Leadership in Hong Kong: The fragile ‘One Country Two Systems’ and the China factor

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Citation: Hak Yin Li, “Leadership in Hong Kong: The fragile “One Country Two Systems” and the China factor”, in Leadership: Political-Economic, Regional Business and Socio-Community Contexts, ed. Tai Wei Lim and Carol Ma (Singapore: World Scientific, 2020), 121-131.



Abstract: Hong Kong has been regarded as a distinctive international city. Though the political system is not fully a democratic one, Hong Kong people enjoyed rule of law; free flow of people and information; academic, press and mass media freedoms; as well as rights for demonstration. But after Hong Kong’s handover from the United Kingdom to China in 1997, there is increasing concern on the mainlandization of Hong Kong for enormous Chinese political, social and economic influence.