The Common Law System in Chinese Context: Hong Kong in Transition

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M.E. Sharpe, 1992 - Law - 284 pages
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Under the 1984 Sino-British Joint Declaration on the future of Hong Kong the previous capitalist system and life-style shall remain unchanged for 50 years. This concept has been embedded in the Basic Law of Hong Kong. The future of the Common Law judicial system in Hong Kong depends on the perceptions of it by Hong Kong's Chinese population; judicial developments prior to July 1, 1997, when Hong Kong passes from British to Chinese control; and the Basic Law itself. All of these critical issues are addressed in this book. It applies survey and statistical analysis to the study of the attitudes toward, and the values inherent to, the Common Law judicial system in the unique cultural and economic milieu of Hong Kong in transition.
 

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Contents

Introduction
3
The Introduction of Common Law to Hong Kong
7
Law and Social Change in Hong Kong
20
The Contrast between Chinese Culture and a Standard Model Common Law Judicial System
31
The Common Law Index
49
Law and Opinion in Hong Kong
60
The Absorption of Common Law Notions by the Chinese Population of Hong Kong
96
The Absorption of Common Law Notions by the Basic Law of Hong Kong
105
Epilogue
137
Appendices
139
Notes
207
Glossary
259
Table of Cases
263
Bibliography
265
Index
279
Copyright

Conclusion
127

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