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Political Context

Lam Wai-man

in Contemporary Hong Kong Politics

Published by Hong Kong University Press

Published in print February 2007 | ISBN: 9789622098299
Published online September 2011 | e-ISBN: 9789882206779 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5790/hongkong/9789622098299.003.0001
Political Context

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This chapter summarizes the general context of changes in Hong Kong since 1997. It begins by emphasizing the Sino-British negotiations and the Basic Law. The relationship between Hong Kong and China, and Hong Kong's global relations are also discussed. Its global relations are particularly important with regard to Taiwan, where the Special Administrative Region (SAR) serves at least two political functions. On the one hand, Hong Kong was supposed to showcase “one country, two systems” to Taiwan. In addition, the government institutions are reported. The governing ideologies and public policy ethics are then considered. Furthermore, an overview of the chapters included in the book is provided.

Keywords: Hong Kong; China; Sino-British negotiations; Basic Law; SAR; public policy; government institutions; governing ideologies; Taiwan

Chapter.  7156 words. 

Subjects: Modern History (1700 to 1945)

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