The principle of not sending someone to a place where they may be persecuted has never been part of Hong Kong law, the government said yesterday.Friday, 8 March, 2013, 3:42am
Figures from the Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre show that in 2007, of the 448 arbitrations the centre handled, two in every five involved construction. By 2011, the number had dropped to 275, of which just one in seven was a construction arbitration.20 Feb 2013 - 5:46am
Hong Kong's two legal practitioners' guilds have each issued a press release in response to former justice minister Elsie Leung Oi-sie' s recent criticism of the city's legal profession. The press releases, which represent collective intelligence, show dubious polemic standard.20 Oct 2012 - 1:29am
Mainland visitor influx isn't just a question of money29 Aug 2012 - 3:52am
Stop stalling on air quality objectives
As a party to the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights, Hong Kong has an obligation to formulate and implement policies to provide Hong Kong people with the highest attainable standard of public health.17 Aug 2012 - 1:35am
What exactly was discussed earlier this month when Beijing's top representative in Hong Kong, Wang Guangya , summoned the city's leading loyalists to a meeting in Shenzhen? All we know for sure is that the meeting took place. New People's Party chief Regina Ip Lau Suk-yee confirmed she attended. As for substance, we only know what attendees leaked to the media.30 Jul 2012 - 12:00am
Secretary for Justice Rimsky Yuen Kwok-keung has again insisted he has no plan to introduce controversial national security legislation and says if Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying asked him to, he would try to persuade him not to.
Yuen told the media in a tea gathering yesterday: 'No one has ever said that I have to complete the legislation on Article 23 [of the Basic Law].10 Jul 2012 - 12:00am
2002 5th anniversary Jiang Zemin's 'three hopes'
1 People of all circles in Hong Kong will do still a better job in adapting themselves to the new Hong Kong ... and become better masters of Hong Kong, and of our great motherland too.2 Jul 2012 - 12:00am
The night is forever in my memory. It was June 30, midnight to be exact. Standing in Tiananmen Square, among a jubilant crowd of tens of thousands of performers representing all of China's 54 ethnic groups, I saw their beaming smiles, heard their resounding cheers like peals of thunder and felt the warmth of the magnificent fireworks.29 Jun 2012 - 12:00am
Uncertainty brings fear. It was true in the 1990s as the handover approached. And it is true now as the years eat into the 50-year transition period - already almost a third gone and the halfway mark looming within a decade - leaving many questions yet to be answered.29 Jun 2012 - 12:00am
Today's SCMP Debate is the last in a weekly series as part of our build-up to the 15th anniversary, on July 1, of the establishment of the Special Administrative Region of Hong Kong. In our third instalment, we ask five long-time residents to look ahead another 15 years into the future of our city.25 Jun 2012 - 12:00am
In 10 days, Hong Kong will mark the 15th anniversary of the end of British colonial rule and its return to Chinese sovereignty. Many who thought Hong Kong's rights and freedoms would be curtailed have been proved wrong.20 Jun 2012 - 12:00am
Today's SCMP Debate is the second in a weekly series as part of our build-up to the 15th anniversary, on July 1, of the establishment of the Special Administrative Region of Hong Kong. In our second instalment, we ask six long-time residents how they view Hong Kong as a place to live and work compared with 15 years ago.
Eric Bohm18 Jun 2012 - 12:00am
Today the SCMP Debate begins a weekly series as part of our build-up to the 15th anniversary, on July 1, of the establishment of the Special Administrative Region of Hong Kong.11 Jun 2012 - 12:00am
I refer to the article by Richard Cullen, visiting professor at the University of Hong Kong ('Rule on flat sales does not flout free speech', May 28).
While we have no doubt about Professor Cullen's credentials, the Real Estate Developers Association finds his comments to be highly subjective and restrictive.1 Jun 2012 - 12:00am