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The Taking Back of Hong Kong: From 1977 to 1984

Christine Loh

in Underground Front: The Chinese Communist Party in Hong Kong

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789888028948
eISBN:
9789882207653
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888028948.003.0020
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter deals with the shaping of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP)'s policy on the taking back of Hong Kong and the party's strategies to win hearts and minds of the Hong Kong community during ... More


Negotiations for the Sino-Portuguese Joint Declaration on Macau

Carmen Amado Mendes

in Portugal, China and the Macau Negotiations, 1986-1999

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9789888139002
eISBN:
9789888180127
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888139002.003.0003
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter presents the political background to the so-called ‘Macau question’. It explores the impact of Hong Kong upon 1986-1987 Sino-Portuguese negotiations, which resulted in the signature of ... More


Political Context

Lam Wai-man

in Contemporary Hong Kong Government and Politics

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9789888139477
eISBN:
9789882208681
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888139477.003.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This introductory chapter sets out the political context of Hong Kong's government institutions and politics. It traces the arrangements for Hong Kong as a Special Administrative Region of China ... More


Political Context

Lam Wai-man

in Contemporary Hong Kong Politics: Governance in the Post-1997 Era

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789622098299
eISBN:
9789882206779
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789622098299.003.0001
Subject:
History, World Modern History

This chapter summarizes the general context of changes in Hong Kong since 1997. It begins by emphasizing the Sino-British negotiations and the Basic Law. The relationship between Hong Kong and ... More


Home and Country

Stanley S.K. Kwan and Nicole Kwan

in The Dragon and the Crown: Hong Kong Memoirs

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789622099555
eISBN:
9789882207530
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789622099555.003.0006
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter discusses Stanley Kwan's radical decision to leave Hong Kong after years of enduring the political campaigns of the Mainland and the violent demonstrations in Hong Kong. When the ... More


The Stabilisation of the Hong Kong Dollar: November–December 1983

John Greenwood

in Hong Kong's Link to the US Dollar: Origins and Evolution

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789622098909
eISBN:
9789882207004
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789622098909.003.0007
Subject:
Economics and Finance, South and East Asia

This chapter looks back on how the Hong Kong dollar was stabilised in October 1983. It presents a combination of theoretical discussion and historical narrative of the events between late September ... More


The Unofficial Ambassador

Anna Pao Sohmen

in Y. K. Pao, My Father: My Father

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9789888083312
eISBN:
9789888180844
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888083312.003.0009
Subject:
History, Asian History

Sir Y. K. Pao succeeded in acquiring Kowloon Wharf and Wheelock Marden. He gained controlling interests in a number of other companies. He also acted as an unofficial ambassador during the periods of ... More


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