|Hong Kong Free Enterprise Zone|
Hong Kong declares independence from China in reaction to communist crackdowns. British diplomats stall a Chinese retaliation while corporate backers secure control of the new free city.
The first major wave of Asian refugees flood into a neutral and prosperous Hong Kong following the Republic Civil War in China and the failed Nationalist Revolution in the Philippines.
Wu Kuan-Lai passes away and leaves control of the corporation to his son, Wu Lung-Wei.
Astral space becomes visible to mundanes around the Wuxing Skytower in Aberdeen.
In the wake of Crash 2.0, Government reforms change the process of determining Hong Kong’s government.
The pro-democratic and anti-corporate organization 9x9 first appears in Hong Kong.
Since winning its independence from the People's Republic of China the Hong Kong Free Enterprise Zone has been governed directly by the corporations that inhabit it. There are two main governing bodies in Hong Kong: the Board of Governors and the Executive Council.
Board of Governors
The Board of Governors consists of corporations whose headquarters reside in Hong Kong. Oftentimes foreign corporations avoid this requirement by simply applying for admission to the Board through a local subsidiary. Membership on the Board is decided by a 3/4 vote of the current Board. There are currently twenty-eight corporations residing on the Board of Governors
The Executive Council is effectively both the legislative and executive branches of Hong Kong Government. It is made up of eight Hong Kong citizens chosen to serve on the Council by the Board of Governors for eight year terms. Council members cannot be elected to consecutive terms. Every two years, two new slots open up on the Council and the Board of Governors replaces them in a closed door session. Every year the Council votes one member to be Chairman of the Council. There is no limit to how often a Councilmember can be the Chairman during his term. It is the Chairman's job to set the Council's agenda. Laws presented to the council are passed by a six vote majority.
Current Council (2070):
- Deng Sai-Kan, Chairman
- Diego Mangabat
- Yi Jing-Ze
- William Wu
- Mei Sterling
- Tai Kong
- Dr. David Tan
Ares Asia Holdings (rh s.36)
Aztechnology Australasia (rh s.36)
Daiatsu, Inc (rh s.36)
Eastern Tiger Corporation (rh s.37)
Evo NavTech (rh s.37)
Hildebrandt-Kleinfort-Bernal (rh s.38)
Horizon Group (rh s.38)
Kuroyama Geosource (rh s.39)
Mitsuhama Hong Kong (rh s.39)
Pacific Prosperity Group (bib s.76-77, cd s.107) Saeder-Krupp SwissBank (rh s.39)
Shibata Construction and Engineering (rh s.40)
Renraku Computer Systems (cd s.78)
Xiao-Renraku Computer Systems (cd s.78, rh s.42
Yamatetsu (cd s.116)
Yokogawa Corporation (rh. 42)
Wuxing, Inc. (poad.71, bib s.77-78, cd.102-109, yotc s.76-84, rh s.41)
- 2015: Formation (sr3.30)
- 2015: Britain attempts to aid Hong Kong, but is duped by corps (lon.18).
- Most heavy industry controlled by Mitsuhama (cd.63).
- Geomancy big in Hong Kong (poad.83).
- Hong Kong is a zone of wild magic (mits.87) and visible astral space (yotc.79).
- Wuxing Skytower is built at the intersection of two major dragon lines (yotc.79).
This page forked from Wordman's The Sixth World: A geographical index to the world of Shadowrun