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  Victoria Park, Hong Kong - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
It is located in Causeway Bay, in the north of Hong Kong Island, between Causeway Bay and Tin Hau MTR stations.
Victoria Harbour is in the north of the park.
The location of the park was previously a typhoon shelter, part of Victoria Habour, used to protect fishing boats and yachts during typhoon seasons.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Victoria_Park,_Hong_Kong   (420 words)

  
 Hong Kong - Encyclopedia.WorldSearch   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Hong Kong was a British crown colony until 1997, when it was returned to Chinese rule.
Besides that, Hong Kong is bordering the city of Shenzhen in the north.
Hong Kong is by population the fourth largest metropolitan area of the PRC (see List of cities in China).
encyclopedia.worldsearch.com /hong_kong.htm   (1672 words)

  
 CNN - Final Hong Kong memorial for Tiananmen massacre? - June 4, 1997
The rally at Victoria Park was the last under British rule to commemorate the June 3-4, 1989, crackdown on demonstrators at Tiananmen Square in Beijing.
However, Hong Kong officials refuse to allow the sculpture to be displayed in city parks during the handover celebrations.
The bloodshed in 1989 triggered an intense reaction in Hong Kong.
www.cnn.com /WORLD/9706/04/tiananmen.hong.kong   (545 words)

  
 Encyclopedia: Victoria Park, Hong Kong
Hong Kong Island (香港島, colloquially the Island side) is the island where the colonial settlement of the Hong Kong territory, Victoria City, was founded.
The Eastern district (東區;) is one of the 18 districts of Hong Kong.
Victoria Harbour Victoria Harbour is the harbour between Kowloon and Hong Kong Island.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Victoria-Park,-Hong-Kong   (1105 words)

  
 Hong Kong Basic Law Article 23 - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Hong Kong Basic Law Article 23 is the basis (parent statute) of a security law proposed by the Hong Kong Government.
It is the cause of considerable controversy and division in Hong Kong, which operates as a separate legal system in accordance with the Sino-British Joint Declaration.
Some banks in Hong Kong were reported to be considering relocating if the proposed Article 23 is passed, out of the fear that the laws would restrict the free flow of information.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Hong_Kong_Basic_Law_Article_23   (2700 words)

  
 Aaccessmaps.com presents information about Hong Kong West
Hong Kong is divided into four main areas: Kowloon, Hong Kong Island, the New Territories and the Outlying Islands.
Hong Kong is sub-tropic with temperate conditions half of the year.
The most popular beach in Hong Kong is found at Repulse Bay, on the southern part of the island.ÊOn weekends, the beaches are filled with people enjoying the sand and the views of some islands in the South China Sea.ÊBest to visit on weekdays.
www.aaccessmaps.com /show/info/hongkongwest   (829 words)

  
 The Epoch Times | Hong Kong Residents Hold Candlelight Vigil for Tiananmen Massacre Anniversary   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
HONG KONG - Thousands of Hong Kong residents held a candlelight vigil Friday night to remember China's 1989 crackdown on the pro-democracy movement in and around Tiananmen Square.
Pro-democracy groups in Hong Kong are angry over China's recent decision to limit expansion of the popular vote in the territory, which has guaranteed civil liberties not allowed on the Communist-ruled mainland.
Hong Kong's vigil is the only memorial for the slain 1989 protesters allowed on Chinese soil.
english.epochtimes.com /news/4-6-4/21811.html   (496 words)

  
 The Epoch Times | Fifty-four Percent of Hong Kong Supports Redress of 1989 June 4 Massacre   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
HONG KONG - Hong Kong University released a new survey indicating that 54 percent of Hong Kong citizens support the redress of the 1989 June 4 Tiananmen Square Massacre, and 23 percent oppose it.
Hong Kong University conducted the survey of over 1000 Hong Kong citizens in May. The results showed that 42 percent of those surveyed believe that the students were right, and 10 percent believe that the students were wrong.
Zhong Tingyao, director of the Public Opinion Program at Hong Kong University, said that due to Hong Kong’s recent political situation, the rate of support towards the redress of the 1989 June 4 Tiananmen Square Massacre is the highest it’s been since Hong Kong’s return back to China in 1997.
english.epochtimes.com /news/4-6-6/21840.html   (380 words)

  
 Victoria Park - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Several places are named Victoria Park, most of which are named for Queen Victoria:
Victoria Park (Hartlepool), home ground of Hartlepool United F.C. Victoria Park, Leicester, England
Victoria Park, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, a region of Scarborough, Ontario with associated subway station and avenue (Victoria Park Avenue)
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Victoria_Park   (129 words)

  
 Simon World :: Aftermath
Meanwhile, demonstrators gathered at the Victoria Park on Hong Kong Island at 2:30 p.m.
Hong Kong, for all its faults, remains relatively politically free compared to the Mainland.
But Hong Kong can be proud of its show of force and people power and that it may, in a small way, be an example for the eventual opening up of all China.
simonworld.mu.nu /archives/034145.php   (1315 words)

  
 Victoria Park, Hong Kong -- Facts, Info, and Encyclopedia article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The location of the park was previously a (Click link for more info and facts about typhoon shelter) typhoon shelter, part of Victoria Habour, used to protect fishing boats and yachts during typhoon seasons.
The park contains a sitting (A sculpture representing a human or animal) statue of Queen Victoria, facing the library.
This statue was founded in (A racetrack for thoroughbred racing; site of the Preakness) Pimlico, (The capital and largest city of England; located on the Thames in southeastern England; financial and industrial and cultural center) London and was originally located on (Click link for more info and facts about Statue Square) Statue Square.
www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/V/Vi/Victoria_Park,_Hong_Kong.htm   (517 words)

  
 Hong Kong : Cultural Life   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Much of Hong Kong's drama is played in its streets, whether it's amateur Chinese opera singers at the famous Temple Street Night Market or a fortune-teller who has set up a chair and table at the side of the road or a Taoist temple.
The first sign that Hong Kong's cultural life is not confined to its stages and concert halls can be observed if you get up early and stroll through a city park, where you'll see people practicing tai chi (Chinese shadow boxing), which looks like dance in slow motion.
Hong Kong's many festivals are the most obvious expression of cultural life, most of which feature parades, dances, and observances of local customs.
www.frommers.com /destinations/print-narrative.cfm?destID=78&catID=0078020417   (389 words)

  
 Hong Kong Attractions (Tourist Areas, Scenic Areas, Shopping))
The Chinese food in Hong Kong is great and there are a wide variety of restaurants with varying cuisines available.
Ocean Park is an entertainment center with an oceanarium, Atoll Reef, a marine section with penguins and performing orcas, a roller coaster, 2,000 bird aviary, butterfly house, and the Middle Kingdom, which is a passage through Chinese history from China's inception to the current era.
The most popular beach in Hong Kong is found at Repulse Bay, found on the southern part of the island.
www.asianinfo.org /asianinfo/hong-kong/things_to_see_in_hong_kong_.htm   (641 words)

  
 Hong Kong : Introduction : Frommer's Favorite Experiences | Frommers.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Hong Kong's harbor is one of the world's busiest, and beyond it rises one of earth's most breathtaking skylines.
Consult one of Hong Kong's many fortune-tellers; those who speak English can be found at Man Mo Temple in the Western District, or Wong Tai Sin temple and the Tin Hau Temple near the Temple Street Night Market.
Almost half of Hong Kong's population is housed here in huge satellite towns, but pockets of rural life and preserved country parks remain.
www.frommers.com /destinations/hongkong/0078020001.html   (1877 words)

  
 Hong Kong Island hotels: Park Lane Hong Kong, The, Hong Kong Island, Hong Kong. Hotel description, reviews, deals from ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The all-in-one glass washbasin and glass partition, separating bedroom adn bathroom, is one of a kind in Hong Kong and lends sopistication to the room.
Rooms are available with mainly city and park views and comprise either 2 single beds or 1 queen bed with space for an extra bed.
Views of Victoria Park and the harbour can be enjoyed from most rooms, which happen to be among the most spacious in the area.
www.asia-hotels.com /hotel/Park_Lane_HK.htm   (1087 words)

  
 Victoria Park, Hong Kong - InfoSearchPoint.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Victoria Park is a public park in Hong Kong.
The park contains a statue of Queen Victoria, which was originally located on Statue Square.
After the war some statues were brought back to Hong Kong, and Queen Victoria's was placed in Victoria Park.
www.infosearchpoint.com /display/Victoria_Park,_Hong_Kong   (167 words)

  
 Zenit News Agency - The World Seen From Rome
HONG KONG, JUNE 7, 2004 (Zenit.org).- The head of the Catholic Church in Hong Kong urged its members to fight against those who breached the "one country, two systems" principle and threatened freedom of speech.
Bishop Zen said Hong Kong had experienced its very own "June 4" this year, when hopes for full democracy in 2007-2008 were shattered by the National People's Congress Standing Committee's interpretation of the Basic Law in April.
The prelate said it had become increasingly obvious that democracy and freedom in Hong Kong were not to be taken for granted.
www.zenit.org /english/visualizza.phtml?sid=54923   (396 words)

  
 Hong Kong marks mid autumn festival - NDTV.com - News on Hong Kong marks mid autumn festival   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Hong Kong celebrated its Mid-Autumn Festival in traditional style, with hundreds of people flocking to the carnival's spectacular lantern display.
Towering over Victoria Park on Hong Kong Island was a 7-metre tall traditional revolving Chinese lantern featuring various Chinese legend characters and the twelve Chinese signs of zodiac.
Other spectacular lantern displays included a Disneyland-themed Sleeping Beauty castle and the Hong Kong celebrity crocodile that shot to fame by evading capture for months.
www.ndtv.com /morenews/showmorestory.asp?slug=Hong+Kong+marks+mid+autumn+festival&id=61166   (160 words)

  
 The New York Times > International > Asia Pacific > Huge Rally in Hong Kong Calls for Democratic Elections   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Police scuffled with pro-democracy activists during a protest near the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Center.
In April, Beijing issued a legally binding interpretation of Hong Kong's laws in which it barred general elections for the selection of Mr.
Some talk show callers have complained that their relatives on the mainland were being contacted by security officers and told to make sure that family members in Hong Kong did not vote for democrats in September.
www.nytimes.com /2004/07/02/international/asia/02hong.html?pagewanted=2&ei=5090&en=49c21eba84635338&ex=1246420800&partner=rssuserland   (766 words)

  
 Asia: Taipei, Hong Kong and Shenzhen (Canton) - Winter 2001-2002   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Hong Kong is 7 million people on one side and nothing but water and mountains on the other!
Considering Hong Kong is part of China now, it's still a pain in the ass crossing between HK and Shenzhen!
At a park with my mom, grandpa and grandma in Luo-dong, which is considered the countryside.
www.hanching.com /asia.html   (1239 words)

  
 AIDOH - The Pillar Of Shame in Hong Kong - Press Release 24.05.97
First of all I will emphasize that the Pillar of Shame will be displayed in Victoria Park in Hong Kong on 4th June as the focal point of the Candlelight Vigil in commemoration of the Beijing massacre.
In spite of the Urban Council's ban on the sculpture in Hong Kong parks, the Pillar of Shame will be a poignant symbol of the struggle for human rights and the freedom of expression in China, including Hong Kong.
Haking Wong podium at the Hong Kong University, Hong Kong, China
www.aidoh.dk /news_releases/pos/hongkong/ukposhknews08.htm   (348 words)

  
 Jackie Chan: Latest News
Hong Kong film and television star Feng Delun, on May 15 attending the opening ceremony for the United Buddy Bears.
HONG KONG - Hong Kong action star Jackie Chan said on Monday he dreamt about digging up land mines for a whole week after returning from a trip to Cambodia to raise awareness about the issue there.
Hong Kong is about to be invaded by more than 120 giant bears - but all in the name of warmth, peace, love and solidarity.
www.jackiechankids.com /files/News_Archive_May_2004.htm   (4480 words)

  
 Hong Kong: Tiananmen Square
esidents of Hong Kong rallied in support of the student protestors in Beijing's Tiananmen Square in June 1989.
It was clear that the Beijing's Government's use of armed force against students and other protesters had deeply alienated the people of this prosperous territory and promised to add serious new difficulties to the return of Hong Kong to Chinese control.
With Hong Kong due to revert to Chinese control in 1997, and with about half of the colony's 5.7 million residents having immigrated from China, the massacre of unarmed civilians in Beijing had an immediate horror.
www.nytimes.com /specials/hongkong/archive/history-tiananmen.html   (365 words)

  
 Hong Kong Flower Show Opens at Victoria Park
The 2002 Hong Kong Flower Show, with the theme of "Hong Kong in Full Blossom", is officially opened to the public today (March 8) at Victoria Park, Causeway Bay until March 17.
The Director of Leisure and Cultural Services, Mr Paul Leung Sai-wah noted that to coincide with the Hong Kong Tourism Board's promotion campaigns, the theme "Hong Kong in Full Blossom" was chosen with the commitment to provide a unique flower show for both local residents and tourists.
One of them will be a variety show jointly organised with TVB at Victoria Park this evening and to be broadcast at TVB Jade Channel at 10.15 pm on Saturday (March 9).
www.info.gov.hk /gia/general/200203/08/0308178.htm   (553 words)

  
 Hong Kong Hotels - Best Western Rosedale Park Hong Kong
The Best Western Rosedale on the Park is a deluxe hotel located in the heart of Causeway Bay, the most exciting business, shopping and entertainment area in Hong Kong.
The hotel is 75 Kms from Hong Kong International Airport and scheduled shuttle services are available.
The hotel is an ideal place to stay whether you are visiting Hong Kong for business or for pleasure.
www.southtravels.com /asia/hongkong/bestwesternrosedale/index.html   (320 words)

  
 TIMEasia.com: News -- Litmus Test   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Prominent Hong Kong citizens with strong ties to Beijing are issuing shrill condemnations of Falun Gong and its activities in the territory, prompting speculation that a mainland-style ban may follow.
Speaking to Hong Kong's Legislative Council, he echoed Beijing's assertion that Falun Gong is an "evil cult." But he stopped short of saying he would follow the suggestions of pro-Beijing figures to ban the group.
There's no doubt that mainland authorities are enraged that Falun Gong is using Hong Kong as a rallying point in a campaign to protest their colleagues' fate on the mainland.
www.time.com /time/asia/news/magazine/0,9754,99025,00.html   (1221 words)

  
 uj_wyld_chyld: The vigil at Victoria Park in Hong Kong in remembrance of Tianamen Square and the fight for democrac   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
uj_wyld_chyld: The vigil at Victoria Park in Hong Kong in remembrance of Tianamen Square and the fight for democrac
The vigil at Victoria Park in Hong Kong in remembrance of Tianamen Square and the fight for democrac
This is the article about what occurred in China and Hong Kong with the activists.
www.aboutmylife.net /users/uj_wyld_chyld/27036.html   (168 words)

  
 Hong Kong Travel Guide: Hong Kong Hotel, Map, Climate, Pictures,Tour...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Whether you visit the better known highlights like the stunning Ocean Park, the fantastic viewpoint of Victoria Peak or the beautiful Repulse Bay, Hong Kong is certain to exceed your expectations.
An open city with a wonderful natural harbor, Hong Kong is the meeting place of various cultures that blend harmoniously with Chinese traditions and exotic influences.
It is the dynamic Hong Kong that provides the environment in which the richest Chinese listed in Forbes directory do business.
www.travelchinaguide.com /cityguides/hongkong   (451 words)

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