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Protecting Free TradeThe Hong Kong Paradox, 1947–97$
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Lawrence Mills

Print publication date: 2012

Print ISBN-13: 9789888083985

Published to Hong Kong Scholarship Online: September 2012

DOI: 10.5790/hongkong/9789888083985.001.0001

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Beyond the World of Textiles

Beyond the World of Textiles

(p.147) Chapter Thirteen Beyond the World of Textiles
Protecting Free Trade

Lawrence W. R. Mills

Hong Kong University Press

This chapter examines more generally Hong Kong’s trading relations with western countries in the 1960s, ‘70s and ‘80s in the light of its status as a developing economy. It also addresses the persistent accusations in Britain and other countries that Hong Kong was a sweat-shop economy with appalling working conditions and labour rights, which was flooding the developed world with poor-quality cheap imports.

Keywords:   Hong Kong, Free trade, Protectionism, Labour rights, Sweat-shops, Developing economy

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