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chinese wall

noun barrier, detachment, disconnection, disunion, dividing wall, division, grouping, impenetrable barrier, isolation, partition, safeguard, secure separation, segmentation, severance, shield, total separation
Associated concepts: Chinese wall between clients, conflict of interest, conflicts of interests
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If we don't have a better formulation of our aid, the immigration wave from Africa will continue, instability will continue and we can't just build Chinese walls," he said in an interview with Reuters late on Tuesday.
Having breached the US and Chinese walls, the world community should now push the two big emitters to give binding commitments.
The time for maintaining Chinese walls and polite fictions has expired.
Nevertheless, it is understood that Chinese walls have been put in place to prevent any disclosure of the ongoing litigation to Mrs Tonks.
Conflicts of Interest & Chinese Walls by Charles Hollander QC and Simon Salzedo (London: Sweet & Maxwell, 2000) pages i-xxxi, 1-272.
Once that happens the company is obliged under an amendment to its agreement with the US government to erect so-called Chinese walls between its registry and registrar business so that its registrar does not gain an unfair advantage from being so close to the registry.
Acorporate culture was allowed to develop in these institutions where Chinese walls were torn down as traders pressured staff to manipulate lending rates.
At present NSI is both the registry and registrar, but will have to erect so-called Chinese walls between its two business to ensure that its registrar, WorldNic does not gain an unfair advantage from being so close to its registry.
These City types really must try harder to keep their affairs secret - or build Chinese walls, as they say in the business.
He went on to speak about the industry's need for a permanent solution to terrorism risk, enhanced technology and strict compliance in the placement process - including "solid, impenetrable Chinese walls between primary and reinsurance brokers.
Stuart Goodall, chief executive of Confor, which represents 2,000 forestry and woodusing businesses and has led opposition to the SEB proposal, said: "The idea of Chinese walls is ridiculous.