Title

Introduction

Document Type

Book chapter

Source Publication

China, Hong Kong and the world economy: Studies on globalization

Publication Date

1-1-2006

First Page

1

Last Page

13

Publisher

Palgrave Macmillan

Abstract

Throughout the Mao Zedong era and in its immediate aftermath, Hong Kong served as a gateway to China and provided it with a window on the outside world. But in 1979 a profound change occurred, as China committed itself to an “open door” strategy. Indeed, with hindsight, 1979 emerges as one of the most important years in human history as it was when the first communist country (and the world’s most populous country) opened up its doors to the world. It is no exaggeration to suggest that from 1979 human history has begun to follow a wholly new course.

Additional Information

ISBN of the source publication: 9781403987426

Recommended Citation

Ho, L. S., & Ash, R. (2006). Introduction. In L. S. Ho & R. Ash (Eds.), China, Hong Kong and the world economy: Studies on globalization (pp. 1-13). New York: Palgrave Macmillan.

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