"One Country, Two Systems" in Crisis: Hong Kong's Transformation Since the Handover

"One Country, Two Systems" in Crisis: Hong Kong's Transformation Since the Handover

By: Yiu-Chung Wong (editor), Wong Wong (contributor), Fung Ho-Lup (contributor), Beatrice K.F. Leung (contributor), Anne S. Y. Cheung (contributor), Anita Y.K. Poon (contributor), Wai Wai (contributor), Brian Bridges (contributor), Kenneth Ka-Lok Chan (contributor), Albert H. Y. Chen (contributor)Hardback

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In the tumultuous negotiations of the Sino-British Joint Declaration of 1984, the United Kingdom willingly signed over Hong Kong's reigns to the People's Republic of China, but with the presupposition that the PRC would faithfully implement the principle of "one country, two systems" for the following fifty years. Yet since the handover in 1997, the PRC has failed to allow Hong Kong a higher degree of autonomy. "One Country, Two Systems" in Crisis elucidates how China's intervention has curtailed Hong Kong's civil liberties; how freedom of speech is at the mercy of the government; and how deception has turned the "Pearl of the Orient" into the rubber stamp of the Chinese Communist Party.

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Wong Yiu-chung is associate professor of politics and sociology at Lingnan University, Hong Kong.


Part 1 The Principle and Its Practice Chapter 2 "One Country" and "Two Systems": Where is the Line? Part 3 Political and Legal Changes Chapter 4 Taking Stock of "One Country, Two Systems" Chapter 5 The Search for the Rule of Law in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, 1997-2003 Part 6 State-Society Relationships Chapter 7 The "Right of Abode" Issue: A Test Case of "One Country, Two Systems" Chapter 8 Catholic Church Relations with the Hong Kong SAR Government: The Paradigm Shift Chapter 9 Governance in Education in Hong Kong: A Decentralizing or a Centralizing Path? Part 10 Hong Kong and Outside World Chapter 11 Business as Usual?: The European Union and Hong Kong after the Handover Chapter 12 An East-West Conundrum: Hong Kong in Between China and the United States after the Chinese Resumption of Sovereignty Chapter 13 Compromise on Depoliticization: Post-1997 Hong Kong-Taiwan Ties under Cross-Straits Conflict

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  • publication date: 28/01/2004
  • ISBN13: 9780739104927
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 254
  • ID: 9780739104927
  • weight: 485
  • ISBN10: 0739104926

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