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Hong Kong SAR
Hong Kong
Hong Kong
(Cantonese: [hœ́ːŋ.kɔ̌ːŋ] ( listen)), officially the Hong Kong
Hong Kong
Special
Special
Administrative Region of the People's Republic of China, is an autonomous territory on the eastern side of the Pearl River estuary in East Asia. Along with Macau, Guangzhou, Shenzhen, Zhuhai, and several other major cities in Guangdong, the territory forms a core part of the Pearl River Delta
Pearl River Delta
metropolitan region, the most populated area in the world
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Hong Kong (other)
Hong Kong
Hong Kong
is an autonomous territory designated as the special administrative region within China, formerly a British colony. Hong Kong
Hong Kong
may also refer to:
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Geoffrey Ma
The Honourable Chief Justice Geoffrey Ma
Geoffrey Ma
Tao-li, GBM (Chinese: 馬道立; born 11 January 1956) is a Hong Kong
Hong Kong
judge, and serves as the 2nd and incumbent Chief Justice of the Hong Kong
Hong Kong
Court of Final Appeal. Between 2001 and 2010, he has held various positions in the High Court of Hong Kong, including Chief Judge, Justice of Appeal, and Judge
Judge
of the Court of First Instance. Before his judicial career, he was a barrister-at-law in private practice, and was qualified to practice in England and Wales, Hong Kong, Australia and Singapore.Contents1 Early life and education 2 Legal career 3 Reception 4 Family 5 References 6 External linksEarly life and education[edit] Born in Hong Kong. Geoffrey Ma
Geoffrey Ma
received his education near Manchester, England
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Parliamentary System
A parliamentary system is a system of democratic governance of a state where the executive branch derives its democratic legitimacy from its ability to command the confidence of the legislative branch, typically a parliament, and is also held accountable to that parliament. In a parliamentary system, the head of state is usually a different person from the head of government
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Socialist State
A socialist state or socialist republic (sometimes workers' state or workers' republic) refers to any state that is constitutionally dedicated to the establishment of socialism. In Western usage, the term "communist state" is often used in reference to single-party socialist states governed by parties adhering to a variant of Marxism–Leninism
Marxism–Leninism
or Maoism, though these states officially refer to themselves as "socialist states" or states that are in the process of building socialism and do not describe themselves as "communist" or as having achieved communism.[1][2][3] Aside from the "communist states", a number of other states have described their orientation as "socialist" in their constitutions
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HK (other)
HK is a common abbreviation for Hong Kong, a special administrative region of the People's Republic of China. HK may also refer to: Businesses and organisations[edit]HK Magazine, a Hong Kong-based English-language weekly HKScan, formerly Helsingin Kauppiaat, a Finnish meat producer Handel og Kontor I Norge, the Union of Employees in Commerce and Offices in Norway Handels- og Kontorfunktionærernes Forbund i Danmark, the National Union of Commercial and Clerical Employees in Denmark Handknattleiksfélag Kópavogs, an Icelandic sports club Harman Kardon, a manufacturer of home and car audio equipment Heckler & Koch, a German firearms company Four Star Aviation
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Matthew Cheung
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. Biography[edit] Cheung 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.[1] 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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Paul Chan Mo-po
Paul Chan Mo-po, GBM, GBS, MH, JP is the current Financial Secretary of Hong Kong
Hong Kong
and former Secretary for Development
Secretary for Development
of Hong Kong
Hong Kong
Special Administrative Region. He was a member of the Legislative Council of Hong Kong
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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Teresa Cheng (politician)
Teresa Cheng Yeuk-wah, GBS, SC, JP (Chinese: 鄭若驊; born 11 November 1958) is a Hong Kong Senior Counsel, arbitrator and politician. She has been the Secretary for Justice of Hong Kong since 6 January 2018. She was also the chairperson of the Financial Dispute Resolution Centre, the Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre (HKIAC) and vice-president of the International Council of Commercial Arbitration (ICCA).Contents1 Academic and legal career 2 Public career 3 Illegal structures controversy 4 Personal life 5 See also 6 ReferencesAcademic and legal career[edit] Cheng graduated from the King's College London
King's College London
with the Bachelor of Science in Engineering and the University of London
University of London
with the Bachelor of Laws. She was called to the Bar in England and Wales and Hong Kong in 1987 and in New South Wales, Australia in 1990, before Singapore in 1995
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Andrew Leung
Andrew Leung
Andrew Leung
Kwan-yuen, GBS, JP (Chinese: 梁君彥; born 24 February 1951) is the current President of the Legislative Council of Hong Kong (Legco), representing the Industrial (First)
Industrial (First)
functional constituency. From October 2012 to October 2016, he was the chairman of Business and Professionals Alliance for Hong Kong (BPA), the second largest party in the legislature.Contents1 Early life and education 2 Public service career 3 Legislative Councillor 4 President of the Legislative Council 5 Personal life 6 See also 7 References 8 External linksEarly life and education[edit] Leung was born on 24 February 1951 to a family who run a textile factory, the Sun Hing knitting company. He was educated in the University of Leeds and joined his father's family business
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National People's Congress
Wan Exiang, RCKMT Chen Zhu, CPWDP Since 4 March 2018 (at 1st presidium meeting of 1st session of 13th NPC)Secretary-General of NPCWang Chen, CPC Since 4 March 2018 (at a preparatory meeting for 1st session of 13th NPC)Chairman of NPCSCLi Zhanshu, CPC Since 17 March 2018Secretary-General of NPCSCYang Zhenwu, CPC Since 17 March 2018StructureSeats Since 5 March 2018: 2980 Members of NPC 166 Members of NPCSCNPC political groupsSince 24 February 2018: Government (2119):     CPC (2119)United Front, and Independent (861):     JS (64)      CDL (58)      CDNCA (57)      CAPD (55)      CPWDP (54)      RCCK (43)      CZGP (38)      TDSGL (13)      Independent (479)NPCSC political groupsSince 1
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Devolution
Devolution
Devolution
is the statutory delegation of powers from the central government of a sovereign state to govern at a subnational level, such as a regional or local level. It is a form of administrative decentralization. Devolved territories have the power to make legislation relevant to the area. Devolution
Devolution
differs from federalism in that the devolved powers of the subnational authority may be temporary and are reversible, ultimately residing with the central government. Thus, the state remains de jure unitary. Legislation creating devolved parliaments or assemblies can be repealed or amended by central government in the same way as any statute. In federal systems, by contrast, sub-unit government is guaranteed in the constitution, so the powers of the sub-units cannot be withdrawn unilaterally by the central government (i.e
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National People's Congress Election, 2017 (Hong Kong)
The election for the Hong Kong
Hong Kong
deputies to the 13th National People's Congress (NPC) was held on 19 December 2017.[1][2] 36 Hong Kong deputies were elected by an electoral college composed of 1,989 members.[3]Contents1 Electoral method 2 Candidates 3 Election result3.1 Elected members (36) 3.2 Supplementary members (6) 3.3 Did not elected (7)4 Result by party 5 References 6 External linksElectoral method[edit] Article 21 of the Hong Kong Basic Law
Hong Kong Basic Law
stipulates:Chinese citizens who are residents of the Hong Kong
Hong Kong
Special Administrative Region shall be entitled to participate in the management of state affairs according to law
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Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference
Current leadershipXi-Li Administration National leadersPresident (list): Xi JinpingVice President (list): Wang QishanProvincial leadersCommunist PartyHistory OrganizationNational Party Congress (19th)Central Committee (19th)General Secretary (list)Xi JinpingCentral Politburo (19th)Standing Committee (list)Central SecretariatTop-ranked secretary: Wang HuningCentral Military CommissionChairman: Xi JinpingVice Chairmen: Xu Qiliang, Zhang YouxiaNational Security CommissionChairman: Xi Jinping Central Commission for Discipline Inspection
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China
China, officially the People's Republic
People's Republic
of China
China
(PRC), is a unitary sovereign state in East Asia
East Asia
and the world's most populous country, with a population of around 1.404 billion.[13] Covering approximately 9,600,000 square kilometers (3,700,000 sq mi), it is the third- or fourth-largest country by total area,[k][19] depending on the source consulted. China
China
also has the most neighbor countries in the world
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Treaty Of Nanking
The Treaty of Nanking
Treaty of Nanking
or Nanjing
Nanjing
was a peace treaty which ended the First Opium War
First Opium War
(1839–42) between the United Kingdom
United Kingdom
and the Qing dynasty of China on 29 August 1842. It was the first of what the Chinese later called the unequal treaties on the ground that Britain had no obligations in return.[2] In the wake of China's military defeat, with British warships poised to attack Nanking, representatives from the British and Qing Empires negotiated on board HMS Cornwallis anchored at the city. On 29 August 1842, British representative Sir Henry Pottinger
Henry Pottinger
and Qing representatives Qiying, Yilibu, and Niu Jian signed the treaty
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