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Thursday, 28 March, 2013, 7:07am

Briefs, January 31, 2013

A shop in Champs-Elysees Avenue is lit up. Photo: Xinhua

French shops and office buildings will have to turn off their lights at night to save energy and reduce light pollution, the French environment ministry said. From July 1, all non-residential buildings will have to switch off interior lights one hour after the last worker leaves the premises.

31 Jan 2013 - 4:38am

Colonial statutes that appear beyond reason

Reading Hong Kong's statutes is like taking a trip down memory lane - to a time when the Union Jack flew above Government House and cucumber sandwiches were the order of the day at the China Club.

9 May 2010 - 12:00am

Article 23 countdown

What changes, if any, should still be made to the Article 23 legislation, which bans acts of treason, subversion and sedition? Share your thoughts on this important legislation - now in its final stages - and its possible effects on Hong Kong society: write to us

23 Jun 2003 - 12:00am

Legislators fear new treason law may contain traps for the unwary

Concerns that people may unwittingly commit treason under the new national security laws have prompted the government to consider whether exemptions should be introduced.

Legislators yesterday suggested that in times of war, a permanent resident who supplies money to his wife might fall foul of the law if she is a national of a country in conflict with China.

18 Jan 2003 - 12:00am

Assurances over final version of Article 23 are unconvincing

I would like to respond to the letter from Solicitor-General Bob Allcock (South China Morning Post, October 19), who was replying to my article headlined 'Anti-subversion proposals undermine the rule of law' (Post, October 16).

1 Nov 2002 - 12:00am

Quote in time

'Tis a sharp remedy, but a sure one for all ills.'

Sir Walter Raleigh, on feeling the axe before his execution. The English adventurer, who had been a favourite of Queen Elizabeth I, was executed for treason on this day in 1618.

29 Oct 2001 - 12:00am

Law plan opposed

The Law Society yesterday questioned the wisdom of introducing legislation on treason, secession, sedition and subversion at this time.

In a submission to the Legislative Council's bills committee studying the Crimes (Amendment) (No 2) Bill, the Law Society said: 'We do not agree with the proposal in clause 5A to create an offence of secession.

1 Mar 1997 - 12:00am

New subversion law not needed, says Bar

New laws on subversion and secession are unnecessary because existing legislation provides enough safeguards, according to the Bar Association.

In a position paper on the controversial bill submitted to legislators, it spoke against the legislative move to create the two offences.

18 Jan 1997 - 12:00am

Panel sets deadline for treason talks details

Legislators yesterday set January as the deadline for the release of details of Sino-British talks on legislative amendments on treason and subversion.

Emily Lau Wai-hing, who chairs the Legislative Council panel on information policy, urged the administration to reveal details if the two sides failed to reach agreement on the issue.

15 Oct 1996 - 12:00am

Anger at reforms in limbo

Independent legislator Emily Lau Wai-hing has demanded to know why laws on sedition and treason will not be amended before the handover.

In the Governor's Legco question and answer session, Ms Lau said reforms concerning Article 23 of the Basic Law - cessation, subversion, sedition, treason and the theft of state secrets - were ignored.

4 Oct 1996 - 12:00am

Plea on secrets

LEGISLATORS yesterday called for the Government to make public its proposals to China on how to adapt or localise Hong Kong legislation relating to official secrets, treason and sedition.

Officials have put proposals which are consistent with the Bill of Rights to the Chinese side for discussion in the Sino-British Joint Liaison Group.

4 Nov 1995 - 12:00am

Treason trial

DUSSELDORF: A former NATO economic expert, Rainer Rupp, went on trial accused of betraying the alliance's most sensitive secrets to the Soviet bloc for more than a decade. Rupp, codenamed Topaz, faced treason charges at the regional high court in Dusseldorf.

24 Sep 1994 - 12:00am