By Kam C Wong
This booklet is likely one of the first to record the demanding situations and possibilities dealing with the Hong Kong police strength following the reversion of political authority from the united kingdom to China in 1997. Thematically equipped and orientated in the direction of these problems with maximum situation to the general public, reminiscent of police responsibility, attacks on police, police deployment, surveillance powers, and policing throughout borders, it presents a certain dialogue of those and different modern concerns. the hole bankruptcy units the paintings inside of historic context whereas the ultimate bankruptcy presents a comparability of policing in Hong Ko. �Read more...
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They were knocked down by the villagers and Bremer was stripped of all his possessions. 39 Introduction xli On 2 June 1842, it was reported that ‘3 privates of the 49th regiment have been caught robbing a Chinese family in Hong Kong. 41 Cain was charged with organising an orderly social life in the Colony ‘according to the laws, customs and usages of China, as nearly as may be (every description of torture accepted) or the preservation of peace, and the protection of life and property, over all the inhabitants of the said Island,’42 that is, in charge of land policing.
Mr Bruce has been robbed. Mr Farncomb has been robbed. I don’t have enough paper to list them all. 54 On 21 May 1844 the first Police Force Ordinance was passed (Ordinance No. 12). Captain Charles May (1844–1862) started to organise the HKP along British lines. Funding was limited. The governor dropped his plan to staff the HKP with Chinese officers. S. Malcolm provided the following overall assessment and strategic plan for organising the first HKP force:55 Previous to my leaving China, I received instructions from Sir Henry Pottinger, to lay before your Lordship, the necessity of some arrangement being made for the establishment of an effective Police, in the Colony of Hong Kong.
To this subject we now turn. II: The Origin of Hong Kong Police Law and Order 1839–1844 How Hong Kong was controlled, governed and policed depended on British imperial mindset, local conditions and relationship with China; most pressing at the time—state of war, and later as evolved—haven for refugees. Well into the 1900s, Hong Kong was the Casablanca of the East, where personal loyalty mattered more so than obedience to law, and situational expediency dictated more so than moral principles. In 1839, five years before the British colonists landed in Hong Kong on 25 January 1841, the East India Company’s Select Committee has commissioned a study to discover safe passages in the South China Sea for trading with China.