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  Time to Reflect on 'One Country, Two Systems'
Deng Xiaoping's "One Country, Two Systems" principle lays the foundation for Hong Kong's stability and prosperity.
The SAR is not another system that is willfully advanced without regard to "One Country".
Seven years after reunification, the concept of "One Country, Two Systems" and Hong Kong people's efforts in realizing it have won the recognition of the rest of the world.
www.china.org.cn /english/features/dengxiaoping/104394.htm   (716 words)

  
  One country, two systems - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The two SARs of Hong Kong and Macau are responsible for their domestic affairs, including, but not limited to, the judiciary and courts of last resort, immigration and customs, public finance, currencies and extradition.
In Hong Kong, the system has been implemented through the Basic Law of Hong Kong, which serves as the mini-constitution of the region, and consistent with the Sino-British Joint Declaration.
All of the major parties in Taiwan, including those that lean toward Chinese reunification have come out strongly against "one country, two systems." One of the very few Taiwanese who have publicly supported "one country, two systems" is novelist Li Ao.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/One_country,_two_systems   (708 words)

  
 One country, two systems - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
"One country, two systems" (Simplified Chinese: 一国两制;; Traditional Chinese: 一國兩制;; pinyin: yī guó liǎng zhì; Jyutping: jat1 gwok3 loeng5 zai3; Yale: yāt gwok leúhng jai) is an idea originally proposed by Deng Xiaoping, then paramount leader of the People's Republic of China (PRC), for the unification of China.
The two SARs of Hong Kong and Macau are responsible for all issues, with their own judiciaries and courts of final appeal, immigration policies, currencies and extradition, except the following.
Both SARs have their own passports, which require 7 years of residence in the SAR, and citizenships are differentiated from Chinese citizens in the mainland (i.e.
www.kernersville.us /project/wikipedia/index.php/One_country,_two_systems   (747 words)

  
 Talk:One country, two systems - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The ROC is said to be having de facto diplomatic relations with many other countries, although not officially recognised. :-) International trade is usually administered separately from diplomatic relations, but it is always a key issue for the relations between two countries.
That will only be true, if the other party's political system actually allows for such an intervention to take place (which is true when it comes to the HK situation).
Many experts in translation, politics and constitutional law have pointed out that the slogan form-like "one country, two systems" formula could be better translated as "two systems within one sovereign state" or "two systems under one sovereignty", or at least "one country with two systems", if the meaning has to be strictly and accurately reflected.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Talk:One_country,_two_systems   (1367 words)

  
 <MUTTI-L> One-Country Two-Systems After "7-1"   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
One-Country Two-Systems After "7-1" Willy Lam July 29, 2003 The future of "one country, two systems" has become even murkier after Beijing's high profile endorsement of Hong Kong Chief Executive Tung Chee-hwa earlier this month.
A second major threat to "one country, two systems" lies in the test of wills that is shaping up between Beijing and the growing pro-democracy forces in the SAR.
This latest twist in the development of "one country, two systems" is having a big impact on Taiwan--and on the future of relations between the mainland and Taiwan.
www.mail-archive.com /mutti-l@taklamakan.org/msg01530.html   (1162 words)

  
 News & Views - "One Country, Two Systems" Be Adhered to as Indivisible Concept: Jiang(12/20/2000)
Jiang pointed out that by "two systems", we mean that the main part of the country sticks to the socialist system while Macao retains the capitalist system and its way of life.
Facts have forcefully proved that the principles of "one country, two systems" and "Macao people administering Macao with a high degree of autonomy" are absolutely correct and the people in Macao are highly capable of managing Macao affairs well, the President said.
It is national law for the implementation of the principle of "one country, two systems" in all areas, he said, stressing that "all departments under the Central Government, all localities and people of all ethnic groups in China should uphold and observe the Basic Law."
www.chinahouston.org /news/20001219204530.html   (1107 words)

  
 One Country, Two Systems at One Year
Two major developments are essential in understanding the reunification of Hong Kong and China.
Everything depends, however, on what China meant by "two systems." Basic Law 5 states that "the previous capitalistic system and way of life (of Hong Kong) shall remain unchanged for 50 years." At the time the Basic Law was enacted, Hong Kong was thoroughly undemocratic.
Therefore, when China insists on "one country, two systems," it is referring to the continued system of authoritarian rule already in place before the hasty democratic reforms of Hong Kong took place.
www.lasalle.edu /students/pubs/laspam/China.html   (1536 words)

  
 31% Taiwan People Agree with “One Country, Two Systems”   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
The percentage in favor of "One Country, Two Systems" has risen by 19 points over the past eighteen months, according to the United Morning News of Taiwan which said a poll conducted on December 22, 1999, recorded 12% in agreement.
On the opposite side of the coin, 46% of Taiwan’s population is against "One Country, Two Systems" -- a percentage that is nevertheless much lower than the 85% claimed by Taiwan President Chen Shuibian on June 2 during a trip to Central America.
The differences between the two polls may be explained in part by the fact that, unlike the TVBS poll, the questions posed by the Mainland Working Committee carried hints that "One Country, Two Systems" may threaten the Republic of China in Taiwan.
www.tangmeifunds.com /taiwanpoll061201.htm   (466 words)

  
 Epochtimes English Edition-
When people in Hong Kong were celebrating the takeover by the Chinese government, it was based upon their belief in the “one country under two systems” promise by Beijing and that it could guarantee that the lifestyle of people in Hong Kong would not be affected after the takeover.
Apart from the conflict within “one country under two systems” itself, it will help us to analyze this complicated issue by considering whether it is possible or not.
Tibet and Taiwan are two extremes: the Dalai Lama wants Tibet to be autonomous, as stated in Article 17, and to fulfill “one country under two systems” as China had promised to Hong Kong.
english.epochtimes.com /news/3-9-16/5864.html   (726 words)

  
 One Country, Two Systems   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
The new system is designed to more clearly define the roles, powers and responsibilities of top government officials.It would also build on the civil service's existing strengths such as permanency, professionalism, neutrality, efficiency and freedom from corruption.
The merits of the new system are that the Principal Officials' roles and responsibilities are better defined and that they will need to be more accountable to enlist the support of the legislature and the public.
The new system responds to increasing public calls for a higher degree of accountability for principal officials, while maintaining the structure, role and ethos of the civil service.
www.gov.hk /info/sar5/e12.htm   (2189 words)

  
 News & Views - 'One Country, Two Systems' Principle Shows Vitality in Macao (2/20/2002)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
Macao is "sailing stably" in the channel of "one country, two systems", he said.
In the new year, the central government will abide by the "one country, two systems" principle as ever and give full support for work of the SAR government, but not intervene in the internal affairs of the SAR, Bai emphasized.
"One Country, Two Systems" Practice in Macao Widely Praised The practice of "one country, two systems" in the Macao Special Administrative Region (SAR) in the past year has been highly valued by local residents, who are celebrating the coming first anniversary of Macao's return to the motherland.
www.chinahouston.org /news/2002220072818.html   (455 words)

  
 One Country, Two Systems   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
The workability and effectiveness of "One Country, Two Systems" are not yet known but could be soon examined in Hong Kong.
However, there is a multitude of problems for reunification based on the "One Country, Two Systems" formula.
3) "Two Systems, One Country" may be deceiving as one could see its 1950 Agreement on Peaceful Measures for the Liberations of Tibet.
people.colgate.edu /atseng/Research/SCENARIO1.HTML   (363 words)

  
 The Cellar - Blair: 'One Country Two Systems' effective in HK
Wen said he is fully confident that the trade volume between the two countries could reach US$15 billion in three to five years, from US$11.4 billion last year.
The British Prime Minister said he is glad to see the policy of 'One Country, Two Systems' is proved effective in Hong Kong in the past six years.
Actually it's one country, one system in Hong Kong and one country, one system in the rest of China.
cellar.org /showthread.php?t=3702   (395 words)

  
 One Country, Two Systems
The new system is designed to more clearly define the roles, powers and responsibilities of top government officials.It would also build on the civil service's existing strengths such as permanency, professionalism, neutrality, efficiency and freedom from corruption.
The merits of the new system are that the Principal Officials' roles and responsibilities are better defined and that they will need to be more accountable to enlist the support of the legislature and the public.
The new system responds to increasing public calls for a higher degree of accountability for principal officials, while maintaining the structure, role and ethos of the civil service.
www.info.gov.hk /info/sar5/e12.htm   (2189 words)

  
 One Country, Two Systems
In the case of Hong Kong, the concerns over freedom of speech have gained steam since the beginning of May, and some are not heeding Beijing's warnings.
In 2004, the "one country, two systems" policy has taken on an entirely different meaning.
The slogan "one country, two systems" is only accurate when Taiwan (and now Hong Kong) are in step with Beijing's demands, which are becoming more autocratic and stringent as time goes on.
www.dfn.org /printer_OneCountryTwoSystems.shtml   (986 words)

  
 Asia Times - 'One country, two systems' under fire
This threat stems from the fact that the discontent in Hong Kong, six years after its handover to China, is exposing the faults of the "one country, two systems" formula of the territory's autonomous rule.
The Hong Kong experiment with "one country, two systems" is being closely watched in Taiwan, the island China claims as its own territory and has vowed to embrace back with promises for similar "hands off" autonomy.
Democratic politicians are using the march and public discontent with the administration of Chief Executive Tung Chee-hwa to "subvert" the city's political system, charged a signed editorial in the paper.
www.atimes.com /atimes/China/EG17Ad03.html   (991 words)

  
 Deng Xiaoping on "one country, two systems"
During separate talks with members of a Hong Kong industrial and commercial delegation and with prominent Hong Kong figures 20 years ago, Deng expounded the "one country, two systems" concept, the requirements or qualifications of Hong Kong people administering Hong Kong and the definition of a patriot.
"We are pursuing a policy of 'one country, two systems.' More specifically, this means that within the People's Republic of China, the mainland with its one billion people will maintain the socialist system, while Hong Kong and Taiwan continue under the capitalist system," he said.
"When we adopt the policy of 'one country, two systems' to resolve the Hong Kong question, we are not acting on impulse or playing tricks but are proceeding from reality and taking into full account the past and present circumstances of Hong Kong," he said.
www.globalsecurity.org /wmd/library/news/china/2004/china-040220-pla-daily01.htm   (610 words)

  
 A policy of "one country, two systems" on Taiwan
In the speech, he elaborated the concept of “one country, two systems” and made an eight-point proposal for improving the across strait relations during the current stage and accelerating the process of China’s peaceful reunification.
According to the concept of “one country, two systems”, two systems will be practiced within the sovereign state of the People’s Republic of China.
To practice “one country, two systems” will facilitate the reunification of China, the rejuvenation of the Chinese nation and peace and development in the world.
www.fmprc.gov.cn /ce/ceee/eng/zggk/xzgwjjs/t110298.htm   (532 words)

  
 One Country, Two Systems: The Economic Possibilities   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
The policy of "one country, two systems" and "Hong Kong people ruling Hong Kong" was formulated to preserve the ingredients for success in Hong Kong after 1997, said Hong Kong's Secretary for Financial Services, Mr Rafael Hui.
The two authorities will co-operate with each other on matters of common interests and concerns, such as supervisory co-operation, and the linkage of payment and securities clearing systems.
While there are arguments between the two sovereign governments, there has been also a high degree of consensus over economic matters - such as free market principles, prudent fiscal policies, low and simple taxation, stability of the monetary system, continual development of Hong Kong as a world class trade and financial centre.
www.cic.sfu.ca /hkforum/9608-01.html   (600 words)

  
 The Standard - Two sides, one China - Opinion Section
You can tell how much store is set by stressing the triumph of one country, two systems in the SAR by observing the way that the well trained poodles in Hong Kong repeat this message even more often than their masters.
However the one country, two systems concept devised by Deng Xiaoping to foster the reunification of Taiwan with the mainland, has been silently dropped from the Chinese leaders' discourse on the subject of improving ties across the Taiwan Strait.
The answer is obvious and it confirms why one country, two systems is a thoroughly discredited concept everywhere but in the minds of true believers in the idea that myth and reality are the same thing.
www.thestandard.com.hk /stdn/std/Opinion/GE20Df01.html   (891 words)

  
 Time: Strait Talk: The full interview
The so-called "one country, two systems" formula calls for the People's Republic of China to represent "one China," under which two systems will be operating in one country, similar to the Hong Kong model.
Under the "one country, two systems" formula, Hong Kong is a special administrative region, a local government of China.
Therefore, a country may be divided into a number of countries, while many countries may also unite into one.
www.taiwandc.org /time-2004-01.htm   (2998 words)

  
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The "One Country, Two Systems" model, as a proposed framework for the reversion of Taiwan (and Hong Kong and Macau) was recently reaffirmed in the September 1997 Report of PRC President Jiang Zemin at the 15th Party Congress, at which he declared:
The adoption of the policy of "one country, two systems" is in the interest of the reunification of the Motherland and the rejuvenation of the Chinese nation and conducive to world peace and development.
The "One Country, Two Systems" model, which had been created for the Taiwan reunification and incorporated into the 1982 Constitution of China, was to be applied to Hong Kong.
www.nesl.edu /lawrev/VOL32/3/EDWARDS.HTM   (9867 words)

  
 "one country, two systems"   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
For the people of Hongkong, it would be easier to build their confidence in the concept "one country, two systems" than on the promise "no change for 50 years." While the latter applies only to the future, the principle "one country, two systems" is based on the current situation and is more tangible.
The concept "one country, two systems" is not contrary to Mao’s ideologies.
The British Foreign Secretary, Sir Geoffrey Howe, said yesterday: the concept of "one country, two systems" is foresighted and bears potential value for the future of Hongkong.
wwwlibrary.csustan.edu /ahor/HKweb/o1.htm   (307 words)

  
 Deng's Remarks on 'One Country, Two Systems' Republished
Deng's Remarks on 'One Country, Two Systems' Republished
During separate talks with members of a Hong Kong industrial and commercial delegation and with prominent Hong Kong figures 20 years ago, Deng expounded the "one country, two systems" concept, the requirements or qualifications of Hong Kong people administering Hong Kong and the definition of a patriot.
"When we adopt the policy of 'one country, two systems' to resolve the Hong Kong question, we are not acting on impulse or playing tricks but are proceeding from reality and taking into full account the past and present circumstances of Hong Kong," he said.
www.china.org.cn /english/2004/Feb/87814.htm   (612 words)

  
 E-Commerce News: News: China and Hong Kong: Two Systems, One Internet
Nevertheless, under the "one country, two systems" formula, each is entitled to promulgate its own laws -- except for certain matters relating to the interests of the country as a whole, such as foreign affairs and national security
E-commerce, of course, is not restricted to one country or one jurisdiction.
Apparently when Deng devised the "one country, two systems" policy, he was thinking in terms of geographical boundaries: that the communist system rules China and the capitalist system governs Hong Kong.
www.ecommercetimes.com /story/3416.html   (1056 words)

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