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  1. Crusading legislators' ratings soar

    Posted Aug 20th 2003, 12:00am by Niki Law

    ... Ting-yiu, director of the Public Opinion Programme at the University of Hong Kong. Ms Eu said she was more concerned about the public's lack of trust in Legco than the apparent rise ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. Democrats bottom of the class

    Posted Jul 30th 2003, 12:00am by Niki Law

    ... meetings. Democratic Party members Wong Sing-chi and Law Chi-kwong were not much better: Mr Wong showed up for less than a third of the total, while Mr Law's attendance rate was 45 per cent. ... legislator Howard Young and National People's Congress member and independent legislator Ma Fung-kwok. Each came in at 100 per cent. When asked to explain, Wong Sing-chi and Law Chi-kwong said ...

  4. Meet Legco's silent minority

    Posted Jul 30th 2003, 12:00am by Niki Law

    ... David Li, Andrew Wong and Philip Wong prefer to keep their hands down If silence is a virtue, then legislators David Li Kwok-po, Andrew Wong Wang-fat and Philip Wong Yu-hong should be lauded for their contributions to the Legislative Council this year. Ac ...

  5. Satisfaction with legislators falls to new low, says survey

    Posted Jul 30th 2003, 12:00am by Niki Law

    ... Public satisfaction with the performance of legislators has dipped to an all-time low, according to a survey, while respondents also said Hong Kong's prosperity, stability and freedoms had been eroded. The University of Hong Kong survey of 1,073 peop ...

  6. New chief executive will have to rebuild trust of sceptical Hong Kong citizens

    Posted Mar 27th 2012, 12:00am

    ... government. Many ordinary citizens are now distrustful of political leaders. How to rebuild the trust of citizens toward political leaders will remain a priority of Leung, whose policies towards political reform and Article 23 of the Basic Law will test his degree of autonomy vis-a-vis the central government in Beijing. Finally, the people of Hong Kong will adopt a wait-and-see attitude ...

  7. Restore trust in our core values

    Posted Mar 25th 2012, 12:00am

    ... broom to every inch of the government machine. He must reassert the core values of the body politic, and show that all are equal before the law. Once trust is restored, it must be retained, ... breaches of the law. For example, although education minister Michael Suen Ming-yeung was found last year to have an illegal structure on his property, Wong was silent as to why no prosecution ...

  8. Contracts trust must be restored

    Posted Jun 23rd 2011, 12:00am

    ... Basic Law Article 73 gives Legco the constitutional right to raise questions on the government's work, to debate issues of public concern and, if necessary, the power to summons a person ...

  9. 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, ...

  10. Rebuilding trust

    Posted Jun 24th 2011, 12:00am

    ... of these qualities into one of overriding importance, it would be trust; once a government has lost the trust of its people, it becomes well-nigh impossible to govern effectively, no matter how worthy the policy intent. Sadly, I believe that the current administration has, in fundamental ways, lost the trust of Hong Kong people. Why has this happened? The principal cause seems to be the growing ...




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