The director of Beijing's Liaison Office, Jiang Enzhu, yesterday threw his support behind Tung Chee-hwa amid growing public discontent with the Government. Mr Jiang recalled a remark President Jiang Zemin made to about 40 Hong Kong tycoons in Beijing last week to the effect that Mr Tung's performance in the past three years had been recognised by the central Government. 'The Chinese have an old motto: Everything finds it hard in the beginning,' Jiang Enzhu said. 'The principle of 'one country, two systems' has just begun. It is impossible it would have no problems.' Addressing the Federation of Hong Kong-Guangdong Community Organisations, he urged support for the SAR Government. A survey conducted by the University of Hong Kong showed that the percentage of people dissatisfied with the Government had grown to 34.4 per cent, a rise of nearly 5.2 percentage points in the past three months. The figure for those feeling satisfied dropped from 65.1 per cent to 61.1 per cent. There were 2,635 respondents to the survey, which was conducted from April to June.