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The Dynamics of Beijing-Hong Kong Relations: A Model for Taiwan?

Sonny Shiu-hing Lo


This book assesses the implementation of “one country, two systems” in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) from the political, judicial, legal, economic, and societal dimensions. The author contends that there has been a gradual process of mainlandization of the HKSAR, meaning that Hong Kong is increasingly economically dependent on the People's Republic of China (PRC), politically deferent to the central government on the scope and pace of democratic reforms, socially more patriotic toward the motherland and more prone to media self-censorship, and judicially more vulnerable t ... More

Keywords: one country two, systems, Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, People's Republic of China, Basic Law, National People's Congress, Hong Kong politics, mainland China, Taiwan

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2008 Print ISBN-13: 9789622099081
Published to Hong Kong Scholarship Online: September 2011 DOI:10.5790/hongkong/9789622099081.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Sonny Shiu-hing Lo, author