1. Identify three differences between administration in Hong Kong in the early 1840s and that since 1997?
- Before 1997, the Governor was the lead of the HK government.
After 1997, the head of the HK government is the Chief Executive.
- Before 1997, the head of government was appointed by the British monarch.
After 1997, the head of the government is elected by HK people and approved by the Chinese government.
- In the early 1840s, members of the Legislative Council were appointed by the Governor.
After 1997, all the members of the Legislative Council were elected by Hong Kong citizens.
2. Which government allows the Hong Kong residents to have greater socio-political participation?
Explain your answer with reference to Sources A and B.
- In source A, it shows that the HK residents had no say in the membership of the Executive and Legislative. The Governor appointed all members.
However, after 1997, the HK residents could elect the member of the Legislative.
- In source A, it shows that the HK residents had little chance to take part in the local administration. However, after 1997, they could become the elected or appointed members of the District Board and give advice on local matters.
3. How does a Hong Kong resident take part in the elections of Legco and District Board? Give three examples.
- To be the candidature of elections.
- To register as the voter and vote in the elections.
- To be the voluntary helper in the elections.
- To be appointed as the members in the District Boards.