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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. Unleash Hong Kong's healing power

    Posted Nov 24th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... care that generates trust, its law and order that assures confidence, its easy land and water access from the Pearl River Delta- it is three hours' flying distance from most parts ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. Global ambition

    Posted Jul 01st 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... 'Asia's world city' vision remains hotly debated in diplomatic salons years after its formulation. The Basic Law gives Beijing responsibility for Hong Kong's foreign affairs and defence ... of foreign consulates in the city. Then there are myriad practical, day-to-day relations with foreign governments that continue apace given Hong Kong's separate judicial, law enforcement ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. A blow to the battle for hearts and minds

    Posted May 02nd 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... must receive under international law. The role played by poorly regulated private contractors, who are not subject to military discipline, is also a matter of serious concern. The occupation ... a thorough, independent and impartial investigation into the treatment of prisoners generally in Iraq can credit and trust be restored. The perpetrators of these crimes must be brought to justice ...

  7. Good deal of opportunities

    Posted Feb 01st 2008, 12:00am by Martin Donovan

    ... local contacts, and having a Chinese partner enhanced all this. 'As an Iranian, your instinct is to trust people at their word. People really keep their promise and deliver,' he said. ... is a gathering place for the world's financial markets and the tax laws and economic policies help with investment and business. 'But I realised soon after arriving here that having good local ...

  8. Letters

    Posted Jan 31st 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... our exam system is reformed ('The monster devouring our English capability', January 22). I periodically teach financial market laws. My students tell me their exams faithfully ... regurgitation of facts without regard to relative practical importance. I leaven this dry diet with real-world stories of how the law is applied, as in reality the subject is important. The combination ...

  9. Jockeying for position

    Posted May 18th 2012, 12:00am

    ... giving it certain advantages. For a start, Hong Kong offers rule of law, making it a comfort zone for international financiers. The city is already a recognised global financial centre ... Investment Trust, backed by Asia's richest man, Li Ka-shing. Other investment channels are being created, including derivatives such as yuan currency futures. Shanghai has historically served ...

  10. Lai See

    Posted Apr 12th 2011, 12:00am

    ... the one that opened for subscription yesterday, Li Ka-shing's Hui Xian Real Estate Investment Trust. A reporter from newswire Infocast asked Cheng if he would be investing in the yuan IPO. ... that 'the only thing worse than being talked about is not being talked about'. Dressing down for females Whatever you think about law firms it appears that they have standards in some areas. ...




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