Questions tagged [hong-kong]

Questions relating to the government or politics of Hong Kong, a Special Administrative Region of the People's Republic of China

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What happens if the Sino-British Joint Declaration is violated?

Recently there've been mass protests in Hong Kong over a proposed bill that would allow extradition of fugitives from Hong Kong to China. The proposed bill is seen as a sign that the "One country, two ...
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Who are the police in Hong Kong?

The current protests in Hong Kong have set me wondering where the police force are recruited from. Are they people who grew up in HK, or have they been bought in from mainland China? I ask because a ...
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Would Joshua Wong's participation in current protests violate conditions of his release?

The NPR News article and podcast Hong Kong Activist Joshua Wong Is Freed, Says He Will Join Mass Protests mentions that the noted Hong Kong activist Joshua Wong was released from prison while daily ...
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Why was the arrangement made for Hong Kong to have 50 years of autonomy?

Hong Kong is entitled to a "high degree of autonomy" for 50 years which will end in 2047. Why was this agreement made and what was the thought process behind it? In my view it's a ticking time bomb ...
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Why does China maintain the One Country, Two Systems principle?

A brief explanation from Wiki: "One country, two systems" is a constitutional principle formulated by Deng Xiaoping, the Paramount Leader of the People's Republic of China (PRC), for the ...
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How does the relationship between China and Hong Kong functions?

To my understanding, in order for some landmass to function as a part of a country, three items are important: a common constitutional framework collaborative revenue management military bases As a ...