Title

Absorption into a Leninist polity : a study of the interpretations by the National People's Congress of the Basic Law in post-handover Hong Kong

Document Type

Book chapter

Source Publication

New trends of political participation in Hong Kong

Publication Date

1-1-2014

First Page

35

Last Page

65

Publisher

City University of Hong Kong Press

Abstract

The late Chinese Communist Party (CCP) leader Deng Xiaoping made a pledge to Hong Kong, that from the handover of sovereignty, there would be "fifty years unchanged." This was embodied in the formula of "one country, two systems;" Notwithstanding, Hong Kong has experienced remarkable changes in all realms since the handover in 1997. Various perspectives or conceptual frameworks have been suggested by academics to grapple with the dynamics of these changes. The main impetus certainly comes from the central government of the People's Republic of China (PRC) in Beijing, which assumed the sovereignty of Hong Kong after the British withdrawal. More than 15 years after the reversion to the PRC, mainland China and the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) remain two distinctive societies and polities.' Despite the one country, some have even argued that the tensions between "wo systems'' have been growing.

Additional Information

ISBN of the source publication: 9789629372330

Recommended Citation

Wong, Y.-c. (2014). Absorption into a Leninist polity: A study of the interpretations by the National People's Congress of the Basic Law in post-handover Hong Kong. In Joseph Y. S. Cheng (Ed.), New trends of political participation in Hong Kong (pp. 35-65). Hong Kong: City University of Hong Kong Press.

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