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Title:
Hong Kong's colonial legacy
Author:
Lau, Chi Kuen.
Personal Author:
Publication Information:
Hong Kong : Chinese University Press, [1997]

©1997
Physical Description:
xvi, 200 pages : illustrations, maps ; 22 cm
General Note:
Subtitle on cover: A Hong Kong Chinese's view of the British heritage.
Language:
English
ISBN:
9789622017931
Format :
Book

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Central Library DS796.H757 L38 1997 Adult Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks
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Summary

Summary

After ruling Hong Kong for 155 years, what did the British leave behind when they withdrew at midnight on 30 June 1997? C. K. Lau answers this question for the lay reader. Whether you are a long-time resident or merely a newcomer to the territory, Hong Kong's Colonial Legacy promises to deepen your understanding of this Pearl of the Orient. Questions this book tackles include: (1) What is the attitude of Hong Kong Chinese towards British rule and the resumption of Chinese sovereignty? (2) Why have most of them failed to master English despite a century and a half of colonial rule? (3) What is the future of the common law after 1997? (4) What do Hong Kong's leaders mean by executive-led government? (5) What is Hong Kong's recipe for economic success? (6) What is the future of press freedom in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region?


Author Notes

C. K. Lau is an award-winning journalist who is currently Public Policy Editor of the South China Morning Post, Hong Kong's leading English-language newspaper.


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