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  1. 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 ...

  2. Intervention puts trust in our institutions at risk

    Posted Sep 11th 2007, 12:00am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... that the bureaucrats don't know what they are doing and are acting against the interests of the investing public, which, prima facie, is against the law. What the bureaucrats want is in some way to merge ... the Shanghai stock market. The biggest reason that we have succeeded in doing so is international trust in our institutions- in the soundness of our banking system, the fairness of our legal system ...

  3. Trust key to burying regional suspicions and building success

    Posted Apr 02nd 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Greg Torode Chief Asia Correspondent in Ho Chi Minh City The need for mutual trust surfaced repeatedly during the summit of Mekong region leaders that ended in Laos on Monday - and its ... to 'trust each other with sincerity and enhance consultation and mutual trust'. The need for trust reflects not only lingering historical suspicions and tensions among individual countries ...

  4. Building military trust will help global stability

    Posted Jun 04th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... There has since been an urgent need to put the process of trust back on track. The announcements in Singapore come at the right time. US Defence Secretary Robert Gates' offer to China yesterday ...

  5. Defector must face law if he returns, insists Ma

    Posted Mar 24th 2012, 12:00am

    ... government declared that the defector's case must be handled according to the law, which for desertion or treason could mean the death penalty. In response to growing calls in Taiwan and on the mainland for Lin to be pardoned on humanitarian grounds, the office of Taiwanese President Ma Ying-jeou said Lin (pictured) would face the law if he returned to the island. 'The Republic ...

  6. The laws of nurture

    Posted Dec 11th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Simon Parry On a bright winter's afternoon in one of the greener, smarter suburbs of Kathmandu, a group of 18 students laugh and chatter happily as they file through the gates of one of Nepal's top private schools. Immaculately dressed in smart ...

  7. North Star studies reit as stock listing is delayed again

    Posted Aug 26th 2005, 12:00am by Peggy Sito

    ... Peggy Sito Beijing North Star is considering launching a real estate investment trust (reit) to raise fresh capital as its proposed three billion yuan A-share listing is likely to be postponed again amid the latest mainland stock-market shake-up. The new fund-raising channel will support group projects including those related to the 2008 Olympic Games, according to chief ...

  8. Hedging its bets

    Posted Dec 14th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... and unwittingly inflame wider tensions. In Hanoi, meanwhile, they wonder whether the US can really be trusted. Are they really around for the long term? Or will they find an excuse to back off in favour of the more important and complex Sino-US relationship? 'There is a lot of talk of mutual trust right now,' one Pentagon official said recently. 'We know they've come a long way ...

  9. Tibet law-and-order boss promoted to deputy party secretary

    Posted Jan 07th 2010, 12:00am by Shi Jiangtao

    ... A senior Tibetan official in charge of law and order has been promoted to deputy Communist Party secretary of the autonomous region in a high-profile reshuffle, state media reported yesterday. Baima Chilin, a vice-chairman of Tibet since 2003, was appointed to the new post recently, the Tibet Daily reported yesterday. He is one of the top Tibetan leaders of the restive Himalayan ...

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    The women of Asia's family-owned business are coming into their own

    Posted Mar 08th 2013, 02:15am by ANITA FUNG

    ... that women can contribute.  Patriarchs are increasingly turning to trusts, holding companies and family offices as mechanisms to transfer assets to the next generation while retaining the skills ... they  also potentially provide structured and satisfying positions that can be combined with the key roles of mother, daughter and sister. Trusts need trustees, holding companies need directors ...




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