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postgraduate thesis: Policing parallel trading activities and the associated public disorder in North District

TitlePolicing parallel trading activities and the associated public disorder in North District
Authors
Issue Date2015
PublisherThe University of Hong Kong (Pokfulam, Hong Kong)
Citation
Cheung, T. H. [張子斌], Chiew, T. H. [周子軒], Tsoi, C. [蔡清], Wan, T. [溫子銚], Wong, K. F. [王嘉裕]. (2015). Policing parallel trading activities and the associated public disorder in North District. (Thesis). University of Hong Kong, Pokfulam, Hong Kong SAR.
AbstractDifferent from the economic approach predominantly adopted in many foreign studies in relation to grey market economy, this research aims at studying the rampant parallel trading activities in the North District of Hong Kong as well as the associated public disorder from criminological perspective. By applying relevant criminological theories, it serves to offer understanding and explanation of the operation of such quasi-criminal activities. Although the illegality of such activities is generally undefined in the existing laws of Hong Kong, its unique social and criminological nature, which has been rarely studied, would be subject to in-depth exploration in this research. Site observation was conducted with a view to obtaining first-hand information on the ground-level operation and social disturbance at selected timings. In-depth interviews with various stakeholders involved in the parallel trading were also conducted to seek better understanding of the couriers’ background motive and concerns, at the same time to examine the corresponding policing strategies and practices adopted by different law enforcement agencies (LEAs) such as Police, Customs and Immigration. Not only the drives and process of this kind of grey market operation will be analyzed, the unprecedented and serious social, political and public order impacts associated with the parallel trading in the North District will be investigated as well via the media content analysis, since the issues have been periodically gaining the attention of the general public. The up-to-date development, policy and some proposed implementations by the Hong Kong Government will be touched on so as to establish a more holistic overview of the parallel trading issue as a whole.
DegreeMaster of Social Sciences
SubjectCross-border shopping - China - Hong Kong
Dept/ProgramCriminology
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/230617

 

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dc.contributor.authorCheung, Tsz-pan, Harold-
dc.contributor.authorChiew, Tsi-Huen-
dc.contributor.authorTsoi, Ching-
dc.contributor.authorWan, Tsz-yiu-
dc.contributor.authorWong, Kar-yue, Felix-
dc.contributor.author周子軒-
dc.contributor.author張子斌-
dc.contributor.author溫子銚-
dc.contributor.author王嘉裕-
dc.contributor.author蔡清-
dc.date.accessioned2016-08-26T23:36:19Z-
dc.date.available2016-08-26T23:36:19Z-
dc.date.issued2015-
dc.identifier.citationCheung, T. H. [張子斌], Chiew, T. H. [周子軒], Tsoi, C. [蔡清], Wan, T. [溫子銚], Wong, K. F. [王嘉裕]. (2015). Policing parallel trading activities and the associated public disorder in North District. (Thesis). University of Hong Kong, Pokfulam, Hong Kong SAR.-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/230617-
dc.description.abstractDifferent from the economic approach predominantly adopted in many foreign studies in relation to grey market economy, this research aims at studying the rampant parallel trading activities in the North District of Hong Kong as well as the associated public disorder from criminological perspective. By applying relevant criminological theories, it serves to offer understanding and explanation of the operation of such quasi-criminal activities. Although the illegality of such activities is generally undefined in the existing laws of Hong Kong, its unique social and criminological nature, which has been rarely studied, would be subject to in-depth exploration in this research. Site observation was conducted with a view to obtaining first-hand information on the ground-level operation and social disturbance at selected timings. In-depth interviews with various stakeholders involved in the parallel trading were also conducted to seek better understanding of the couriers’ background motive and concerns, at the same time to examine the corresponding policing strategies and practices adopted by different law enforcement agencies (LEAs) such as Police, Customs and Immigration. Not only the drives and process of this kind of grey market operation will be analyzed, the unprecedented and serious social, political and public order impacts associated with the parallel trading in the North District will be investigated as well via the media content analysis, since the issues have been periodically gaining the attention of the general public. The up-to-date development, policy and some proposed implementations by the Hong Kong Government will be touched on so as to establish a more holistic overview of the parallel trading issue as a whole.-
dc.languageeng-
dc.publisherThe University of Hong Kong (Pokfulam, Hong Kong)-
dc.relation.ispartofHKU Theses Online (HKUTO)-
dc.rightsCreative Commons: Attribution 3.0 Hong Kong License-
dc.rightsThe author retains all proprietary rights, (such as patent rights) and the right to use in future works.-
dc.subject.lcshCross-border shopping - China - Hong Kong-
dc.titlePolicing parallel trading activities and the associated public disorder in North District-
dc.typePG_Thesis-
dc.identifier.hkulb5780538-
dc.description.thesisnameMaster of Social Sciences-
dc.description.thesislevelMaster-
dc.description.thesisdisciplineCriminology-
dc.description.naturepublished_or_final_version-

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