China/Hong Kong Quick Facts
CHINA – QUICK FACTS
POPULATION: 1.2 billon.
GOVERNMENT: Communist, though allowing development of market economy.
LEADERS: 90-year-old Deng Xiaoping still considered supreme leader, though is reported to be near death. Day-to-day leaders are Premier Li Peng and president Jiang Zemin.
ANNUAL GNP PER CAPITA: $623.
GROWTH: Economy grew 13.4 per cent in 1993.
IMPORTS FROM CANADA: $1.7 billion. Mostly wheat, electrical and mechanical equipment, wood pulp, fertilizers, plastics.
EXPORTS TO CANADA: $3.1 billion. Mostly clothing, cotton, games and toys, leather goods, footwear, mechanical equipment and oilseeds.
HONG KONG – QUICK FACTS
POPULATION: 6 million.
GOVERNMENT: British Crown colony until 1997 takeover by China.
GDP 1994: $160 billion.
PER CAPITA GDP: $28,100 (higher than Canada).
COMBINED FOREIGN INVESTMENT, 1994: $67 billion.
LARGEST INVESTORS: China, Japan, U.S., Netherlands, U.K.
-Johannes Chan, senior law lecturer, university of Hong Kong.
-Raymond Chan, Canadian Secretary of State, Asia-Pacific Relations, Vancouver. Cheng Lin-cheng, economics professor, National Taiwan University, Taipei.
-Roger Clark, secretary general, Amnesty International Canada, Ottawa.
-Michael Crook, Canada-China Cooperation Support Unit, Beijing.
-Nona Grandea, researcher, North-South Institute, Ottawa.
-Joanna Kerr, researcher, North-South Institute, Ottawa.
-Martin Lee, chairman, Democratic Party of Hong Kong.
-Christine Loh, legislative councillor, Hong Kong.
-Annette Lu, chairwoman, Taiwan parliamentary foreign affairs committee, Taipei.
-Lu Ya-li, political scientist, National Taiwan university, Taipei.
-Goenawan Mohamad, chairman, council of founders of the Foundation for the Center for Human Rights Study, Hong Kong.
-Gertrude Mongella, secretary general, Fourth U.N. World Conference of Women, Beijing.
-Robin Munro, director, Human Rights Watch/Asia, Hong Kong.
-Bob Peck, press secretary to Andre Ouellet, Foreign Affairs Minister, Ottawa. Nelia Sancho, director, Asian Women’s Human Rights council, Manila.
-Miranda Sears, director, Amnesty International, Hong Kong.
-Shen Goufang, spokesman, Chinese Foreign Ministry, Beijing.
-Tsai I-Chung, dentist, Tainan, Taiwan.
-Liu Chung Tung, founder, Awakening women’s group, Taipei.
-Jiaxian (Jessie) Wang, professor, Beijing Foreign Studies University.
-Wang Xingjuan, founder, Women’s Research Institute, Beijing.
-Byron Weng, law professor, Chinese University of Hong Kong.
-Wu Jau-Shieh, professor, National Chengchi University’s Institute of
International Relations, Taipei.
-Zhang Yanling, press director, Women’s Research Institute, China Academy of Management Science, Beijing.
Cook, Rebecca J., Director, International Human Rights program, Faculty of Law, University of Toronto: “Women’s Health and Human Rights.” World Health organization, Geneva 1994.
Gong, Gerrit W. and Bih-jaw Lin: “Sino-American Relations at a Time of Change. The Center for strategic and International Studies, Washington. 1994.
Human Rights Watch, “World Report 1995”, New York.
Kristof, Nicholas D. and Sheryl WuDunn. “china Awakens: The Struggle for the Soul of a Rising Power.” Times Books, 1994.
Long, Simon: “Taiwan: China’s Last Frontier.” Macmillan, London. 1991
Moorhead, Caroline. “A Guide to Human Rights.” BBC Educational Books, 1993.
Murray, Stephen O. and Keeling Hong. “Taiwanese Culture, Taiwanese Society,” University Press of America, 1994.
Nether, Clark D. “Southeast Asia in the New International Era.” West view Press Inc., San Francisco. 1994.
Schmitz, Gerald J. and David Gillis. “The Challenge of Democratic Development: sustaining democratization in developing societies.” The North-South Institute, Ottawa. 1992.
Schwarz, Adam. “A Nation in waiting: Indonesia in the 1990s.” Allen & Unwin. 1994.
Segal, Gerald: “The Fate of Hong Kong: The coming of 1997 and what lies beyond.” St. Martin’s Press, New York. 1993.
U.S. State Department: Global Human Rights Survey, 1994