NEW! 6/12/2013 10:05:10 PM EST
Posted by World Legal News
BBC News reports Mr Li is accused of stealing software from 200 US manufacturers and selling it for a fraction of their prices. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-22867364
| Comments (0)

6/12/2013 9:53:59 PM EST
Posted by Hong Kong Legal News
The Standard reports small and medium enterprises have expressed strong concerns over the Occupy Central movement, the chief executive of the Hong Kong General Chamber of Commerce said yesterday. http://www.thestandard.com.hk/news_detail.asp?pp_cat=30&art_id=134560&sid=39804563&con_type=1...
| Comments (0)

6/12/2013 9:50:48 PM EST
Posted by Hong Kong Legal News
Chief Executive CY Leung concludes his three-day visit to New York today, June 12, New York time. In the morning, Mr Leung met with business leaders from Hong Kong and the US at the opening session of the Hong Kong-United States Business Council Plenary...
| Comments (0)

6/12/2013 9:48:23 PM EST
Posted by Hong Kong Legal News
SCMP reports US whistle-blower Edward Snowden yesterday emerged from hiding in Hong Kong and revealed to the South China Morning Post that he will stay in the city to fight likely attempts by his government to have him extradited for leaking state secrets....
| Comments (0)

6/12/2013 9:39:51 PM EST
Posted by Hong Kong Legal News
The President of the Legislative Council (LegCo), Mr Jasper Tsang, continued his visit to the United Kingdom (UK) Parliament on June 11 (London time). On the second day of his visit, Mr Tsang called on the Lord Speaker, Baroness D'Souza, to exchange views...
| Comments (0)

6/10/2013 10:21:37 PM EST
Posted by Hong Kong Legal News
The Constitutional & Mainland Affairs Bureau said today the Government received 1,048 data requests under the Code on Access to Information in the first quarter of 2013. The total number of requests received since the code’s introduction in March...
| Comments (0)

6/10/2013 10:19:51 PM EST
Posted by Hong Kong Legal News
SCMP reports Edward Snowden's decision to use a city under Chinese sovereignty as his bolthole after blowing the whistle on US cyber-snooping has been widely questioned. But legal experts says Hong Kong's elaborate extradition procedures and regard for...
| Comments (0)

6/10/2013 10:12:59 PM EST
Posted by Hong Kong Legal News
SCMP reports the publicity battle between three television stations hoping to start broadcasting on free-to-air channels is heating up amid talk that the government may grant new licences only to "winning" bidders. http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1257994/pccw-gets-tuned-free-tv-tug-war...
| Comments (0)

6/10/2013 10:04:08 PM EST
Posted by Hong Kong Legal News
SCMP reports all six branches of the disciplined services have withdrawn from the committee that oversees civil servants' salaries, deepening the row over the widely unpopular pay rise offered by the government last week. http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1258077/all-six-disciplined-services-join-boycott-over-unpopular-pay-rise...
| Comments (0)

6/10/2013 9:51:14 PM EST
Posted by Hong Kong Legal News
New York Daily News reports Edward Snowden, the former CIA technician who unabashedly leaked word of the U.S. collecting phone records and internet data, may be a lot less secure in Hong Kong than he believes. http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/nsa-leaker-edward-snowden-face-extradition-hong-kong-article-1.1368209...
| Comments (0)

6/9/2013 10:39:28 PM EST
Posted by Hong Kong Legal News
Chief Executive CY Leung said the Government is sincere and determined in launching a consultation on constitutional reform for 2017, and it is not necessary to express views through illegal action. Speaking to reporters at the airport before leaving for...
| Comments (0)

6/9/2013 10:37:07 PM EST
Posted by Asia Legal News
BBC News reports the lawyer defending Liu Hui said the jail term was out of all proportion to the alleged offence. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-china-22831369
| Comments (0)

6/9/2013 10:33:43 PM EST
Posted by Asia Legal News
China Daily reports China's former railways minister Liu Zhijun stood trial in a court in Beijing on Sunday on charges of bribery and abuse of power. http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/china/2013-06/09/content_16598793.htm
| Comments (0)

6/9/2013 10:26:59 PM EST
Posted by Hong Kong Legal News
The Standard reports the Occupy Central movement is bound to neither be peaceful or legal. That is the blunt warning from Chief Executive Leung Chun- ying, who said action will be taken to maintain law and order. http://www.thestandard.com.hk/news_detail.asp?pp_cat=30&art_id=134475&sid=39789701&con_type=1...
| Comments (0)

6/9/2013 10:22:33 PM EST
Posted by Hong Kong Legal News
SCMP reports the city's chief prosecutor says victims of indecent assault in some cases should show their attackers compassion if it is their first offence. http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1256732/chief-prosecutor-kevin-zervos-urges-compassion-first-time-sex...
| Comments (0)

6/6/2013 9:57:07 PM EST
Posted by Hong Kong Legal News
Customs & Excise officers seized 2.1kg of cocaine worth $2.01 million and arrested an 18-year-old man at the airport yesterday. They stopped the man to examine his luggage and found the cocaine in a false compartment in his suitcase. The man arrived...
| Comments (0)

6/6/2013 9:54:50 PM EST
Posted by Hong Kong Legal News
Secretary for Food & Health Dr Ko Wing-man says civil service unit heads have discretionary power, which can be used to make decisions regarding training civil servants to meet operational needs. In response to a media enquiry about the approval for...
| Comments (0)

6/6/2013 9:49:12 PM EST
Posted by Hong Kong Legal News
The Standard reports accepting restaurant gifts worth HK$5,000 has cost a senior cop his freedom, his job and up to HK$6 million in pension. http://www.thestandard.com.hk/news_detail.asp?we_cat=11&art_id=134416&sid=39778249&con_type=3&d_str=20130607&fc=8...
| Comments (0)

6/6/2013 9:43:00 PM EST
Posted by Hong Kong Legal News
SCMP reports human error was to blame for the hot air balloon disaster in Egypt that killed nine Hongkongers in February, a criminal investigation has found. http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1254733/egypt-balloon-crash-killed-19-hongkongers-blamed-human-error...
| Comments (0)

6/5/2013 10:53:50 PM EST
Posted by Hong Kong Legal News
The Standard reports a pro-Beijing lawmaker has demanded the Legislative Council exercise its special powers to probe former Executive Council member Barry Cheung Chun-yuen's Hong Kong Mercantile Exchange. http://www.thestandard.com.hk/news_detail.asp?we_cat=11&art_id=134379&sid=39771083&con_type=1&d_str=20130606&fc=7...
| Comments (0)

6/5/2013 10:49:16 PM EST
Posted by Hong Kong Legal News
Russia has begun processing APEC Business Travel Cards under a scheme, that aims to enhance business travellers' mobility within APEC economies, the Immigration Department said. Including Russia, there are 19 economies participating in the scheme. The others...
| Comments (0)

6/5/2013 10:43:35 PM EST
Posted by Asia Legal News
SCMP reports a reshuffle of senior staff at the mainland bank watchdog offers the clearest signal yet of a shift in the way the new government of President Xi Jinping will promote top officials, sources with ties to the Beijing leadership say. ...
| Comments (0)

6/5/2013 10:08:04 PM EST
Posted by Hong Kong Legal News
The Standard reports police have arrested a woman driver on suspicions her jeep hit a herd of cattle on a deserted Lantau road - killing eight. Two cows were injured. http://www.thestandard.com.hk/news_detail.asp?pp_cat=30&art_id=134395&sid=39772132&con_type=3...
| Comments (0)

6/4/2013 10:04:20 PM EST
Posted by Hong Kong Legal News
SCMP reports a former soldier of Israel's elite anti-terrorist unit who admitted laundering more than HK$150 million of golden bars and diamonds in Hong Kong provided admirable service to the military, a court heard yesterday. http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1253549/launderer-gold-bars-commendable-soldier-israel...
| Comments (0)

6/4/2013 9:57:49 PM EST
Posted by Hong Kong Legal News
The Standard reports all liquor bought by the Independent Commission Against Corruption during the tenure of Timothy Tong Hin-ming will be put up for auction. http://www.thestandard.com.hk/news_detail.asp?pp_cat=30&art_id=134341&sid=39764316&con_type=1...
| Comments (0)

6/4/2013 9:54:07 PM EST
Posted by Hong Kong Legal News
SCMP reports the annual Hong Kong candlelight vigil to mark the 24th anniversary of the Tiananmen Square crackdown was brought to an abrupt end last night by heavy downpours and a power failure. http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1253633/candles-rain-mark-june-4-vigil-hong-kongs-victoria-park...
| Comments (0)

6/4/2013 9:50:27 PM EST
Posted by Hong Kong Legal News
The Government has made pay offers, to take effect retrospectively from April 1, to the staff sides of the four civil-service central consultative councils, Secretary for the Civil Service Paul Tang announced. Briefing reporters, Mr Tang said civil servants...
| Comments (0)

6/3/2013 10:37:10 PM EST
Posted by Hong Kong Legal News
SCMP reports participants in tonight's candlelight vigil in Victoria Park must send a united message to President Xi Jinping that Hongkongers will insist on justice over the Tiananmen Square crackdown, organiser Lee Cheuk-yan said yesterday. http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1252862/organisers-hk-vigil-june-4-urge-united-call-justice...
| Comments (0)

6/3/2013 10:33:29 PM EST
Posted by Hong Kong Legal News
The Standard reports a High Court judge has quashed a lower court's ruling and decided to free a League of Social Democrats member convicted of attacking a policewoman last year. http://www.thestandard.com.hk/news_detail.asp?we_cat=4&art_id=134292&sid=39757479&con_type=1&d_str=20130604&fc=2...
| Comments (0)

6/3/2013 10:25:24 PM EST
Posted by Hong Kong Legal News
SCMP reports a 66-year-old apparently male patient made a stunning discovery when he sought treatment for swelling in his abdomen. The swelling was a cyst on his ovary and he was in fact a woman. http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1252857/man-66-goes-doctor-and-finds-hes-woman...
| Comments (0)

6/3/2013 10:11:19 PM EST
Posted by Hong Kong Legal News
The Standard reports civil servants may know as early as today whether they will be getting pay rises recommended by their unions or the 2.55 to 3.92 percent suggested by the pay trend survey. http://www.thestandard.com.hk/news_detail.asp?pp_cat=30&art_id=134304&sid=39758880&con_type=1...
| Comments (0)

6/2/2013 10:06:51 PM EST
Posted by Asia Legal News
BBC News reports new press restrictions are due to come into effect in Singapore, requiring news websites to apply for licences. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-22725863
| Comments (0)

6/2/2013 10:04:35 PM EST
Posted by Hong Kong Legal News
The Standard reports a transportation worker was arrested hours after a mainland student on holiday was raped in a hostel in Tsim Sha Tsui's Chungking Mansions. http://www.thestandard.com.hk/news_detail.asp?we_cat=4&art_id=134249&sid=39754719&con_type=1&d_str=20130603&fc=1...
| Comments (0)

6/2/2013 10:01:39 PM EST
Posted by Hong Kong Legal News
Prosecutors must act fairly and properly, and maintain the highest standards of integrity and honesty, says Director of Public Prosecutions Kevin Zervos. These were the words of his welcome address at the 12th Heads of Prosecuting Agencies Conference, which...
| Comments (0)

6/2/2013 9:59:28 PM EST
Posted by Hong Kong Legal News
Police have arrested a 25-year-old man after his car allegedly hit and killed a 45-year-old motorcyclist in Lantau South today. The car was travelling along South Lantau Road towards Mui Wo, and collided with the motorcycle near San Shek Wan at 1.45pm....
| Comments (0)

6/2/2013 9:42:10 PM EST
Posted by Hong Kong Legal News
The Standard reports organizers of the June 4 candlelight vigil are optimistic that the row over a slogan will not stop people from turning up. http://www.thestandard.com.hk/news_detail.asp?pp_cat=11&art_id=134247&sid=39754356&con_type=1...
| Comments (0)

5/30/2013 10:59:08 PM EST
Posted by Asia Legal News
BBC News reports Osaka council members rejected the non-binding motion against Toru Hashimoto after a major party reversed its earlier stance and helped vote it down. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-22720226
| Comments (0)

5/30/2013 10:53:13 PM EST
Posted by Hong Kong Legal News
The Standard reports the Commercial Crime Bureau has arrested a sixth suspect in connection with the failed trading platform set up by former Executive Council member Barry Cheung Chun-yuen. http://www.thestandard.com.hk/news_detail.asp?we_cat=4&art_id=134212&sid=39742006&con_type=1&d_str=20130531&fc=8...
| Comments (0)

5/30/2013 10:49:43 PM EST
Posted by Hong Kong Legal News
SCMP reports chambers of commerce that represent hundreds of foreign firms in Hong Kong are voicing unhappiness at the recent doubling of stamp duty on commercial property purchases. http://www.scmp.com/property/hong-kong-china/article/1250048/foreign-chambers-cry-foul-doubling-stamp-duty...
| Comments (0)

5/30/2013 10:39:36 PM EST
Posted by Hong Kong Legal News
The Standard reports a drink-driver who asked his wife to take the blame after he fatally ran over an elderly woman was jailed for four years. http://www.thestandard.com.hk/news_detail.asp?we_cat=11&art_id=134223&sid=39742841&con_type=1&d_str=20130531&fc=8...
| Comments (0)

5/30/2013 10:28:51 PM EST
Posted by Hong Kong Legal News
The Standard reports adopting Macau's arbitration model to settle disputes that cannot be resolved by conciliation is being considered by the consumer rights watchdog. http://www.thestandard.com.hk/news_detail.asp?pp_cat=30&art_id=134224&sid=39742134&con_type=1...
| Comments (0)

5/29/2013 11:14:45 PM EST
Posted by Hong Kong Legal News
The Securities & Futures Commission and the Police Commercial Crime Bureau say they are investigating Hong Kong Mercantile Exchange's affairs in accordance with the law. They issued a joint statement to clarify a media report published today. The...
| Comments (0)

5/29/2013 10:55:00 PM EST
Posted by Hong Kong Legal News
The Standard reports more than 800 contract teachers and teaching assistants are heading for the dole. http://www.thestandard.com.hk/news_detail.asp?we_cat=4&art_id=134183&sid=39736747&con_type=1&d_str=20130530&fc=7
| Comments (0)

5/29/2013 10:37:20 PM EST
Posted by Hong Kong Legal News
SCMP reports the mainland official responsible for Hong Kong affairs yesterday dismissed speculation that the central government was seeking to oust Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying. http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1248926/no-plans-replace-hong-kong-chief-executive-says-top-mainland-official...
| Comments (0)

5/29/2013 10:33:27 PM EST
Posted by Hong Kong Legal News
The Standard reports a libel suit against Secretary for Development Paul Chan Mo-po and his wife will be heard by a jury in the High Court next year. http://www.thestandard.com.hk/news_detail.asp?we_cat=11&art_id=134165&sid=39737125&con_type=1&d_str=20130530&fc=7...
| Comments (0)

5/29/2013 10:21:53 PM EST
Posted by Hong Kong Legal News
The Standard reports the prosecution dropped a charge against a maid accused of cheating her employer of HK$15 after a magistrate asked whether the police had nothing better to do. http://www.thestandard.com.hk/news_detail.asp?pp_cat=30&art_id=134185&sid=39737163&con_type=1...
| Comments (0)

5/27/2013 10:45:07 PM EST
Posted by Hong Kong Legal News
SCMP reports Peter Chan Chun-chuen, fung shui adviser to the late Nina Wang Kung Yu-sum, told the ill and desperate billionaire that he had talked to Buddha to prolong her life, the prosecutor in Chan's forgery trial said yesterday. http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1247638/nina-wangs-fung-shui-adviser-talked-buddha-prolong-her-life...
| Comments (0)

5/27/2013 10:42:27 PM EST
Posted by Hong Kong Legal News
The Standard reports thorough screenings are needed to be made by organizations dealing with children to help them avoid hiring sex beasts. http://www.thestandard.com.hk/news_detail.asp?pp_cat=30&art_id=134069&sid=39725548&con_type=1
| Comments (0)

5/27/2013 10:20:26 PM EST
Posted by Hong Kong Legal News
SCMP reports Marine Department chief Francis Liu Hon-por finally bowed and officially apologised yesterday for the Lamma Island ferry disaster, as the Transport and Housing Bureau took control of an inquiry into whether any government officials should be...
| Comments (0)

5/27/2013 10:13:18 PM EST
Posted by World Legal News
Global Times reports German Chancellor Angela Merkel said Monday that Germany firmly opposes a trade probe initiated by the European Commission into imports of Chinese mobile telecommunications products as China and Germany called for free trade amid growing...
| Comments (0)

5/26/2013 10:20:49 PM EST
Posted by Hong Kong Legal News
SCMP reports the city's core policy-making authority, the Executive Council, has been losing power since the handover and its function and composition must reviewed, the head of the legislature has urged. http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1246900/exco-losing-its-power-and-authority-says-legco-chief-tsang...
| Comments (0)

5/26/2013 10:04:16 PM EST
Posted by Hong Kong Legal News
Customs & Excise officers seized 6kg of methamphetamine and a small amount of crack cocaine, worth over $4.9 million, and arrested two men and a woman at the airport. The trio had joined a tour group to New Zealand. Officers stopped them yesterday and...
| Comments (0)

5/26/2013 9:51:10 PM EST
Posted by Hong Kong Legal News
The Standard reports a fifth suspect has been arrested in connection with the failed trading platform set up by former executive councillor Barry Cheung Chun-yuen. http://www.thestandard.com.hk/news_detail.asp?pp_cat=30&art_id=134040&sid=39722514&con_type=3...
| Comments (0)

5/26/2013 9:47:11 PM EST
Posted by Hong Kong Legal News
SCMP reports the emphasis of this year's June 4 night vigil - 'Love the country, love the people' - has sparked a row between Hong Kong's veteran democrats and pro-autonomy activists, with the latter claiming that whether the mainland is democratic or not...
| Comments (0)

5/26/2013 9:35:47 PM EST
Posted by Hong Kong Legal News
The third batch of four pieces of subsidiary legislation for the implementation of the new Companies Ordinance (CO) was gazetted today (May 24). The four pieces of subsidiary legislation are the Companies (Model Articles) Notice, the Company Records (Inspection...
| Comments (0)

5/23/2013 10:14:42 PM EST
Posted by Hong Kong Legal News
SCMP reports Hong Kong will experience a new style of democracy - over and above the act of casting votes - as the Occupy Central movement launches the first of three "deliberation days" early next month. http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1244408/democracy-d-day-fall-june-9...
| Comments (0)

5/23/2013 10:04:40 PM EST
Posted by Hong Kong Legal News
The Standard reports three of the four men arrested in connection with the trading platform set up by Executive Councillor Barry Cheung Chun-yuen have been charged with possessing a false instrument. http://www.thestandard.com.hk/news_detail.asp?we_cat=11&art_id=134002&sid=39710431&con_type=1&d_str=20130524&fc=8...
| Comments (0)

5/23/2013 9:55:41 PM EST
Posted by Hong Kong Legal News
SCMP reports the H7N9 bird flu virus can be transmitted not only through close contact but by airborne exposure, a team at the University of Hong Kong found after extensive laboratory experiments. http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1244536/h7n9-bird-flu-found-spread-through-air...
| Comments (0)

5/23/2013 9:51:32 PM EST
Posted by Hong Kong Legal News
The Standard reports a magistrate has asked the Independent Commission Against Corruption to open an investigation into a police district commander after finding him guilty of corruption. http://www.thestandard.com.hk/news_detail.asp?pp_cat=30&art_id=134003&sid=39709289&con_type=1...
| Comments (0)

5/22/2013 10:21:58 PM EST
Posted by Hong Kong Legal News
SCMP reports soccer fans in Hong Kong will be able to watch 22 matches of the 2014 World Cup in Brazil free of charge after TVB won broadcasting rights for the tournament for the first time in 16 years. http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1243735/tvb-screen-22-world-cup-2014-matches-free...
| Comments (0)

5/22/2013 10:00:14 PM EST
Posted by Hong Kong Legal News
The Civil Service Bureau has received the Pay Trend Survey Committee Report on the 2013 Pay Trend Survey and has derived the net pay trend indicators by deducting the cost of increments paid to civil servants in 2012-13 from the gross pay trend indicators...
| Comments (0)

5/22/2013 9:57:51 PM EST
Posted by Hong Kong Legal News
SCMP reports police last night arrested a fourth suspect - a 60-year-old man - in the investigation into the failure of the Hong Kong Mercantile Exchange (HKMEx). http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1243739/bounced-cheque-alerted-sfc-hkmexs-lack-required-funds...
| Comments (0)

5/22/2013 9:21:40 PM EST
Posted by World Legal News
CNN reports they first hit the man, thought to be a British soldier, with a car in broad daylight. Then the two attackers hacked him to death and dumped his body in the middle of a southeastern London road. http://edition.cnn.com/2013/05/22/world/europe/uk-london-attack/index.html...
| Comments (0)

5/22/2013 1:55:51 AM EST
Posted by Hong Kong Legal News
The Standard reports after 13 days and 100 hours of debate, the budget was passed last night, three hours ahead of the deadline set by Legislative Council president Jasper Tsang Yok-sing. http://www.thestandard.com.hk/news_detail.asp?we_cat=4&art_id=133910&sid=39697072&con_type=1&d_str=20130522&fc=4...
| Comments (0)

5/22/2013 1:48:19 AM EST
Posted by World Legal News
BBC News reports the plan marks a climbdown from ministers who had decided they should not get the same UK resettlement rights as interpreters in the Iraq conflict. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-22620207
| Comments (0)

5/22/2013 1:45:20 AM EST
Posted by Hong Kong Legal News
Police have arrested a 55-year-old man after receiving a referral from the Securities & Futures Commission about the suspected use of a false instrument involving a commodities trading company. He has been detained for questioning. http://www.news.gov.hk/en/categories/law_order/html/2013/05/20130521_224426.shtml...
| Comments (0)

5/22/2013 1:39:49 AM EST
Posted by Hong Kong Legal News
SCMP reports police arrested three men yesterday as they began investigating the failed Hong Kong Mercantile Exchange set up by executive councillor Barry Cheung Chun-yuen, who said he was taking an immediate leave of absence. http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1243051/3-held-probe-hkmex-chairman-barry-cheung-takes-leave-absence...
| Comments (0)

5/22/2013 1:35:27 AM EST
Posted by World Legal News
SCMP reports Chinese students and parents are demanding an apology from US Vice-President Joe Biden for "insensitive" comments, weeks after he referred to China as the nation that cannot “think different” or “breathe free”...
| Comments (0)

5/20/2013 10:29:07 PM EST
Posted by Hong Kong Legal News
The Standard reports TVB is appealing against a High Court decision not to grant a judicial review in its attempt to stop the issuing of any new free-TV licenses. http://www.thestandard.com.hk/news_detail.asp?we_cat=4&art_id=133862&sid=39691746&con_type=1&d_str=20130521&fc=2...
| Comments (0)

5/20/2013 10:19:06 PM EST
Posted by Hong Kong Legal News
The Executive Council Secretariat says there will be no Executive Council meeting on May 21, because there are no agenda items. The statement was made today in response to media enquiries, and the arrangement was agreed upon by its members at the weekly...
| Comments (0)

5/20/2013 10:12:48 PM EST
Posted by Asia Legal News
SCMP reports Hunan's high court agreed to hear an appeal by Tang Hui, the mother of a teenage girl who was raped and forced into prostitution by local officials. http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1242285/rape-victims-petitioning-mother-tang-hui-wins-court-review...
| Comments (0)

5/20/2013 10:01:33 PM EST
Posted by Hong Kong Legal News
The Complaints Against Police Office (CAPO) was given ISO (International Organisation for Standardisation) 10002:2004 “Quality Management – Customer Satisfaction” Certification today. The certificate recognises the office’s commitment...
| Comments (0)

5/19/2013 10:50:18 PM EST
Posted by Hong Kong Legal News
SCMP reports the Legislative Council president has sparked new controversy after he rejected pan-democrats' suggestion that any bid to end a filibuster should require two-thirds of lawmakers' votes. http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1241408/legco-chief-rejects-pan-dems-two-thirds-vote-plan...
| Comments (0)

5/19/2013 10:33:32 PM EST
Posted by Hong Kong Legal News
The Standard reports Hong Kong Mercantile Exchange chairman Barry Cheung Chun-yuen yesterday insisted neither he nor any of his businesses are in debt and he has not borrowed money from any "major property businessman." http://www.thestandard.com.hk/news_detail.asp?pp_cat=30&art_id=133842&sid=39688436&con_type=3...
| Comments (0)

5/19/2013 10:31:16 PM EST
Posted by Hong Kong Legal News
SCMP reports the top court's approval for a transsexual to wed has sparked widespread fears in the Catholic Church, which sees the ruling as opening the door to same-sex marriage in Hong Kong. http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1241515/hong-kong-catholics-have-same-sex-marriage-fears-after-court-ruling...
| Comments (0)

5/19/2013 10:22:12 PM EST
Posted by Asia Legal News
China Daily reports Premier Li Keqiang arrived in New Delhi on Sunday afternoon on his first overseas visit since taking office, accompanied by a large business delegation. http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/china/2013-05/20/content_16510595.htm
| Comments (0)

5/10/2013 2:41:16 AM EST
Posted by World Legal News
BBC News reports the charges relate to alleged forced miscarriages suffered by one victim. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-22475771
| Comments (0)

5/9/2013 11:56:16 PM EST
Posted by Hong Kong Legal News
SCMP reports the Beijing official who was in charge of Hong Kong affairs in the run-up to the handover says too many mainlanders are being allowed into the city. http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1234063/former-beijing-official-lu-ping-sounds-warning-influx-chinese...
| Comments (0)

5/9/2013 11:52:10 PM EST
Posted by Hong Kong Legal News
The Standard reports a senior retired mainland official has warned that Hong Kong "will die" if it confronts Beijing and loses its support. http://www.thestandard.com.hk/news_detail.asp?we_cat=11&art_id=133603&sid=39640772&con_type=1&d_str=20130510&fc=8...
| Comments (0)

5/9/2013 11:44:34 PM EST
Posted by Hong Kong Legal News
The Standard reports the police chief disclosed yesterday that the force had spent 16 months trying to arrest a trainee solicitor who took part in an illegal demonstration nearly two years ago. http://www.thestandard.com.hk/news_detail.asp?pp_cat=30&art_id=133604&sid=39639118&con_type=1...
| Comments (0)

5/8/2013 10:42:14 PM EST
Posted by Hong Kong Legal News
The Standard reports local news from Hong Kong Television will cease airing on the Hong Kong Broadband Network when its contract with the broadcaster ends. http://www.thestandard.com.hk/news_detail.asp?pp_cat=11&art_id=133562&sid=39633691&con_type=1...
| Comments (0)

5/8/2013 10:37:12 PM EST
Posted by Hong Kong Legal News
SCMP reports students who took part in a protest on Monday when Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying visited City University have accused some security guards of rough treatment and are demanding an explanation from the school. http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1232962/university-students-allege-mistreatment-protest-during-cy-leung-visit...
| Comments (0)

5/8/2013 10:22:19 PM EST
Posted by Hong Kong Legal News
SCMP reports pro-establishment lawmakers are expected to dominate a new Legislative Council select committee that will examine former ICAC chief Timothy Tong Hin-ming's allegedly lavish spending during his five-year tenure. http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1232957/legco-backs-probe-former-icac-head-timothy-tong...
| Comments (0)

5/8/2013 10:17:22 PM EST
Posted by Asia Legal News
SCMP reports People's Daily yesterday published a call for a review of Japan's sovereignty over the island of Okinawa, home to major US bases, with the Asian powers already embroiled in a territorial row. http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1232998/china-should-reconsider-who-owns-okinawa-says-peoples-daily...
| Comments (0)

5/7/2013 10:30:18 PM EST
Posted by Hong Kong Legal News
The Standard reports Financial Secretary John Tsang Chun-wah will meet four radical lawmakers this week to urge them to stop their budget filibuster. http://www.thestandard.com.hk/news_detail.asp?we_cat=4&art_id=133534&sid=39625839&con_type=1&d_str=20130508&fc=4...
| Comments (0)

5/7/2013 10:16:00 PM EST
Posted by Hong Kong Legal News
SCMP reports Birmingham City football club boss Carson Yeung Ka-sing has asked a judge to let him sit outside the dock while the court hears evidence in his HK$721 million money-laundering trial. http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1232243/court-rejects-carson-yeungs-bid-dismiss-prejudicial-report...
| Comments (0)

5/7/2013 9:54:14 PM EST
Posted by Hong Kong Legal News
SCMP reports the practice of cross-leasing flats was legal and common among civil servants in the 1980s as they used rental income to pay off mortgages, a former high-ranking government official told the District Court yesterday. http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1232518/cross-leasing-flats-didnt-break-civil-service-rules-witness...
| Comments (0)

5/7/2013 9:44:54 PM EST
Posted by Hong Kong Legal News
Two immigration officers from the Immigration Division of the Hong Kong Economic & Trade Office in Guangdong arrived in Long'an County in Nanning, Guangxi, today to help the Hong Kong people involved in a traffic accident. The five men and 12 women...
| Comments (0)

5/7/2013 9:36:03 PM EST
Posted by Hong Kong Legal News
SCMP reports no one emerged as a winner from the 40-day dockers strike, with the workers failing to get the raise they demanded and the port operator involved suffering a tarnished image, analysts said. http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1232519/strike-end-sees-all-involved-losers...
| Comments (0)

5/6/2013 10:59:08 PM EST
Posted by Hong Kong Legal News
SCMP reports nineteen tourists in Guangxi travelling with a Hong Kong-based tour operator have been injured in a traffic accident, with at least two in serious condition, local media reported on Tuesday morning. http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1232081/tourists-hong-kong-operator-injured-guangxi-bus-crash...
| Comments (0)

5/6/2013 10:55:14 PM EST
Posted by Hong Kong Legal News
Secretary for the Environment KS Wong signed a waste management collaboration agreement with Dutch Minister for Foreign Trade & Development Co-operation Lilianne Ploumen today. At the ceremony, Mr Wong said he is happy to see both governments intend...
| Comments (0)

5/6/2013 10:40:42 PM EST
Posted by Hong Kong Legal News
SCMP reports the publishing in a newspaper of tycoon Joseph Lau Luen-hung's medical records last Tuesday could be an offence under Macau law, a lawyer there has said. http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1231676/tycoon-joseph-lau-utterly-shocked-apple-daily-report...
| Comments (0)

5/6/2013 10:34:33 PM EST
Posted by Hong Kong Legal News
The Standard reports frequent checks will be carried out on retailers to ensure they comply with the plastic bag levy when it is extended to all in the trade next year, the environment chief has promised. http://www.thestandard.com.hk/news_detail.asp?pp_cat=11&art_id=133492&sid=39621046&con_type=1...
| Comments (0)

5/6/2013 10:02:54 PM EST
Posted by Hong Kong Legal News
SCMP reports striking dockers yesterday accepted a 9.8 per cent pay rise, ending one of the longest walkouts in the city's history. http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1231549/judge-rules-docker-worker-sit-can-continue
| Comments (0)

5/5/2013 11:00:58 PM EST
Posted by Asia Legal News
BBC News reports the authorities acted after images of Chongqing official Lei Zhengfu went viral on the internet last year. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-china-22399297
| Comments (0)

5/5/2013 10:55:00 PM EST
Posted by Hong Kong Legal News
Police yesterday charged a 29-year-old man for the murder of a 30-year-old man in Sheung Shui on April 28. He was arrested in Tai Po on May 3. He will appear in Fanling Magistracy tomorrow. A 32-year-old man who was arrested in Central on May 3 has...
| Comments (0)

5/5/2013 10:51:01 PM EST
Posted by Hong Kong Legal News
SCMP reports the government should set up an independent committee to gauge public views and advise on the eligibility requirement for future chief executive candidates, according to one of the city's senior lawyers. http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1230808/lawyer-calls-committee-gauge-poll-views...
| Comments (0)

5/5/2013 10:38:33 PM EST
Posted by Asia Legal News
BBC News reports the Election Commission said PM Najib Razak's Barisan Nasional coalition won 133 of the 222 in parliamentary seats - well short of the two-thirds majority it lost five years ago. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-22422172
| Comments (0)

5/5/2013 10:01:57 PM EST
Posted by Asia Legal News
SCMP reports two people hired by a county government in Fujian province to destroy pigs killed by infectious diseases have been detained for allegedly processing the carcasses and selling the meat in neighbouring provinces. http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1230944/sale-40-tonnes-diseased-pork-sparks-police-investigation...
| Comments (0)

5/2/2013 10:14:41 PM EST
Posted by Hong Kong Legal News
Department of Health and Police officers arrested a 67-year-old man today for the illegal sale over the Internet of an unregistered pharmaceutical product suspected to contain Minoxidil, a Part I poison. Minoxidil topical solution is commonly used for the...
| Comments (0)

Go!

Tell us what you think


Submit

Partners

    Lexis HK

    HKFLA

    FAQ

    Products & Services

    Other Resources

    HKLC link button