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  1. News - Hong Kong - COURTS

    Ruling may open up other rights to new immigrants

    Posted Dec 18th 2013, 05:46am by Emily Tsang

    ... publicly funded benefits, such as health care and subsidised transport. "[Yesterday's ruling] has far-reaching effects," warned Nelson Chow Wing-sun, professor of social work ... health care services at local prices, and all elderly people aged 70 or above are offered HK$1,000 coupons under the Elderly Health Care Voucher Scheme, regardless of their residency status. ...

  2. News - China - COURTS

    Uygur scholar Ilham Tohti denies charges in separatism trial

    Posted Sep 17th 2014, 04:35pm by AGENCIES

    ... and that the bloc has “urged China’s government to release him and offer health care”. The trial is expected to last two days, but it was not clear when a verdict would be announced. Foreign journalists ... can carry the death penalty in China, but the wording of the indictment means life imprisonment is the heaviest sentence Tohti can face, said his lawyers. Prosecutors will argue that Tohti’s ...

  3. News - China - COURTS

    'I was only trying to help': Peter Humphrey's letter to son insists China detective work was for public good

    Posted Jul 30th 2014, 11:43pm by Toh Han Shih

    ... Corporate sleuth Peter Humphrey believes he worked for the public good by helping victims of crime, according to a letter seen by the South China Morning   Post that he wrote to his son Harvey from ... with the SCMP and Reuters, I always considered my work to be a public service, championing the underdogs and informing the world." Humphrey was an external contributor to the South China Morning ...

  4. Business - Companies - COURTS

    China court rules against Johnson & Johnson in anti-monopoly lawsuit

    Posted Aug 03rd 2013, 12:00am by AP

    ... Associated Press in Beijing Johnson & Johnson loses Shanghai pricing lawsuit US health care company Johnson & Johnson has become the latest global firm accused of misconduct in China after a court ordered it to pay damages to a local distributor in a lawsuit brought under an anti-monopoly law. The ruling by a Shanghai court expands use of the five-year-old law ...

  5. News - China - COURTS

    Chinese court postpones Yang Maodong trial after no show by rights activist’s lawyers

    Posted Sep 12th 2014, 10:15am

    ... but to announce the postponement,” Lin said. Yang, better known by his pen name of Guo Feixiong, is a veteran activist pushing for greater political freedom and more civic engagement in China. He was detained in August last year after he organised public rallies calling for press freedom outside a media company that complained of government censorship, but the authorities have charged him ...

  6. News - China - COURTS

    Canadian analyst sues mining firm for damages after jail time in China

    Posted Aug 24th 2014, 05:22am by Benjamin Robertson

    ... Silvercorp's Toronto-listed shares dropped 20 per cent shortly after the report's publication, and are now trading 80 per cent below the pre-report price. Several months after the report ... did not leave China. Silvercorp covered his hotel and transport costs and he has a hotel receipt to prove this, Huang told the Sunday Morning Post. Information taken from his seized laptops ...

  7. News - China - COURTS

    Murdered businessman Neil Heywood's case 'still under negotiation', lawyer says

    Posted Sep 12th 2014, 04:22pm by Teddy Ng

    ... was sentenced to life in prison last year on charges of bribery, corruption and abuse of power. Heywood's mother, Ann, made her first public appeal for compensation in August last year, saying her ... Chunying said she was not aware of the specifics of Heywood's case, but added: "China is a country governed by the rule of law. Personal injury damages come under civil action. Both ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - COURTS

    Former leader Tung Chee-hwa tapped Rafael Hui for government job, graft trial hears

    Posted Sep 17th 2014, 01:40pm by Stuart Lau

    ... and Executive Council members. "I was not willing to take up these tasks," Hui testified. Despite the prolonged negotiations Hui was determined to leave public service in favour of business ... to bribery and misconduct in public office. Thomas Kwok, 62, faces one charge of conspiracy to offer an advantage to Hui and two counts of conspiracy to commit misconduct in public office. Raymond ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - COURTS

    Walter Kwok treated executive who paid kidnap ransom badly, court hears

    Posted Sep 17th 2014, 04:35am by Stuart Lau

    ... to social events. Hui, 66, faces eight charges related to bribery and misconduct in public office. Thomas Kwok, 62, faces one charge of conspiracy to offer an advantage to Hui and two counts of conspiracy to commit misconduct in public office. Raymond Kwok, 61, faces four charges, including one with Hui of furnishing false information. Chan, 67, and former Hong Kong stock exchange official ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - COURTS

    Government guesthouses didn't suit Hui

    Posted Sep 16th 2014, 04:36am by Stuart Lau

    ... very often I was the host; I treated the others," he said, noting that the purpose was to build connections and relationships. After he quit his public posts in 2009, Hui linked up ... and I are just like brothers." Hui, 66, faces eight charges related to bribery and misconduct in public office. SHKP co-chairman Thomas Kwok Ping-kwong, 62, faces one charge of conspiracy to offer ...




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