government legal official and a people's mediator, the judge will usually hear the views of not only the parties and witnesses but also community members who know the background ... before its 1949 civil war victory, is even making inroads into adjudication. Although China's lowest-level courts have long used a system whereby two 'people';s assessors' ...

  7. People's legal action on the rise

    Posted Mar 30th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... a year, according to Supreme People's Court president Xiao Yang. Mr Xiao announced the figures on Tuesday at a national conference on administrative trials, which was marked by the presence ... People's Court, said the lawsuits covered all aspects of administration, with the most common cases last year involving resources, municipal construction and police administration, accounting ...

  8. First, protect people's privacy

    Posted Aug 16th 2005, 12:00am by Frank Ching

    ... Frank Ching The public debate over Chief Executive Donald Tsang Yam-kuen's executive order on covert surveillance has, rather curiously, focused on an exception clause in the Basic Law rather than the substance of the article itself. The government h ...

  9. Watchdogs or hunting dogs?

    Posted Sep 27th 2003, 12:00am by Nailene Chou

    ... People's Congress delegate. With Liu in jail, his victims and officials felt safe to talk to the press. Journalists believed they were doing the right thing by reporting the story, even though ... People's Procuratorate since March, did the calligraphy for the book's title. The reversal of the court decision was seen as a slap in the face for the public security office. Mr Tian ...

  10. Senior land official charged over pension fraud

    Posted Jan 25th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... yuan in bribes, power abuse and illegally hiding guns and ammunition. The Shanghai No1 Intermediate People's Court did not announce a date for the trial. A document released by Shanghai's Discipline Inspection Commission in May said Yin, 60, had abused his position and accepted bribes in the form of cash, stocks, houses and cars. He served in the People's Liberation ...




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