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Florence Mok

expatriate elites directly from universities in Britain and trained them as interpreters to be used in courts and administration, was used in Hong Kong until 1960. In other words, almost ‘all’ high-ranked civil servants were ‘British subjects of pure European descent’ who came from a ‘solid, though not rich, upper middle-class’ background. 62 The language requirement further

in Covert colonialism
Florence Mok

their citizenship to children born in Hong Kong. Lastly, hopes were expressed for the British government to acknowledge the special position of expatriate businessmen when drafting the bill. 22 Due to representations made by the colonial government and other remaining dependencies, the Conservative government proposed a third citizenship category named ‘Citizens of the British Dependent Territories’ (CBDT

in Covert colonialism
Florence Mok

Executive Council to set up a separate Anti-Corruption Commission under a civilian Commissioner. 157 The ICAC was designed to be a ‘civilian organisation’ containing few police elements and giving preference to local candidates rather than expatriates. 158 The revised language

in Covert colonialism
Postwar contexts
Mark Hampton

International and local contexts In the summer of 1945, neither Hong Kong’s prospects, nor its continued status as a British colony, were assured. At the end of the Second World War, Hong Kong’s population stood at barely 600,000 (down from a prewar high of perhaps 1.8 million). British expatriates who might contemplate resuming life there faced

in Hong Kong and British culture, 1945–97
Wartime travel to southern Africa, race and the discourse of opportunity
Jean P. Smith

) . 69 John Lambert, ‘“The Last Outpost”: The Natalians, South Africa, and the British Empire’, in Settlers and Expatriates: Britons over the Seas , ed. Robert Bickers (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2010) , pp. 171–2. 70 Nasson, South Africa at War , pp. 77–9; Hyslop, ‘Lady in White’. 71 Gibson is mentioned in many troop memoirs, see IWM, 03/33/1, Personal Papers of K.A.C. Melvin, p. 16; Hyslop, ‘Lady in White

in Settlers at the end of empire
Florence Mok

rule in Hong Kong as democratisation was infeasible. Although there had been an informal devolution of power from London to Hong Kong since the 1950s in the economic and social domains, ‘a partial substitute for Hong Kong’s control of its own administration’, political changes remained insubstantial. 9 The colony was still jointly administered by expatriates and Chinese

in Covert colonialism
Florence Mok

sharply criticised by Nationalist organisations, Christian groups and some expatriate newspapers in Hong Kong. 55 On 22 October 1974, Gorowny Roberts agreed that a final agreement should be sought with the Chinese over the return of illegal immigrants on the basis of the meeting in Shenzhen on 27 August. 56 On 12 November, a final agreement was reached between Hong Kong and the NCNA: the colonial

in Covert colonialism
Arie M. Dubnov

War, the redrawing of boundaries coupled with mass voluntary and involuntary migration reached new levels. As Israeli historian Yfaat Weiss suggested quite some time ago, we have good reasons to read the 1948 War in Palestine against the backdrop of the remaking of borders in Europe between 1944 and 1948 that resulted in the migration, expatriation and expulsion of millions of human beings. Nation-state formation, ethnic/national displacement and the construction of postwar property regimes after the Second World War in Poland, Czechoslovakia and Israel are all

in The breakup of India and Palestine
Wm. Matthew Kennedy

Crown at very least. From this membership some were also drawn to the several Australian colonial branches of the new Imperial Federation League (IFL). Although some in the colonies had been attracted to the cause in its early days in the 1870s, many were expatriates or from an older generation. In 1884, the organization would start to take on board the views of a new, Australian-born generation. Less than a year after Seeley's publication came the official establishment of a branch of the IFL's Parent League in Melbourne. The organization

in The imperial Commonwealth
Joining the Customs Service
Catherine Ladds

colonial migrations by reconceptualising the movements of people between different sites of empire as ‘imperial careering’, yet most of the lives collected in the book are those of elite or famous individuals. 8 This is, of course, partly a matter of sources, for working-class and marginal expatriates did not usually publish memoirs or travelogues or have their papers preserved for posterity. The archives

in Empire careers