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Contemporary Hong Kong Government and Politics$
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Wai-man Lam and Percy Luen-tim Lui

Print publication date: 2012

Print ISBN-13: 9789888139477

Published to Hong Kong Scholarship Online: January 2013

DOI: 10.5790/hongkong/9789888139477.001.0001

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Political Context

Political Context

(p.1) Chapter 1 Political Context
Contemporary Hong Kong Government and Politics

Lam Wai-man

Hong Kong University Press

This introductory chapter sets out the political context of Hong Kong's government institutions and politics. It traces the arrangements for Hong Kong as a Special Administrative Region of China through the Sino-British negotiations on Hong Kong and the Basic Law. It examines Hong Kong's relations with Mainland China and the rest of the world. It then briefly outlines Hong Kong's system and philosophies of government, current issues affecting governance, and the development of political parties and civil society.

Keywords:   Hong Kong, Government, Politics, Special Administrative Region, China, Basic Law, Sino-British negotiations

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