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The Doha Round was launched in 2001 without a great deal of enthusiasm among developing countries. From their perspective, the Uruguay Round outcome was unbalanced in two ways: the anticipated benefits fell far short of expectations and developed...
This chapter provides an analysis of the potential implications of the statement included in the Ministerial Declaration issued at the end of the WTO Hong Kong conference, held in December 2005, to offer duty-free and quota-free market access to...
International trade in cotton came to the fore in trade and development debates in 2002, with the Brazilian request for consultations on US cotton subsidies. This was followed by the 2003 WTO proposal by Benin, Burkina Faso, Chad and Mali for a...
Fifteen years after the Washington Consensus, the world has come to acknowledge that free trade is not a magic wand. Trade may be necessary for sustained industrial development, but it is not sufficient. In the right circumstances, trade...
As a highly developed country with a vibrant economy, Hong Kong is a good example to study in the Asian region. Hong Kong was chosen as an area because it has been effectively using IT within government for a number of years. The focus in this...
The provisions of the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights and the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights are applicable to Hong Kong following the ratification by the United Kingdom of the two covenants in...
The primary emphasis of this paper is to describe the experiences and results of an Information Systems Strategy Study in the Legal Department of the Hong Kong Government which was concluded in October 1993. The paper will show why the study was...
The abuse of opiate drugs was a major social problem in Hong Kong as long ago as 1842 when the population was only 12,360. Today the problem of drug abuse is still serious and Hong Kong is one of the most densely populated areas on earth with 5.4...
In an article in the Hong Kong Law Journal some years ago, Professor Bartholomew of the University of Singapore wrote that the object of law revision was - "to make available to the public and to the legal profession an up-to-date, comprehensive,...
“Legal literature” is probably incapable of precise definition. I take it to include published material by which one can discover what the law is (primary literature) and in which the law is described, discussed, analysed, criticized and so on...
Education in Hong Kong was initially the result of voluntary and philanthrophic efforts. In this initial period two prominent influences had a bearing on the social, economic and educational uplift of this British Colony, the first being...
The study describes the treatment of the mentally handicapped throughout history and gives an account of the work of pioneers in this field and the theories that determined the treatment they meted out.
Due to the shortage of building land, especially in the urban areas, and the need to provide an adequate number of school places, it has been necessary to build multi-storied schools in Hong Kong. Sites for schools are calculated on the basis of...
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