Your assignment is to prepare and submit a paper on sociology: the clashes / conflicts between hong kong and china. 78). And if they are one, why do they have continuous conflicts? Hong Kong still maintains their police force, currency, passports though the mainland, the Chinese government, manages the military of Hong Kong and also the diplomacy with other foreign countries. At the same time, the principal lands have also gone so much interest in the politics of the Hong Kong (Goodstadt, 2005 pg. 61).
China also is the country considered to have the highest population in the world, located in Eastern side of Asia. The country has over 22 provinces, two special administrative regions, four directly administered municipalities, and five autonomous regions, Hong Kong being one of the special administrative regions. Hong Kong was colonized by the British Empire during the opium war but at the time of Pacific war, Hong Kong became under the Japan’s rule (Metzger, 2004 pg. 118).
Samuel P. Huntington in his book The Clash of Civilizations and the Remaking of World Order said that “In the emerging world of ethnic conflict and civilizational clash, Western belief in the universality of Western culture suffers three problems: it is false. it is immoral, and it is dangerous.” Hong Kong adopted most of the British culture forgetting their culture. Later, the city war recaptured by the British, who took control up to 1997 when they handed it to the mainland China (Chan et al., 1994, pg. 177). Even though being a special administrative region of China, for the next 50 years nothing will change because of the basic law adopted by the two countries. It, therefore, means that for this period of 50 years, everything will remain the same in Hong Kong as it was under the British Empire.
As a result of the Opium War in the mid-19th century, Hong Kong was once occupied by the British army and then later taken over by the England.