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Chief Executive Of Hong Kong
The CHIEF EXECUTIVE OF THE HONG KONG SPECIAL ADMINISTRATIVE REGION is the head and representative of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region and head of the Government of Hong Kong . The position was created to replace the Governor of Hong Kong , the representative of the Monarch of the United Kingdom during British rule . The office, stipulated by the Hong Kong Basic Law , formally came into being on 1 July 1997 when the sovereignty of Hong Kong was transferred from the United Kingdom to the People\'s Republic of China
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Cantonese
CANTONESE, or STANDARD CANTONESE, is a variety of the Chinese language spoken within Guangzhou
Guangzhou
(historically known as Canton) and its vicinity in southeastern China. It is the traditional prestige variety of Yue , one of the major subdivisions of Chinese. In mainland China
China
, it is the lingua franca of the province of Guangdong
Guangdong
, being the majority language of the Pearl River Delta
Pearl River Delta
, and neighbouring areas such as Guangxi . It is the dominant and official language of Hong Kong
Hong Kong
and Macau
Macau

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Hanyu Pinyin
HANYU PINYIN ROMANIZATION (simplified Chinese : 汉语拼音; traditional Chinese : 漢語拼音; literally: "Han Chinese spelling of sounds"), often abbreviated to PINYIN, is the official romanization system for Standard Chinese in mainland China
China
and to some extent in Taiwan
Taiwan
. It is often used to teach Standard (Mandarin) Chinese, which is normally written using Chinese characters . The system includes four diacritics denoting tones . Pinyin
Pinyin
without tone marks is used to spell Chinese names and words in languages written with the Latin alphabet , and also in certain computer input methods to enter Chinese characters. The pinyin system was developed in the 1950s by many linguists, including Zhou Youguang , based on earlier form romanizations of Chinese
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Standard Chinese
STANDARD CHINESE, also known as MODERN STANDARD MANDARIN, STANDARD MANDARIN, or simply MANDARIN, is a standard variety of Chinese that is the sole official language of both China
China
and Taiwan
Taiwan
, and also one of the four official languages of Singapore
Singapore
. Its pronunciation is based on the Beijing dialect , its vocabulary on the Mandarin dialects , and its grammar is based on written vernacular Chinese . Like other varieties of Chinese, Standard Chinese
Standard Chinese
is a tonal language with topic-prominent organization and subject–verb–object word order. It has more initial consonants but fewer vowels, final consonants and tones than southern varieties. Standard Chinese
Standard Chinese
is an analytic language , though with many compound words
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Simplified Chinese Characters
SIMPLIFIED CHINESE CHARACTERS (简化字; jiǎnhuàzì) are standardized Chinese characters
Chinese characters
prescribed in the Table of General Standard Chinese
Standard Chinese
Characters for use in mainland China . Along with traditional Chinese characters
Chinese characters
, they are one of the two standard character sets of the contemporary Chinese written language . The government of the People\'s Republic of China
Republic of China
in mainland China has promoted them for use in printing since the 1950s and 1960s to encourage literacy. They are officially used in the People\'s Republic of China
Republic of China
and Singapore
Singapore

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Yale Romanization Of Cantonese
The YALE ROMANIZATION OF CANTONESE was developed by Gerard P. Kok for his and Parker Po-fei Huang's textbook Speak Cantonese
Cantonese
initially circulated in looseleaf form in 1952 but later published in 1958. Unlike the Yale romanization of Mandarin , it is still widely used in books and dictionaries, especially for foreign learners of Cantonese
Cantonese
. It shares some similarities with Hanyu Pinyin
Pinyin
in that unvoiced, unaspirated consonants are represented by letters traditionally used in English and most other European languages to represent voiced sounds. For example, is represented as b in Yale, whereas its aspirated counterpart, is represented as p. Because of this, the Yale romanization is easy for English speakers to pronounce without much training
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Jyutping
JYUTPING (Chinese : 粵拼; Jyutping: Jyut6ping3; Cantonese pronunciation: ) is a romanisation system for Cantonese
Cantonese
developed by the Linguistic Society of Hong Kong (LSHK), an academic group, in 1993. Its formal name is THE LINGUISTIC SOCIETY OF HONG KONG CANTONESE ROMANISATION SCHEME. The LSHK promotes the use of this romanisation system. The name Jyutping
Jyutping
(itself the Jyutping
Jyutping
romanisation of its Chinese name, 粵拼) is a contraction consisting of the first Chinese characters of the terms Jyut6jyu5 (粵語, meaning " Cantonese
Cantonese
speech") and ping3jam1 (拼音 "phonetic alphabet")
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High Court (Hong Kong)
The HIGH COURT OF THE HONG KONG SPECIAL ADMINISTRATIVE REGION (Chinese : 香港特別行政區高等法院), consists of the Court of Appeal
Appeal
and the Court of First Instance ; it deals with criminal and civil cases which have risen beyond the lower courts. It was named the Supreme Court before 1997. Though previously named the Supreme Court, this Court has long been the local equivalent to the Senior Courts of England and Wales and has never been vested with the power of final adjudication
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Bernard Charnwut Chan
BERNARD CHARNWUT CHAN (1966-), GBS JP is a Hong Kong politician and businessman, the incumbent Non-official Convenor of the Executive Council . CONTENTS * 1 Background * 2 Family * 3 References * 4 External links BACKGROUNDBorn in 1966 in Hong Kong with family roots in Chaoyang , Guangdong (Chinese: 陳智思), also known by his Thai name CHARNWUT SOPHONPANICH (Thai : ชาญวุฒิ โสภณพนิช; rtgs : Chanwut Sophonphanit), He is the grandson of Chin Sophonpanich , the late Thai Chinese
Thai Chinese
founder of Bangkok Bank . He graduated from The Hill School in 1983 and Pomona College
Pomona College
in 1988 with a BA in Studio Art . He is an investor in Thailand's Bumrungrad International Hospital . He is married and has two children
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Rimsky Yuen
RIMSKY YUEN KWOK-KEUNG GBM , SC , JP (Chinese : 袁國強; born 1964) is a lawyer and the third and current Secretary for Justice of Hong Kong . He took office on 1 July 2012. EDUCATION AND EARLY CAREERYuen studied law as an undergraduate at the University of Hong Kong and as a master\'s student at the City University of Hong Kong
Hong Kong
. He was called to the Hong Kong
Hong Kong
Bar in 1987. In 1995, he became qualified as a solicitor and advocate in Singapore
Singapore
. He held a temporary position as deputy registrar of the High Court of Hong Kong
Hong Kong
from 2002 to 2003; afterwards, he was appointed as a Senior Counsel . He later became chairman of the Hong Kong
Hong Kong
Bar Association
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Matthew Cheung
MATTHEW CHEUNG KIN-CHUNG, GBM , GBS , JP (Chinese : 張建宗; born 1951) is a Hong Kong
Hong Kong
government official. He is the current Chief Secretary for Administration and served as the Secretary for Labour and Welfare . BIOGRAPHYCheung was born in Hong Kong
Hong Kong
in 1951. He graduated from the University of Hong Kong
Hong Kong
in 1972, then became an Information Officer for the then British colonial government. During the Vietnamese refugee crisis of the 1970s, he was responsible for arranging visits for foreign media to the refugee camps. He was transferred to the Administrative Service in September 1979 and has served in various bureaus and departments in the government. During his earlier years of service, he served in the Finance Branch, Home Affairs Department, City and New Territories Administration, Government House and the Industry Department
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Traditional Chinese Characters
TRADITIONAL CHINESE CHARACTERS (traditional Chinese: 正體字/繁體字; simplified Chinese : 正体字/繁体字; Pinyin : Zhèngtǐzì/Fántĭzì) are Chinese characters
Chinese characters
in any character set that does not contain newly created characters or character substitutions performed after 1946. They are most commonly the characters in the standardized character sets of Taiwan
Taiwan
, of Hong Kong and Macau
Macau
or in the Kangxi Dictionary
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Paul Chan Mo-po
PAUL CHAN MO-PO, GBM , GBS , MH , JP (born 18 March 1955 in Hong Kong with family roots in Chaozhou
Chaozhou
, Guangdong) is the current Financial Secretary of Hong Kong and former Secretary for Development of Hong Kong Special
Special
Administrative Region . He was a member of the Legislative Council of Hong Kong ( Accountancy
Accountancy
functional constituency ). He is an accountant and the former President of the Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants (HKICPA). He holds BBA and MBA degrees from the Chinese University of Hong Kong , where he is an Adjunct Associate Professor . He has also studied at the Harvard Business School
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Central People's Government Of The People's Republic Of China
CURRENT LEADERSHIP * Xi-Li Administration
Xi-Li Administration
* National leaders President (list ): Xi Jinping
Xi Jinping
Vice President (list ):
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Premier Of The People's Republic Of China
CURRENT LEADERSHIP * Xi-Li Administration * National leaders President (list ): Xi Jinping Vice President (list ): Li Yuanchao * Provincial leaders Communist Party * History * Organization * National Party Congress (18th ) * Central Committee (18th ) General Secretary (list ) Xi Jinping * Central Politburo (18th ) Standing Committee (list ) * Central Secretariat Top-ranked secretary : Liu Yunshan * Central Military Commission Chairman : Xi Jinping Vice Chairmen : Fan Changlong , Xu Qiliang * National Security Commission Chairman : Xi Jinping * Central Commission for Discipline Inspection (18th ) Standing Committee (18th ) Secretary : Wang Qishan Ideology * Marxism–Leninism * Maoism ("Mao Zedong Thought") * Socialism with Chinese characteristics Deng Xiaoping Theory Primary stage of socialism Four Cardinal Principles Three Represents
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Term Of Office
A TERM OF OFFICE is the length of time a person serves in a particular elected office . In many jurisdictions there is a defined limit on how long terms of office may be before the officeholder must be subject to re-election . Some jurisdictions exercise term limits , setting a maximum number of terms an individual may hold in a particular office
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