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By Warren I. Cohen, Li Zhao

ISBN-10: 0521621585

ISBN-13: 9780521621588

The point of interest of this ebook is the impression chinese language regulate is probably going to have on Hong Kong's function within the overseas financial system, and the way the enterprise neighborhood can be affected. problems with alternate and finance, of political economic system, and matters approximately chinese language appreciate for the guideline of legislation predominate. the result's a balanced research of a delicate topic: the clients for Hong Kong's persevered good fortune and freedom.

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Hong Kong as an International Commercial Center northern coasts: to Shanghai, Shandong, and Dalian. Port developments are attracting industries, and cargo volumes are attracting shipping services to such locations. Guangdong's economy is now growing no faster than the national average. Assuming that China's total trade continues to grow at 8 to 10 percent per year, some growth for Hong Kong itself can still be expected. Such an overall rate of trade growth would be much lower than that in the recent past.

Especially since the adoption of the Basic Law in 1990, efforts by China, Hong Kong-British authorities, and emergent Hong Kong political elites to canvas, convince, and even coerce business have included a subtle and complex battle over where the territory's key foreign and domestic businesses would stand on fundamental "rule of law" questions. That battle has been fought in the context of empirical claims, articulated by prominent political actors, that reflect conflicting views about what model of a rule of law is adequate to sustain Hong Kong's prosperity.

For example, its freedom of the press and lack of politically driven constraints on social behavior have given it an advantage over Singapore. Official corruption may be more prevalent than in Singapore, but it is less pervasive than elsewhere in the region. The colonial regime has, by nature, also been instinctively responsive to the perceived needs of foreigners. In particular, foreigners have always found it easy to obtain work permits (Britons do not need them at all). A local or self-consciously Chinese administration may want to change that.

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