Media Power in Hong Kong

This book however traces the root problem of Hong Kong media back to the colonial era, demonstrating that before the resumption of Chinese sovereignty there already existed a uniquely Hong Kong brand of hyper-marketized and oligopolistic ...

Author: Charles Chi-wai Cheung

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317266579

Category: Social Science

Page: 216

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Studies of Hong Kong media primarily examine whether China will crush Hong Kong’s media freedom. This book however traces the root problem of Hong Kong media back to the colonial era, demonstrating that before the resumption of Chinese sovereignty there already existed a uniquely Hong Kong brand of hyper-marketized and oligopolistic media system. The system, encouraged by the British colonial government, was subsequently aggravated by the Chinese government. This peculiar system is highly susceptible to state intervention and structurally disadvantaged dissent and marginal groups before and after 1997. The book stresses that this hyper-marketized media system has been constantly challenged. Through a historical study of media stigmatization of youth, this book proposes that over the years various counter forces have penetrated the structurally lopsided Hong Kong media: independent, public, popular and news media all make occasional subversive alliances to disrupt the mainstream, and news media, with a strong liberal professionalism, provide the most subversive space for challenging cultural hegemony. The book offers an alternative and fascinating account of the dynamics between hegemonic closure and day-to-day resistance in Hong Kong media in both the colonial and post-colonial eras, arguing that the Hong Kong case generates important insights for understanding ideological struggles in capitalist media.

Battle for Hong Kong December 1941

25 December 1941 is known to this day by the people of Hong Kong as ‘Black Christmas’. The battle for Hong Kong is a story that deserves to be better known.

Author: Philip Cracknell

Publisher: Amberley Publishing Limited

ISBN: 1445690500

Category: History

Page: 320

View: 226

25 December 1941 is known to this day by the people of Hong Kong as ‘Black Christmas’. The battle for Hong Kong is a story that deserves to be better known.

A Concise History of Hong Kong

The book explores Hong Kong as a place with a unique identity, yet also a crossroads where Chinese history, British colonial history, and world history intersect.

Author: John M. Carroll

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers

ISBN: 0742574695

Category: History

Page: 288

View: 103

When the British occupied the tiny island of Hong Kong during the First Opium War, the Chinese empire was well into its decline, while Great Britain was already in the second decade of its legendary "Imperial Century." From this collision of empires arose a city that continues to intrigue observers. Melding Chinese and Western influences, Hong Kong has long defied easy categorization. John M. Carroll's engrossing and accessible narrative explores the remarkable history of Hong Kong from the early 1800s through the post-1997 handover, when this former colony became a Special Administrative Region of the People's Republic of China. The book explores Hong Kong as a place with a unique identity, yet also a crossroads where Chinese history, British colonial history, and world history intersect. Carroll concludes by exploring the legacies of colonial rule, the consequences of Hong Kong's reintegration with China, and significant developments and challenges since 1997.

Lost Found Hong Kong

Each person experiences a city differently. In Hong Kong: Lost & Found, readers discover one of the world’s most exciting cities through the photographs of five unique residents.

Author: Janet McKelpin

Publisher: ThingsAsian Press

ISBN: 9781934159170

Category: Photography

Page: 288

View: 638

Each person experiences a city differently. In Hong Kong: Lost & Found, readers discover one of the world’s most exciting cities through the photographs of five unique residents. Wander the streets with Blair Dunton, as she reveals Hong Kong’s storied society; with Elizabeth Briel, as she shares her fascination with the sea and forgotten spaces; with Hank Leung, as he juxtaposes everyday people with monuments to the gods of commerce; with Li Sui Pong, as he explores how Hong Kong echoes nature; and with Albert Wen, as he captures a city always on the go. With vibrant, original photographs that range from detailed still life to active panorama, Hong Kong: Lost & Found invites readers to get lost in the spirit of Hong Kong.

Hong Kong English

This volume provides an overview of all aspects of Hong Kong English in a style designed for undergraduates and general readers.

Author: Jane Setter

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

ISBN: 0748635971

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 192

View: 726

This volume provides an overview of all aspects of Hong Kong English in a style designed for undergraduates and general readers. As a former British colony, Hong Kong used English as the language of government, law and education in the early days of colonial rule. Since the Handover from British to Chinese rule in 1997, it is no longer used as the primary language of government. However, the status of English has survived the decline of colonial rule, as English has become an international language which is indispensable for a service-oriented economy such as present-day Hong Kong. Its use is still widespread in legal contexts, and English is the medium of instruction in at least a quarter of secondary schools. Outwith the realm of education, English is important as a means of international communication in the fields of banking and finance, business, and in the tourism and hospitality industry. English is therefore integrated into Hong Kong life in various ways and this has resulted in a thriving and developing variety of English. This book describes English in Hong Kong as a linguistic phenomenon from the point of view of language structure, but also takes into account historical, socio-cultural and socio-political developments.

The Changing Legal Orders in Hong Kong and Mainland China Essays on One Country Two Systems

This collection of selected works by Professor Albert H.Y. Chen shows the contours of the author’s scholarship as it developed over 35 years of his academic career, from 1984 to the present.

Author: Albert H.Y. Chen

Publisher: City University of HK Press

ISBN: 9629374501

Category: Law

Page: 440

View: 336

This collection of selected works by Professor Albert H.Y. Chen shows the contours of the author’s scholarship as it developed over 35 years of his academic career, from 1984 to the present. The essays are divided into three sections which cover the three major domains of Professor Chen’s research. Part I covers the legal developments and controversies of “One Country, Two Systems” since the Hong Kong interpretation on “the right of abode” in 1999 to the anti-extradition movement of 2019. Part II shifts to focus on tradition and modernity in Chinese Law, including China’s Confucian and Legalist traditions and how the socialist legal system in China evolved and modernized in the era of “reform and opening”. Part III examines the transplantation of Western thinking and constitutionalism to East Asia in modern times and discusses the achievements and failures of these efforts. In conjunction with an introductory chapter that sets out the basic orientation and paradigm of these legal and constitutional studies and an epilogue that reflects on the main themes, this collection exemplifies the author’s important contributions to the field and provides insight into how the legal orders in Hong Kong and mainland China have changed over the course of Professor Chen’s academic career.


The Building of Hong Kong

Its builders have achieved remarkable results but their contribution had not been documented. The Hong Kong Construction Association decided to correct this omission and commissioned this book to mark its 70th Anniversary.

Author: Anthony Walker

Publisher: Hong Kong University Press

ISBN: 9622092764

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 224

View: 776

Hong Kong is one of the most spectacular cities in the world. It has been built in a very short time. Its builders have achieved remarkable results but their contribution had not been documented. The Hong Kong Construction Association decided to correct this omission and commissioned this book to mark its 70th Anniversary. Consequently, the book concentrates on construction rather than design and highlights he main events in the evolution of the industry and its buildings up to the present day. Therefore, whilst reviewing historic projects and their builders, it also covers the modern era from 1970-90. The major landmarks of Hong Kong’s skyline are included but the less spectacular yet equally essential projects which contribute to Hong Kong’s social fabric are not neglected. The aim is to give flavor and feeling to the industry’s contribution to his remarkable city state.

A History of Hong Kong

Although in the first edition, published in 1958, the author modestly describes this book as an introduction that does not claim to be definitive, this history of Hong Kong has never been superseded as the standard work and remains in ...

Author: G. B. Endacott

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Hong Kong

Page: 324

View: 548

Although in the first edition, published in 1958, the author modestly describes this book as an introduction that does not claim to be definitive, this history of Hong Kong has never been superseded as the standard work and remains in steady demand. It is now reissued in `Oxford in Asia Paperbacks' with four new chapters, plus a a revised final chapter on the war and postwar period.

Hong Kong s History

Drawing together contributions from historians, sociologists and political scientists the book highlights the role played by a variety of social actors in Hong Kongs history.

Author: Tak-Wing Ngo

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415203050

Category: History

Page: 205

View: 313

Drawing together contributions from historians, sociologists and political scientists the book highlights the role played by a variety of social actors in Hong Kongs history.

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 ...

Author: Anton Cooray

Publisher: Kluwer Law International B.V.

ISBN: 9403534338

Category: Law

Page: 472

View: 106

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.

Education in Hong Kong Pre 1841 to 1941

The book will be a valuable source of reference for educationalists and others who are interested in the development of education in Hong Kong.

Author: Anthony Sweeting

Publisher: Hong Kong University Press

ISBN: 9622092586

Category: Education

Page: 524

View: 685

To reflect the development and history of education in Hong Kong, the author has collected a wide range of fascinating and illuminating material from different sources, and, wherever appropriate, has included his own commentaries. The book will be a valuable source of reference for educationalists and others who are interested in the development of education in Hong Kong.

Hong Kong in China

Hong Kong in China comprises a collection of papers evaluating the situation in Hong Kong SAR over the last two years.

Author: Gungwu Wang

Publisher: Marshall Cavendish International

ISBN:

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 324

View: 524

The dramatic handover of Hong Kong to the People's Republic of China on July 1, 1997, amid much tension and speculation, closes one significant colonial chapter in Asia. At the same time, it also sets the stage for new political and economic possibilities with China closely involved with a key financial center in Asia. Hong Kong in China comprises a collection of papers evaluating the situation in Hong Kong SAR over the last two years. The handing over of Hong Kong to China presents a challenge to the legal system which is intrinsically and delicately linked to the political vision of one country, two systems. While politicians and legalists seek to work out the model, the people of Hong Kong confront the dilemma of an identity crisis, on top of the contentious social problems presented by the immigration of Chinese mainlanders.

Administrative Law in Hong Kong

Presents a comprehensive new text on administrative law in Hong Kong; discusses judicial review, administrative tribunals, the Ombudsman and subsidiary legislation.

Author: Stephen Thomson

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1108400329

Category: Law

Page: 420

View: 969

Presents a comprehensive new text on administrative law in Hong Kong; discusses judicial review, administrative tribunals, the Ombudsman and subsidiary legislation.

The Hong Kong Advantage

Hong Kong's vibrant economic environment attracts business from all over the globe.

Author: Michael J. Enright

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 369

View: 199

With its rapidly approaching transition from British to Communist Chinese rule, the "future of Hong Kong" has been a frequent story for news reporters in both the East and the West. But the July 1st transfer of power has been seen mostly as a political event, with virtually no analysis of the economic future of one of the world's most important business centers. Now, in The Hong Kong Advantage, readers have the conclusions of a year-long study of the competitiveness of Hong Kong, in a volume that sheds light on both the colony's profitable past and its prospects in coming years. Enright, Scott, and Dodwell highlight a number of reasons for the colony's prosperity--its unique intermingling of thousands of local and overseas firms; the hands-off policy of the colonial government; a singular blend of firms with steady cash flow (transportation, property, or utilities) and firms relying on flexibility, rapid response, and competitive pricing (clothing, toys, electronics); and its central location in the most dynamic economic region in the world. But the greatest reason for its success has been its metamorphosis into an information and knowledge-based economy, acting in particular as a metropolitan center for mainland China, combining the land, labor, and resources of the interior with the design, marketing, and logistics skills found in Hong Kong. The authors contend that this engine of prosperity should continue--and indeed grow stronger--after the transfer of power. Hong Kong's most pressing challenges, the book concludes, are problems generated by its own success, such as its high-cost economy (with rising rents, wages, and compensation packages) and the growing need for more highly skilled workers. If its business leaders can cope with these problems, the authors conclude, Hong Kong's economic future should be as successful as its past. The Hong Kong Advantage is a book that everyone concerned about Hong Kong's economic future--and indeed the economic future of Asia and the world--will want to read.

Consuming Hong Kong

The contributors to this volume explore such topics as: - the coming of shopping malls to Hong Kong - tenants' senses of home in cramped public housing - the experiences of movie-going - alcohol as a marker of social class - the pursuit of ...

Author: Gordon Mathews

Publisher: Hong Kong University Press

ISBN: 9789622095465

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 356

View: 144

Consumption forms an essential part of Hong Kong people's lives today, but until now little serious attention has been paid to it. This book fills this gap, in a fascinating way. The contributors to this volume explore such topics as: - the coming of shopping malls to Hong Kong - tenants' senses of home in cramped public housing - the experiences of movie-going - alcohol as a marker of social class - the pursuit of fashion - Chinese art and identity among Hong Kong collectors - the dream and reality of owning a flat - Lan Kwai Fong and its mystique - the McDonald's Snoopy craze of fall 1998 - cultural identity and consumption in Hong Kong today This book shows how the detailed ehtnographic study of consumption in Hong Kong can lead to a deeper understanding of Hong Kong life as a whole, as well as of consumption in the world at large.

Hong Kong s Young Children

Written for local students of early childhood education, kindergarten teachers and child care workers, this book presents a detailed picture of normal early child development in Hong Kong.

Author: Sylvia Opper

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Education

Page: 242

View: 955

Written for local students of early childhood education, kindergarten teachers and child care workers, this book presents a detailed picture of normal early child development in Hong Kong. The information will help the understanding of Chinese children aged between three and six years, and can be used to prepare develop-mentally appropriate learning activities.

Introduction to the Hong Kong Basic Law

(or perhaps unsure if the Hong Kong Police would be prepared to enforce such repressive laws), Article 6 of the Law of the PRC on the Garrisoning of the ...

Author: Danny Gittings

Publisher: Hong Kong University Press

ISBN: 9888139487

Category: Law

Page: 460

View: 715

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

Lonely Planet Hong Kong

Inside Lonely Planet's Hong Kong Travel Guide: Up-to-date information - all businesses were rechecked before publication to ensure they are still open after 2020's COVID-19 outbreak Top experiences feature - a visually inspiring collection ...

Author: Lorna Parkes

Publisher: Lonely Planet

ISBN: 9781788680776

Category:

Page: 320

View: 691

Lonely Planet (TM)s Hong Kong is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Cruise on the legendary Star Ferry with its views of Hong Kong (TM)s iconic skyline, ride the hair-raising Peak Tram to the top of Victoria Peak, and browse the hundreds of stalls at the Temple Street Night Market; all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of Hong Kong and begin your journey now Inside Lonely Planet (TM)s Hong Kong Travel Guide: Up-to-date information - all businesses were rechecked before publication to ensure they are still open after 2020 (TM)s COVID-19 outbreak Top experiences feature - a visually inspiring collection of Hong Kong (TM)s best experiences and where to have them What's new feature taps into cultural trends and helps you find fresh ideas and cool new areas NEW pull-out, passport-size 'Just Landed' card with wi-fi, ATM and transport info - all you need for a smooth journey from airport to hotel Planning tools for family travellers - where to go, how to save money, plus fun stuff just for kids Colour maps and images throughout Highlightsand itineraries help you tailor your trip to your personal needs and interests Insider tips to save time and money and get around like a local, avoiding crowds and trouble spots Essential infoat your fingertips - hours of operation, websites, transit tips, prices Honest reviews for all budgets - eating, sleeping, sightseeing, going out, shopping, hidden gems that most guidebooks miss Cultural insights give you a richer, more rewarding travel experience - history, people, music, landscapes, wildlife, cuisine, politics Over40 maps Covers Central District, The Peak & Northwest Hong Kong Island, Wan Chai & Northeast Hong Kong Island, Aberdeen & South Hong Kong Island, Kowloon, New Territories, Outlying Islands, Shenzhen and Macau The Perfect Choice: Lonely Planet (TM)s Hong Kong, our most comprehensive guide to Hong Kong, is perfect for both exploring top sights and taking roads less travelled. Looking for just the highlights? Check out Pocket Hong Kong, a handy-sized guide focused on the can't-miss sights for a quick trip. Looking for more extensive coverage? Check out Lonely Planet (TM)s China for a comprehensive look at all the country has to offer. About Lonely Planet: Lonely Planet is a leading travel media company, providing both inspiring and trustworthy information for every kind of traveller since 1973. Over the past four decades, we've printed over 145 million guidebooks and phrasebooks for 120 languages, and grown a dedicated, passionate global community of travellers. You'll also find our content online, and in mobile apps, videos, 14 languages, armchair and lifestyle books, ebooks, and more, enabling you to explore every day. 'Lonely Planet guides are, quite simply, like no other.' " New York Times 'Lonely Planet. It's on everyone's bookshelves; it's in every traveller's hands. It's on mobile phones. It's on the Internet. It's everywhere, and it's telling entire generations of people how to travel the world.' " Fairfax Media (Australia)