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  1. Basic Law move erodes public trust

    Posted Apr 21st 2004, 12:00am by Klaudia Lee

    ... and their trust in the city and central governments have plummeted amid the political row over Beijing's interpretation of key provisions of the Basic Law. The latest University of Hong Kong (HKU) ... from the 57 per cent recorded in a previous poll in mid-February. The study showed that the number of people who trust the central government plummeted to a 10-month low of 38 per cent, ...

  2. Trust the key word in running for the top

    Posted May 23rd 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... government's power of appointment is found in Article 45 of the Basic Law. Beijing has previously stated that this is substantive and not merely procedural. Article 45 also contains the requirement ... people can be trusted to understand that relations with Beijing are a core part of the chief executive's role. Any future nomination procedure must put faith in that trust. ...

  3. Public trust dented by report on suffrage

    Posted Dec 19th 2007, 12:00am by Ambrose Leung

    ... Ambrose Leung and Fanny W. Y. Fung Tsang's reform paper fails to reassure critics Public trust in the central and Hong Kong governments has slumped to an eight-month low following ... meeting next week. The poll, conducted by the university's public opinion programme between December 11 and 14, found 49 per cent of the 1,011 respondents said they trusted Beijing. ...

  4. Don't give up on quest for a competition law

    Posted Feb 25th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... practices is a complex task and there continues to be new developments in anti-trust laws around the world. However, Hong Kong prides itself on its professional talent and the city should be well ... One of the greatest ironies of the Hong Kong political system is that in spite of its emphasis on being 'executive-led', it can take decades to put in place laws in areas which ...

  5. How not to pass a law

    Posted Aug 09th 2006, 12:00am by Chris Yeung

    ... quarters of society. Mr Tsang once warned that the government and Legco would lose public trust if they failed to work together. But the way the covert surveillance bill was passed into law does ... after the marathon debate ended on Sunday morning, Donald Tsang Yam-kuen said he respected the dissenting views expressed by legislators. The new law, he said, struck the right balance between ...

  6. Democrats hit back at law 'guardians'

    Posted Apr 29th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Hong Kong's expectations for universal suffrage, the pro-democracy camp said yesterday. The lawmakers were speaking a day after Wang Zhenmin, a Basic Law 'guardian', set out six conditions Hong Kong must meet before it could achieve full democracy, including national security legislation. Another speaker at the Beijing seminar, Basic Law drafter Xu Chongde, said he would ...

  7. Broken trust

    Posted Jul 02nd 2012, 12:00am

    ... over as our new chief executive yesterday. But, in the preceding week, he apologised three times to the people for having failed them so badly that he lost their trust. How would a society ... that the evasive way he handled his illegal structures proves he really is the wolf who cannot be trusted, as they had warned. Leung is indeed facing a political crisis as he starts his leadership. ...

  8. Stephen Lam has to win public trust

    Posted Oct 08th 2011, 12:00am

    ... of public service, Lam is arguably the best candidate available. Only time can tell if the appointment is the right one. But the challenge before Lam is immediate. Having won the trust of Beijing, he now has to win the trust of the Hong Kong public and prove to the sceptics that he is capable. The task ahead is a difficult one. As head of the machinery of government, the chief ...

  9. No advantage in losing Hong Kong people's trust

    Posted Jul 20th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Albert Cheng In his final question-and-answer session at the Legislative Council before the summer recess, Chief Executive Donald Tsang Yam-kuen cautioned those holding public office who comment on government policies and performance to tread carefully an ...

  10. Hu's stunt backfired due to a lack of trust

    Posted Jan 11th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Yam-kuen visited the poor and spoke of welfare aid, the internet would run hot with disbelief. We trust him not to lie to us. The injustice to Hu in this case can only be put down to a lack of trust that points to a credibility gulf between government and the governed. Trust is a key issue on the mainland- from tainted food to official pronouncements that are pored over for accuracy. ...




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