In this paper, I shall not have the luxury of looking equally into the SAR’s domestic performances. Instead, I shall focus on the inchoate evidence of how the HKSAR has met with circumstances or treatment by foreign countries quite at variance with many pundits’ expectations regarding Hong Kong’s international status and capacity to act. To illustrate this point, we need to examine some existing cases. But, for an easier flow of discussion, I propose that we first look at some juridical cases that will demonstrate how Hong Kong’s international capacity to act has been given a short shrift by foreign tribunals and judicial organs. Following that, we shall extend our inquiry to non-legal cases and issues.
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