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  1. Beijing brings HK into line on state immunity

    Posted Aug 27th 2011, 12:00am

    ... dispute between the Democratic Republic of Congo and United States-based fund FG Hemisphere Associates. Congo claimed it was immune from prosecution in Hong Kong, triggering the argument ... It's official: in its first interpretation of the Basic Law requested by the Hong Kong courts, Beijing concluded that the city must follow the mainland's law on state immunity. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/977252/beijing-brings-hk-line-state-immunity
  2. We respect rule of law in Hong Kong, say state officials

    Posted Mar 10th 2006, 12:00am by Gary Cheung, Jimmy Cheung

    ... Jimmy Cheung and Gary Cheung in Beijing Beijing hit back swiftly at the United States yesterday for questioning its commitment to Hong Kong's rule of law following a decision to interpret the Basic Law last year on the chief executive's term. State officials said the interpretation by the National People's Congress Standing Committee was an indispensable part ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/539813/we-respect-rule-law-hong-kong-say-state-officials
  3. US envoy sees progress towards full suffrage

    Posted May 04th 2012, 12:00am by Greg Torode

    ... Greg Torode greg.torode@scmp.com Washington's lead envoy to Hong Kong spoke yesterday of his 'respect' for chief-executive-elect Leung Chun-ying, praising his successful campaign as a potential step towards universal suffrage by 2017. In hi ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/1000039/us-envoy-sees-progress-towards-full-suffrage
  4. Panel inquiry soon on ex-housing chief

    Posted Nov 18th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Fanny W.Y. Fung Lawmakers plan to set up a select committee by the end of the year to investigate former housing chief Leung Chin-man's employment at New World China Land. A Legislative Council preparatory committee meeting yesterday defined the scop ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/660625/panel-inquiry-soon-ex-housing-chief
  5. Judge grants New World pair review of Legco powers

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

    ... Albert Wong and Eva Wu The Legislative Council's most potent investigative procedure faces a constitutional challenge next month, after the Court of First Instance yesterday granted leave for a judicial review of its powers to summons witnesses and d ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/686873/judge-grants-new-world-pair-review-legco-powers
  6. Our functional constituencies need refreshing and reforming

    Posted Sep 18th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... I refer to Markus Shaw's Observer piece ('Wanted: a truly, modern Liberal Party', September 13). His article gives the impression that the functional constituencies consist mainly of 'big business'. Business representatives are fa ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/653003/our-functional-constituencies-need-refreshing-and-reforming
  7. Selling out?

    Posted Sep 10th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Albert Cheng WikiLeaks has lived up to its reputation as a reliable source of classified information; its latest leaked diplomatic cables, including hundreds of confidential communications from the US consulate in Hong Kong, are no exception. Today, becau ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/978600/selling-out
  8. Court's liberal voice revered for dissent

    Posted Apr 09th 2012, 12:00am

    ... in a leaked United States embassy cable, and for the uproar over his niece's slapping of a police officer. Born in Hong Kong to a Pakistani family, Bokhary is revered for contributing ... shines through from the line he takes in his judgments- especially the dissenting ones. In the landmark 'Congo case'- in which the court was asked to rule on whether a state is immune ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/997741/courts-liberal-voice-revered-dissent
  9. It's party time as HK becomes a Battleground

    Posted Jul 14th 2003, 12:00am by Jonathan Powell

    ... THE BATTLEGROUND street basketball tournament, hugely popular in the United States, is coming to Hong Kong this summer. Battleground Asia, a competition for local streetball players, will be held from August 14-17 and will include three-on-three games, DJs and breakdance contests. The tournament will be an adaptation of the one-on-one competitions held in the US, where Hong ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/421608/its-party-time-hk-becomes-battleground
  10. Another case of paranoia among Democrats?

    Posted Mar 26th 2006, 12:00am by Chris Yeung

    ... Chris Yeung Even before a taskforce has begun investigating alleged infiltration of the Democratic Party by mainland interests, the party has made a mess of the probe by upsetting rank-and-file members. This reveals a lot about the state of the beleaguered democratic flagship. The party made headlines 10 days ago when chairman Lee Wing-tat announced a taskforce would investigate ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/541975/another-case-paranoia-among-democrats

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