Constitutional Law in Hong Kong

Article 107 provides that the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region must follow the principle of keeping expenditure within the limits of revenues in drawing up its budget and must strive to achieve fiscal balance, avoid deficits and ...

Author: Anton Cooray

Publisher: Kluwer Law International B.V.

ISBN: 9403534338

Category: Law

Page: 472

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Derived from the renowned multi-volume International Encyclopaedia of Laws, this very useful analysis of constitutional law in Hong Kong provides essential information on the country’s sources of constitutional law, its form of government, and its administrative structure. Lawyers who handle transnational matters will appreciate the clarifications of particular terminology and its application. Throughout the book, the treatment emphasizes the specific points at which constitutional law affects the interpretation of legal rules and procedure. Thorough coverage by a local expert fully describes the political system, the historical background, the role of treaties, legislation, jurisprudence, and administrative regulations. The discussion of the form and structure of government outlines its legal status, the jurisdiction and workings of the central state organs, the subdivisions of the state, its decentralized authorities, and concepts of citizenship. Special issues include the legal position of aliens, foreign relations, taxing and spending powers, emergency laws, the power of the military, and the constitutional relationship between church and state. Details are presented in such a way that readers who are unfamiliar with specific terms and concepts in varying contexts will fully grasp their meaning and significance. Its succinct yet scholarly nature, as well as the practical quality of the information it provides, make this book a valuable time-saving tool for both practising and academic jurists. Lawyers representing parties with interests in Hong Kong will welcome this guide, and academics and researchers will appreciate its value in the study of comparative constitutional law.

Hong Kong

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Category: Hong Kong

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Introduction to the Hong Kong Basic Law

children into Hong Kong. Such a response, which was advocated even by some government critics, would most likely have been relatively uncontroversial given the general consensus at the time that Hong Kong could not cope with the ...

Author: Danny Gittings

Publisher: Hong Kong University Press

ISBN: 9888139487

Category: Law

Page: 460

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Effective since China's resumption of sovereignty on 1 July 1997, the Hong Kong Basic Law lays down the general policies and system of government for Hong Kong under the "one country, two systems" formula. It guarantees Hong Kong a high degree of autonomy, enshrines the rights and freedoms of residents, and preserves a separate common law system with an independent judiciary. This introduction traces the origins of the Hong Kong Basic Law and the concepts and legal issues that surround it. Drawing on the experience of the first 15 years, it then analyses the content of the Hong Kong Basic Law, especially in relation to Hong Kong's political system, the judiciary, and human rights. Intended especially for students at all levels in law, politics, and other disciplines, this book—the only introductory guide of its kind to the subject—will also appeal to the general reader interested in Hong Kong's experience under "one country, two systems". "Danny Gittings's Introduction to the Hong Kong Basic Law makes a significant contribution to an important subject. It is expressed in reader-friendly terms. The insights that it provides are of value not only to lawyers but also to the general public." —The Hon. Mr. Justice Kemal Bokhary, Permanent Judge of the Hong Kong Court of Final Appeal (1997–2012), Non-Permanent Judge (2012– ). "This well-researched and very readable introduction explains the history, practices and future of the Basic Law—Hong Kong's key constitutional document. It also explores how far the Basic Law is able to address the many political and legal issues now facing Hong Kong. The book is suitable for a wide range of readers. Students of Hong Kong law at all levels will find it essential reading. General readers with an interest in Hong Kong's governance will find in it a lucid and accurate guide—and a timely one as the debate about implementing democracy intensifies." —Professor Fu Hualing, Faculty of Law, University of Hong Kong. "Many of us approach law books with trepidation. But Gittings, a legal academic, used to be a journalist and this shows in his ability to make the book accessible to the general reader. [...] The Basic Law will continue to be central to issues facing the city for years to come. This book enables the reader to quickly acquire a much better understanding of them." — South China Morning Post "As Professor Gittings points out in his book, which includes a chapter on what might happen after Hong Kong’s 50-year autonomy ends, readability was a key aim. Acronyms are kept to a minimum and details set up neatly and comprehensively in footnotes so that the main text is kept as clean as possible." — Hong Kong Lawyer

Hong Kong China

he observed the social and political detachment of his parents' generation and personally witnessed how his own generation changed from being critics of colonialism to advocates of Hong Kong's own values as distinct from those of China.

Author: Gordon Mathews

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 0415480132

Category: Social Science

Page: 197

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The idea of ‘national identity’ is an ambiguous one for Hong Kong. Returned to the national embrace of China on 1 July 1997 after 150 years as a British colony, the concept of national identity and what it means to "belong to a nation" is a matter of great tension and contestation in Hong Kong. Written by three academic specialists on Hong Kong cultural identity, social history, and mass media, this book explores the processes through which the people of Hong Kong are "learning to belong to a nation" by examining their relationship with the Chinese nation and state in the recent past, present, and future. It considers the complex meanings of and debates over national identity in Hong Kong over the past fifty years and especially during the last decade following Hong Kong’s return to China. It also places these arguments within a larger, global perspective, to ask what Hong Kong can teach us about national identity and its potential transformations. Multidisciplinary in its approach, Hong Kong and China explores national identity in terms of theory, mass media, survey date, ethnography and history, and will appeal to students and scholars of Chinese history, cultural studies, and nationalism.

Hong Kong Directory

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Understanding the Political Culture of Hong Kong The Paradox of Activism and Depoliticization

ple's political knowledge, Lau found that the public had an interest in their surroundings: One of the distinctive aspects of the political culture of the Hong Kong Chinese is active search for knowledge about the political world in ...

Author: Lam Wai-man

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317453026

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 312

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This book challenges the widely held belief that Hong Kong's political culture is one of indifference. The term "political indifference" is used to suggest the apathy, naivete, passivity, and utilitarianism of Hong Kong's people toward political life. Taking a broad historical look at political participation in the former colony, Wai-man Lam argues that this is not a valid view and demonstrates Hong Kong's significant political activism in thirteen selected case studies covering 1949 through the present. Through in-depth analysis of these cases she provides a new understanding of the nature of Hong Kong politics, which can be described as a combination of political activism and a culture of depoliticization.

The Other Hong Kong Report 1992

In 1991 , Hong Kong's imports from China , as recorded in Hong Kong's trade statistics , was US $ 37,750 million , but China's exports to Hong Kong , as recorded in China's trade statistics , was only US $ 32,137 million , or 85 per ...

Author: Joseph Y. S. Cheng

Publisher: Chinese University Press

ISBN: 9789622015630

Category: History

Page: 462

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Society and Politics in Hong Kong

Formally at least , the political system of Hong Kong approximates an ideal - type version of a type of polity which is conceptualized as the " bureaucratic polity . ” “ The concept of bureaucrátic polity is distinguishable from other ...

Author: Siu-kai Lau

Publisher: Chinese University Press

ISBN: 9789622013360

Category: Hong Kong

Page: 205

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Hong Kong Macau

12 SHOPPING Hong Kong Local designers where Hong Kong's most fashionable shop puts all its last season's stuff that Blanc De Chine 2nd Floor , Pedder Building , 12 didn't sell – with discounts up to Pedder St , Central .

Author: Jules Brown

Publisher: Rough Guides

ISBN: 9781858288727

Category: Travel

Page: 413

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This resource includes full details of Hong Kong harbour, its shopping and nightlife districts, traditional sites and off-the-beaten track areas of the New Territories and outlying islands. A history and a cultural guide is included, as well as places to eat, drink and sleep on every budget. Background information on post-handover politics and features on festivals, feng shui and Chinese astrology are also included.

Business Restructuring in Hong Kong

Business renewal and re-structuring often entail radical departures from existing strategies, policies, and practices, In Hong Kong, however, the 'drama' of business restructuring did not hit the private sector as a pervasive and ...

Author: Sek Hong Ng

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

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Category: Business & Economics

Page: 259

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This book examines, in detail, Hong Kong's experience with business reorganization in enterprise and industry, arguing that Hong Kong is currently going through its second wave of commercialization, the first being the deindustrialization of ten years ago.