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  1. News - China - POLITICS

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

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

    ... legal system was established by the ruling party, a mainland scholar says. Central Party School professor Xie Chuntao delivered the assessment yesterday as the party started its fourth plenum, ... influencing courts and to improve the professionalism of judges. Addressing a journalists' forum, Xie said the crux of improving the legal system was to ensure officials at different levels were ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Talks fail to narrow gap between student leaders and Hong Kong government

    Posted Oct 21st 2014, 11:39pm by Staff Reporters

    ... not fully understand the principles of "one country, two systems" and the Basic Law. Robert Chow Yung, convenor of the Alliance for Peace and Democracy, said he doubted the dialogue would ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Fears over 'radicals' as protest violence increases, but sources say Beijing won't be embarrassed into action

    Posted Oct 20th 2014, 06:37am by Staff Reporters

    ... no compromise because what the protesters ask is unlawful," he said. "They will also avoid bloodshed. As long as we operate within the framework of the 'one country, two systems ... the central government will reconsider its policies towards Hong Kong... we have stressed too much on 'two systems' and not enough on 'one country'," he said. Televised talks ...

  4. News - China - POLITICS

    Local governments' issuing of bonds on agenda for party's fourth plenum

    Posted Oct 19th 2014, 06:09am by Victoria Ruan

    ... incentives and misallocation of resources", Roach said. Many steps covering fiscal reform and the overhaul of the state-owned sector and the land system have proceeded more slowly than expected ... not too optimistic that everything will be solved overnight. "There might be a lack of experience, and improving the legal system also takes time. Some government officials may not be so ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Funding requests face tough crowd when Legco Finance Committee meeting resumes

    Posted Oct 15th 2014, 04:07am by CHEUNG CHI-FAI, JEFFIE LAM

    ... complex, where the sit-in continues, but a coach will transport them out when the meeting ends at 8pm- two hours earlier than usual.   ...

  6. News - China - POLITICS

    Ex-security tsar Zhou Yongkang's fate to be decided at party plenum

    Posted Oct 16th 2014, 04:53am by Andrea Chen, Angela Meng

    ... plenary session of the 18th party congress would focus on improving administration of law. The rule of law tops the agenda of the plenum as "loopholes in the legal system" and the poor implementation of law have become the major concerns of citizens, according to the People's Daily article. The lack of a mature judicial system means that grass-roots anger often bubbles up ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Hong Kong's candidate nominating system out of balance, says Beijing scholar

    Posted Aug 31st 2014, 04:40am by Tony Cheung

    ... Tony Cheung in Beijing tony.cheung@scmp.com Beijing academic Chen Duanhong also says more people need to have a stake in choosing committee that will pick candidates for 2017 Nominating system imbalanced: Scholar Hong Kong needs to address an "unreasonable" imbalance in the nominating committee for the 2017 chief executive election, a Beijing legal scholar told ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    CY Leung denies wrongdoing in accepting HK$50m in UGL deal

    Posted Oct 13th 2014, 06:37am by SAMUEL CHAN

    ... there was no conflict of interest. He also denied tax evasion. "Because this [income] is to compensate me for not competing with it [UGL] or poaching its staff, under the taxation system of Hong Kong ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    No 'international norms' for electoral system mentioned in Basic Law, says CY Leung

    Posted Aug 27th 2014, 05:56am by Joyce Ng

    ... Not in the Basic Law The Basic Law does not stipulate that the city's electoral system must meet international norms, Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying said yesterday, in remarks some scholars saw ... not see any problem with the current electoral system which "was fair but not equal", because those who committed themselves to politics "deserve to have more rights than ...

  10. News - China - POLITICS

    Mainland China should move towards democracy, Taiwan's president says

    Posted Oct 10th 2014, 03:42pm by Lawrence Chung

    ... after President Xi Jinping revived the idea of Taiwan and the mainland uniting under the formula of "one country, two systems"- was a must if the two sides were to negotiate anything ... and the mainland, once bitter rivals after the end of the civil war in 1949. Ma has rejected the mainland's proposal for cross-strait unification under the "one country, two systems" formula ...




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