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  Hong Kong information Guide
Prior to the arrival of the British, Hong Kong was a small fishing community and a haven for travelers and pirates in the South China Sea.
Hong Kong's success has been achieved in a city with an area of less than 1,100 square kilometers and endowed with no natural resources except a fine, deep-water harbor and an industrious, entrepreneurial population of almost 7 million.
Hong Kong has the world's busiest airport in terms of international cargo and third busiest in terms of international passengers.
www.hongkonghoteltour.com /travel_guide/information.htm   (2276 words)

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Article 3 The executive authorities and legislature of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region shall be composed of permanent residents of Hong Kong in accordance with the relevant provisions of this Law.
Hong Kong residents shall have the right to institute legal proceedings in the courts against the acts of the executive authorities and their personnel.
Hong Kong's previous system of recruitment, employment, assessment, discipline, training and management for the public service, including special bodies for their appointment, pay and conditions of service, shall be maintained, except for any provisions for privileged treatment of foreign nationals.
www.constitution.org /cons/hongkong.txt   (9348 words)

 Open Letter to Hong Kong Chief Executive C.H. Tung (Human Rights Watch Press release, )
However, as the Hong Kong Bar Association and numerous legal authorities have stated, in most areas the existing laws of the HKSAR are sufficient to prohibit the acts and activities listed in Article 23.
Now that Hong Kong is part of China, these examples, taken together with the proposed language of the new subversion laws, give reason for concern that human rights in Hong Kong may be under threat.
We urge you to explain to the people of Hong Kong why the provisions of Article 23, which could have a serious impact on fundamental human rights, must be implemented so urgently while one of the core principles of the Basic Law--the right of people to choose their own leaders--is being ignored.
www.hrw.org /press/2002/12/hongkong1223ltr.htm   (1770 words)

 East Asian Studies Documents: Constitution of Hong Kong, 1990
The executive authorities and legislature of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region shall be composed of permanent residents of Hong Kong in accordance with the relevant provisions of this Law.
Hong Kong residents shall have freedom of speech, of the press and of publication; freedom of association, of assembly, of procession and of demonstration; and the right and freedom to form and join trade unions, and to strike.
Hong Kong residents shall have the right to confidential legal advice, access to the courts, choice of lawyers for timely protection of their lawful rights and interests or for representation in the courts, and to judicial remedies.
www.isop.ucla.edu /eas/documents/hong-const.htm   (10753 words)

 Tsang Re-Elected as Hong Kong's Leader - washingtonpost.com
China, which resumed rule over Hong Kong after the British colonial administration left in 1997, has said the time is not yet ripe for the special administrative region to enjoy the full voting rights promised by the departing British.
During the run-up to the vote, as Canto-pop music blared and Chief Executive Donald Tsang waved from the stage to a cheering crowd of supporters, it was easy to imagine that he was really campaigning for reelection as Hong Kong's leader.
Hong Kong, a former British colony that returned to Chinese rule 10 years ago in July, has been enjoying the trappings of electoral democracy for weeks, with televised debates, dueling platforms and rallies such as the one Tsang's backers organized Friday night in a pocket park tucked among the skyscrapers.
www.washingtonpost.com /wp-dyn/content/article/2007/03/25/AR2007032500339.html?nav=rss_world   (776 words)

 Hong Kong Chief Executive election, 2005 - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Hong Kong uses an 800-member Election Committee (similar to the U.S. Electoral College) to select the Chief Executive.
If the Chief Executive of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region is not able to discharge his or her duties for a short period, such duties shall temporarily be assumed by the Administrative Secretary, Financial Secretary or Secretary of Justice in this order of precedence.
The ultimate aim is the selection of the Chief Executive by universal suffrage upon nomination by a broadly representative nominating committee in accordance with democratic procedures.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Hong_Kong_Chief_Executive_election,_2005   (1909 words)

 The Epoch Times :: Hong Kong Chief Executive Calls for Electoral Reforms   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-21)
HONG KONG - Hong Kong's leader, Tung Chee-hwa, is recommending that the territory change the way it chooses its next leader, but he has avoided endorsing greater democracy.
Last July, officials in both Hong Kong and Beijing were surprised when half a million people took to the streets to protest security legislation that many feared would restrict Hong Kong's civil liberties.
Hong Kong is administered under the so-called one country, two systems principle - which allows local residents to enjoy far more freedom than people do in Communist China.
www.theepochtimes.com /news/4-4-17/20948.html   (391 words)

 Chief Executive of Hong Kong - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Executive Council is the de facto cabinet of the Chief Executive.
Under the Chief Executive Election Ordinance, the winning candidate to the election must declare that he is not a member of a political party, and will not become a member of any political party nor subject to the discipline of any political party during his term of office.
If the Chief Executive is not able to discharge his or her duties for short period (such as during overseas visits), the duties would be assumed by the Chief Secretary for Administration, the Financial Secretary or the Secretary for Justice, in that order, as acting chief executive.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Chief_Executive_of_Hong_Kong   (840 words)

 Hong Kong :: China Digital Times (CDT) 中国数字时代
Christine Loh, the chief executive of Civic Exchange, a policy research group, said the government program would have to be managed with particular care because of its faint echoes of the Cultural Revolution in mainland China, when children were encouraged to inform on their parents and other relatives.
Hong Kong's central banker on Thursday challenged his Chinese counterparts to increase the pace and scope of financial liberalisation, urging them to allow mainland investors to purchase Hong Kong securities and permit renminbi bond issuance in the territory.
Hong Kong is headed for political gridlock after a huge rally on Dec. 4 in favor of greater democracy for the city.
chinadigitaltimes.net /hong_kong   (7822 words)

 Interview: Hong Kong Chief Executive Donald Tsang - TIME
Hong Kong Chief Executive Donald Tsang is guaranteed a second term.
When we achieve universal suffrage, it is so important that the majority of Hong Kong people support it, that it does not undermine Hong Kong's position as an international financial center, and that it not undermine our good relations with the mainland.
Hong Kong people, whom I respect, also understand that this is a complex issue, and I have every faith they will make the right choice.
www.time.com /time/magazine/article/0,9171,1599319,00.html   (1207 words)

 CNN - China to choose Hong Kong chief - Oct. 28, 1996
HONG KONG (CNN) -- It has all the trappings of a conventional election campaign, but the race to become Hong Kong's leader once China takes over next year has one unusual twist: the citizens of Hong Kong aren't being allowed to vote.
Instead, the choice of a new chief executive will be made by Beijing, through a 400-member committee of China-appointed Hong Kong notables.
China has said it plans to disband Hong Kong's elected legislature when it regains control of the colony, and many fear that China might seek to impose other restrictions after the handover.
www.cnn.com /WORLD/9610/28/hong.kong.chief   (593 words)

 Online NewsHour Focus: China
April 10, 2000 -- Newsmaker: Tung Chee-Hwa The Hong Kong Chief Executive discusses rising tensions between the mainland and Taiwan -- and the "one-country, two-systems" policy.
June 16, 1997 -- Hong Kong Handover A look at how some in Hong Kong are preparing for the transition from British to Chinese rule.
June 4, 1997 -- Lighting A Candle A demonstration in Hong Kong observes the eighth anniversary of the massacre in Tiananmen Square.
www.pbs.org /newshour/bb/asia/china/hongkong_archive.html   (340 words)

 EastSouthWestNorth: The Hong Kong Chief Executive Election
Tsang, expected to be confirmed today by Hong Kong's electoral commission, has been carefully orchestrated by Beijing to install a loyal and popular leader in its often-restive southern enclave.
The 796 people who choose the chief executive are an elite group of representatives of professions and other sectors, weighted heavily in favour of pro-Beijing groups.
Hong Kong University was asked to conduct a random sample of social welfare workers.
www.zonaeuropa.com /20050619_2.htm   (1789 words)

 Chief Executive - Biography
Mr Donald Tsang was elected uncontested on 16 June 2005 as the Chief Executive of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of the People's Republic of China, and was formally appointed by the Central People's Government on 21 June 2005.
He was the leading Principal Official to support the Chief Executive in administering Hong Kong and to advise him on matters of policy.
He continued to occupy the position of the Chief Secretary for Administration until his resignation on 25 May 2005 to stand for election as Chief Executive.
www.ceo.gov.hk /eng/biography.htm   (447 words)

 Little League Online
The Chief Executive of Hong Kong is the head of the government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, whose powers and functions include leading the government, implementing the law, signing bills and budgets passed by the Legislative Council, deciding on government policies, nominating principal officials, and appointment of judges and holders of public office.
Tsang is the son of a Hong Kong police officer.
He also was awarded the Grand Bauhinia Medal by the Hong Kong government in June 2002, the highest award in the Hong Kong Honors System.
www.littleleague.org /media/hong_kong.asp   (479 words)

 BBC NEWS | Asia-Pacific | Hong Kong leader 'to step down'
The BBC's Hong Kong correspondent, Chris Hogg, says that if Mr Tung does resign, it may be announced at the end of the CPPCC meeting in 10 days' time when it is understood he will be made a vice-chairman, a position of some influence.
Chinese and English-language newspapers in Hong Kong added that stress and ill health would be cited as the reason for Mr Tung's resignation.
The Hong Kong Economic Journal reported that Beijing's faith in Mr Tung's capacity to create greater stability in Hong Kong had faded.
news.bbc.co.uk /2/hi/asia-pacific/4310235.stm   (517 words)

 CNN.com - New faces to star in Hong Kong's new cabinet - June 23, 2002
The most important change is the induction into Exco of the chairmen of two pro-government parties: Tsang Yok-sing of the pro-Beijing Democratic Alliance for the Betterment of Hong Kong (DAB) and James Tien of the business-oriented Liberal Party.
With the appointment of the two party leaders, the government is assured of a majority in the Legislative Council (Legco), Hong Kong's legislature.
Chinese President Jiang Zemin is due to be in Hong Kong on June 30 to celebrate the fifth anniversary of the foundation of the SAR.
archives.cnn.com /2002/WORLD/asiapcf/east/06/23/hongkong.lists   (500 words)

 EastSouthWestNorth: Pigs, Dogs and the Chief Executive of Hong Kong
Afterwards, Leung said: "We should never tolerate a Chief Executive elected by the 800-strong Election Committee to cheat all 6.8 million people in Hong Kong." This is where Leung is off the mark.
Hong Kong's chief executive, Tung Chee-hwa, was about to make one of his infrequent appearances before the Legislature, to deliver his annual policy address -- a Hong Kong version of the State of the Union.
But today Donald Tsang comes into office as the replacement Chief Executive and is preferred by the overwhelming majority of the people, according to public opinon polls, and no viable alternative exists.
www.zonaeuropa.com /20050629_2.htm   (1015 words)

 Correspondents Report - Hong Kong chief resigns
Deeply unpopular among the people of Hong Kong, he also appears to have been disowned by his patrons, the Communist Government of the Peoples' Republic of China.
When Hong Kong media outlets this week feverishly reported that the leader of China's richest city had apparently handed in his resignation to the Communist Politburo, you would expect either a speedy confirmation or denial.
Christine Loh from the Hong Kong think-tank Civic Exchange says the pressure is on Democrats to highlight to the world the need for reform.
www.abc.net.au /correspondents/content/2004/s1316760.htm   (757 words)

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In fact, if you leave Hong Kong before completing Year 1 of the course, you could transfer and finish the course in Canada (subject to space availability).
Within two years the section had grown to 50 students per year, and in 1997 a second section was added for a total annual intake of close to 110 highly qualified individuals.
This is an all inclusive cost (for participants base in Hong Kong), which includes tuition, textbooks, all cases, course binders and class materials; both in-residents accommodations, airfare to and from Canada for in-residence period, all meals during class times; software packages and Iveynet access.
www.ivey.com.hk /emba   (831 words)

 The Epoch Times | Hong Kong Chief Executive Debates Democracy With Legislators   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-21)
Hong Kong's leader says he has relayed the pro-democracy sentiments of some of the island's legislators to the central government, but says he ultimately must follow Beijing's instructions.
In a heated exchange with lawmakers Tuesday, Chief Executive Tung Chee-hwa said he will not ask Beijing to reconsider its refusal to grant direct elections in Hong Kong in 2007.
It was the first debate between the chief executive and lawmakers since hundreds of thousands of protesters attended a pro-democracy rally July first.
www.theepochtimes.com /news/4-7-14/22445.html   (156 words)

 Hong Kong - Worldwide - Asia Society
Since its establishment in 1990, the Asia Society Hong Kong Center has become the community's premier forum for public discussion of regional and global affairs.
The Hong Kong Center hosts approximately 100 programs each year, covering diverse subjects such as economics and business, political change and development, security and defense, environment and society, culture, and arts of Asia.
Membership in the Asia Society Hong Kong Center is open to all who are interested, and includes business people, professionals, diplomats, academics, journalists and others from Hong Kong and throughout Asia, North and South America, and Europe.
www.asiasociety.org /visit/hongkong   (161 words)

 The Connection.org : Hong Kong Fighting
Hong Kong's Chief Executive Tung Chee-hwa listens to reporters questions at a news conference at the Hong Kong government office Thursday, July 17, 2003.
When Hong Kong made the move from British Colonial to Chinese rule in 1997, Beijing promised the region economic and political freedoms unheard of on the mainland.
The protests have sparked a leadership crisis in Hong Kong, and put the People's Republic of China on the defensive.
www.theconnection.org /shows/2003/07/20030721_a_main.asp   (220 words)

 Hong Kong: Political & Social Issues
Tung Chee-hwa's Resignation and Chief Executive By-Election, 2005
Hong Kong Baptist University's "longitudinal, multimethod project analy[zing] the nature and direction of political development over the transition period of 1984-1997" and since 1997: publications; survey reports; media briefings
Hong Kong: The Airport Core Programme and the Absence of Corruption
newton.uor.edu /Departments&Programs/AsianStudiesDept/hk-pol.html   (2874 words)

 Global Sources - Corporate Information
Global Sources Ltd. (NASDAQ: GSOL) Chairman and CEO, Merle A. Hinrichs, is scheduled to ring the ceremonial NASDAQ Stock Market opening bell on Friday, September 7.
To mark its 15th year of providing best management practices to help China's executives become better exporters, Chief Executive China published a special supplement in its March 2007 issue.
To mark its 35th year of creating successful global trade, Global Sources published a series of articles in the February 2006 supplement to Chief Executive China magazine.
www.corporate.globalsources.com   (272 words)

 Courtesy Call on Hong Kong Chief Executive Donald Tsang
Deputy Secretary Zoellick, left, paid a courtesy call on the Chief Executive of Hong Kong, Mr.
Tsang updated the Deputy Secretary on the latest economic and political developments of Hong Kong.
External links to other Internet sites should not be construed as an endorsement of the views or privacy policies contained therein.
www.state.gov /r/pa/ei/pix/2005ds/50422.htm   (130 words)

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