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Contemporary Hong Kong PoliticsGovernance in the Post-1997 Era$
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Wai-man Lam, Percy Luen-tim Lui, and Ian Holliday

Print publication date: 2007

Print ISBN-13: 9789622098299

Published to Hong Kong Scholarship Online: September 2011

DOI: 10.5790/hongkong/9789622098299.001.0001

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Political Context

Political Context

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(p.1) 1 Political Context
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Contemporary Hong Kong Politics
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Lam Wai-man

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Hong Kong University Press
DOI:10.5790/hongkong/9789622098299.003.0001

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

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