Sunday, April 13, 2014

Hong Kong (Xiang Gang): A Plum Habor

Having been through War time pain,
In July of 1997, Hong Kong and mainland China join in,
The policy remains open:
One nation, two systems,
One president, differing treatments.

Hong Kong is a name expressed in Chinese Cantonese,
Cantonese is spoken by people from Hong Kong, Guangdong, Fujian, Guangxi,
and its dialogue is very different from Chinese official language...
Chinese official language is Mandarin (Putong Hua =Han Yu=Guo Yu=Hua Yu),
Thus, mostly, Chinese media and citizens from North (Beijing, Hebei, Jilin, Liaolin, Helongjiang)
speak of  Hong Kong as Xiang Gang, which implies a plum harbor.

Under the leadership of Zemin Jiang (1997-), Jintao Hu, and Jinping Xi (2013-),
Economic trades and communications between Hong Kong and Mainland Chinese
grow, but under firm control: citizens from mainland China can only stay in Hong Kong
for a week or two with a permit, they always need to update their visa
whenever they need to visit Hong Kong.

In the past, Hong Kong, along with Taiwan, Singapore, and South Korea
is called 4 little Asia Dragons..the reason for such fame is because
these places have impressive economic growth rate in comparison to other places.
The Chinese University of Hong Kong,
Hong Kong University of Science and Technology,
University of Hong Kong are some of the higher educational bases
that attract attention of mainland Chinese students and folks with interests.

Do visit Hong Kong today,
it is a mix of British, Japanese, Taiwanese,
and Transitional Chinese culture and education.

1 comment:

Rachel Mayer Walsh Schapiro said...

Hong Kong (Xiang Gang) is a place for international learning.