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Hong Kong, Ten Years Later

Beijing's policy towards Hong Kong and the prospects for democratisation in the SAR

Willy Wo-Lap Lam

Abstract

Five days after the Tiananmen Square massacre, Deng Xiaoping indicated that this “counter-revolutionary turmoil” was bound to happen because of trends in the da qihou (literally, the larger climate; figuratively, major domestic and global developments((1)). To understand the intriguing changes that have taken place in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (SAR) ten years after 1 July 1997, it is instructive to assess changes in not only Hong Kong itself but also Beijing-Hong Kong relations. China’s precipitous rise to within striking distance of attaining “quasisuperpower” status also has to be taken into account.

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Willy Wo-Lap Lam, « Beijing's policy towards Hong Kong and the prospects for democratisation in the SAR », China Perspectives [Online], 2007/2 | 2007, Online since 08 April 2008, connection on 23 June 2017. URL : http://chinaperspectives.revues.org/1633

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