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  1. Why tycoons must change their ways

    Posted Oct 01st 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Kong's economic reality. Anti-trust laws helped rejuvenate the US economy. America became the richer for them. Let's do the same. PAUL SERFATY, Mid-Levels ... For this, we need a competition law. We need flexibility to change the use of leasehold property. We need a return to businesslike management of public works (government takes longer to build ...


    What the mainland media say, Sunday Morning Post, August 19, 2012

    Posted Aug 19th 2012, 12:00am by Raymond Li

    ... law enforcement network. "What happened in Chongqing has once again proved that the public can trust the system of law and order in this country," the paper said. But the online ...

  3. Distrust in government at record low study finds

    Posted Feb 17th 2006, 12:00am by Jimmy Cheung

    ... said they did not trust the administration, down 7 percentage points from December. The rating, a new low since September 1997 when a level of 6.6 per cent was recorded, follows a gradual decline from the peak of more than 45 per cent in mid-2003, when half a million protesters took to the streets against the proposed anti-subversion law and former chief executive Tung ...

  4. Why tycoons should trust the people

    Posted Jan 03rd 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Why are Hong Kong's businessmen so afraid of democracy, so reluctant to trust Chinese people to rule themselves? Ever since the handover to China in 1997, quite a few prominent tycoons have been voicing their fears about self-government in Hong Kong, despite the Basic Law's assurances of a high degree of autonomy. They claim that we are not ready to plan our ...

  5. Talkback

    Posted Sep 15th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Is this reasonable? What good does it serve and where are the signs? In any state exercising the principle of the rule of law, we trust that governmental authority is legitimately exercised only in accordance ... because we trust the authority is in the right. On Sunday afternoon, September 9, my family and I attended a picnic organised by friends (see Mel Mak's letter, Talkback, September 13) ...

  6. Building height rules are unfair and will discourage investment

    Posted May 26th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... blocks. Hong Kong has a proud history of maintaining the rule of law and individual property rights are a mainstay of Hong Kong's economic, political and judicial system. This has allowed Hong Kong to emerge as a leading international investment centre with investor trust and confidence based on rational and fair policies. The Town Planning Board's recent announcement ...

  7. 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 ...

  8. Japan warned about 'illegal' interference

    Posted Jul 08th 2011, 12:00am

    ... in accordance with international law. China had indisputable sovereignty over the Diaoyus, the official added, claiming also that Japan had stepped up its monitoring of Chinese activities in the East China Sea. 'We hope Japan will take effective measures to stop such dangerous activities, based on mutual trust and Sino-Japanese friendship ties. This will prevent the occurrence of ocean ...

  9. Egypt faces tough democracy lesson

    Posted Jun 08th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Egypt's military misrule has meant that a crucial element, rule of law, is weak. Mubarak's trial was chaotic, with prosecutors bringing vague and poorly substantiated charges, evidence ... contenders for the deciding poll on June 16 and 17, Mubarak's trusted last prime minister Ahmed Shafiq and Mohammed Morsi of the Islamist movement the Muslim Brotherhood, had ...

  10. Letters

    Posted Jul 09th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Yam-kuen as his trusted advisers. How could these independent, highly intelligent and seasoned individuals have failed Mr Tsang and his ministers so dismally with regard to this proposed new law ... overseeing the process. In particular, I would direct my criticism at Exco's non- official members. Under the Basic Law, the chief executive shall consult Exco before making important policy ...




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