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  • Hong Kong plans tougher laws in response to 'gutter oil' scandal

    Hong Kong has vowed to toughen laws governing edible oil in the wake of a scandal that has linked hundreds of local companies and eateries to the use or distribution of tainted “gutter oil”. The proposed law changes include banning manufacturers and ...

    South China Morning Post (subscription) | September 18, 2014 06:48
  • Is it time to ban legal ivory trading in Hong Kong?
    Is it time to ban legal ivory trading in Hong Kong?

    But Hong Kong for Elephants is now taking the fight one step further, and is now focussing on the more secretive legal ivory trade. There are currently 447 different traders in the city with licenses that allow them to possess and sell ivory and local ...

    Time Out Hong Kong | September 22, 2014 03:56
  • Hong Kong Lawyers to Offer Pro Bono Aid to Pro-Democracy Protesters
    Hong Kong Lawyers to Offer Pro Bono Aid to Pro-Democracy Protesters

    HONG KONG—Dozens of Hong Kong lawyers are lining up to offer pro bono assistance to pro-democracy protesters, in a move that highlights the legal community's growing concern over potential infringement on the city's judicial independence by Beijing.

    Wall Street Journal | August 28, 2014 11:07
  • ILLEGAL GAMBLING Illegal gambling sites will not be blocked in Hong Kong ...

    A spokesman for the Home Affairs Bureau, which is ultimately responsible for gaming laws in Hong Kong, said sufficient legislation was in place and it would not go down Singapore's road. "Respecting freedom to access information, we do not block one's ...

    South China Morning Post (subscription) | September 20, 2014 21:17

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