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  1. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Hong Kong Occupy protesters won't resist clearance but will move sit-in

    Posted Nov 18th 2014, 04:22am by ALAN YU, Samuel Chan and Julie Chu

    ... be impaired. He said everyone understood the youngsters' pursuit of democracy but "the occupying movement has lasted for a period, and the injunctions issued by the court have not yet been respected". Ben Chan, a designer in his 20s, said outside Citic Tower yesterday that they would not resist. "If the bailiffs explain what they're doing, ask us to leave and don't start ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Hong Kong's High Court orders protesters off roads in Mong Kok and Admiralty

    Posted Oct 21st 2014, 04:33am by Staff Reporters

    ... Staff Reporters Judge demands clearing of some areas in Mong Kok and Admiralty as government and students prepare for long-awaited dialogue High Court orders protesters off roads The High Court yesterday ordered pro-democracy protesters to leave main roads in Admiralty and Mong Kok immediately, as top officials and student leaders prepared for tonight's talks on political ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    You're tearing us apart, former Hong Kong leader Tung Chee-hwa tells protesters

    Posted Oct 25th 2014, 03:44am by Staff Reporters

    ... Staff Reporters Former chief executive rules out intervention by Beijing, but begs students to leave streets, warning damage could be 'beyond imagination' You're tearing us ... it was "definitely worrying" if the protesters continued to defy court orders to end their blockades. Tung spoke ahead of a vote by protesters planned for tomorrow and Monday on what details ...

  4. News - China - POLITICS

    Rule of law: one term, two characters, many meanings

    Posted Nov 10th 2014, 06:18am by Cary Huang

    ... of business law at the University of Michigan, said that in the US the rule of law was a "constitutional system of checks and balances; in parliamentary systems, it's their system ... in such an endeavour. Analysts also noted that the party gathering endorsed a raft of legal changes to promote a more predictable and rule-based legal system while keeping the courts under the party's firm ...

  5. News - China - POLITICS

    Plenum's lack of action on Zhou Yongkang suggests party divisions, analysts say

    Posted Oct 24th 2014, 06:01am by Keira Lu Huang, Andrea Chen, Minnie Chan

    ... in overseeing the implementation of the constitution. The Supreme People's Court will set up circuit courts, and look into establishing courts and procuratorates that cross lower-level ... resistance" within the party. "That's why many legal reform schemes that he plans to introduce, such as setting up administrative courts and further dismantling the politics and law ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Strong government needed to maintain stability, says financial secretary

    Posted Oct 26th 2014, 05:36pm by Ernest Kao

    ... Ernest Kao ernest.kao@scmp.com Writing in blog post, John Tsang cites Francis Fukuyama and historical examples of democracies with ineffective governance Tsang cites U.S. political ... in the Occupy movement are clear. “But the means they are using today, including occupation of roads, non-cooperation and contempt of court … will certainly cause damage to government operations ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Government source hints at tougher line on Occupy protests if deadlock persists

    Posted Oct 23rd 2014, 04:48am by Gary Cheung, JOYCE NG AND SHIRLEY ZHAO

    ... would be unavoidable." Tensions rose at the Occupy protest sites, with a new application for a court order to eject the crowd on Harcourt Road in Admiralty and a man splashing a flammable ... the latest Occupy Central stories click here "Officials made half a step and showed they were willing to talk," Chow said. "But unfortunately, they took us nowhere and their ideas ...

  8. News - China - POLITICS

    Communist Party pledges greater role for constitution, rights in fourth plenum

    Posted Oct 24th 2014, 06:01am by LAURA ZHOU, Cary Huang

    ... and corruption." The plenum document also said the party would hold judges responsible for life for incorrect rulings. It promised to make court proceedings more transparent, and to root out officials who ... Zhu, professor of political science and director of the China Institute at Bucknell University, in the US state of Pennsylvania, said the party's interpretation of rule of law differed ...

  9. News - China - POLITICS

    Fourth party plenum set for October 20-23

    Posted Sep 30th 2014, 07:23pm by Teddy Ng, Zhuang Pinghui

    ... of the judiciary and various other agencies. The Supreme People's Court announced in July a five-year plan to boost judicial independence from the government, giving judges more authority. Hu Xingdou, ...

  10. 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

    ... to jail," he said. "What do we want? The right to vote and the right to stand in elections. Now the government is only telling us to pack up and go home." Occupy co-organiser Benny Tai ... The students ignored a warning that they were in contempt of court from a representative of Citic’s legal department and a plea to clear the barricades because they were blocking a fire escape route. ...




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