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Hong Kong

Hong Kong. MI, Bochen YAN,Yan. Outline. History & Backgrounds Hong Kong Attractions Urban Problems Projects and Recommendations 3T’s in Hong Kong Discussion. Things U need to know about HK. Location. Things U need to know about HK. History. Colonial Era 1841-1997.

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Hong Kong

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  1. Hong Kong MI, Bochen YAN,Yan

  2. Outline • History & Backgrounds • Hong Kong Attractions • Urban Problems • Projects and Recommendations • 3T’s in Hong Kong • Discussion

  3. Things U need to know about HK • Location

  4. Things U need to know about HK • History Colonial Era 1841-1997 After the First Opium War HK serves as the entrepotcity of British Empire 1950s 1970s

  5. Things U need to know about HK • History The East meets the West July 1st, 1997 Today’s Hong Kong is one of the two Special Administrative Regions (SAR). It has successfully become as an inter- national financial hub in the world. The transfer of sovereignty from UK to the PRC, ending 156 years of British colonial rule

  6. Must- Do’s in Hong Kong • The Peak A view from Victoria Peak, looking north over Central Victoria Harbour and Kowloon

  7. Must- Do’s in Hong Kong • Victoria Harbour-Star Ferry Trip

  8. Must- Do’s in Hong Kong • Disney Land in Hong Kong The Rail Link to Disneyland directly Mickey in Chinese Traditional Costume

  9. Must- Do’s in Hong Kong • Paradise for Dining N Shopping

  10. If U TRAVEL to Hong Kong • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ALA_heWdA40 Crazy Shopping Beautiful scene A fascinating city Chinese Cultural Happy Disneyland Skylines Tasting Food

  11. If U live in Hong Kong Certain Urban Problems shows up • Over dense population • Housing issues • Traffic and Pollution

  12. Over 7 million people in Hong Kong

  13. Projects regard to Decentralize the city • Guangzhou-Shenzhen-Hong Kong Express Rail Link • Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau Bridge

  14. Projects regard to Decentralize the city • Guangzhou-Shenzhen-Hong Kong Express Rail Link 16,000 km high-speed railway network The mainland section has cost 16.7 million RMB, Which is approximately 2.5 million U.S. dollars.

  15. Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau Bridge Passenger Flow - 240 million Distance shorten from 60mi to 30mi Completion by 2016 Journey time half an hour reduced

  16. Recommendation • The rail link is making contribution to both population decentralization and employment decentralization • Saving travel time between Mainland China and HK • Foster economic growth by creating more job opportunities in Mainland cities and thus support HK with more resources

  17. Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau Bridge • A Win-Win project For Zhuhai & Macau: access to global markets through HK For HK: enhanced flow of labor, goods, and capital between China and rest of the world

  18. Income Gap • 2011 HK GDP is estimated 325 billion • ButAccording to 2007 UNDP report. HK has 53.3 income GINI score compare to Canada score 32.6 GINI • Share of income or expenditure (%)Poorest 10%: 2.0Richest 10%: 34.9 The Gini coefficient measures the inequality among values of a frequency distribution

  19. Housing • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D5hlF2RYdY0 • Government provide social housing for low income family • nearly 48% (2006) of the population now residing in some form of public housing

  20. Our recommendation • Job creationthrough government resources • Project like InvestHK and Hong Kong Science and Technology Park can directly/indirectly generate job opportunities for people

  21. InvestHK • Establish 2000, a government organization helps to attract and retain foreign direct investment • In 2010, InvestHK has completed 284 projects involving direct investment of some $8.1 billion and the creation of around 3 000 new jobs

  22. Hong Kong Science and Technology Park • Established 2001, a statutory body by the government. It focuses on innovative and technology development • Estimate Phase 3 of Park finish late 2013-16, focus on foster environment and renewable energy technology. • Approximately 5000 related construction job during construction and 4000 R-D related professional positions will be created when Phase 3 construction complete

  23. Project regards to develop traffic in HK • Intelligent Transportation System (ITS) • Problems: • Fail to integrate with infrastructure • Concerns of driver’s privacy • Potential to distract drivers

  24. Recommendation • ITS need focus on public transportation sector as well • Set up a high standard public transport interchanges, develop a public transport passenger information system • Monitoring growth of vehicles fleet • More efforts on environment issues

  25. 3Ts in Hong Kong • Technology • Science and Technology Park • Talent • West Kowloon Cultural District • Tolerance • Hong Kong International Film Festivals

  26. Technology • The Business Incubation Programmes (Incu-Tech, Incu-Bio and Incu-Design) offered by Hong Kong Science & Technology Parks Corporation (HKSTPC) aims to provide a comprehensive package of assistance for technology and design start-ups. Eligible companies are granted financial aid, rent-free offices or laboratory premises up to 12 months and other forms of assistance. This program aims to foster new entrepreneurship for Hong Kong

  27. Tolerance • Hong Kong International Film Festival(HKIFF) takes places in March and April every year. As one of the oldest film festivals in Asia. • HKIFF values diversity and features a wide variety of films from different parts of the world covering different genres. • Every year the HKIFF shows over 300 films from more than 50 countries

  28. Population Demographic

  29. Talent • The West Kowloon Cultural District ("WKCD") is a strategic investment by the Government of the Hong Kong • meet the long-term infrastructure needs of Hong Kong's arts and cultural development and foster growth and development of culture and creative industries • become a cultural hub for attracting and nurturing talents, an impetus to improve quality of life

  30. Discussion • Most of the big advanced cities around the globe are witnessing increasing inequalities of income, job opportunities and job securities. • What other recommendations would you suggest to decrease the gap?

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