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  1. Top court looks at improving petition system

    Posted Feb 07th 2011, 12:00am by Fiona Tam

    ... from seeking redress at higher levels, the Supreme People's Court said yesterday. The resolution rate for petition cases would be taken into account when evaluating local courts' annual performance starting this year. The Supreme Court organised training for 12,521 chief justices and judges across the country last year. But it found that many petitioners were ...

  2. First rule of law: what the party says, goes

    Posted Jun 09th 2009, 12:00am by David Eimer

    ... of other countries. But 27 years later many citizens struggle to get inside a court to have a civil case heard. And those lucky enough to receive a hearing often walk away wondering if justice has been served. Lack of access to the legal process and fears about corrupt courts were two of the main concerns raised by netizens in April, after the Supreme People's Court and almost 500 ...

  3. Officials ban media from plagiarism court case

    Posted Mar 15th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Vivian Wu Mainland propaganda authorities have banned the media from reporting on a Supreme People's Court review of a long-running plagiarism case against a prominent law professor. ... lost two trials in Beijing at the intermediate and higher court level, but the verdicts did little to settle the matter because the decisions were vague. The supreme court notified Mr Wang late ...

  4. In Brief

    Posted Sep 13th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... in government funds, Xinhua reports. The Yiyang Intermediate People's Court in Hunan handed down the verdict on Song Yaotao. The 22 million yuan was allocated to buy grain from farmers to alleviate famine in bad years, but Song used it for his personal entertainment and investment, details of which the court did not release. Nearly half of the sum could not be recovered. The sentence has ...

  5. Events

    Posted Jul 12th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... July 14 Pearl River Delta Roundtable Series Five - HK/PRD Population Movement. Hong Kong General Chamber of Commerce, Chamber Theatre, 22/F United Centre. 12.30pm-2pm. Members HK$75, non-members HK$200. Call 28231207 July 16 Every Minute Counts - Productivity Through Technology. British Chamber of Commerce. 6/F, Conference Room, British Consulate-General, 1 Supreme Court Road, ...

  6. Legislators unite to urge justice for milk activist

    Posted Nov 18th 2010, 12:00am by Tanna Chong

    ... of a deadline for Zhao to lodge a court appeal. But whether he could file his appeal documents remained uncertain, as his lawyer was barred from meeting him. No official from the Hong Kong government ... release in too high-profile a manner. Twenty-five lawmakers- including 23 pan-democrats and independents Regina Ip Lau Suk-yee and Dr Leung Ka-lau- jointly signed a letter to the Supreme ...

  7. Activist's trial highlights lack of judicial autonomy

    Posted Aug 13th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... to fast track specific steps towards more judicial autonomy first proposed four years ago by the Supreme People's Court, and implement a draft law conferring basic rights and protection ... Activist Tan Zuoren was tried in a court in Chengdu yesterday for subversion over criticism of the June 4, 1989 crackdown in Tiananmen Square. There seems little doubt, however, ...

  8. Rough justice

    Posted Jan 05th 2010, 12:00am by Jerome Cohen

    ... Jerome A. Cohen Amonth ago, Akmal Shaikh was an unknown British subject of Pakistani origin waiting for China's Supreme People's Court to decide whether he should have been given a psychiatric evaluation before being convicted of the capital crime of smuggling heroin. Recent weeks made him the focus of international attention, especially after the court upheld his death sentence ...

  9. In Brief

    Posted Jun 23rd 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... reporting. Xinhua Corrupt tycoon loses appeal The Jilin provincial Supreme People's Court yesterday rejected an appeal against a 19-year jail term handed down to one of the country's ...

  10. Court set to rule on appeal of jailed earthquake activist

    Posted Jun 08th 2010, 12:00am by Verna Yu

    ... Verna Yu A mainland court will announce tomorrow its verdict on the appeal of Sichuan earthquake activist Tan Zuoren, who was jailed for five years on subversion charges earlier this year, ... Tiananmen crackdown and slandering the government's handling of the incident, lawyer Pu Zhiqiang made the unusual motion to request the court to summon former premier Li Peng as a witness. ...




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