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  1. How not to pass a law

    Posted Aug 09th 2006, 12:00am by Chris Yeung

    ... quarters of society. Mr Tsang once warned that the government and Legco would lose public trust if they failed to work together. But the way the covert surveillance bill was passed into law does ... after the marathon debate ended on Sunday morning, Donald Tsang Yam-kuen said he respected the dissenting views expressed by legislators. The new law, he said, struck the right balance between ...

  2. Time for solidarity on minimum-wage law

    Posted Mar 25th 2009, 12:00am by Chris Yeung

    ... process, let alone a deferral, would spark off a new round of divisive public debate. It might also give rise to false hopes among opponents of a minimum wage that the debate on enacting a law ... not gone away in some quarters of the business community. Therefore, it is only natural for unionists to cast doubt on the sincerity of the business sector in supporting a law. Any change ...

  3. We depend on more than the courts for our rights

    Posted May 08th 2005, 12:00am by Chris Yeung

    ... and the police remain credible institutions, it is because people trust they are able to stick to the law with reason and sensibility, and, equally importantly, play a leading role in upholding the core ... come as a pleasant surprise. There have been no arrests of dissidents, no closures of publications and no bans on demonstrations. While the letter of human-rights laws has been strictly adhered ...

  4. Announcement ends guessing game

    Posted Aug 05th 2003, 12:00am by Chris Yeung, Niki Law

    ... public trust . 'The public might have some hope because of the new secretaries, but this honeymoon period will be over in three to six months,' said Li Pang-kwong, associate professor ...

  5. Signs of sour times

    Posted Jan 25th 2006, 12:00am by Chris Yeung

    ... Chris Yeung Chief Executive Donald Tsang Yam-kuen pledged to foster harmony and trust in the community when he declared his candidacy for the top job last June. Since then, public ... the chief executive's expected bid for re-election next year. On the social front, indiscreet remarks made by education secretary Fanny Law Fan Chiu-fun about the suicides of two teachers ...

  6. Amendments will not make crisis disappear

    Posted Jul 06th 2003, 12:00am by Chris Yeung

    ... back to basics and rebuilding understanding and trust. Their insistence on the July 9 deadline shows a complete failure to grasp the sentiment and aspirations of the wider community. It also demonstrates a minimal degree of trust in the wisdom and rationality of people to reach a consensus on a national security law through more discussion. The fact that the three most controversial ...

  7. They spoke from the heart for Hong Kong

    Posted Oct 08th 2006, 12:00am by Chris Yeung

    ... the erosion of Beijing's trust in the people of Hong Kong after the July 1, 2003 rally triggered by the controversy over a bill to enshrine national security provisions in Hong Kong law ... Chris Yeung Both of them sat on the Basic Law Drafting Committee two decades ago. Both were, at different times, local deputies to the National People's Congress. Undoubtedly, both ...

  8. Culture of complaints belies the truth

    Posted Mar 12th 2006, 12:00am by Chris Yeung

    ... are easy to find. Regular people have taken their annoyance with the government to the courts over issues such as the listing of the real estate investment trust, and the ban on backyard poultry. ... sophistication and acceptance of the level of contradictions, conflicts and arguments in our society. People have a high level of trust in our institutions and culture, such as a corruption-free ...

  9. Legal ties that bind or break

    Posted Apr 18th 2005, 12:00am by Chris Yeung

    ... With a third Basic Law interpretation on the horizon, critics and supporters have voiced their concerns. Chris Yeung reports on the issue beyond- 'one country, two systems' ... and the mainland authorities after 1997. The importance of the Basic Law just cannot be emphasised more. But 15 years after its promulgation, and more than seven years since it took effect on July 1, 1997, ...

  10. Brickbats and bouquets for ex-security chief

    Posted Jul 27th 2003, 12:00am by Chris Yeung

    ... pride in her mission to gather support from Hong Kong and Beijing for an internal security law, which is seen as a crucial piece in the 'one country, two systems' roadmap. As Chief ... a modest, open and sincere attitude in order to win their trust and support.' This underscores the importance of winning the public's trust and support on the internal security bill. ...




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