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Hong Kong's Transition to Chinese Rule

The Limits of Autonomy, 1st Edition

By Ralf Horlemann

Routledge

320 pages

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pub: 2002-10-10
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Following the return of Hong Kong to Chinese sovereignty, it appears that the 'high degree of autonomy' promised to Hong Kong is limited in many ways. China's reservations about the development of democracy in Hong Kong lies at the heart of the problem. The conceptual inadequacies set out in the Basic Law, Hong Kong's mini-constitution, show a correlation between a lack of democracy and a loss of autonomy. This book argues that genuine autonomy from the central government in Beijing is impossible without a democratic system in Hong Kong. Developments since the handover have, however, demonstrated that democratic trends have been halted and even reversed and that democracy is not likely to be established in Hong Kong in the near future.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
HIS008000
HISTORY / Asia / China
HIS037070
HISTORY / Modern / 20th Century
POL000000
POLITICAL SCIENCE / General
POL011000
POLITICAL SCIENCE / International Relations / General
SOC008000
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Ethnic Studies / General