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  1. Let the Law mean what it says

    Posted Mar 24th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... be avoided. All the central government has to do is to adhere to the clear wording of the Basic Law- and trust the new chief executive with a five-year term. Survival of the common law lies ... decision can be seen as a choice between two perceived evils. Either it trusts Mr Tsang with a full five-year term- or it allows serious damage to be done to the rule of law in Hong Kong. ...

  2. Changes to antitrust legislation welcomed

    Posted Aug 01st 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Albert Wong Lawyers specialising in competition law have welcomed Hong Kong's move to have disputes heard by courts as being in line with established practice in common law ... Johnston, a partner at Herbert Smith Shanghai and editor of Competition Law in China and Hong Kong, said expertise was an issue. 'It's been an issue in every jurisdiction in the world; ...

  3. Trust, not sanctions, will break deadlock

    Posted Jun 14th 2010, 12:00am by Cesar Chelala

    ... Cesar Chelala If past experience with authoritarian regimes is any guide, new sanctions on Iran will not succeed in curbing its nuclear power development and will, instead, strengthen the hardliners in government. Much more can be gained by improving the ...

  4. Taxman demands slice from Grim Reaper

    Posted Oct 23rd 2004, 12:00am by Jane Moir

    ... But as Jane Moir writes, the burden is imposed almost exclusively on the middle class who see it as unfair Life's two trusted certainties, death and taxes, are taking on an increasing ... and complex offshore trusts, the most eligible candidates have found ways to avoid paying it. No longer is estate duty living up to its lofty goal. Instead, the tax has increasingly become the burden ...

  5. Banks want clarity on money-laundering bill

    Posted Jan 29th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... members fully supported the bill, they sought refinements in the proposed new law. The HKAB said under the proposed bill, the definition of a 'beneficial owner' of a company ... The threshold 10 per cent ownership proposed in the bill as part of the test of ownership of corporations, partnerships and trusts should be adjusted to 25 per cent, in line with the approach taken ...

  6. A matter of trust: Blair lays his credibility on the line

    Posted Aug 31st 2003, 12:00am by Peter Kammerer

    ... Geoff Hoon laid the blame squarely before the prime minister's office. Analysts speculated on Friday that although he had been among Mr Blair's most trusted supporters, he would most ... Mr Blair's credibility had depended on trust - and that had been lost in the eyes of Britons. 'In relation to wars, his pledge when elected in 1997 that he could be trusted ...

  7. A change in the game plan

    Posted May 26th 2004, 12:00am by Chris Yeung

    ... said. There is no doubt that the proposed law is a response to Taiwanese President Chen Shui-bian's re-election. Beijing still believes that Mr Chen can never be trusted, and this view has ... Chris Yeung With tension between the mainland and Taiwan rising, Beijing and Hong Kong officials have been quick to assuage fears that the national unification law being drafted to avoid ...

  8. Permanent stance needed in IPR fight

    Posted Dec 21st 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... as Wang because sometimes that is what it takes to make difficult changes. We trust they are right this time. That said, Beijing did recently announce a six-month crackdown on piracy, ...

  9. HK enacts Iran sanctions law after 9 months

    Posted Mar 30th 2011, 12:00am by Irene Jay Liu

    ... After nine months of delay Hong Kong has quietly enacted regulations that implement last year's United Nations sanctions against Iran. The city's action comes amid increasing scrutiny from the West over China's dealings with Iran. The new r ...

  10. Academics join to fight opposition to competition law

    Posted Feb 22nd 2011, 12:00am by Tanna Chong

    ... Tanna Chong International scholars and the city's academics will sign a letter supporting the draft competition law in an attempt to dampen opposition to it. The city will also see ... Donald Tsang Yam-kuen announced in his re-election platform in 2007. The academics' support letter would be released this week, one of the campaign's organisers, a local university law ...




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