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Moving MillionsThe Commercial Success and Political Controversies of Hong Kong's Railway$
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Rikkie Yeung

Print publication date: 2008

Print ISBN-13: 9789622098824

Published to Hong Kong Scholarship Online: September 2011

DOI: 10.5790/hongkong/9789622098824.001.0001

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Leading Railway Builder versus Controversial Project Manager

Leading Railway Builder versus Controversial Project Manager

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(p.161) 7 Leading Railway Builder versus Controversial Project Manager
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Moving Millions
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Rikkie Yeung

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Hong Kong University Press
DOI:10.5790/hongkong/9789622098824.003.0007

Part III of this book compares the experiences of the MTRC and the KCRC in new railway and property development. This chapter compares the strategies and experiences of new project governance of the MTRC and the KCRC. Differences in project management strategies and political situations account for the KCRC's public controversies in railway projects. Both corporations went through an internationally unique experience during the Sino-British row over new railways; and they did not deal with those challenges in the same way for different reasons. In particular, both the Airport Railways and West Rail cases were related to Sino-British diplomatic tensions over Hong Kong's political transition but handled very differently.

Keywords:   property development, MTRC, KCRC, project management, Sino-British row, Hong Kong, Airport Railways, West Rail

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