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  Spartanburg SC | GoUpstate.com | Spartanburg Herald-Journal
The Governor, appointed by the British monarch (on the advice of the prime minister), maintained executive power in Hong Kong throughout British rule, and with the exception of a brief experiment after World War II, no serious attempt was made to introduce representative government, until the final years of British rule.
The Governor appointed most, if not all, of the members of the colony's legislature the Legislative Council (known colloquially as LegCo), which was largely an advisory body before election was introduced until the first indirect elections of LegCo in 1985, and all members of the Executive Council (ExCo), effectively the cabinet of the colonial government.
In the absence of the Governor, the Colonial Secretary was the acting Governor of the colony.
www.goupstate.com /apps/pbcs.dll/section?category=NEWS&template=wiki&text=Governor_of_Hong_Kong   (474 words)

  
  CNN - Governor defends Hong Kong democracy in final speech - Oct. 2, 1996
HONG KONG (CNN) -- Gov. Chris Patten delivered Hong Kong's last annual policy address by a British governor Wednesday, challenging China to maintain political and economic freedoms when it assumes control July 1.
"Hong Kong represents the kind of Asia with which both West and East are comfortable," Patten said.
In a similarly defiant tone, the governor set out what he called a series of benchmarks by which Hong Kong under Chinese rule would be judged.
www.cnn.com /WORLD/9610/02/hong.kong   (396 words)

  
 The History of Hong Kong
Hong Kong, a coastal city in southern China, has evolved from a fishing village, salt production site, trading and military port into an international financial centre that enjoys the world's ninth highest GNP per capita, and supports a third of foreign capital flows into China.
Hong Kong's population boomed in the following decades' turmoil in China: from 530,000 in 1916 and 725,000 in 1925 to 1.6 million by 1941.
Hong Kong was occupied by Japanese from 25 December 1941 to 15 August 1945.
www.hongkonghoteltour.com /travel_guide/history.htm   (3283 words)

  
 Hong Kong Travel Guide -
Hong Kong came under British administration as a direct result of the Opium Wars of the last century.
The British controlled Hong Kong from then - apart from a 4-year period during World War II when the territory was occupied by the Japanese - until the territory was handed back to the Chinese in July 1997.
Hong Kong's legislature is the 60-member Legislative Council: 20 members are directly elected in geographical constituencies; 30 members are elected by 'functional constituencies' (mostly professional bodies and business interests) and the remaining ten by an Election Committee composed of 800 'representatives of the community'.
www.explore-hongkong.com /485/History.html   (604 words)

  
 BBC NEWS | Asia-Pacific | Last British governor of Hong Kong
He was not alone in wondering what the future would hold for Hong Kong post 1997, and his intention, he said, was to remind the international community to keep an eye on what happened in the territory in the ensuing years.
Lord Patten jokes that the last governor of Hong Kong was "slightly improbably" chosen by the citizens of Bath - who voted him out as their MP in the 1992 general election.
As for Hong Kong, the man who was affectionately known as "Fatty Pang" (Pang being the Chinese transliteration of Patten) says he has returned several times in the past 10 years and gets a reception "rather like an ageing rock star".
news.bbc.co.uk /2/hi/asia-pacific/6248246.stm   (1067 words)

  
 Supporters of Hong Kong Governor display their gratitude
AFFECTION vied with criticism, humour with regret, as Chris Patten, Governor of Hong Kong, attended a farewell question time yesterday at the legislature, whose members are to be cast out of office by China in 10 days.
It is a fair guess that all were conscious of the fact that their presence in the chamber was the result of the most controversial elections held in the territory, elections devised by Mr Patten that produced a deep rift between Britain and China, and within the community itself.
During his five years in Hong Kong he appears often to have overestimated the power of his own advocacy, and to have underestimated the antipathy and fear his ideas of freedom and democracy generated in Beijing.
www.telegraph.co.uk /htmlContent.jhtml?html=/archive/1997/06/20/whon20.html   (877 words)

  
 Bauhinia - Hong Kong emblem
Hong Kong orchid trees are usually sterile, leading botanists to think they don’t belong to a true species, but a hybrid.
In Hong Kong, the flowering season usually begins around December and closes in March, though Dr Ramsden found the 1998/1999 season lasted an exceptional nine months, with massed flowers in early winter and some trees in bloom as late as June.
If you’re in Hong Kong outside the flowering season, and you want a reminder of the flowers’ beauty, all you have to do is reach into your pocket and pull out some coins.
www.drmartinwilliams.com /hkwildstars/bauhinia.html   (706 words)

  
 Spartanburg SC | GoUpstate.com | Spartanburg Herald-Journal
Afterwards, he became Governor of Barbados, and was transferred to become the Governor of Trinidad a year later.
In 1891, Robinson was appointed Governor of Hong Kong, a position he served until 1898.
He was the governor of Hong Kong who served the longest term.
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 YouTube - The Last Governor 4: Loosening the Screws 2/7
He was quite possibly the first and only leader Hong Kong ever had (with the possible exception of Sir Murray Maclehose) that put Hong Kong's interests above that of her colonial masters, be that China, Japan or Britain.
Since then the Hong Kong people have become more politically embolden, with 500,000 people marching in 2003 calling for full universal suffrage for the Chief Executive and the resignation of Patten's successor Tung Chee-Wah after a series of spectacular policy failures.
Patten (who left Hong Kong with and %80 approval rating), is welcomed back to Hong Kong with great enthusiasm by the people whenever he returns to visit.
www.youtube.com /watch?v=3GonZVwVtac   (361 words)

  
 Hong Kong's Governor Says China Undermines Colony
By EDWARD A. t times battered by ferocious criticism from Beijing, and at times ignored, the Governor of Hong Kong vigorously defended his program of local democratization today and lashed out at the Chinese Government for undermining confidence in the colony in the three years before Britain surrenders sovereignty.
Referring to the document, signed by both Britain and China, that is to serve as a sort of constitution for Hong Kong after the assertion of Chinese rule, Mr.
The Governor, who has wooed the people of Hong Kong with a down-to-earth style, lashed out at Beijing's threats and with Beijing's sympathizers in the colony, many of whom are leading lights in business.
www.nytimes.com /specials/hongkong/archive/940714s-governor-says.html   (931 words)

  
 Sir Henry Pottinger - 1st Governor of Hong Kong   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Pottinger was born at Mount Pottinger, then a rural location outside the town of Belfast.
He went beyond instructions to claim Hong Kong as a crown colony, but was made its first governor in spite of that.
On a residential block at The Mount, Mount Pottinger, East Belfast.
www.ulsterhistory.co.uk /henrypottinger.htm   (227 words)

  
  Hong Kong Hotel Guide   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Three years later, Hong Kong is a Special Administrative Region of China with a high degree of autonomy, operating under the unique arrangement known as "One Country, Two Systems".
Hong Kong is situated on the southeastern coast of China and spreads out over 1,100 square kilometres (424 square miles).
Hong Kong was a collection of fishing villages when claimed as a crown colony by Britain in 1841.
www.idea-hongkong.com /travel-guides/facts_figures.htm   (530 words)

  
 Governor of Hong Kong
The Governor of Hong Kong was a British official who ruled Hong Kong during the colonial period between 1841 and 1997 and was ex officio Commander-in-Chief and Vice-Admiral of Hong Kong.
Upon the reunification of Hong Kong with the People's Republic of China in 1997, this office was replaced by the Chief Executive of Hong Kong.
The Governor, appointed by the British monarch, maintained executive power in Hong Kong throughout British rule, and with the exception of a brief experiment after World War II, there was no serious attempt was being made to introduce representative government, until the final years prior to the reunification.
www.xasa.com /wiki/en/wikipedia/g/go/governor_of_hong_kong.html   (663 words)

  
 Hong Kong Government
Tung Chee-hwa, a citizen of Hong Kong, is the first Chief Executive of Hong Kong.
The only mainland Chinese group that is new to Hong Kong are the soldiers of the mainland Chinese army and naval forces.
Hong Kong was formally handed back by Prince Charles on behalf of Queen Elizabeth II of UK to the People's Republic of China in a ceremony at the newly built Convention and Exhibition Center.
library.thinkquest.org /18802/hkgov.htm   (575 words)

  
 Colonial Hong Kong Information
The ostensible authority for the occupation was negotiated between Captain Eliot and the Governor of Kwangtung Province.
Subsequently, Hong Kong Island was ceded to Britain in 1842 under the Treaty of Nanking, at which point in time the territory became a Crown Colony.
In 1898, the United Kingdom, concerned that Hong Kong could not be defended unless surrounding areas were also under British control, executed a 99-year lease of the New Territories, significantly expanding the size of the Hong Kong colony.
www.bookrags.com /wiki/Colonial_Hong_Kong   (1229 words)

  
 Japanese occupation of Hong Kong Information
British, Canadian and Indian forces, supported by the Hong Kong Volunteer Defense Forces, resisted the Japanese invasion, commanded by Lieutenant General Sakai Takashi, to the best of their abilities, but were outnumbered.
Throughout the Japanese occupation, Hong Kong was ruled as a detained terrain and was subjected to martial law.
As a result, the unemployed were deported to the Mainland, and the population of Hong Kong had dwindled from two million to seven hundred thousand in 1945.
www.bookrags.com /wiki/Japanese_occupation_of_Hong_Kong   (3143 words)

  
 Feisty Hong Kong governor still pushing democracy   (Site not responding. Last check: )
HONG KONG (AP) -- Feisty, combative and unrepentant about his verbal wars with China, Gov. Chris Patten made his farewell appearance before the legislature today, and predicted Hong Kong's democracy would easily outlast China's authoritarianism.
He seemed to acknowledge Britain's helplessness in saying that Hong Kong was the only colony that it was handing to another country with "a different concept of freedom" instead of giving it independence.
Hong Kong's incoming government strongly disagrees, saying Hong Kong will be more democratic because for the first time it will have a home-grown leader -- shipping tycoon Tung Chee-hwa -- chosen by a committee of 400 Hong Kong Chinese rather than by a prime minister in London.
www.chron.com /cgi-bin/auth/story/content/chronicle/world/97/06/19/hongkong.html   (634 words)

  
 Governor of Hong Kong
The Governor of Hong Kong was a British official who ruled Hong Kong during the colonial period between 1841 and 1997.
Upon the transfer of sovereignty to the People's Republic of China, this office was replaced by the Chief Executive of Hong Kong.
The Governor, appointed by the British monarch maintained executive power in Hong Kong throughout Brtish rule, with no serious attempt being made to introduce representative government, as in other British colonies.
www.teachersparadise.com /ency/en/wikipedia/g/go/governor_of_hong_kong.html   (547 words)

  
 Peaktalk - Hong Kong Archives
Hong Kong’s top job is, like all other political leadership roles, a balancing of interests while at the same time laying out a vision for the polity that you lead.
While it is true that Hong Kong has found itself in a period of decline since the late 1990s, it is not necessarily the resumption of Chinese sovereignty that caused it and I think that this is something that merits further discussion.
Now, Hong Kong residents have a propensity to go over board when certain isolated incidences of a disease hit the newswires, but we can confidently assume that the pneumonia scare is the latest installment of a rapidly and seriously deteriorating living environment in the former British colony.
www.peaktalk.com /archives/cat_hong_kong.php   (7556 words)

  
 William Robinson (Governor of Hong Kong) at AllExperts
Afterwards, he became Governor of Barbados, and was transferred to become the Governor of Trinidad a year later.
In 1891, Robinson was appointed Governor of Hong Kong, a position he served until 1898.
He was the governor of Hong Kong who served the longest term.
en.allexperts.com /e/w/wi/william_robinson_(governor_of_hong_kong).htm   (421 words)

  
 CNN - Governor defends Hong Kong democracy in final speech - Oct. 2, 1996
HONG KONG (CNN) -- Gov. Chris Patten delivered Hong Kong's last annual policy address by a British governor Wednesday, challenging China to maintain political and economic freedoms when it assumes control July 1.
"Hong Kong represents the kind of Asia with which both West and East are comfortable," Patten said.
In a similarly defiant tone, the governor set out what he called a series of benchmarks by which Hong Kong under Chinese rule would be judged.
edition.cnn.com /WORLD/9610/02/hong.kong/index.html   (396 words)

  
 TIMEasia.com | Visions of China: Hong Kong | 9/27/99
Seized by the British in 1841, Hong Kong survived to be almost the last of the foreign settlements that were, in the course of the 19th century, implanted on the shores of China by the European powers.
Hong Kong was transformed from a colonial possession of the second rank into a major manufacturing center and free port--an improbable gateway into Mao's dogmatic China.
Hong Kong's was one of the least regulated economies anywhere, and the bold, the clever and the shady rushed to take advantage of it.
www.time.com /time/asia/magazine/99/0927/hongkong.html   (1233 words)

  
 Government House, Attractions of Hong Kong
The Government House was the residence of the Governor of Hong Kong from 1855 to 1997.
Government Hill is the hill in Hong Kong, bounded by Upper Albert Road on the south, Queen's Road Central on the north, Garden Road on the east, and Glenealy on the west, on Hong Kong Island.
Bowring is credited with establishing Hong Kong's first commercial public water supply system and establishing the Hong Kong buildings ordinance, ensuring the safer design of all future construction projects in the territory.
www.magicaljourneys.com /HongKong/hongkong-interest-governmenthouse.html   (851 words)

  
 Hong Kong Travel Guide | LukeTravels.com
The transfer of power over Hong Kong was symbolically sealed with the lowering of the flag of the United Kingdom and the raising of China's red flag in the Hong Kong Exhibition and Convention Center--the site of the transfer ceremony.
British control over the port of Hong Kong and its surrounding territories was reaffirmed in the year 1898, when Britain negotiated a lease for the island of Hong Kong, the Kowloon area, and the islands known as the New Territories.
Hong Kong Island was a collection of sleepy fishing villages and pirate hangouts when Britain seized it in 1840 after defeating China at war.
www.luketravels.com /hong-kong/takeover.htm   (1424 words)

  
 Hong Kong Governor Received as Head of State by Canada
Hong Kong owes its origins to its role as an entrepot post in the China trade, a role which the territory continues to fulfil with brilliance.
Some Hong Kong emigrants left initially with the intention of returning after they obtained their foreign passport, and their experience of downward mobility and loss of status/rank and income in the new host cuntry might very well intensify this desire for return migration in their first year away from Hong Kong.
Hong Kong based trading companies are playing important intermediary roles in the expansion and maturing of trade relations, and with the increasing economic presence of China in Hong Kong and the growing fusion and interdependence of the two economies, this role is likely to become even more important in the future.
www.library.utoronto.ca /hongkong/CanHK/UPDATE2.html   (12302 words)

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