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  1. Basic Law move erodes public trust

    Posted Apr 21st 2004, 12:00am by Klaudia Lee

    ... and their trust in the city and central governments have plummeted amid the political row over Beijing's interpretation of key provisions of the Basic Law. The latest University of Hong Kong (HKU) ... from the 57 per cent recorded in a previous poll in mid-February. The study showed that the number of people who trust the central government plummeted to a 10-month low of 38 per cent, ...

  2. Trust in Beijing falls after Basic Law interpretation

    Posted Jul 07th 2004, 12:00am by Jimmy Cheung

    ... on April, when Beijing interpreted the Basic Law's provision to limit the scope of electoral changes allowed in Hong Kong. But figures showed public trust in the Hong Kong government had ... Jimmy Cheung Public mistrust of Beijing after April's interpretation of the Basic Law has increased. The number of people who distrust the central government rose to 30 per cent last ...

  3. Range of services cater for more than the precious few

    Posted Oct 24th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... HIGH-PROFILE COMPANY directors, millionaire business executives and film stars are not the only ones who can benefit from setting up a trust to mitigate tax exposure and ensure assets are properly managed for their beneficiaries. Not everyone needs a trust, but more people should consider setting one up, according to Royal Skandia regional director (Far East) Francine Kwong. She ...

  4. Trust eludes an improving legal system

    Posted Mar 27th 2004, 12:00am by Toh Han Shih

    ... lack of transparency and corruption, according to lawyers both foreign and local. Although decisions rendered in civil cases are increasingly well reasoned and supported by law, appearances ... at Jones Day, a United States law firm. 'Chinese courts are careful with multinationals because of the international image they want to send. They want their judgment to appear ...

  5. Hari Harilela sued over trust fund

    Posted Oct 21st 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Magdalen Chow Couple breached duties, writ claims The head of Hong Kong's most prominent Indian clan is being sued for alleged mismanagement of a $6 million trust fund. Hari Harilela ... Hiranand, claim that in 1998, the defendants- their aunt and uncle- agreed to approach the trio's father, Lal Manghanmal Hiranand, to 'procure' money to hold in trust ...

  6. Lien Chan's daughter stung by 'trusted' friend

    Posted Jun 04th 2004, 12:00am by Shi Jiangtao

    ... a 'mutually trusted' friend since 1992, not to do it again. But it turned out that Ms Lee had continued to borrow large amounts of money in the name of the company with more faked chops, ...

  7. Regulator tightens trust controls

    Posted Dec 23rd 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Bei Hu China's under-regulated trust companies will be subject to closer scrutiny under a new string of government guidelines issued yesterday. From now on, trust companies must must seek approval from the China Banking Regulatory Commission before marketing new trust schemes. A formal report should be submitted to the CBRC within five days of the marketing campaign's ...

  8. Trust the court's judgment

    Posted Dec 04th 2004, 12:00am by Frank Ching

    ... Frank Ching The ruling this week by the Court of Appeal that the Hong Kong government breached the Basic Law in passing legislation to effect a civil service pay cut is a major blow ... to interpret the Basic Law. At issue is Article 100, which says: 'Public servants serving in all Hong Kong government departments, including the police department, before the establishment ...

  9. No-entry sign a hurdle on the road to trust

    Posted Aug 30th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... to be tested during the hotly contested election campaign. And this has proved to be the case. The farcical on-off trip by leading Democrat Law Chi-kwong to the mainland is the latest in a series ... But at a time when rumour, suspicion and conspiracy theories abound, it is important that the questions raised by the affair are answered. Dr Law, a member of the party's executive committee ...

  10. Can we ever trust Beijing again?

    Posted May 11th 2004, 12:00am by Frank Ching

    ... Frank Ching Ever since the Basic Law interpretation last month, Chinese officials have been making statements in an attempt not only to explain the move but, more importantly, to reassure ... the interpretation, which changed the original meaning of the Basic Law, Mr Qiao said at a press conference in Beijing that Hong Kong people had misunderstood the Basic Law. The interpretation, he said, ...




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