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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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Links with the Mainland

Links with the Mainland

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(p.245) 13 Links with the Mainland
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Contemporary Hong Kong Politics
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Ray Yep

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Hong Kong University Press
DOI:10.5790/hongkong/9789622098299.003.0013

This chapter provides a general overview of the extent of social and economic integration between Hong Kong and the Mainland. It also outlines the formal communication channels between the two administrations, followed by an analysis of the irony of the growing tension between Hong Kong and the Mainland in spite of the growing integration and bureaucratic exchanges. The roles of Beijing, the Tung administration, and the Hong Kong people are critically investigated. The chief executive of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) holds the key to better communication and understanding between Hong Kong and Beijing, and the resignation of Tung Chee-hwa may have opened the door for a more effective dialogue.

Keywords:   Hong Kong, Mainland, Beijing, Tung Chee-hwa, HKSAR, administrations

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