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  • China And Hong Kong In October 1997
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    The Chinese Takeover of Hong Kong By: Trevor Moore The history as to who controls Hong Kong has been debated for nearly 170 years. In the 1830's, the British sale of opium to China was creating a nation of drug addicts. Because of this, the Chinese imperial government banned all imports of opium to China. Many private British ships continued to sell opium to China and eventually conflict erupted. The Opium War (1839-1842) ended with the defeat of China and the signing of the Treaty of Nanking. T...
  • China And Hong Kong
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    Hong Kong It's March of 1997, and a political cartoonist who goes by the pen name "Zunzi", sketches in a cafe in Hong Kong. Many Americans take this right for granted. Zunzi, however, is thankful that his newspaper is among the few that have avoided self-censoring as the Chinese take-over approaches, bringing with it harsh censorship laws. He draws a picture of a smiling man outfitted in the lower half of a dog costume, preparing to put on it's head. The man symbolizes wealthy businessmen in Hon...
  • Present Day Hong Kong The Executive Council
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    When one look's at Hong Kong there are many of questions that come to mind. How is China going to respond to citizens of Hong Kong holding protests? Will Hong Kong's citizens be taken back by their lose of rights? Or will this more liberal form of government led the rest of China into a more democratic state? Instead of focusing on the unknown I saw this paper as an opportunity to study Hong Kong new form of government. This paper will briefly look at Hong Kong from a historical prospective. It ...
  • China's Challenge To Hong Kong And Singapore
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    Could a burgeoning China drive Singapore and Hong Kong the way of the dinosaur? Some economists fear the answer could be yes. China's emergence as a manufacturing powerhouse spells competition for every Asian economy, but none face a more compelling need to shape up for the challenge than the two city economies. Each has got a different response strategy -- while Singapore scrambles to reshape itself, Hong Kong is betting on the status quo. While most Asian nations can look within -- to seek gro...
  • Spokesman For The Hong Kong Government
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    BEIJING - Chinese leaders yesterday threw their weight solidly behind beleaguered Hong Kong Chief Executive Tung Chee Hwa, expressing their strongest support yet for his government. Both President Hu Jintao and Premier Wen Jiabao stressed their confidence in the ability of Mr Tung and his government to overcome Hong Kong's current problems during their separate meetings with him. Advertisement Mr Wen told reporters four times 'I still believe', in a forceful endorsement of the head of the Hong K...

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