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By Jen Lin-Liu

A meals author travels the Silk street, immersing herself in a transportable ceremonial dinner of meals and cultures and getting to know a few stunning truths approximately dedication, independence, and love.

Feasting her method via an Italian honeymoon, Jen Lin-Liu used to be struck by way of culinary echoes of the food she ate and cooked again in China, the place she’d lived for greater than a decade. Who quite invented the noodle? she puzzled, like many sooner than her. but additionally: How had meals and tradition moved alongside the Silk highway, the traditional exchange path linking Asia to Europe—and what may well nonetheless be felt of these long-ago migrations? together with her new husband’s blessing, she got down to become aware of the connections, either old and private, consuming a direction via western China and on into vital Asia, Iran, Turkey, and around the Mediterranean.

The trip takes Lin-Liu into the personal kitchens the place the headscarves come off and girls not just knead and simmer but additionally confess and confide. the skinny rounds of dough filled with meat which are dumplings in Beijing evolve into manti in Turkey—their tiny measurement the degree of a bride’s worth—and finish as tortellini in Italy. And as she stirs and samples, hearing the ladies speak about their lives and longings, Lin-Liu profits a brand new appreciation of her personal marriage, studying to have fun with the wonder of affection freely chosen.

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Principal officials are employed on non-civil-service terms, and their term of office should not be longer than that of the CE. Within their own portfolio, they have to account to the CE for policy success and failure, and may have to step down for serious policy failure or grave personal misconduct. The three senior secretaries are the chief secretary for administration (currently Rafael Hui Si-yan), the financial secretary (currently Henry Tang Ying-yen) and the secretary for justice (currently Wong Yanlung).

413–417). For instance, the Provisional LegCo sought to revive certain repressive provisions of the Public Order Ordinance and the Societies Ordinance that had been repealed by the colonial regime before 1997. These laws stipulated that demonstrations with more than 30 participants must seek a no-objection notice from the police; associations should register for governmental approval; and the concept of national security was introduced as a criterion for the police to decide whether or not a demonstration or an association should be approved.

He further assesses the impacts of these reforms on the civil service system. Wong concludes his study by pointing out that civil service remains an influential actor in the governance of the HKSAR, yet it is too early to tell whether its reforms will lead to a better system of government. In Chapter 6, Ian Holliday and Glenn K. H. Hui look at HKSAR’s local government system and its complex web of local, advisory and statutory bodies. From the mid-1980s to 1999, Hong Kong’s local government system comprised of two tiers, the Urban and Regional Councils (with policy-making power in three major areas: sanitation, food and hygiene, and sports and recreation) and the 18 District Councils (known as District Boards before 2000) which advise the government on local affairs.

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