Hong Kong in Transition

The Handover Years

  • Robert Ash
  • Peter Ferdinand
  • Brian Hook
  • Robin Porter

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xx
  2. The Hong Kong Business Environment

  3. Government and Politics

  4. Social Discourse

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 211-211
    2. Susanne Weigelin-Schwiedrzik
      Pages 213-228
  5. External Relations

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 269-269
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 295-327

About this book


This book presents an overview of critical developments surrounding the handover of Hong Kong to Chinese rule. Well-known commentators from a variety of disciplines examine the issues and events in the years leading up to the transfer of sovereignty, and in the eighteen months that followed. Major dilemmas are addressed in the economic, political, legal, social and diplomatic life of the territory, which remain in many cases unresolved and pressing as Hong Kong enters the new century.


constitution governance government human rights migration politics sovereignty

Editors and affiliations

  • Robert Ash
    • 1
  • Peter Ferdinand
    • 2
  • Brian Hook
    • 3
    • 4
  • Robin Porter
    • 5
  1. 1.School of Oriental and African StudiesUniversity of LondonUK
  2. 2.Centre for Studies in DemocratisationUniversity of WarwickUK
  3. 3.Centre for Southeast Asian StudiesUniversity of HullUK
  4. 4.Centre of Asian StudiesUniversity of Hong KongHong Kong
  5. 5.China Business and Policy UnitUniversity of KeeleChina

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