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Hong Kong Mobile: Making a Global Population

Helen F. Siu and Agnes S. Ku


This interdisciplinary argues that Hong Kong should strengthen the mobility of its population. “One country, two systems” is a concept not uniquely reserved for post-1997 Hong Kong. Historically, the territory has thrived on being simultaneously part of China and the world. Flexible positioning “at the margins” has made it a node in the crossroads of empires, trading communities, industrial assembly lines, and now global finance, consumption, and media. This essential characteristic, Hong Kong as a “space of flow”, has always been the source of its success. The book shows that a porous border ... More

Keywords: Hong Kong, mobility, population, China, porous border, aging, urban centers

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Print publication date: 2009 Print ISBN-13: 9789622099180
Published to Hong Kong Scholarship Online: September 2011 DOI:10.5790/hongkong/9789622099180.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Helen F. Siu, editor

Agnes S. Ku, editor

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