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  1. Business - Companies - POINT OF LAW

    It's a case of buyer beware if moving into the mainland

    Posted Oct 31st 2012, 12:00am by JUSTIN WILSON, Sun Hong

    ... Justin Wilson and Sun Hong For any transaction there must be no question that what is bought is what was actually bargained for, warn partners at Norton Rose It's a case of buyer beware if moving into the mainland How well do you know and understand the target company ? It is important at the outset to understand what it is that you are buying and to ensure that you ...

  2. Comment - Letters

    Democracy no barrier to investment

    Posted May 10th 2013, 12:00am by LETTERS

    ... Business sector has nothing to fear from greater democracy Anson Chan gave an excellent talk recently about the future for democracy in Hong Kong. The Basic Law defines universal suffrage ... Or are these business people afraid of democracy? Perhaps they are worried that Hong Kong could pick candidates who want to turn the SAR into a welfare state which would mean higher taxes, perhaps even ...

  3. Keep functional constituencies- they are a key to full democracy

    Posted Sep 28th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... candidates have wide support and real legitimacy. We are confident that current conditions in Hong Kong are favourable for implementing universal suffrage for choosing the chief executive. Functional ... in 2016. A universal suffrage system can be based on geographical or functional representation. In Hong Kong, some one-person-one-vote functional sectors- such as engineering- are often more ...

  4. Democracy 'takes time to digest'

    Posted Apr 02nd 2008, 12:00am by Jimmy Cheung

    ... Jimmy Cheung Beijing could not allow full democracy in Hong Kong before at least 2017 because the government and businesses needed time to adjust to the new political game, a leading ... 's democracy in an article in the Hong Kong Journal, a Washington-based quarterly online publication. It is the first time a mainland expert familiar with Beijing's policy towards Hong Kong has ...

  5. Democracy ruling plays key role in verdict

    Posted Apr 28th 2005, 12:00am by Ambrose Leung

    ... legislative intent and would enable democracy to develop in a gradual and orderly fashion. 'This is in full compliance with the Basic Law and serves the interest of all sections of Hong Kong ... Fei, vice-chairman of the NPC's Legislative Affairs Committee, said the decision was entirely legal and in line with Hong Kong's interest. Citing the committee's interpretation ...

  6. Business group backs push for democracy

    Posted Mar 19th 2004, 12:00am by Jimmy Cheung

    ... Jimmy Cheung An international business group has backed Hong Kong's move towards universal suffrage, saying the city is mature enough. The International Chamber of Commerce-Hong Kong ... by many local business leaders, who warn that populist politics would turn Hong Kong into a welfare city with free lunches for all. The chamber said yesterday it had already tendered its views ...

  7. No need for democracy suspicions, chief tells democrats

    Posted Jan 18th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Eva Wu The chief executive yesterday urged pan-democrats not to view Beijing's decision on Hong Kong's democratic development suspiciously, adding that its timetable ... by 2012 but opened the possibility for it in the 2017 chief executive and 2020 Legislative Council elections. Mr Tsang said some people in Hong Kong viewed this decision suspiciously ...

  8. Walking a fine line towards democracy

    Posted Dec 18th 2007, 12:00am by Frank Ching

    ... to first elect the chief executive by full democracy- because there is no consensus on how all the Legislative Council is to be elected- does reflect a widespread view in Hong Kong. To insist ... Frank Ching According to the Basic Law, the chief executive is accountable to both Beijing and Hong Kong- a dual role reflected in Donald Tsang Yam-kuen's recent report ...

  9. 'As much as we can have' is verdict on democracy

    Posted Aug 27th 2005, 12:00am by Jimmy Cheung

    ... Jimmy Cheung Asked to choose between the electoral status quo, universal suffrage or as much democracy as Beijing allows for the 2007 and 2008 polls, half the public would settle for the third option, a pro-Beijing party's survey shows. Still, 18 per cent continue to insist Hong Kong must elect its next chief executive and legislature by universal suffrage. Another 22 per ...

  10. City's views divided over democracy

    Posted Jun 25th 2007, 12:00am by Klaudia Lee

    ... who have arrived in the city since the handover, a survey has found. The findings show that 73.4 per cent of Hong Kong 'locals' believe 2012 is the right time, compared with 42 per cent of mainland immigrants who have lived in the city for less than 10 years. The study was conducted by the University of Hong Kong's public opinion programme for the South China Morning ...




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