The Politics of Policing in Greater China

  • Sonny Shiu-Hing Lo

Part of the Politics and Development of Contemporary China book series (PDCC)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Sonny Shiu-Hing Lo
    Pages 37-70
  3. Sonny Shiu-Hing Lo
    Pages 117-140
  4. Sonny Shiu-Hing Lo
    Pages 141-167
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    Pages 169-194
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    Pages 195-221
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    Pages 243-269
  8. Sonny Shiu-Hing Lo
    Pages 271-296
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    Pages 297-307
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 309-333

About this book


This book examines the politics of policing in Greater China, including mainland China, Taiwan, Hong Kong, and Macao. As the author shows, police ideological indoctrination is strongest in mainland China,  followed by Hong Kong, and Taiwan, where the police is under increasing political stress, in the aftermath of rising public protests and socio-political movements. Macao’s police, on the other hand, is far less politicized and indoctrinated than their mainland Chinese counterpart. This book demonstrates that policing in China is a distinctive and extensive topic, as it involves not only crime control, but also crisis management and protest control, governance and corruption (or anti-corruption), the management of customs and immigration, the control over legal and illegal migrants, the transfer of criminals and extradition, and intergovernmental police cooperation and coordination. As economic integration is increasing rapidly in Greater China, this region’s policing deserves special attention.


Asia China criminology policing political science politics social science

Authors and affiliations

  • Sonny Shiu-Hing Lo
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Social SciencesThe Education University of Hong KongHong Kong

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