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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Zhou Yongkang must not be given a show trial, for the sake of China's rule of law

    Posted Jul 30th 2014, 05:44pm by Cliff Buddle

    ... of law, then Zhou must receive a fair hearing. His trial should be held in public, so that the process is open to scrutiny. He must have a fair opportunity to challenge the evidence against him ... and commentators are even stating the penalty he will receive- a suspended death sentence. Some effort was clearly made to present a picture of a fair trial with the similarly high-profile corruption case ...

  2. News - China - PEARL BRIEFING

    Shenzhen makes a half-hearted start to trial ban on live poultry

    Posted Jul 12th 2014, 02:44am by He Huifeng

    ... trial ban on live poultry Shenzhen this week made a halting start to its trial ban on the sale of live poultry in Futian, the densely populated district directly across from Hong Kong, in a bid ... Guangzhou, which began a six-month trial on May 5. The Shenzhen Economy, Trade and Information Commission said vendors in Futian could only sell chilled fresh poultry from approved slaughterhouses. ...

  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion - THE VIEW

    Transparency and strong rule of law are key to fighting corruption

    Posted Sep 15th 2014, 02:37pm by Cathy Holcombe

    ... Cathy Holcombe The same man leading the anti-corruption drive has initiated judiciary reforms, but it doesn't mean accused party bosses will get a fair trial Rule of law vs urge ... deserve it". During one trial that ended with a death penalty, the blog Shanghaiist wrote that mining tycoon Liu Han, who broke down sobbing on the stand, "continued to deny all charges ...

  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Talking points

    Posted Sep 08th 2014, 03:46am by STAFF

    ... on Hong Kong Island.   Lin Jun murder trial opens in Montreal The trial of Canadian porn actor Luka Rocco Magnotta begins in a Montreal court. Magnotta is accused of murdering and dismembering his ... to stand trial. Magnotta pleaded not guilty to the charges.   A Japanese first in US Open tennis final Everyone had been predicting a US Open final featuring Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer. ...

  5. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Talking points

    Posted Sep 12th 2014, 06:15am by STAFF

    ... lawyer to be tried The trial of Chinese human rights lawyer Yang Maodong is scheduled to be held in Guangzhou. The lawyer, who is better known under his pseudonym Guo Feixiong, faces charges of "gathering a crowd to disrupt social order" after he pressed Beijing to sign a UN human rights treaty. Fellow rights activist Sun Desheng will stand trial on the same charges. Yang plans ...

  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Talking points

    Posted Sep 11th 2014, 05:11am by STAFF

    ... Our editors will be looking ahead today to these developing stories... Day of judgment for Oscar Pistorius Judge Thokozile Masipa hands down her judgment in the murder trial of Oscar ... The defence argued that the runner mistook Steenkamp for an intruder. If convicted, Pistorius could face a minimum of 25 years in prison. The trial in Pretoria has gripped the world given ...

  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion - TALKING POINTS

    Talking points

    Posted Sep 02nd 2014, 04:49am by STAFF

    ... at the world barista championship in America's coffee capital, Seattle.   British activist on trial in Thailand A British activist will go on trial in Thailand today for defamation, facing ... The trial to determine whether a restructuring plan for the bankrupt city of Detroit in the US will be approved is set to begin just over a year after the city sought court protection in July 2013. ...

  8. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Rafael Hui case underlines need to improve public access to criminal trials

    Posted Jun 10th 2014, 02:27pm by GRENVILLE CROSS

    ... Grenville Cross Grenville Cross says openness will inspire greater confidence in the rule of law and strengthen it Televise criminal trials to further public understanding of our justice system A criminal trial," said Lord Steyn, "is a public event." What has been billed as Hong Kong's most high-profile corruption trial is under way in the High Court, ...

  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Talking points

    Posted Sep 04th 2014, 05:00am by STAFF

    ... have been tried on patients with mixed results.   Rafael Hui, Kwok brothers trial resumes The corruption trial of former chief secretary Rafael Hui Si-yan and Sun Hung Kai Properties ...

  10. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Televised trials the way to go

    Posted May 09th 2014, 02:53am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial Televised trials the way to go The principle of open justice lies at the heart of our city's legal system. The public and media are generally free to enter our courts- and so they should be. This ensures cases are open to public scrutiny and confidence in the justice system is maintained. But trials that attract intense public interest put the level ...




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