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Beyond the World of Textiles

Lawrence W. R. Mills

in Protecting Free Trade

Published by Hong Kong University Press

Published in print March 2012 | ISBN: 9789888083985
Published online September 2012 | e-ISBN: 9789882209084 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5790/hongkong/9789888083985.003.0014
Beyond the World of Textiles

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This chapter examines more generally Hong Kong’s trading relations with western countries in the 1960s, ‘70s and ‘80s in the light of its status as a developing economy. It also addresses the persistent accusations in Britain and other countries that Hong Kong was a sweat-shop economy with appalling working conditions and labour rights, which was flooding the developed world with poor-quality cheap imports.

Keywords: Hong Kong; Free trade; Protectionism; Labour rights; Sweat-shops; Developing economy

Chapter.  7474 words. 

Subjects: Business and Management

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