Hastings International and Comparative Law Review


Nora E. Sheriff


The rights of women to inherit and own land differ in the New Territories in Hong Kong and Jiangxi in China. The history of the two nations explains many of the differences and similarities regarding women's rights. As Hong Kong and China meld into one nation with two systems, inevitable changes to those rights will occur.

This Note surveys the general perceptions regarding human and women's rights in Great Britain, Hong Kong and China. Also, the Note explores international treaties that affect women's rights with special attention to the participation of both Hong Kong and China. Each nation's internal laws and realities are then examined and compared.