But in my opinion, each Hong Kong cultures have its own value and special meaning and we should try our best to preserve them. The culture of Hong Kong means that the culture can only be found within Hong Kong but not other places. The key elements of culture is to be memorable , meaningful and mass-oriented. Hong
5.2 Economic Impacts of tourism in Hong Kong The tourism industry is a major pillar of the economy of Hong Kong. According to statistics of Hong Kong Tourism Board, “it contributed to 5 per cent of Hong Kong’s GDP (HKTB 2016). It employs around 271 800 persons, accounting for 7.2 per cent of total employment. In 2015, visitor arrivals declined by 2.5 per cent over 2014 to 59.3 million. The total number of visitors in the first quarter of 2016 fell by 10.9 per cent over the same period of 2015.” Based on the total, while Mainland arrivals fell by 15.1%, non-Mainland arrivals increased by 5.4% (HKTB 2016).
The studies introduced in the second chapter of Chew (2005) and Evans (2013) discuss multilingualism on the work floor. In other words, these studies examine the presence of different languages on the work floor. 2.2 Multilingualism in Hong Kong Hong Kong is a Special Administrative Region (SAR) of the People’s Republic of China (PRC) since 1 July 1997. Before the handover, Hong Kong was a British colony (Poon, 2010). After the handover, the government implemented a ‘bi-literacy and trilingual policy’ in which two written languages were promoted, namely English and Chinese, and in which three spoken languages were promoted, namely English, Cantonese and Putonghua, which is the Chinese term for spoken Mandarin (Kwai Sang Lee & Wai Mun Leung, 2012).
The industry has produced large numbers of movies at that time, thus leading to a humongous success at the box office. They are mainly hero action movies and comedy. From the data sources taken from Census and Statistics Department and Commerce and Economic Development Bureau, we can see local movies have brought a total of 1240 million Hong Kong dollars to the box office in Hong Kong in the year 1992. On the contrary, the box office of foreign films has reached 312 million Hong Kong dollars, which is only one-quarter of the box office of Hong Kong movies. This fact proved a golden era for the Hong Kong film
It means the society become two-class structure (top class and low class)in Hong Kong . Hong Kong middle class regard as the main structure before, after the society structure changes, the middle class cannot keep breast with the society. Middle class started to lose its characteristics and benefit, and it falls down into a part of low class. Then, the disparity between rich and poor has
Those engagement activities include briefings, seminars, discussion forums and airport visits. It seems that the Hong Kong International Airport has done quite well in the public engagement and the report shows that most of the opinion stand for the project. In fact, according to the recent newspaper, it state that only 39 % of people thinks that it is necessary to build the third-runway system. This data reflects that the report conducted by the Hong Kong International Airport has a few of bias and it cannot shows the opinion of different stakeholders. Therefore as to tackle this problem, more discussion forums that hold by parties other than the Hong Kong International Airport should be held.
In 70th century, the manufacturing economies in Hong Kong have moved to Zhu Jiang Delta. This decreased the job opportunities for the manufacturing workers furtherly. The workers who worked for manufacturing industry before had no working experiences and knowledge on this particular area. As a result, their income decreased. In the
Trip It’s quite easy to get lost in the streets of Hong Kong. The labyrinth-like streets, the endless array of shops and people make it difficult to discern your location. What’s even more mind numbing is if your gaze ventures up into the residential floors towering over the streets. Millions of people are packed into Hong Kong and it’s surrounding territories. Remember, this is the area where the infamous Kowloon Walled City once resided and it’s amazing 40 sqft per person density.
In addition, on the basis of ‘the Sino–British Joint Declaration on the Future of Hong Kong’ and the Basic Law, the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region enjoys a high degree of autonomy, except in national defense and foreign relations. However, it is a part of China and does not have its own sovereignty
The social and political environment of Hong Kong are stable and peaceful. The economic growth of Hong Kong has performed outstanding results. Also, the Hong Kong government has developed a well-established legal system and social welfare system. In contrast, Mainland China is rather a closed country. The development of the social security system is still backward.