Code of Conduct

UN states overcome divide to reach historic pact against abuse of women

Michelle Bachelet

Muslim and Western nations overcame deep divisions to agree a historic UN declaration setting out a code of conduct for combating violence against women.

Sunday, 17 March, 2013, 7:26am

Barclays chief tells staff to behave ethically or quit

Antony Jenkins, chief executive officer of Barclays Plc. Photo: Bloomberg

Barclays chief executive Antony Jenkins has ordered employees to sign up to a new ethical code of conduct or quit, as he seeks to draw a line under last year's damaging Libor manipulation crisis.

19 Jan 2013 - 5:12am

Mis-selling financial products

The collapse of Lehman Brothers in 2008 sparked a wave of protests from retail investors who lost millions in minibonds. As a result, the role of the regulators came under scrutiny. Photo: David Wong

The terms and conditions in the standard account opening agreements between banks and customers have been the subject of litigation when things go wrong. Some of the most common clauses are looked at today - non-reliance clauses.


What are non-reliance clauses?

2 Jan 2013 - 7:15am

Asean's once united purpose appears adrift on South China Sea

Through using their influence, China and the US are dividing Asean's members, eroding the consensus that has been the basis for its decision-making since it was formed 45 years ago.

Taking place amid so much global financial uncertainty, this year's East Asia Summit should have been firmly focused on building and strengthening regional economic ties.

23 Nov 2012 - 2:22am

Code of conduct for South China Sea can defuse time bomb

US President Barack Obama (right) talks to Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao at the East Asia Summit in Phnom Penh. With domestic politics now out the way, China and the US have shifted their attention back to the Asean geopolitical chessboard. Photo: AFP

The curtains of domestic politics have barely come down and the United States and China have already shifted their attention back to the Asean geopolitical chessboard in their battle for influence over the Asia-Pacific.

21 Nov 2012 - 2:55am

Asean summit unlikely to seal code of conduct with China

Cambodian paramilitary officers stand guard at Phnom Penh International Airport as the country hosts the 21st Asean summit.Photo: EPA

This week's gathering of regional leaders in Cambodia won't witness a breakdown in talks between foreign ministers over the South China Sea, as happened at their last meeting in July, but nor is it likely to see agreement on the issue.

18 Nov 2012 - 2:31am

Thou shall not step out of line: message sent loud and clear

Ashley Cole was fined £90,000 for his Twitter rant at the FA. Photo: Reuters

The law has been laid down - at last. The FA this week revealed in full its newly adopted code of conduct, a long list of dos and don'ts to be strictly adhered to whether England players are on international duty or not. There are 33 commandments warning England's prodigal and wayward stars in a foreboding tone to behave.

20 Oct 2012 - 4:19am

England football stars told how to behave

England's soccer stars are to be issued with a code of conduct to bring them in line with other major sporting bodies in an attempt to govern their behaviour when they are on and off international duty.

11 Oct 2012 - 5:12am

23 suspects behind car park attacks arrested

Police believe they have busted a triad gang responsible for a wave of destruction at more than a dozen car parks across Kowloon and the southern New Territories.

29 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

City Digest

Police arrest 14 in raid on triad gambling den

13 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Police target HK$10m betting gang

Police say they have struck a heavy blow against a triad-controlled bookmaking syndicate that raked in HK$10 million in illegal bets on soccer matches and horse racing in the past nine months.

This follows the arrest of a 33-year-old suspected Wo Shing Wo triad member during a raid on a flat in Tai Wo Hau Road, Kwai Chung, at about 7am yesterday.

26 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Nine more arrested over triad attack

Police have arrested nine people at a San Po Kong industrial building over a brutal chopping incident in Cheung Sha Wan that resulted in a traffic policeman shooting dead one of five knife-wielding attackers.

The latest operation brings to 16 the number of people arrested almost two weeks after the assault, thought to be linked to a triad feud.

23 May 2012 - 12:00am

Devoting her life to helping the poor

Sze Lai-shan moved to Hong Kong from the mainland at the age of 11. Not knowing a word of Cantonese, or even being able to list the 26 letters of the English alphabet, she found living here a struggle. However, thanks to her exceptional effort, she won a university place to study social work, and on graduation joined the Society For Community Organisation (SOCO).

18 May 2012 - 12:00am

Ex-triad leader may have ordered brutal chopping

Police are investigating whether a brutal chopping attack in Cheung Sha Wan last week that left one of five knife-wielding gangsters dead was carried out on the orders of a former leader of the Wo On Lok triad.

15 May 2012 - 12:00am

Lawyer wronged in Bo's crackdown fights back

Looking relaxed at a tea house near his home in Beijing this week, former defence lawyer Li Zhuang - stripped of his licence after being convicted in February 2010 of fabricating evidence while representing a Chongqing crime boss - reflected on the fall of Chongqing party chief Bo Xilai and his controversial anti-triad campaign.

27 Apr 2012 - 12:00am