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  Japanese occupation of Hong Kong - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Throughout the Japanese occupation, Hong Kong was ruled as a detained terrain and was subjected to martial law.
The Japanese enforced a repatriation policy throughout the period of occupation because of the scarcity of food and the possible counter-attack of the Allies.
The Hong Kong News, a pre-war Japanese-owned English newspaper, was revived on January 1942.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Japanese_Occupation_of_Hong_Kong   (3172 words)

  
 MSN Encarta - Hong Kong
The Hong Kong SAR is governed under a “mini-constitution” called the Basic Law, which guarantees that the capitalist system and way of life in Hong Kong will remain unchanged for 50 years after the transfer to China.
The judiciary of the Hong Kong SAR is independent, and laws are based on English common law and the rules of equity.
Hong Kong served as China’s window to the world during the Chinese administration of Mao Zedong.
encarta.msn.com /encyclopedia_761561507_2/Hong_Kong.html   (1204 words)

  
 COFEPOW - South East Asia Under Japanese Occupation - Hong Kong
Hong Kong is unique in character and appearance, an island citadel of ragged mountains and sheer cliffs reflected in the deep, blue waters of landlocked harbours, with the city of Victoria, of over half a million inhabitants, crowded in the narrow space between mountains and foreshore.
Hong Kong covers two-thirds the aea of the Isle of Wight and is as big as Middlesex.
Japanese land forces are assembled in strength at Canton, 70 miles to the north and their advanced columns are even now feeling their way into Hong Kong's outer defences on the Kowloon peninsula.
www.cofepow.org.uk /pages/asia_hongkong4.htm   (516 words)

  
 the uplifting saga of asia inc 3
While it was still recovering from the Japanese occupation, Hong Kong's postwar population of 600,000 had jumped to 2.2 million by 1951 as refugees poured in from the communist mainland.
"Hong Kong is the gateway to China, as Venice was to Europe in the 14th century, as New York was to America in the 19th century," says Redding.
Hong Kong is the perfect laboratory to do that." When Beijing named the Preparatory Committee that it says will represent the territory after 1997, no one was surprised to see that businessmen dominated the rolls.
www.time.com /time/asia50/b_5.html   (454 words)

  
 Axis History Forum :: View topic - Bronze tigers taken from Hong Kong by the Japanese
It is almost the only site in Hong Kong with the space for pedestrians to appreciate uninterrupted views of the full height of a major building, as well as one of the very few based on a formal piece of traditional axial town planning.
By the time the new headquarters building for Hong Kong was being designed ten years later, the lions had become symbolically associated with the Bank, not surprisingly as both Britain and China had a long traditional attachment to symbolic lions, as seen in British Coats of Arms and the Peking lion.
The first was during the Japanese occupation of Hong Kong when the Lions, along with the statues of Queen Victoria and Sir Thomas Jackson, were removed to Japan to be melted down.
forum.axishistory.com /viewtopic.php?p=474011   (1465 words)

  
 Midori Hiraga: Japanese use holiday to purge guilt over the past
Japanese troops occupied Hong Kong from the "Black Christmas" of 1941 to 1945.
What most Japanese people experienced during the war was the American B-29 bomber attacks on their cities and the deaths of their relatives.
But when he visited Hong Kong and listened to the victims' stories, he found there were more serious problems than the military currency.
journeytoforever.org /midori_war.html   (1034 words)

  
 Hong Kong Reparation Association
Hong Kong residents have petitioned the Japanese government for decades for compensation, seeking to exchange the
The Japanese Military had committed the most unforgivable crime in the history during her occupation in the World War II in Hong Kong.
The population of Hong Kong prior to the Japanese occupation in 1941 was 1.6 million and dwindled to less than 600,000 in the autumn of 1945.
home.netvigator.com /~hkra2002   (458 words)

  
 Hong Kong Study Circle Wilde Cup for new discoveries.
This very inconspicuous 2 sen postcard was sent from Hong Kong to Guang Zhou Post Office on 19-5-27 during the Japanese Occupation of Hong Kong, i.e.
Unrecorded postal stationery during Japanese Occupation of Hong Kong, 180 x 115mm pre-printed "PRISONERS OF WAR MAIL" envelope with text almost identical to pre-printed postcards issued for Stanley Civilian Internment Camp, sent from Stanley Camp to England, probably in 1943.
Local cover of Japanese Occupation period of Hong Kong, franked 2 sen overprinted (issued on 16 April 1945) and late cancelled on 20 August 1945, an unrecorded use well after Japanese surrender on 14 August 1945.
www.hongkongstudycircle.com /awards/WildeCup.htm   (1002 words)

  
 Hong Kong History
The British forced China to cede Hong Kong Island in perpetuity, and it formally became British territory in 1842.
Japanese troops invaded into Hong Kong from South coast China, occupied Kowloon, blockaded the sea, and approached Hong Kong island.
According to general interpretation, Hong Kong will be unchanged in terms of economic and social systems and way of life for at least 50 years from the date of the return althgouth some people doubt that interpretation.
www.csulb.edu /~jwinter2/chin490/f2000/akira/history.html   (1066 words)

  
 Hong Kong Heartbreaker - review of "The Battle Among The Clans"
Set in 1945 directly after the end of the Japanese occupation of Hong Kong, this series deals with the alliances and rivalries of the major crime syndicates, the most important of which is that run by Lok Chong Hing (Chow Yun-Fat).
His adopted son Hong Gwan is the one on whom he relies, as his natural son is a wastrel who gambles, takes drugs and does not honor his debts.
Tensions at home and the cares of his empire have taken their toll on the soft-spoken Hing, and one afternoon while on a picnic with his wife and children he suffers an attack and is taken to hospital.
nbi.com /hk/cyf/hkh/tvb/bighk/bighk.html   (491 words)

  
 Amazon.com: The Fall of Hong Kong : Britain, China, and the Japanese Occupation: Books: Philip Snow   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
The Japanese occupation was a turning point in the slow historical process by which the British were to be expelled from the colony and from four centuries of influence in East Asia.
His thesis is that the Japanese occupation, a brief period of 3 years 8 months, out of the more than 100 years that the colony was in British hands, was the critical watershed which made British relinquishment inevitable.
Although the Fall of Hong Kong was clearly written for the British audience struggling to come to terms with the substantial end of their empire, it should be of great value to the Hong Kong Chinese, who are also struggling to understand their history and place in the world.
www.amazon.com /exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/0300093527?v=glance   (1679 words)

  
 Hong Kong, China - PopularCities.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Hong Kong Island is a mosaic of thrilling experiences, memorable adventures, and pure serenity.
Hong Kong is so fascinating because of the way its local culture and heritage are woven into the fabric of everyday life.
Hong Kong Museum of History Kowloon Park, Tsim Sha Tsui, 2367-1124 A historical overview of the city, focusing on pirates, wars, economic growth and hardships.
www.popularcities.com /cityguides/12036.htm   (1454 words)

  
 History
The island of Hong Kong is ceded to Britain, and the British superintendent of trade, Captain Charles Elliott declares it a British colony on his own responsibility.
Hong Kong is formally ceded to Britain “in perpetuity”.
The British surrender to the Japanese and, together with Hong Kong’s civilian population, are held in POW camps on the Stanley peninsula.
www.nychinatown.com /history_of_Hong_Kong.htm   (1430 words)

  
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www.famouschinese.com /public/China-Related_Topics_JA-JD.html   (582 words)

  
 The Dark Age, 1941-45   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
olitically, throughout the Japanese occupation, Hong Kong was governed as a captured territory and was subjected to martial law.
ociologically, the Japanese enforced a repatriation policy throughout the period of occupation because of the scarcity of food and the possible counterattack of the Allies.
Hong Kong had been Japanized, and such places as Queen's Road Central, Des Voeux Road Central, and Peninsula Hotel were renamed Showa Road, Meiji Road, and Matsumoto Hotel respectively.
hkuhist2.hku.hk /history/studentprojects/japan/1997b/jap9.htm   (670 words)

  
 Bright Lights Film Journal | Hong Kong Cinema in the '80s (1)
Hong Kong, together with South Korea, Taiwan, and Singapore, make up the region's four "economic dragons." The rapid economic and social development of these countries, with record achievements in the 1980s, has conferred a measure of pride and confidence on the region.
The Hong Kong cinema is a double-headed dragon.
Hong Kong movies are the most representative examples of Chinese cinema as inheritors and carriers of the special characteristics of Chinese culture and popular folklore, as well as of Chinese people absorbing Western influence on the road to modernization.
www.brightlightsfilm.com /31/hk_achievement1.html   (2953 words)

  
 An Englishman In Hong Kong - 7/8/2002 - Publishers Weekly
In this absorbing novel, set in the Crown Colony of Hong Kong in 1933 and six ensuing decades, Lanchester exhibits a talent for complex plot lines, beautifully nuanced historical detail, keen observation of class differences both in England and in the Far East and rich characterization informed by compassion.
Born in Hamburg in 1962, he was taken at six weeks of age to Hong Kong and was brought up there with short intervals in Rangoon, Burma (now Myanmar); Calcutta, India; Labuan, Malaysia; and the Asian nation of Brunei.
As a child, Lanchester was aware of his grandmother's visits to the cemetery, honoring the graves of people who died in the battle for Hong Kong or during their incarceration afterwards.
www.publishersweekly.com /article/CA232269.html?pubdate=7/8/2002&display=archive   (1528 words)

  
 Hong Kong: Japanese Occupation   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
When the colony came under Japanese occupation during World War II, trade dried up and the trend reversed itself, leaving a population of just 650,000 by 1945.
In what would become a pattern in Hong Kong's history, the war between Japan and China that began in 1938 sent hundreds of thousands of refugees from China into Hong Kong.
Following the Japanese surrender, Britain reclaimed Hong Kong, despite the objections of some in China who called on Britain to return the territory.
www.nytimes.com /specials/hongkong/archive/history-japanese.html   (196 words)

  
 EI > DVD > Hong Kong 1941 (1984)
Eventually the Japanese come and the rest of the movie is a survival story for the 3 heroes.
The Japanese were incredibly cruel to the Chinese during their occupation of China and Hong Kong, the movie has torture, rape, and beheadings.
This is an old Hong Kong picture, so as usual the sound and effects were dubbed in a studio later in a rushed manner.
www.einsiders.com /reviews/dvd/hongkong1941.php   (481 words)

  
 DVD Review: Hong Kong 1941
Hong Kong 1941 is the most serious movie of this group of Hong Kong films that I've been reviewing.
Tackling the Japanese occupation of Hong Kong during WWII, the film features a subject that not many westerners consider when they think about the Second World War.
As a cinematic experience, Hong Kong 1941 is much more along the lines of Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon - a serious, but generally exciting movie featuring a well nuanced performance by Chow Yun-Fat.
www.lightsoutfilms.com /dvd_hongkong1941.html   (379 words)

  
 The Jewish Community of Hong Kong
The Hong Kong Jewish Community was first established in 1857 and the Ohel Leah synagogue, built by Sir Jacob Sassoon, was opened in 1900.
The outbreak of World War II and the consequent Japanese occupation of Hong Kong temporarily suspended all Jewish activities there.
From the 1960's onwards, Hong Kong's development as a trade and finance centre has attracted tens of thousands of foreigners, among them Jews from the US, Israel, the UK, Australia and Canada.
www.bh.org.il /Communities/Archive/Hong-Kong.asp   (298 words)

  
 EastSouthWestNorth: Unofficial Histories of Hong Kong
In August, 1942, the Japanese military governor decided to establish a red-light zone in Wanchai for the "comfort houses." The Japanese soldiers blocked off Locke Road with a show of force, waving bayoneted rifles at the passerbys and firing their rifles into the air.
Most of the population today had never lived under the Japanese occupation, and they don't seem to have revenge on their minds with any sense of priority.
Well, you pick up the newspapers and you read that the new Japanese history textbooks say that the Hong Kong people should be grateful for the Japanese to have "liberated" them from their British colonial masters and then introduced them to an era of economic co-prosperity.
www.zonaeuropa.com /20050419_2.htm   (1343 words)

  
 Sandafayre Stamp Auctions | Stamp Atlas | Hong Kong
At the same time China that Hong Kong could retain a limited self-determination and stamps under the new regime continued to be issued.
Stamps of Hong Kong are found used in Bangkok (1885), Labuan (1864), Macao (1865-84), Manila (1865-77), Anping (Formosa) in 1889-92, Chinese treaty ports (1862-1917), see British POs in China, Japan (see Japan).
The Japanese POs remained open until 28 August; British POs were re-opened on 5 September and used POSTAGE PAID handstamps until supplies of stamps became available on 28 September 1945.
www.sandafayre.com /atlas/hkong.htm   (298 words)

  
 COFEPOW - South East Asia Under Japanese Occupation - Hong Kong Atrocities
On Christmas Eve Japanese officers were instructed by their Commander, Lt. General Sakai Takashi, having received personal instructions through Prince Asaka (responsible for the rape of Nanking), to strike terror into the military and civilian population.
Captain Whitney had been walking towards the Japanese Officer in charge and was carrying a white flag plus a Red Cross flag, they were still wearing their white hospital clothing and Red Cross armbands.
The Japanese entered the hospital, and amid the screaming, they ripped off bandages and field dressings from the wounded.
www.cofepow.org.uk /pages/asia_hongkong2.htm   (598 words)

  
 Hong Kong
Government House was the official residence of the governor of Hong Kong under British rule.
Hong Kong merchants are not obligated by law to return or exchange items once purchased; after you've bought something, you may be able to talk a merchant into an exchange, but you'll never see your money again.
URBTIX outlets are manned in City Hall, the Hong Kong Cultural Centre and the Hong Kong Arts Centre, as well as in other parts of the city.
cnnstudentnews.cnn.com /interactive/specials/9910/millennium.events.guide/citysights/content/hongkong.html   (5152 words)

  
 News@UofT -- University holds convocation in Hong Kong -- December 8,2003
Vivienne Poy, the Hong Kong born chancellor of U of T, who delivered the traditional convocation address to the students of the graduating class.
This was her first Hong Kong convocation as chancellor of the university since her installation on Nov. 17.
Her family left Hong Kong for China when she was six months old, fleeing the Japanese forces in the Second World War.
www.newsandevents.utoronto.ca /bin5/031208a.asp   (584 words)

  
 South China Morning Post newspaper marks 100-year anniversary
HONG KONG, Nov 6 (AFP) - Hong Kong's leading English-language newspaper the South China Morning Post on Thursday marked its 100th anniversary, with a special edition tracing its century-long history.
"Like Hong Kong, we emerged from the wreckage and rebuilt," the paper said in its editorial, adding "we cannot declare we will continue publishing for the next 100 years.
Hong Kong's oldest English-language newspaper was the China Mail, which lasted for almost 130 years before its demise in 1974.
quickstart.clari.net /qs_se/webnews/wed/cc/Qhongkong-media.RWH8_DN6.html   (249 words)

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