This is Hong Kong

INCE TAIPEI prina CANTON MACAO HONG KONG MANILA num South China
Lea poublic BANGKOK doeke Hong Kong lies on the south coast of continental
China , 70 nautical miles below the Tropic of Cancer on the South China Sea .

Author: Miroslav Sasek

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Category: Hong Kong

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A pictorial tour of the British Crown Colony, presenting drawings of its buildings, harbors and boats, transportation and the daily activities of its numerous inhabitants.

A Companion to Hong Kong Cinema

Au Yeung, S. (2006), “Hong Kong's Alternative Film and Video Movement as an
Agent for Social Change,” MPhil thesis, The University of Hong Kong. Choi, K.C. (
2003), “A Brief History of Hong Kong Independent Film and Video Making,” Hong
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Author: Esther M. K. Cheung

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470659289

Category: Performing Arts

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A Companion to Hong Kong Cinema provides the first comprehensive scholarly exploration of this unique global cinema. By embracing the interdisciplinary approach of contemporary film and cultural studies, this collection navigates theoretical debates while charting a new course for future research in Hong Kong film. Examines Hong Kong cinema within an interdisciplinary context, drawing connections between media, gender, and Asian studies, Asian regional studies, Chinese language and cultural studies, global studies, and critical theory Highlights the often contentious debates that shape current thinking about film as a medium and its possible future Investigates how changing research on gender, the body, and sexual orientation alter the ways in which we analyze sexual difference in Hong Kong cinema Charts how developments in theories of colonialism, postcolonialism, globalization, neoliberalism, Orientalism, and nationalism transform our understanding of the economics and politics of the Hong Kong film industry Explores how the concepts of diaspora, nostalgia, exile, and trauma offer opportunities to rethink accepted ways of understanding Hong Kong’s popular cinematic genres and stars

Hong Kong Master Tax Guide 2008 09

Neither the extension of salaries tax liability to services rendered in Hong Kong (
see 12-3300 ) nor the exemption for services rendered outside Hong Kong ( see
12-3600 ) has any relevance to an officer's fees . Both relate only to employment
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ISBN: 9789881754516

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Introduction to the Hong Kong Basic Law

But there were also many other episodes when principal officials refused to
resign after making serious mistakes, or becoming unpopular with the Hong
Kong public. 175 As a result, a decade after its introduction, there remained deep
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Author: Danny Gittings

Publisher: Hong Kong University Press

ISBN: 9888139487

Category: Law

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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

Managed in Hong Kong

a laissez faire colonial administration which provided the infrastructure and a
stable regulatory framework designed to protect private property and ensure the
enforcement of contracts. 1 While it is unlikely that Hong Kong ever would have ...

Author: Robert Fitzgerald

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135303738

Category: History

Page: 144

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Hong Kong faces a new, or renewed, set of challenges linked to the up-grading of human resources, shifts in industrial structure, and emerging market demands. The contributors examine and analyse aspects of business and management in Hong Kong.


The Government and Politics of Hong Kong

This work describes the Hong Kong government and its underlying politics. It will be of interest to students of Asian studies, history, political science, law and public administration

Author: Norman Miners

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN:

Category: Political Science

Page: 315

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'The definitive description of the Hong Kong government and its underlying politics'.

Hong Kong Neo Noir

Perhaps what is at stake is not whether noir is an 'external' concept or not, but
rather the instability and fluidity of the concept itself that generates a dynamic
relationship with the object to be looked at, that is Hong Kong cinema, and allows
the ...

Author: Esther Yau

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

ISBN: 147441267X

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 280

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The first comprehensive collection on the subject of Hong Kong neo-noir cinema, this book examines the way Hong Kong has developed its own unique and culturally specific version of the neo-noir genre, while at the same time drawing on and adapting existing international noir cinemas. With a range of contributions from established and emerging scholars, this book illuminates the origins of Hong Kong neo-noir, its styles and contemporary manifestations, and its connection to mainland China. Case studies include classics such as The Wild Wild Rose (1960) and more recent films like Full Alert (1997) and Exiled (2007), as well as an in-depth look at the careers of iconic figures like Johnnie To and Jackie Chan. By examining at its past and its contemporary development, Hong Kong Neo-Noir also points towards the genre's possible future development.


China s Hong Kong

This book differs from most others of its kind, by looking at the Hong Kong issue from China’s perspective, which in turn mirrors China’s own situation.

Author: Shigong Jiang

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9811041873

Category: Social Science

Page: 216

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This book differs from most others of its kind, by looking at the Hong Kong issue from China’s perspective, which in turn mirrors China’s own situation. Through a legal lens, the author conducts a political and cultural examination of the past and the present, and provides a comprehensive overview of the many theories and problems concerning Hong Kong. Including reflections on the theory of administrative absorption of politics, a historical review of “one country, two systems” and an analysis of the form and nature of the Basic Law, it offers a valuable reference resource for studying the historical, political and legal context of Hong Kong under the principle of “one country, two systems”. Instead of over-simplifying the issue of Hong Kong or only seeing it as a Chinese regional issue, the book regards it as a central Chinese issue and the key to understanding China.

Politics and Government in Hong Kong

This book examines the government of Hong Kong since its handover to China in 1997, arguing that Hong Kong has been poorly governed and that this is what lies behind regular mass protests since 2003.

Author: Ming Sing

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 0415469406

Category: Political Science

Page: 249

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This book examines the government of Hong Kong since its handover to mainland China in 1997, focusing in particular on the anti-government mass protests and mobilisations in the years since 2003. It argues that Hong Kong has been poorly governed since transferring to Chinese rule, and that public frustration with governmental performance, including anti-subversion laws and slow democratisation, has resulted in the regular and massive protests, which have been rare in Hong Kong's past political development. The book then assesses different explanations for Hong Kong's government problems, including lack of social cohesion, incomplete economic restructuring, structural budgetary deficit, severe social inequality, intensifying cronyism and deficiencies within the political system itself. It goes on to discuss the implications of poor governance for legislative elections, civil society and constitutional development, and considers the prospects for the future. It argues that although in the short-term the Hong Kong government has managed to maintain its popular support ratings, in the longer run it is unlikely to be able to maintain its legitimacy in dealing with the fundamental challenges of government unless the current system is replaced by popular election of the government with appropriate institutional capacity and political powers.

Hong Kong

These offices are mainly responsible for enhancing liaison and communications
with the CPG and other Mainland authorities ; strengthening Hong Kong's
economic and trade ties with the Mainland ; promoting Hong Kong and
encouraging ...

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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

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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.

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

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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.

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

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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.

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

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Category: Hong Kong

Page: 324

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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.

Foreign Communities in Hong Kong 1840s 1950s

This collection of essays describes adaptations of minority ethnic groups to cross-cultural situations in Hong Kong from the 1840s through the 1950s.

Author: C. Chu

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1403980551

Category: History

Page: 209

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This collection of essays describes adaptations of minority ethnic groups to cross-cultural situations in Hong Kong from the 1840s through the 1950s. It aims to portray Hong Kong history through the perspectives of foreign communities - the British, Germans, Americans, Indians and Japanese - and to understand how they perceived the economic situation, political administration and culture of the colony.


Hong Kong Life Culture

This book is a concise and easy guide to help expats fit in local life of Hong Kong.

Author: Emily Chan

Publisher: Red Publish

ISBN: 962892866X

Category: Social Science

Page: 159

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This book is a concise and easy guide to help expats fit in local life of Hong Kong. It is intended to: Provide practical tips on how to integrate into local life and how to be seen to behave properly on occasions such as: dining, weddings, funerals, choosing gifts and tipping. Compare and contrast the Chinese and Western style of showing friendliness, disclosing personal information and communication. This book is suitable for expats, Hong Kongers who want to better understand the concerns of expats, and any person interested in intercultural communication.

Hong Kong Annual Report

Industry and Trade pand in 10 and comme principal inf Hong K DESPITE
increasing protectionist action in some of Hong Kong ' s major markets against
the Colony ' s principal industrial export , textiles , both the industrial and
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