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  1. News - Hong Kong - LETTER OF THE LAW

    China's traditions make it hard for the rule of law to root

    Posted Nov 25th 2014, 05:11am by KAREN LEE

    ... Karen Lee Party effort to build up legal system is worthy of praise, but popular attitudes remain a barrier China's traditions make it hard for rule of law to root Speculation abounds about how China will turn words into action following last month's fourth plenum of the 18th party congress, which was unprecedented in being devoted to "the rule of law ...

  2. News - China - POLITICS

    Rule of law and rule by party can coexist, party scholar says

    Posted Oct 21st 2014, 04:37am by Teddy Ng

    ... Teddy Ng in Beijing teddy.ng@scmp.com Rule of law and party rule can coexist, scholar says The rule of law does not conflict with the Communist Party's rule because the country's ... a closed-door gathering expected to underscore the rule of law and anti-corruption efforts. The four-day meeting would debate a draft decision of the party's Central Committee on "major issues ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - OCCUPY CENTRAL - DAY 54

    Top court judge defends integrity of Hong Kong's rule of law

    Posted Nov 21st 2014, 03:10am by Shirley Zhao and Chris Lau

    ... Shirley Zhao and Chris Lau Rule of law will survive, judge says The rule of law in Hong Kong will survive no matter how severely critics of the courts say it has been undermined, ... was undermining the rule of law by relying on the court instead of police to solve the political stand-off between the administration and pro-democracy protesters. "The rule of law, even if it takes ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - PUBLIC EYE

    Obeying the rule of law not a take-it-or-leave-it option

    Posted Nov 19th 2014, 03:35am by Michael Chugani

    ... Michael Chugani michael.chugani@scmp.com Obeying the rule of law not a take-it-or-leave-it option Public Eye had never heard of Thomas Bingham until Hong Kong lawyers started saying the rule of law was not sacrosanct. Solicitor and Democratic Party legislator Albert Ho Chun-yan said people could disregard the rule of law for a higher principle. Barrister and Civic Party leader ...

  5. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Democracy can’t exist without respect for the rule of law

    Posted Nov 12th 2014, 04:57pm by Ronny Tong

    ... Ronny Tong Ronny Tong says that without respect, the entire philosophy of the rule of law cannot flourish Ask any lawyer to give a view on any topic and he will give you 10. Ask a good ... to the rule of law. Respect for the legal system is not so much as part of the content of the rule of law as the very foundation of it. For without respect, the entire philosophy of the rule of law ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - OCCUPY CENTRAL

    Benny Tai says Occupy Central has not undermined Hong Kong’s rule of law

    Posted Nov 12th 2014, 07:41pm by ernest kao and joyce ng

    ... the weekend that the protests had seriously disrupted the city’s social order and had shaken its rule of law. Tai, an associate professor of law at the University of Hong Kong, said that many of those ... criticising those who ignore the injunctions. “We feel that a few people with legal background have deliberately distorted the concept of the rule of law and misled the public,” Tam Yiu-chung, ...

  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion - Rule of law

    Interpreting the rule of law

    Posted Nov 10th 2014, 06:56pm by Peter Henry Goldsmith

    ... Peter Henry Goldsmith I have been invited to speak to you today about the rule of law. I do so gladly because I believe observance of the rule of law is fundamental to any civilised ... capacity. Nonetheless, as the rule of law is now a matter of universal interest reflected in many local and international statements, I hope what I have to say is of value to those considering ...

  8. Comment - Insight & Opinion - OCCUPY CENTRAL

    Occupy protests breaking law, but not undermining Hong Kong's rule of law

    Posted Nov 07th 2014, 05:02pm by MICHAEL DAVIS

    ... Michael C. Davis Michael C. Davis says while Occupy protesters are clearly breaking the law, they are arguably not undermining the rule of law through their peaceful civil disobedience campaign Clear distinction A small group of lawyers has added to the chorus of establishment figures denouncing the Occupy movement as undermining the rule of law. Are they right? As the protests ...

  9. News - China - POLITICS

    Rule of law: one term, two characters, many meanings

    Posted Nov 10th 2014, 06:18am by Cary Huang

    ... officially translated as "rule of law". But others argue that the term is better translated as "rule by law" or "rule through law" to drive home the point that whatever ... rule" and "to govern"- and dates back to the second or third century BC. University of Nevada political science professor Xiaoyu Pu said "rule of law" and "rule ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Xi Jinping pledges support for Hong Kong's efforts to safeguard rule of law

    Posted Nov 09th 2014, 02:08pm by Peter So, Kwong Man-ki, JEFFIE LAM

    ... Law Xi pledges support for city's rule of law The central government will "resolutely support" the Hong Kong government's efforts to safeguard the city's rule of law ... and accurately" understand the "one country, two systems" principle. "The rule of law is a key foundation for Hong Kong's long-term stability and prosperity … The central government ...




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