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Whereas the commercial forces shaping globalization are robust and likely getting more desirable, they don't seem to be immutable, nor are their results predictable or inevitably overwhelming. members to this booklet are positive that the socio-cultural formations of the longer term, akin to cultural hybridity and cosmopolitanism, should be a doable choice for developing new or renewed international groups of migrants world wide. it's with those instruments that migrants are top built to navigate the raging torrents of globalization within the new millennium of a post-postmodern period. Globalization brings with it an apprehension, a feeling of loss and dying. It additionally brings with it a brand new feel of chance and wish. it truly is during this spirit that this ebook will be learn.

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DeGolyer, “Listening to the Wisdom of the Masses,” (Hong Kong: Civic Exchange, 2004). hk/~hktp and http://www. org. 24 michael e. degolyer One country is a geographic assertion of unity; two systems is an acknowledgement of historical diversity. The ongoing dispute over these two givens is a political reality shaping Hong Kong’s future role in China and the world. 6 The land and the sea thus comprise the inseparable yin and yang of Hong Kong’s character. The sea and the struggle for survival upon and from it have rendered Hong Kong and Hong Kongers what they are.

Younger groups and those over 70 had higher levels of dissatisfaction with the mainland government’s performance in Hong Kong affairs. 0016 performance of the Hong Kong government. There seems to be very little connection between attitudes toward the central government and its leaders and those toward the local government and its leaders. The ‘China factor’ in Hong Kong elections appears well and truly dead. Again in contrast to earlier results, the less educated had higher levels of dissatisfaction than those with more education.

Dissatisfaction became focused on internal governance. ” The overall results of the growing dissatisfaction with local government and local trends can be clearly seen in the replies to whether people were satisÀed or dissatisÀed with their lives in Hong Kong. In November 2003 only 4 percent of the respondents described themselves as very satisÀed, 47 percent as satisÀed, 30 percent as dissatisÀed, and a disturbingly large 14 percent as very dissatisÀed. Reclassifying the categories by dropping those who did not know and collapsing the very satisÀed, at 36 cases too small to analyze, into the satisÀed group, shows 15 percent very dissatisÀed, 32 percent dissatisÀed and 53 percent satisÀed.

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