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  1. News - Asia

    United States, Philippines hold exercises close to disputed South China Sea shoal

    Posted Jun 19th 2014, 11:26pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Manila US, Philippines hold exercises near disputed shoal Philippine and American troops are set to hold naval exercises this month near a disputed shoal that will almost certainly anger China with tension already high in the South China Sea. C ...

  2. Comment - Letters

    White paper reflects existing constitutional arrangements

    Posted Jun 18th 2014, 02:50am by LETTERS

    ... White paper reflects existing constitutional arrangements I refer to Alex Lo's column (" Is CY indoctrinated in mainland ways? ", June 14). In it, he said ... been well rehearsed and understood since the late 1980s when the Basic Law was being drafted. They are also constitutional arrangements by which the Hong Kong public expects both the SAR ...

  3. News - World - UNITED STATES

    United States teacher fights back against 'revenge porn'

    Posted Nov 16th 2013, 04:37am by AP

    ... run foul of the US constitution's first amendment, which protects free speech. Mary Anne Franks, a law professor at the University of Miami who is helping states draft revenge porn laws, ... to what's called "revenge porn", and it's legal everywhere in the US but California and New Jersey. An increasing number of states are considering whether to make it illegal to post ...

  4. Government does U-turn on landfill plan

    Posted Oct 07th 2010, 12:00am by Gary Cheung

    ... Cheung Chi-fai and Gary Cheung The government last night did an abrupt U-turn on the extension of the Tseung Kwan O landfill. Instead of the extension into country park land starting next month it will start in January 2012. The move is an attempt to buy ...

  5. News - World - ARAB SPRING

    Arab Spring bears fruit as Tunisia passes democratic constitution, plans elections

    Posted Jan 27th 2014, 07:49am by AP

    ... makes a difference in returning stability to the country and reassuring investors and allies such as the United States. “We needed time to get this constitution as it is today,” said Amira ... a democracy, with a civil state whose laws are not based on Islamic law, unlike many other Arab constitutions. An entire chapter of the document, some 28 articles, is dedicated to protecting citizens’ ...

  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    Misperceptions dog United States, China regional intentions

    Posted Jun 02nd 2014, 03:25am by Alex Lo

    ... Alex Lo alex.lo@scmp.com Misperceptions dog US, China intentions People are puzzled by China's (mis)behaviour in the South and East China Seas. Why are they risking so much for so little? Numerous theories have been advanced, ranging from the plausib ...

  7. News - World - UNITED STATES

    77,000 foreign banks agree to share tax information with United States

    Posted Jun 03rd 2014, 10:07am

    ... Associated Press It will soon get a lot harder to use overseas accounts to hide income and assets from the US tax collectors. More than 77,000 foreign banks, investment funds and other financial institutions have agreed to share information about US account holders with the Internal Revenue Service as part of a crackdown on offshore tax evasion, the United States Treasury ...

  8. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    Tiger mums and pussy parents can both be right, according to United States study

    Posted May 31st 2014, 04:43am by Alex Lo

    ... Alex Lo alex.lo@scmp.com Tiger mums, pussy parents are both right Tiger mum vs pussy parent. You can't get a more heated debate in education and parenting these days. Everyone seems to have an opinion on it. But it turns out both sides can be right, ...

  9. No need to involve Beijing in maid levy

    Posted Nov 07th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... be a simple process. But it is one that has now sparked talk of a constitutional crisis. The question is whether the lawmakers' proposed amendments would overstep the Legislative Council's ... had felt able to deny any intention on the part of the government to seek an interpretation. While there is, potentially, a constitutional issue at stake, the dispute is one that Hong Kong can ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - white paper

    Full text: Chinese State Council white paper on ‘One Country, Two Systems’ policy in Hong Kong

    Posted Jun 10th 2014, 12:25pm

    ... People's Congress (NPC) endorsed a new Constitution of the People's Republic of China. Its Article 31 provides, "The state may establish special administrative regions when necessary. ... The Information Office of the State Council issued a white paper on the practice of the "one country, two systems" policy in Hong Kong on Tuesday.   Following is the full text: ...




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