Hong kong's reversion to the people's republic of china by the british was overwhelming for any hong kong local such as me after all, i was born to a culture that was greatly influenced by foreigners, whose traditions were welcomed with much familiarity by the citizens of hong kong for more than one hundred years. In 1842, china officially ceded hong kong to the british after the first opium war due to the rise of british's power and from that moment to 1997, hong kong had been remaining as a british's colony and experiencing the very distinct cultural development and social changes. Cultural difference between hong kong and the us hong kong has been one of the most prosperous cities in the world for many years the idea of hong kong being returned to china was frightening many hong kong people in the early 80s, but the handover turned out to be a memorable moment for most of the citizens.
Joshua wong is a hong kong student activist and politician who serves as secretary-general of pro-democracy party demosisto mr wong was previously convenor and founder of the hong kong student activist group scholarism. At midnight on june 30/july 1, 1997, the crown colony of hong kong (see map) officially reverted to chinese sovereignty, ending 156 years of british ruleafter a formal handover ceremony on july 1, the colony became the hong kong special administrative region (hksar) of the people's republic of china. Moon, after taking revenge, ends his life with a pistol next to ping's tomb 33 significance 331 hong kong handover and hong kong's identity the hong kong handover is crucial to this film as it is an especially important event to all the hong kong people where the transfer of hong kong sovereignty from the british to china took place.
In hong kong, before 1997 it was the british who appointed the governor to maneuver the administrative power, but after the handover the chief executive was elected by 400 people who are eligible to being in the election committee (kwok, 2003. Democratic development in hong kong has been a major topic since the transfer of sovereignty to china in 1997 the one country, two systems principle allows the hong kong government to administer all areas of government except foreign relations and (military) defence separately from the national chinese government. Fifteen years after the handover to china, hong kong residents worry that their identity—and their freedoms—are slipping away can you give my son a job by slavoj žižek there are many states, some even formally democratic, in which a half-secret coterie controls the government. It finally relocated to hong kong in 1949 after the nationalists retreated to taiwan and mao's communists created the prc the fcc had several homes before the then hong kong governor sir murray maclehose finally granted it the use of its present premises in 1982. Hong kong residents march every year on the anniversary of the handover, demonstrating for democratic values and usually calling attention to particular causes.
Hong kong identity has to assert itself against a variety of threats and changes, most notably, rapid integration with the chinese mainland in economic and, increasingly, in socio-political terms. For the first time since britain returned hong kong to chinese rule five months ago, british diplomats met with chinese officials in beijing this week and raised issues of democracy and human rights. After two years from its grandiose foray into the asia, the brain box of hong kong disneyland is rethinking its strategies and programs into meeting the dwindling sales and visitors receipts that the theme park is recently encountering.
This weekend xi jinping will set foot in hong kong for the first time since becoming president of china in 2013 the purpose of the visit is to mark the 20th anniversary, on july 1st, of the. One main focus of their strategies lies in the preservation of hong kong cultural heritage however, despite the government's effort on heritage preservation, what probably is just as frustrating is the hong kong government's awkward attempts at heritage preservation and privatization of public spaces. This year, pricewaterhousecoopers expects hong kong to rank as the number one choice globally for taking companies to market it estimates that 130 companies will raise up to hk$220 billion (us$28 billion) on the hong kong stock market in 2017, up 13 per cent from 2016. Hong kong's 1997 basic law calls for the election of a chief executive and a unicameral legislative council under 2010 electoral reforms, the chief executive, who serves a five-year term, is chosen by a 1,200-member election committee.
The relationship between hong kong and china is in progress it has its own background through the special circumstances which are dominating this relationship especially, since the handover of hong kong, as a former british colony, back to china (1997) (scott, 2000. Prior to the transfer of sovereignty over hong kong in 1997, hong kong boasted one of the highest degrees of press freedom in asia since the handover to china , hong kong has been granted relative legal, economic, and political autonomy under the one country, two systems policy. 'hong kong 20/20 is a journey, both bleak and invigorating, through one of the world's most extraordinary political experiments twenty years after the handover it is opinionated, combative, energising, and unlikely to be available in a xinhua bookstore near you.
Hong kong, in other words, will remain a work in progress in which, despite the slow progress towards the democratic election of the chief executive, the citizens are still able to exert an. Paul theroux talks about his novel, kowloon tong, and the implications of the hong kong handover july 3, 1997 style is not very important, style's nothing really, v s naipaul once told paul. July 1 marks hong kong special administrative region establishment day the general public holiday commemorates the day china resumed sovereignty over hong kong, after more than a century of. Hong kong: ten years after the handover summary in the 10 years that have passed since the reversion of hong kong from british to chinese sovereignty, much has changed and little has changed.