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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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Serving a Community at Change

Serving a Community at Change

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Moving Millions

Rikkie Yeung

Hong Kong University Press

This chapter examines socio-political modernisation, changing politics, and changing relationships between the government, market and civil society in Hong Kong over the past three decades. The first section describes how Hong Kong people experienced rapid modernisation and drastic socio-economic changes, and have rising expectations on all fronts, including an aspiration for more democratic participation in political and corporate institutions, which has often been denied. The second section analyses the political development and the government's core governing strategies during the colonial era, the political transition before, during, and after 1997. The third section focuses on the government-market relationship, in particular the pre- and post-1997 changes in public enterprises, economic development, and housing policies as relevant to railways. The final section discusses the development of civil society and its relationship with the government and railway corporations in Hong Kong.

Keywords:   Hong Kong, modernisation, colonial era, government-market relationship, railway corporations, civil society

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