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Hong Kong Economy and Society: Challenges in the New Era

ASEDP

No.48

Edited by Wong Siu-Lun, Toyojiro Maruya
Published in 1998

CONTENTS

Contents pdf (219KB)
1. Rapid Shift to Service-Oriented Economy in Hong Kong
2. Changing Business Relationship of Hong Kong
3. Problems Resulting From Structural Change
4. Future Tasks
Reference Materials


1. Introduction
2. The housing policy by the SAR government : residualisation of government role
3. The motives of home ownership
4. The role of housing as financial goods
5. Home ownership and the business cycle
6. Concluding remarks
Notes
References


Hong kong's Telecommunication Policy / John Ure
Liberalization and Competition in Telecoms in Hong Kong
The Framework Agreement with Hong Kong Telecom
The Future
Notes:


Chinese Merchants in the Hong Kong Colonial Context, 1840-1910 / Lee Pui-tak
Summary
1. Identification
2. Western Ties
3. The Borderless Sense
4. Business Networking
5. Concluding Remarks
Notes:


Hong Kong Society: Problems of Transition and Future Challenges / Wong Siu-lun
Self-Governance
Entrepreneurial Dynamism
Population Mobility
Cosmopolitan Orientation
Conclusion
References


Hong Kong Labour and Manpower Policies / Ng Sek-hong
Introduction: The Legacies of Defaults or Design?
Labour and manpower Policy within a Positive Non-interventionist Framework of Governance: Limits and Contradictions
Beyond Positive Non-intervention?
Conclusions: What Next?
Notes


Social Welfare and the Challenges of a New Era / Nelson Chow
Introduction
Welfare Development in Hong Kong – From Residualism to Collectivism
The Period of survival
Social justice and equality
Politics and social welfare
Political Parties and Social welfare
Conclusion
References


Hong Kong Identity - Past and Present / M.K. Lee
The Eclipse of national Identity
The Rise of the Hong Kong Identity
Notes
References