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  1. In Brief

    Posted Oct 15th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Japanese bank sues gold firm subsidiary A Japanese bank has filed a lawsuit against a subsidiary of 3D-Gold Jewellery Holdings seeking almost HK$24 million worth of gold bars. The Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ said Hang Fung Jewellery owed it 10,000 gold bars or the equivalent in cash as part of a trust receipt arrangement. A bank issues a trust receipt to a company on goods to be used ...

  2. 'Mothers in law' stifle charity

    Posted Oct 24th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... them by law? 'The issue is money,' said Liu Hongbin, a legal consultant in Hong Kong. 'The government wants to control philanthropy as it controls tobacco. Both are too lucrative ... a foundation or NGO must find a 'mother-in-law', a state agency to which it is attached, before it can apply to register with the ministry. People refer to these as Gongos (government ...

  3. Obey the law, top Sichuan official tells HK journalists

    Posted Mar 07th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Hong Kong reporters can do 'meaningful reporting' only if they abide by the laws, a senior Sichuan official said yesterday when asked about the harassment of Hong Kong ... Wang replied: 'A reporter should abide by the country's laws when they go to local areas to do interviews. Only under this prerequisite can reporting be meaningful.' He did ...

  4. Draft law to give errant officials second chance

    Posted Feb 26th 2010, 12:00am by Fiona Tam

    ... Fiona Tam A controversial draft law being debated by national lawmakers would expunge the records of disgraced officials after a set term, promising that cadres' promotion prospects ... of the party's accountability system. But the draft law is expected to make disgraced officials' return a routine procedure. '[Officials who] repent their faults and do not offend party ...

  5. letters

    Posted Jan 21st 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... of exhaust fumes. Yet they have had little effect. You can still see trucks belching out black clouds of smoke around town. If existing laws were enforced effectively, it would make a big difference. ... digestive system and damage our health. Eating well means more than just selecting healthy dishes. Fung Oi-tik, Ning Po No 2 College DSS schools betrayed our trust A review by the Audit Commission ...

  6. Fanny Law left puzzled at tighter restrictions on job

    Posted Apr 07th 2009, 12:00am by Gary Cheung

    ... Gary Cheung The government barred the former permanent secretary for education and manpower, Fanny Law Fan Chiu-fun, from handling education services provided by a charity group after an advisory committee tightened restrictions proposed by the Civil Service Bureau regarding her post-retirement work. Mrs Law said she was puzzled why the Advisory Committee on Post-service Employment ...

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

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

    ... David Eimer In 1982, China enacted a new constitution that put the rule of law at its centre. The legislation was regarded as an effort by Beijing to move closer to the legal systems ... the problem with the mainland legal system. For all the talk of the rule of law, it remains strictly under the control of the Communist Party at every level. In particular, lower court officials ...

  8. Ban sees Fanny Law give up Tung Wah post

    Posted Feb 26th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Fanny W. Y. Fung Former senior civil servant Fanny Law Fan Chiu-fun has given up her appointment as chief executive of the Tung Wah Group of Hospitals after the government barred her from ... appointment at New World China Land stirred up a political storm. On Tuesday, two months after Tung Wah confirmed her appointment, Mrs Law received the Civil Service Bureau's written reply to her ...

  9. Lawmakers reject drastic changes to earthquake laws

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

    ... Stephen Chen Mainland lawmakers agreed on a moderate revision of the controversial earthquake law yesterday, holding firmly against popular but radical proposals to amend the law drastically after the huge Sichuan quake this year. When the magnitude 8 quake hit on May 12, the China Earthquake Administration (CEA) was caught off guard, prompting many mainlanders to wonder ...

  10. A new optimism in the air

    Posted Jan 11th 2005, 12:00am by Laurence Brahm

    ... promoting integration? Such a twist could ensure his place in history. For Beijing, the problem is Mr Chen's inconsistency: it cannot deal with someone it does not trust. His behaviour may be conducive to Taiwan's street-brawling political atmosphere, but it cuts no ice with the mainland government. To turn history, if that is his intention, Mr Chen must win Beijing's trust ...




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