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Political Context

Lam Wai-man

in Contemporary Hong Kong Government and Politics

Published by Hong Kong University Press

Published in print August 2012 | ISBN: 9789888139477
Published online January 2013 | e-ISBN: 9789882208681 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5790/hongkong/9789888139477.003.0001
Political Context

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This introductory chapter sets out the political context of Hong Kong's government institutions and politics. It traces the arrangements for Hong Kong as a Special Administrative Region of China through the Sino-British negotiations on Hong Kong and the Basic Law. It examines Hong Kong's relations with Mainland China and the rest of the world. It then briefly outlines Hong Kong's system and philosophies of government, current issues affecting governance, and the development of political parties and civil society.

Keywords: Hong Kong; Government; Politics; Special Administrative Region; China; Basic Law; Sino-British negotiations

Chapter.  8752 words. 

Subjects: Society and Culture

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