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Hong Kong and China: Growing apart?

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The BBC's John Simpson reports from Hong Kong, where the former colony's increasing independent-mindedness is worrying Beijing.

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Interesting facts...that's the interdependence concept of Geography..

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Emma Lafleur's curator insight, April 23, 2013 8:34 PM

Hong Kong has a mix of Chinese heritage and culture and British ideals. They lived under the British rule for so long that they grew accustomed to the British government system and freedoms. When the UK handed Hong Kong over to China, the people of Hong Kong were afraid that the Chinese government would step in and put them under the same system as the rest of China. China decided to allow Hong Kong to have its own system, but Hong Kong still fears China stepping in and forcing them to change and conform to the rules of the rest of China. Hong Kong is now seeing some protesting and some tension from its people about becoming truly Chinese. They do not want to be Chinese, and they do not want to be British either. They want to form their own country. However, it is highly unlikely that China will let Hong Kong go, but I do wonder if the ideals of Hong Kong, like elections, will slowly spread to the rest of China and create tensions that will cause a change in the Chinese government altogether.

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What kind of superpower could China be?

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China is on course to becoming a world power - but not in the way many expect, writes economist Martin Jacques.


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China's burgeoning power demands

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China's voracious appetite for energy often exceeds supplies, causing serious power shortages. Demand over supply issues continue to cause problems for China!

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No free kicks: China not a superpower in football

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FOR the man who scored Chelsea’s winner in the European Champions League Final in May, it may seem like a strange move. 

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BBC Radio 4 - A Point of View, Understanding Contemporary China 4/4

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How can the undemocratic Chinese state enjoy authority in the eyes of its population?
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A world of plenty

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The start of something big


EXACTLY HOW MUCH unconventional gas lurks outside America is a matter for conjecture, but the list of countries with potentially large reserves grows steadily.
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China has power, ambition and wealth but no strategy says new study - 05 - 2012 - News archive - News - News and media - Home

China has power, ambition and wealth but no strategy says new study - 05 - 2012 - News archive - News - News and media - Home | Geography In the News | Scoop.it

As the world continues to experience the fallout from the 2008 financial crisis, it is increasingly turning towards China. The outsourced ‘workshop of the world’ has become the world’s great hope for growth, and the source of the capital the West’s indebted economies so desperately need. Simultaneously, and in the United States in particular, commentators and policymakers have increasingly voiced concerns that the economic clout of a communist superpower might pose a threat to the liberal world order. These contradictory impulses – China as opportunity and China as threat – demonstrate one clear truth, exhibited in the Obama administration’s much-trailed ‘Asian pivot’: that China is important.

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