This edited volume is a compilation of the analyses written by East Asian Institute experts on Hong Kong since the handover. It covers most, if not all the important events that have taken place in Hong Kong since 1997, including its economic integration and relations with China, its governance conundrums, the Hong Kong identity and nation-building, the implementation of the minimum wage, and the elections from 2011–2012. The book's panoramic view of Hong Kong makes it a useful resource for readers who seek a broad understanding of the city and how it has evolved after its return to China. It also offers some glimpses into the direction Hong Kong is heading in its socio-economic relations with China at both the state and society levels, as well as its domestic political developments and the prospects for democratization.
Contents:Integration and Interdependence:After Smooth Handover, Now the Hard Part (WANG Gungwu and John WONG)CEPA: A Gift from Beijing? (John WONG)Hong Kong's CEPA with Mainland China (ZHANG Yang and John WONG)Economic Recovery: A Bumpy Road Ahead (ZHANG Yang and Sarah Y TONG)Broadening Its Economic Linkages with Guangdong (YU Hong)Governance Crises and Social Discontent:Ending the Governance Crisis? (ZHENG Yongnian and TOK Sow Keat)The Politics of Chief Executive Elections from Tung to Tsang (LEE Ngok and Thomas CHAN Man-hung)State, Market Force and National Identity (Bill Chou)Identity Politics (KWONG Kin Ming and YU Hong)The Road to a Statutory Minimum Wage: Lessons and Implications (YEW Chiew Ping)Is Hong Kong Dying? (KWONG Kin-ming and YEW Chiew Ping)Electoral Reforms and Democratisation:Democratisation in Hong Kong: A Crisis Brewing for Beijing? (ZHENG Yongnian and TOK Sow Keat)Political Reform and Dilemma (YEW Chiew Ping)The 2011 District Council Election: A New Political Landscape? (YEW Chiew Ping)The 2012 Chief Executive Election and After (YEW Chiew Ping)The 2012 Legislative Council Election: New Political Landscape and Governance Challenges (YEW Chiew Ping and KWONG Kin-ming)
Readership: Researchers, professionals, undergraduate and graduate students interested in the Hong Kong's integration and relations with China, and One Country, Two Systems.