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 The Globalist | Global Politics -- Hong Kong — A Failure To Celebrate?
The final lesson is this: While Hong Kong’s protests have drawn residents of all ages, the power and presence of local youth has been unmistakable.
Hong Kong was long a city of transients — primarily refugees from the Communist revolution in 1949 — and as such offered no one any strong sense of identity.
This much is certain, however: If Hong Kong’s notably peaceful protesters prove as loyal to their cause as they are to their tiny — but affluent — homeland, they stand a better chance of advancing their democratic freedoms now than they did before they began voicing their concerns in Hong Kong's streets.
www.theglobalist.com /DBWeb/printStoryId.aspx?StoryId=3429   (830 words)

  
 Hong Kong 2020: Higher GDP than LA, Chicago, London » Propeller
Politics – A Hong Kong think tank close to the governmet is proposing integration with Shenzhen to create one of the world's largest citis.
Hong Kong is on the eastern side of the Pearl River Delta on the southeastern coast of China, facing the South China Sea in the south, and bordering Guangdong Province in the north.
Hong Kong is China's richest region, has one of the world's most liberal economies and is a major international centre of finance and trade.
politics.propeller.com /story/2007/08/10/hong-kong-2020-higher-gdp-than-la-chicago-london   (144 words)

  
 Asia Society: Publications - Hong Kong: The Challenges of Change
The Hong Kong SAR administration as well as the central government are fully aware of the fact that without free and fair elections in Hong Kong as promised, both the local and the international community will remain skeptical that the people of Hong Kong have accepted the new system.
As Hong Kong journalists were invited to be part of the press corps accompanying the premier's tour, mainland officials may have expected them to behave like their mainland counterparts, hence the angry outburst.
Hong Kong's first constitution, the Charter of the Colony of Hong Kong (1843), created the Legislative Council as an advisory board to the governor, who was empowered, with the advice of the council, to enact all laws and ordinances of the colony.
www.asiasociety.org /publications/update_hongkong_challenges.html   (17473 words)

  
 China Now Magazine
Hong Kong has been struck recently by a succession of disasters, beginning with the late 1990s Asian financial crisis, followed by the global economic downturn, as well as medical problems previously unknown to Hong Kong, such as the avian flu, dengue fever, and, most recently, the SARS epidemic.
Democrats in Hong Kong are in a quandary.
When Hong Kong was handed over by Britain to Chinese sovereignty in 1997, there was a well-founded fear that China’s authoritarian system would require the strangling of Hong Kong’s vibrant civil society and culture.
www.chinanowmag.com /politics/politics.htm   (1267 words)

  
  Journey to Nowhere » Hong Kong - Politics
I know Donald Tsang, Hong Kong’s Chief Executive, is not a politician, but only a civil servant, as he has always been; I know he is not a leader, but only an administrator.
The sad thing is, the China authority in Hong Kong has refused to see the reality and the truth of the world, despite their ten years in Hong Kong, after the city’s handover in 1997.
Hong Kong’s Chief Executive says, to be eligible for canditates for the territory’s top job, one must be patriotic and competent.
annatam.com /category/hong-kong-political-landscape   (1274 words)

  
 Property Frontiers | Hong Kong : History & Politics
Hong Kong became a Special Administrative Region of China on 1 July 1997.
Under these arrangements, Hong Kong is entirely responsible for its own affairs (with the exception of foreign affairs and defence) for fifty years after 1997.
Hong Kong people are well-off and sophisticated with a GDP per capita of US$24,000.
www.propertyfrontiers.com /countries/hongkong/history.html   (200 words)

  
 Where to Stay in Hong Kong, What to Do in Hong Kong
While British rule in Hong Kong may have ended in 1997, a casual visitor to the islands may be forgiven for forgetting this fact, as the city is still teeming with ex-pats, not to mention visible Western influences.
Hong Kong as a city justifiably has a reputation as a work-hard, play-hard destination, while the large proportion of English speakers and bilingual facilities make it a popular destination for Brits holidaying or working abroad.
Hong Kong has a distinct rainy season and many tourists may find the heat and rain from June to August too much to bear.
www.hostelbookers.com /info/guides/hong_kong   (541 words)

  
 USATODAY.com - China asserts control over Hong Kong politics
HONG KONG (AP) — China dampened Hong Kong's hopes for full democracy Tuesday, saying the territory must get Beijing's permission before trying to change the way it selects its leader and lawmakers.
Hong Kong officials acknowledged the public wants reforms and pledged to explore possibilities that would meet Beijing's approval.
Ordinary Hong Kong people now have no say in choosing their leader and Tung has proven to be highly unpopular.
www.usatoday.com /news/world/2004-04-06-hongkong-china_x.htm   (773 words)

  
 Hong Kong Travel Guide: Hong Kong Hotel, Tour, Attractions, Hong Kong Map, Pictures, Town Bus
Hong Kong, a Special Administrative Region of PRC, has grown from what was a simple fishing village into the world's fourth largest banking and financial center and eighth largest trading economy.
Hong Kong is made up of four parts: Hong Kong Island, Kowloon Peninsula, the New Territories and the Outlying Islands.
Whenever and wherever the name Hong Kong is mentioned, it is indisputably regarded as an important world-class city teeming with color and motion.
www.travelchinaguide.com /cityguides/hongkong   (952 words)

  
 Survived SARS: Hong Kong Politics
The key point I took out of the march was that this minority was unlikely to ever come around to be content with PRC governance of Hong Kong, and that significantly larger swaths of the population could still be mobilized, as in 2003 and 2004, in response to specific actions taken by the HK government.
Hong Kong's citizens decide to march in the streets in huge numbers in support of Beijing's policies maintaining "social stability" in Hong Kong.
HONG KONG, Jan. 1 (Xinhuanet)-- Tens of thousands of Hong Kong citizens marched on the New Year Day to show their strong condemnation of, and anger at some politicians for their moves that have damaged Hong Kong's interests and disturbed its social order.
survivedsars.typepad.com /survivedsars/hong_kong_politics/index.html   (1476 words)

  
 Hong Kong Journal
Hong Kong is often rated as having the world’s most open economy, and indeed has been rated that way for the past 12 years by the Washington-based think tank, The Heritage Foundation.
Much of the credit for Hong Kong’s successful economic philosophy is given to a long-serving Financial Secretary, Sir John Cowperthwaite (1961-71), who espoused the principles of Milton Friedman and a commitment to what he called “positive non-intervention”.
Hong Kong’s government and its people know that the central issue they must now address is that of governance and the development of a system of universal suffrage suitable for Hong Kong’s needs and circumstances.
www.hkjournal.org /archive/2006_fall/jackson.htm   (1917 words)

  
 Politics of Hong Kong
Hong Kong is a Special Administrative Region (SAR) of the People's Republic of China with a high degree of autonomy in all matters except foreign and defense affairs.
At first, the highest court in Hong Kong ruled that anybody whose father or mother is a Hongkonger is a Hongkonger.
Althrough in general, Hong Kong's courts remain independent and the rule of law is respected, but the seed of disbelief is already planted.
www.fastload.org /po/Politics_of_Hong_Kong.html   (1429 words)

  
 The place of politics in Hong Kong : October 2007 : Richard Spencer : Foreign : Telegraph Blogs
She claimed she had to have it done as she was off to a "private function" later (and indeed, there are lots of those in Hong Kong).
It has marginalised sensible politics in Hong Kong, (just as Britain did, it has to be said) in just in the same way that it has marginalised sensible civil rights activists in the rest of China, and will pay the price when it needs activists that are sensible.
It is not the fault of Hong Kong people when central governement at the time decided to cast them away due to its own incompetence and corruption.
blogs.telegraph.co.uk /foreign/richardspencer/october/placeofpoliticshongkong.htm   (1232 words)

  
 Excelsior hotel Hong Kong hotel Hong Kong Island hotel Excelsior in Causeway Bay
Hong Kong is frequently visited by the visitors from all over the world.
Hong Kong is the gateway to China and it is widely visited by tourists.
Hong Kong is connected to other parts of the world by air, rail services and some of the largest fleets of high-speed ferries.
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 Hong Kong Goverment & politics
Hong Kong has a small and efficient government structure.
Hong Kong has a well-established and trusted legal system based on common law.
The rights and freedom of Hong Kong people and those living here are founded upon the impartial rule of law, an independent judiciary, a comprehensive system of legal aid, and a free and active press.
www.myhongkongtravel.com /explore-hongkong/government-politics.html   (104 words)

  
 BBC - h2g2 - Hong Kong Politics
Given the impossibility of defending Hong Kong against invasion, democracy in the form of an elected government was suppressed, though the informal variety was much increased and de facto power came to rest in the hands of the powerful Chinese tycoons, ameliorated by Whitehall and the various government committees manned by the middle class professionals.
In the 1960s the working class of Hong Kong made a mark in the form of riots but failed to produce a coherent political force because of the relationship between the rioters and mainland Red Guards, and the fear that Hong Kong would become consumed by the chaos created by China's cultural revolution.
The middle class professionals of Hong Kong were offered little or no place in China, for they were considered to be far too mired in British education, law and liberal ideology, all of which posed a challenge to a Marxist dictatorship and therein lie the seeds of all subsequent political conflict.
www.bbc.co.uk /dna/h2g2/A3478016   (1450 words)

  
  RConversation: Hong Kong Privacy Commissioner clears Yahoo! HK in Shi Tao case
Many here in Hong Kong have been horrified by the idea that that a Hong Kong-based service provider may have aided in a human rights violation.
Thus a Hong Kong legislator filed a complaint that Hong Kong's privacy ordinance had been violated, and the authorities appear to have taken that complaint quite seriously.
Thus I am inclined to believe it is true that no user data passed between Hong Kong and the PRC in Shi Tao's case and that the offices in Hong Kong weren't involved.
rconversation.blogs.com /rconversation/2007/03/hong_kong_priva.html   (1557 words)

  
  Politics of Hong Kong Encyclopedia
Hong Kong is a Special Administrative Region (SAR) of the PRC with a high degree of autonomy in all matters except foreign and defense affairs.
Hong Kong issues the HKSAR passport through its Immigration Department to all PRC citizens who are permanent residents of Hong Kong (permanent residency implies that they have the right of abode in Hong Kong).
Hong Kong residents who were not born in Hong Kong (and had not naturalised as a BDTC) could only apply for the Certificate of identity (CI) from the colonial government as travel document.
www.hallencyclopedia.com /topic/Politics_of_Hong_Kong.html   (3502 words)

  
  Kids.Net.Au - Encyclopedia > Politics of Hong Kong   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Hong Kong is a Special Administrative Region (SAR) of the People's Republic of China with a high degree of autonomy in all matters except foreign and defense affairs.
At first, the highest court in Hong Kong ruled that anybody whose father or mother is a Hongkonger is a Hongkonger.
Althrough in general, Hong Kong's courts remain independent and the rule of law is respected, but the seed of disbelief is already planted.
www.kids.net.au /encyclopedia-wiki/po/Politics_of_Hong_Kong?title=Liberal_Democratic_Federation   (1433 words)

  
 US Bazaar.com : Encyclopedia Pages : Politics of Hong Kong
Hong Kong issues the HKSAR passport through its Immigration Department to all PRC citizens who are permanent residents of Hong Kong (permanent residency implies that they have the right of abode in Hong Kong).
A notable example is Michael Rowse, a permanent resident of Hong Kong and the current Director-General of Investment Promotion of Hong Kong Government, naturalised and became a PRC citizen, for the offices of secretaries of the policy bureaux are only open to PRC citizens.
Hong Kong residents who were not born in Hong Kong (and had not naturalised as a BDTC) could only apply for the Certificate of identity (CI) from the colonial government as travel document.
encyclopedia.us-bazaar.com /?title=Politics_of_Hong_Kong   (3331 words)

  
 ipedia.com: Hong Kong Article   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The Right of abode issue sparked debates in 1999, while the controversy over Hong Kong Basic Law Article 23 was the focus of politics in Hong Kong between 2002-2003, and the focus of controversies have shifted to the issue of universal suffrage towards the end of 2003 and in 2004.
The name "Hong Kong" is derived from Hong Kong Island in the South China Sea, at the mouth of the Xi Jiang or Pearl River of southern China.
Hong Kong is by population the fourth largest metropolitan area of the PRC (see List of cities in China).
www.ipedia.com /hong_kong.html   (1363 words)

  
 Midnight Eye book review: Between Shanghai and Hong Kong: The Politics of Chinese Cinemas (author: Poshek Fu, ...
This was due to a number of factors such as the vernacular nature of its traditional culture of local opera and literature, its status as a British colony, and its geographical situation to the far south of the nation.
But Hong Kong's cultural base in the local language was to prove its biggest strength, and the city became the seat of "dialect cinema", exporting its product not only to Cantonese-speaking communities in the mainland, but also the Chinese diaspora spread across South East Asia and North America.
Shanghai fell to the Japanese on November 12th, and the city became a semi-occupied "solitary island" (gudao), with tens of thousands of refugees from the mainland cramming into the ten-square miles of foreign concessions that were effectively left to run as normal despite their occupier's continuous military presence.
www.midnighteye.com /books/between-shanghai-and-hong-kong.shtml   (1817 words)

  
 Hong Kong: Politics and Government - K12 Academics
On 24 September 2005, 25 Hong Kong pro-democracy Legco members, some of whom were previously labeled as traitors by Beijing after the 1989 Tiananmen Square crackdown and barred from entering the mainland, crossed the border into the southern province of Guangdong, following an unprecedented invitation by the PRC.
The invitation was generally regarded as one of the greatest goodwill gestures from the PRC to the Hong Kong democrats since the Tiananmen Square massacre.
On 22 December 2005, the reforms, proposed by the Chief Executive of Hong Kong, Donald Tsang, were defeated by the pro-democracy camp after they failed to reach the necessary 2/3 threshold with 34 votes in favor and 24 opposed.
www.k12academics.com /hong_kong_politics.htm   (860 words)

  
 BBC News | UK Politics | Hong Kong democracy 'flawed' - UK MPs
The reduction by one million of those eligible to vote in Hong Kong elections since the UK returned the former colony to Chinese rule is raising concern among MPs.
The Commons Foreign Affairs Committee said democracy in Hong Kong is "seriously flawed" and elections to the legislative council and the chief executive should be conducted on the basis of universal suffrage.
MPs noted in their report on Hong Kong's first year under Chinese rule that two-thirds of the seats on the legislative council are decided by just 140,000 voters out of an electorate of 2.8 million.
news.bbc.co.uk /1/hi/uk_politics/147186.stm   (328 words)

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