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Hong Kong, along with Macau, is one of two Special Administrative Regions (SARs) of the People's Republic of China. Organised crime features very prominently in the history of Hong Kong for two principal reasons: first, the former colony has been a major transit point for narcotic drugs and, second, Hong Kong is a major base for a great number of triad societies. In Hong Kong, criminal law is a mixture of common law and statutes. The Crimes Ordinance contains provisions for attempts and conspiracy which are for the most part based on English models. In addition to the Crimes Ordinance, Hong Kong has specific provisions for organised crime, especially triad groups, in the Organised and Serious Crime Ordinance and the Societies Ordinance.

Keywords: Crimes Ordinance; Hong Kong; Societies Ordinance; Special Administrative Region (SAR)



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