Big Spender Jurisdictional Issues Analytical Essay by Top Papers

Big Spender Jurisdictional Issues
An analysis of the jurisdictional and venue issues raised by the infamous "Big Spender" case of 1998.
# 135417 | 1,250 words | 5 sources | 2003 | US
Published on Dec 01, 2003 in Law (International) , Law (Historic Trials) , Asian Studies (General)

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The paper describes how the notorious mobster's career was ended at the hands of the Guangdong provincial courts. The paper compares the laws of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, based upon centuries of English common law, to the Criminal Law of the People's Republic of China. The paper relates that the principle of "one state, two systems" may have to look outside the English Common law system to persuasive foreign law for establishing a procedual precedent for deciding jurisdiction and venue questions.

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"On December 5th, 1998, the notorious criminal career of Cheung Tze-Keung came to an abrupt yet inevitable end. The presumptive single shot that ended a notorious criminal career failed to end the jurisdictional controversies that resound in the Hong Kong legal community. The question of which courts shall exercise jurisdiction and conduct trials when suspects commit crimes in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region and are apprehended other regions of the country. The question of "One Country, two systems" gives way to a debate of which system shall be applicable in each individual case. The judicial and court system of the..."

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