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  1. Broken system of governance ensures conflict reigns supreme

    Posted Jul 03rd 2012, 12:00am

    ... the executive and legislative branches of government. It is perhaps the most important contribution from the British colonial period. The courts cannot be dictated to by the chief executive, the police ... There is no single model of democratic governance- compare the US, Australia, France and Britain. Leaders can be in or out of the legislature, voting can be on a proportional basis, preferential or first ...

  2. US cyclists reign supreme

    Posted Aug 08th 2007, 12:00am by Miranda Yeung

    ... By Miranda Yeung After an intense eight-day competition, the Jelly Belly cycling team from the United States were crowned champions in the second Tour of Hong Kong-Shanghai last Saturday. Hong Kong's Lam Kai-tsu won second place in the individual ove ...

  3. Business - Companies

    Arbitration hearing in Hong Kong in row over US$500m railway contract

    Posted Jan 30th 2013, 12:00am by Toh Han Shih

    ... met stiff opposition in the Philippines and was repeatedly delayed. In 2011, President Benigno Aquino halted the project after the Philippine Supreme Court ruled that the project violated ... Toh Han Shih hanshih.toh@scmp.com Hearing in US$500m railway contract row between Philippines and mainland firm Arbitration centre gets vote of confidence Arbitration centre gets vote ...

  4. High court reserves decisions on abode seekers hit by 1999 ruling

    Posted Mar 08th 2008, 12:00am by Nick Gentle

    ... Nick Gentle Emotions ran high yesterday as the city's highest court heard submissions into the fate of the last 14 abode seekers out of about 6,000 affected by a landmark 1999 court ruling that set the Hong Kong courts against the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress. The Court of Final Appeal has now reserved its decisions regarding the fate of the 14. ...

  5. Rule on flat sales does not flout free speech

    Posted May 28th 2012, 12:00am

    ..., the Supreme Court has, over recent decades, formed the view that these two forms of speech are fundamentally similar - and both enjoy constitutional protection. The European Court of Human Rights has been more wary. The approach in Australia is quite different. Unlike the US, Canada and Hong Kong, Australia has no constitutional bill of rights. Despite this, the High Court of Australia has ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - COURTS

    Mooncake brand Wing Wah locked in trademark court battle in mainland

    Posted Aug 17th 2012, 12:00am by Amy Nip

    ... could be forced out of the mainland market if it loses a trademark battle in the country's highest court. The case, being heard in the Supreme People's Court, involves a dispute ... identical to the Hong Kong brand. Su secured a retrial in the Supreme People's Court, demanding the full right to use the trademark in whatever designs he wants. If the court rules in Su's ...

  7. Business - Comment - MR. SHANGKONG

    Hong Kong lawmakers need Shanghai trip to face up to social issues

    Posted Mar 31st 2014, 05:27am by George Chen

    ... George Chen george.chen@scmp.com Pro-democrats must experience problems in mainland metropolis if they are to come back and ask if that is what awaits us in the future HK lawmakers need Shanghai trip to face up to social issues Most of the time, Shanghai just means business, but the city has also played some significant political roles in contemporary Chinese history. The Sino-US ...

  8. Business - Companies - ANALYSIS

    Citic's mega takeover deal comes as win-win for Beijing and Hong Kong

    Posted Mar 28th 2014, 01:40am by George Chen

    ... the mainland's No1 e-commerce firm, to launch its US$15 billion listing in New York. The city lost the deal mainly due to its strong defence and unwillingness to change its regulations for just one ...

  9. quote of the week

    Posted Sep 07th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... for leaving. He doesn't want people to think the government is meddling in the court's work. Judges make up the 'judiciary'. The court is the final protector of the city's ...

  10. Opt-out clause in cross-border courts pact

    Posted Jul 14th 2006, 12:00am by Gary Cheung

    ... of the Supreme People's Court Huang Songyou are due to sign the agreement, entitled 'Arrangement on Reciprocal Enforcement of Judgments in Commercial Matters', this afternoon on behalf of the two governments. Both sides have agreed on a list of 469 mainland courts whose judgments in commercial cases may be enforceable in Hong Kong. These include the Supreme People's Court, 32 ...




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