In this chapter you have learned about China’s efforts to modernize its economy. You have also learned that in 1997 control of Hong Kong returned to China after 150 years of British rule. While Hong Kong has faced restricted political freedom, it is maintaining its market economy. In this activity you will learn more about Hong Kong before and after the transition from a British colony to a Chinese Special Administrative Region.
Destination Title: Hong Kong: Between Two Worlds
Start at the CNN Hong Kong: Between Two Worlds Web site.
- Click on and explore the Past, Present, and Future links at the bottom of the screen.
- Use the “More” and “Back” buttons to navigate the various links.
- Then go to the CNN Special Report: One Country, Two Systems feature to find out about Hong Kong five years after the transition.
- Click on and read the story Inevitable Decline of Hong Kong under the “Economy” heading. Then read the article Repression Marks Anniversary under the “More Stories” heading on that page.
Using the information you have gathered from the sites, answer the following questions.